‘All my dreams are shattered’: coronavirus crushes Asia’s garment industry

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YANGON/DHAKA/BANGKOK (Reuters) – Zarchi Lwin pawned her only two gold bangles for $140 when the owner of the Myanmar factory where she sewed winter coats for British retailer Next Plc (NXT.L) shut it down after orders dried up due to the coronavirus.

Zar Chi Liwn poses for photo near her hostel, in an industrial zone on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar April 28, 2020. Picture taken April 28, 2020. REUTERS/Myat Thu Kyaw

She is one of hundreds of thousands of garment workers across Asia who have been laid off, according to the Workers Rights Consortium, a labour rights

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Disney names new leadership for its parks and streaming service

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Josh D’Amaro, chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.

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Disney said Monday that it tapped new leaders to oversee its parks and its streaming services. 

Josh D’Amaro, who previously was the president of Walt Disney World Resort, was named chairman of parks, experiences and consumer products. He is taking the mantle from Bob Chapek, who was promoted to CEO of the company, in late February.

Additionally,  23-year veteran of the Disney company, Rebecca Campbell will take over as chairman of Disney’s direct-to-consumer and international division. The company’s previous head of streaming, Kevin Mayer, is now set to become TikTok’s

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How two small businesses are getting back to work amid coronavirus

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As cities and states begin to reopen for business, franchisees are laying out their plans for operating in a new socially distanced world, where coronavirus remains a risk.

Beyond worrying about the safety of workers and guests, there are potential liability concerns and the biggest question of all: will consumers feel safe enough to patronize restaurants, hair salons and other businesses that bring people in close proximity to one another. To improve the odds, business owners are getting creative. 

Daniel Halpern owns 35 TGI Friday’s restaurants across the country from Los Angeles to the Carolinas, as well as 15 airport

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As flying returns, jetmakers seek to quell fears over cabin air

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PARIS (Reuters) – Jet manufacturers and airlines are launching an urgent initiative to convince nervous travelers that the air they breathe on planes is safe, believing this is critical to rebuilding a travel industry floored by the novel coronavirus.

FILE PHOTO: Flight attendants talk in a nearly empty cabin on a Delta Airlines flight operated by SkyWest Airlines as travel has cutback, amid concerns of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), during a flight departing from Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S. April 11, 2020. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart/File Photo

Boeing has appointed former engineering and development chief Mike Delaney to head wider efforts to

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