Dow futures fall more than 100 points as coronavirus cases continue to climb


The “Fearless Girl” statue stands outside the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., on Friday, June 12, 2020.

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U.S. stock futures fell on Sunday night following a solid weekly performance on Wall Street amid lingering concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. 

Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were down 147 points, or 0.6%. S&P 500 and Nasdaq-100 futures slid 0.3% each. 

The major U.S. stock average are coming off their fourth weekly gains in five weeks. Both the Dow and S&P 500 advanced at least 1% last week while the Nasdaq Composite

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Travel insurer launches overseas Covid-19, domestic road trip coverage


Travel insurer Seven Corners has started two new products  tailored to vacations in the age of coronavirus: one policy specifically covers medical expenses incurred due to Covid-19 infection while traveling overseas, and another helps motorists as road trips replace flights and cruises as the preferred means of summer and fall travel.

“Travel trends, in general, have changed,” said Jeremy Murchland, president of the Indianapolis-based company, which sells both comprehensive travel insurance policies and medical coverage-only plans.

“A lot of people are electing to take road trips for the summer as opposed to air travel,” he added. “We also took the

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Grocers like H-E-B, Publix get creative as pandemic shuts down salad bars


Texas grocer Central Market turned salad bars and hot bars into packaged food displays during the pandemic.

Source: Central Market

Grocery stores have shut down self-serve salad bars during the pandemic. They’ve taken away displays of fresh olives and dips. And they’ve replaced giant kettles of ready-to-ladle hot soup with sealed to-go containers.

The deli and prepared food areas that used to draw traffic to stores and differentiate grocers have fallen from favor as customers worry about the spread of the coronavirus, cook more from scratch and try to limit their time in stores.

Grocers are trying to revive those

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Here are five charts that track how the U.S. economy is recovering from coronavirus


Workers assists guests at check-in during the reopening of Bellagio hotel-casino on June 4, 2020, in Las Vegas.

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With states continuing to lift coronavirus restrictions, people across the U.S. have felt more comfortable traveling, taking transit, eating out and even moving to a new home.

Improvement across the travel and restaurant industries, as well as the housing market, could signal that a broader economic recovery is on the horizon even though the pandemic is still ongoing. 

These five charts illustrate trends in key economic indicators that help track reopening progress in the U.S.

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