The Coronavirus Economy: How a luxury travel concierge to Silicon Valley elite has adapted to life in a pandemic

Subscribe to Fortune’s Outbreak newsletter for a daily roundup of stories on the coronavirus and its impact on global business. The high season for the travel industry should have been just around the corner. Gwen Books has been running her own boutique luxury firm in Atherton, Calif. for the last 18 years. “My office opens …

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There won’t be any new emoji next year, and the pandemic is to blame

Add emojis to the growing list of industries being negatively affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The Unicode Consortium, which oversees emojis on smartphones, has announced that there will be no new emojis released in 2021, due to the outbreak. The crop for this year were finalized before the pandemic took hold of the country …

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Real unemployment in the United States has likely hit 14.7%, the highest level since 1940

We’re likely sitting at the highest level of joblessness since Franklin Roosevelt was president. Another 6.6 million Americans filed initial unemployment claims in the week ending April 4. That follows 3.3 million and 6.9 million in the two previous weeks, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Before this three-week stretch of 16.8 million of …

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Kay Kay Menon says his expertise lies in performing and not in self-promotion

Actor Kay Kay Menon who has displayed his acting skills in films like Baby, The Ghazi Attack and Honeymoon travels among several others says he lacks the skills to market himself. The actor who hardly uses social media says that his expertise lies in performing and not promoting. Talking to a daily about self-promotion, Kay …

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