July News

July 31, 2020

Crains NY: McConnell moves to force debate on jobless benefits stopgap

July 31, 2020

Crains NY: Change in unemployment brings new stresses for state system

July 31, 2020

Bloomberg: New Jersey in ‘Dangerous Place’ as Virus Transmission Rate Leaps

July 31, 2020

WSJ: U.S. Coronavirus Cases on Cusp of Hitting 4.5 Million

July 31, 2020

NYBJ: It could be challenging to get wealthy New Yorkers to return post-Covid-19, Gov. Cuomo says

July 31, 2020

Bloomberg: Meadows Says Democrats Rebuffed White House on Stopgap Jobless Aid

July 31, 2020

Bloomberg: White House, Democrats Apart on Job Aid as Benefits End

July 30, 2020

Gothamist: Port Authority Pleads For Federal Aid After “Worst Quarter” Ever

July 30, 2020

NYBJ: Tiered PPP loan forgiveness is emerging in Republican stimulus bill

July 30, 2020

Commercial Observer: U.S. Economy Contracts by Record 33 Percent

July 30, 2020

WSJ: Dozens of New York City Bars Cited for Violating Coronavirus Restrictions

July 30, 2020

Financial Times: Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine performs well in early tests

July 30, 2020

Crains NY: Port Authority reports revenues down nearly $800M due to pandemic

July 30, 2020

Construction Dive: Readers Respond: COVID-19 will disrupt construction for at least another year

July 30, 2020

WSJ: The Office Redesign Has Only Just Begun

July 30, 2020

Bloomberg: New York City Steels Itself for Virus to Return in the Fall

July 30, 2020

WSJ: U.S. Economy Contracted at Record Rate Last Quarter; Jobless Claims Rise to 1.43 Million

July 30, 2020

WSJ: Families File First Wave of Covid-19 Lawsuits Against Companies Over Worker Deaths

July 30, 2020

NYBJ: Steep Climb Ahead

July 30, 2020

The Real Deal: Zillow’s employees can work remotely forever

July 30, 2020

Segal: HHS Extends National Public Health Emergency

July 30, 2020

Commercial Observer: Breaking Down the Battered CRE Product Types in 2020

July 29, 2020

ENR: Material and Labor Cost Index Falls in July

July 29, 2020

HR Hero: Senate Proposal Pushes COVID-19 Liability Protection for Employers

July 29, 2020

Bloomberg: Virus Relief Talks at Stalemate Amid More Grim Economic News

July 29, 2020

Financial Times: Coronavirus latest: Florida, California and Arizona report big jumps in deaths – as it happened

July 29, 2020

NYBJ: Federal Reserve leaves rates near zero as economic pain persists

July 29, 2020

Crains NY: Remote work might drive away 40% of the city’s technology workforce

July 28, 2020

The Real Deal: Mayor still bent on limiting new hotels: sources

July 28, 2020

Crains NY: Minority contract access extended after Covid snub

July 28, 2020

Bloomberg: Goldman Warns the Dollar’s Grip on Global Markets Might Be Over

July 28, 2020

Crains NY: Manhattan office subleases could surpass Great Recession levels

July 28, 2020

Politico: 3 more states, Puerto Rico, D.C. added to regional quarantine order

July 28, 2020

NYBJ: Mayor de Blasio signs plan to help minority-, women-owned businesses survive economic turmoil

July 28, 2020

Washington Business Journal: Automatic PPP loan forgiveness and more: Here’s every PPP change included in the Republican stimulus bill

July 28, 2020

NAPA: Senate COVID-19 Stimulus Package Light on Retirement Relief

July 28, 2020

Crains NY: New York City’s early jobs recovery from Covid-19 shows tales of two economies

July 27, 2020

Politico: McConnell’s warning of lawsuit ‘epidemic’ undercut by lack of litigation

July 27, 2020

CNBC: The world’s biggest coronavirus vaccine study begins

July 27, 2020

EHS Today: OSHA Attacked for Lack of Emergency Rules

July 27, 2020

Washington Business Journal: Republicans unveil stimulus plan. Here’s what’s in it for small businesses.

July 27, 2020

Bloomberg: GOP Rolls Out $1 Trillion Stimulus to Start Talks With Democrats

July 27, 2020

WSJ: Moderna, Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccines Begin Final-Stage Testing

July 27, 2020

The Real Deal: Nearly 3,000 small businesses in NYC closed due to Covid

July 27, 2020

Crains NY: Final stage of economic reopening looks nothing like pre-pandemic economy

July 27, 2020

ENR: Senate GOP $1T COVID-19 Relief Proposal All But Omits Infrastructure

July 27, 2020

The Real Deal: Where is everybody? City workers still home

July 27, 2020

WSJ: Despite New York City’s Reopening, Few Manhattan Office Workers Have Returned

July 27, 2020

Politico: McConnell’s warning of lawsuit ‘epidemic’ undercut by lack of litigation

July 27, 2020

Washington Post: A second $1,200 stimulus check is likely, but the IRS still hasn’t ironed out all the glitches from the first one

July 27, 2020

Crains NY: New York’s economy depends on a Washington bailout for the MTA

July 27, 2020

Bloomberg: Republicans Would Cut Unemployment Payments in Virus Relief

July 27, 2020

Bloomberg: Google Is Letting Employees Work From Home Until Next July

July 26, 2020

NYC Patch: Quarter Of NYC Area Residents Have Had Coronavirus, CDC Finds

July 25, 2020

Economist: The covid-19 pandemic is forcing a rethink in macroeconomics

July 24, 2020

Bloomberg: The Fed Needs to Focus on Employment

July 24, 2020

Washington Post: McConnell says stimulus deal could take ‘a few weeks,’ putting millions with expiring jobless aid in limbo

July 23, 2020

City Limits: Fewer Than 10% of NYC Office Workers Expected Back This Year

July 23, 2020

Politico: City sustains low infection rates amid attempts to expand testing

July 23, 2020

Politico: A gap in federal unemployment benefits is now unavoidable. Here’s why.

July 23, 2020

Financial Times: New York to Trump: Don’t say ‘drop dead’

July 23, 2020

Politico: As unemployment grows, White House and Senate GOP stumble

July 23, 2020

Fast Company: COVID-19 has opened the floodgates for smart cities—whether we like it or not

July 23, 2020

The Real Deal: RE-closing time: The latest pandemic pressures by the numbers

July 23, 2020

Washington Post: White House, GOP kill payroll tax cut but flounder on broader coronavirus bill

July 23, 2020

Law 360: Coronavirus Litigation: The Week In Review

July 23, 2020

Commercial Observer: Unemployment Claims on the Rise Again as 1.4M Americans File for Benefits

July 23, 2020

NYT: Rise in Unemployment Claims Signals an Economic Reversal

July 23, 2020

NYBJ: $100 million New York Forward Loan Fund for small businesses still has a lot of money to lend

July 22, 2020

WSJ: Fed Deliberates How and When to Roll Out More Economic Support

July 22, 2020

Crains NY: Property tax revenues will slow down, but they are still the city’s largest source of tax revenue IBO report says

July 22, 2020

Construction Dive: OSHA’s new COVID-19 investigations, silica guidance

July 22, 2020

WSJ: Small Businesses Brace for Prolonged Crisis, Short on Cash and Customers

July 22, 2020

Crains NY: Labor union concessions needed in city budget talks, fiscal experts say

July 22, 2020

Crains NY: MTA faces ‘fiscal tsunami’ without federal aid

July 22, 2020

Bloomberg: White House Risks Missing Stimulus Deadline With Trump, GOP at Odds

July 22, 2020

Crains NY: Bronx hits Great Depression-level unemployment

July 21, 2020

The City: De Blasio Budget Filled With Short-Term Risks and Long-Term Dangers, Fiscal Watchdogs Say

July 21, 2020

Law 360: Coronavirus Regulations: A State-By-State Week In Review

July 21, 2020

NYT: N.Y. Subway, Facing a $16 Billion Deficit, Plans for Deep Cuts

July 21, 2020

NYT: Coronavirus Threatens the Luster of Superstar Cities

July 21, 2020

NYT: End of $600 Unemployment Bonus Could Push Millions Past the Brink

July 21, 2020

Healthcare Finance News: NYC expected to significantly increase healthcare construction following pandemic

July 21, 2020

Construction Dive: Cities, OSHA crack down on COVID-19 jobsite violations

July 21, 2020

NYBJ: Small-business stimulus and second PPP loan at stake as Congress braces for ‘all-out sprint’

July 21, 2020

SmartCities Dive: USCM renews call for $250B in flexible aid for cities

July 21, 2020

Construction Dive: Cities, OSHA crack down on COVID-19 jobsite violations

July 21, 2020

Crains NY: Wall Street firms consider moving jobs from New York City

July 21, 2020

Bloomberg: Pelosi-Mnuchin Talks Open Sprint for a Last-Chance Stimulus Deal

July 21, 2020

NYBJ: Small-business stimulus and second PPP loan at stake as Congress braces for ‘all-out sprint’

July 20, 2020

Commercial Observer: Affordable Developers Worry About Building More Housing Amid Budget Cuts

July 20, 2020

ENR: Medistar to Roll Out Air Filter that Kills Coronavirus and More, Say Researchers

July 20, 2020

Columbia Business Report: Construction jobs increase in 31 states from May to June

July 20, 2020

The Economist: Trials of a vaccine and new drug raise hope of beating covid-19

July 20, 2020

NYT: The Pandemic Has Pushed Aside City Planning Rules. But to Whose Benefit?

July 20, 2020

Bloomberg Tax: States, Cities Shelve Public Works as Recession Hammers Revenue

July 20, 2020

Columbia Business Report: Construction jobs increase in 31 states from May to June

July 20, 2020

WSJ: New York City Enters Last Phase of Reopening After Coronavirus Lockdown

July 20, 2020

The Real Deal: Cuomo threatens to close bars, restaurants following street parties in NYC

July 20, 2020

Bloomberg: At Least $1 Trillion Is Needed to Avert U.S. Disaster, Economists Say

July 20, 2020

Commercial Observer: Affordable Developers Worry About Building More Housing Amid Budget Cuts

July 20, 2020

WSJ: Coronavirus Vaccine Data Raises Hope for Trio of Candidates

July 20, 2020

Construction Dive: Construction costs decrease for first time in 10 years

July 20, 2020

Globe St.: Construction Shows Signs of Life, But Recent COVID-19 Trends Could Derail Recovery

July 20, 2020

Crains NY: Thousands to walk off job to protest racial inequality

July 20, 2020

Crains NY: Brooklyn real estate market sees rough first half of 2020

July 20, 2020

WSJ: Republicans Put Down Marker on Next Coronavirus-Aid Bill

July 19, 2020

WSJ: As $600-a-Week Jobless Aid Nears End, Congress Faces a Quandary

July 19, 2020

NY Post: Why flight from the cities is bad for the suburbs, too

July 19, 2020

Bloomberg: U.S. Cases Rise 1.3%; Florida to Speed Up Testing: Virus Update

July 19, 2020

WSJ: Congress to Start Negotiations on Next Round of Coronavirus Aid

July 19, 2020

NYT: Citi Bikes, Scooters, Skateboards: Anything but the Subway

July 19, 2020

Crains NY: Indoor dining, gyms and museums will still be closed for phase four in New York City

July 19, 2020

WSJ: Coronavirus Deaths Surpass 140,000 in U.S., as Trump Sees Flare-Ups as ‘Burning Embers’

July 19, 2020

WSJ: Winning Streak of Big Cities Fades With 2020 Crises

July 19, 2020

Bloomberg: Trump Facing Last Chance Before Election to Right Economy

July 19, 2020

WSJ: U.S. Companies Lose Hope for Quick Rebound From Covid-19

July 18, 2020

National Review: Pondering Our Remote-Work Future

July 18, 2020

CBS News: New York City cleared to enter Phase 4 of reopening, Cuomo says

July 18, 2020

NY Post: Ex-Gov. George Pataki warns COVID-19, poor leadership have Big Apple on the brink

July 17, 2020

U.S. News & World Report: How Investors and Business Owners Can Create an Equitable Recovery for Cities

July 17, 2020

Fortune: Are people really fleeing cities because of COVID? Here’s what the data shows

July 17, 2020

Construction Dive: Risky behaviors more prevalent in construction, study finds

July 17, 2020

Fortune: Are people really fleeing cities because of COVID? Here’s what the data shows

July 17, 2020

Real Estate Weekly: New York re-opening creates 42,000 construction jobs

July 17, 2020

NYBJ: NYC on track to open zoos, botanical gardens next week, but indoor dining, malls, museums will stay shut

July 17, 2020

Washington Post: Mnuchin suggests Treasury, SBA should forgo verifying how small business loans were spent

July 17, 2020

NYT: New York City Eases Into Phase 4 of Reopening, but Indoor Limits Remain

July 17, 2020

Bloomberg: U.S. Consumer Sentiment Posts Surprise Drop After Surge in Virus

July 17, 2020

Crains NY: Zoos, botanical gardens and film shoots will restart Monday

July 16, 2020

Construction Dive: NYC construction inspectors issue 41 coronavirus-related stop work orders

July 16, 2020

The City: Cuomo Plays Waiting Game on Federal Aid as Small Funding Cuts Threaten to Turn Huge

July 16, 2020

NYBJ: A resurgence of the virus, and lockdowns, threatens economic recovery

July 16, 2020

Commercial Observer: Leases are Getting Shorter and Rents are Dropping with U.S. Office Market in Turmoil

July 16, 2020

WSJ: Senate GOP Aims to Funnel Covid Liability Cases to Federal Courts

July 16, 2020

WSJ: U.S. Retail Sales Rose 7.5% in June as Stores Reopened

July 16, 2020

WSJ: U.S. Jobless Claims Held Nearly Steady at 1.3 Million in July 11 Week

July 16, 2020

Bloomberg: White House Says Stimulus Bill ‘Must’ Include Payroll Tax Cut

July 16, 2020

The Economist: How can America regain control of the coronavirus?

July 16, 2020

NYBJ: US unemployment claims ease amid gradual rehiring

July 16, 2020

Crains NY: City Unemployment rate climbed above 20% in June

July 16, 2020

The Hill: New York City to provide child care to supplement partial school reopening plans

July 15, 2020

Commercial Observer: Post-Pandemic CRE: Why Workspaces Will Still Matter

July 15, 2020

NYT: Trump Weakens Major Conservation Law to Speed Construction Permits

July 15, 2020

Bloomberg: Moderna Fires Up Covid Vaccine Race With Promising Early Results

July 15, 2020

Fast Company: 3 ways the pandemic could change our workplaces for the better

July 15, 2020

MarketWatch: Home prices could fall in major cities as Americans sour on urban living, says Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller

July 15, 2020

Crains NY: Shootings will hurt city’s recovery

July 15, 2020

Bloomberg: The Real Virus Number Determining If Cities Return to Lockdown

July 15, 2020

The Real Deal: City to resume rezonings, at last

July 15, 2020

ENR: Workplace Safety Complaints Expected to Keep Growing During COVID-19 Pandemic

July 15, 2020

Construction Dive: Biden outlines $2T infrastructure, energy plan

July 14, 2020

Crains NY: New York state will fine travelers $2000 for not filing out Covid contact tracing

July 14, 2020

Politico: $600 weekly jobless benefit will likely lapse before more aid is passed

July 14, 2020

Commercial Observer: Is There an Excess Shadow Office Space? It’s Complicated

July 14, 2020

HR Dive: Employers should use the pandemic to ‘hit reset’ on traditional schedules, Adecco says

July 14, 2020

NYBJ: Ohio and three more states added to New York’s quarantine travel list

July 14, 2020

The Real Deal: New Yorkers reckon with the suburbs. And agents rejoice

July 14, 2020

Crains NY: New York State will fine travelers $2000 for not filling out contact tracer form

July 13, 2020

HR Daily Advisor: Employees Dealing with COVID-Related Stress? Employers Can Help

July 12, 2020

Construction Dive: Materials prices rise for second straight month since COVID-19 crisis began

July 13, 2020

Southampton Patch: Suffolk Coronavirus: Uptick In Infection Rate; Caution Urged

July 13, 2020

NAPA: Nearly a Third of Workers May Delay Retirement Due to COVID-19

July 13, 2020

Bloomberg: N.Y. School Reopenings Will Hinge on Regional Infection Rates

July 13, 2020

Bloomberg: U.S. Posts Record Monthly Budget Gap on Small-Business Relief

July 13, 2020

WSJ: Coronavirus Spending Pushes U.S. Budget Deficit to $3 Trillion for 12 Months Through June

July 13, 2020

Commercial Observer: NYC’s Industrial Market Remains Stable Despite Pandemic

July 12, 2020

Crains NY: Mayor Bill de Blasio announces no new coronavirus deaths in New York City

July 12, 2020

The City: NYC Developers Push to Jump-Start Public Review of Key Construction Projects

July 12, 2020

WSJ: When Co-Workers Test Positive for Covid-19: What You Need to Know

July 11, 2020

Crains NY: MTA doomsday scenario raises specter of ‘the bad old days’

July 11, 2020

WSJ: Four Ways to Track the Spread of Coronavirus—and Why None of Them Is Perfect

July 10, 2020

HR Dive: Workplace COVID-19 lawsuits increasing ‘exponentially,’ Fisher Phillips says

July 10, 2020

Bloomberg: S&P 500 Sends Bullish Technical Signal With Golden Cross

July 10, 2020

Crains NY: New York City industrial real estate has solid second quarter

July 10, 2020

Crains NY: Banks to report ‘shocking’ results as real estate problems pile up

July 10, 2020

Crains NY: Bronx church planning massive mixed-use project in Fordham

July 9, 2020

NYT: Hiring Outlook Remains Dim, With ‘Scarring in the Economy’

July 9, 2020

WSJ: Mnuchin Expects New Stimulus Deal by End of July

July 9, 2020

Bloomberg: Manhattan Apartment Rents Slide After Exodus Empties Buildings

July 9, 2020

Washington Business Journal: Tenants Struggle To Build a Bridge To Somewhere

July 9, 2020

Crains NY: New York state unemployment stuck at 1.6M, new claims

July 9, 2020

Construction Dive: Which face coverings are best for preventing jobsite coronavirus spread?

July 9, 2020

NYBJ: Why urban planner Joel Kotkin believes the outer boroughs offer a solution to companies’ post-Covid-19 office problems

July 9, 2020

Bloomberg: Covid-19 Is Bankrupting American Companies at a Relentless Pace

July 9, 2020

WSJ: Behind New Covid-19 Outbreaks: America’s Patchwork of Policies

July 9, 2020

NYBJ: PPP forgiveness process may leave big mess behind

July 8, 2020

Real Estate Weekly: DOB to start issuing violations to COVID scofflaws

July 8, 2020

WSJ: Contact Tracing Isn’t Keeping Up With America’s Reopening

July 8, 2020

WSJ: Most New York City Students to Learn In-Person Some Days, Online Others

July 8, 2020

Politico: NYC schools to stagger classes, stay partially remote in September

July 8, 2020

NY Post: MTA union wants cops to enforce mask-wearing on buses

July 8, 2020

Construction.com: New Report Reveals Heavy Civil Construction Less Impacted by COVID-19 Than Commercial Construction

July 8, 2020

New York’s MTA losing $800M a month to coronavirus

July 8, 2020

WSJ: Recession Forces Spending Cuts on States, Cities Hit by Coronavirus

July 7, 2020

Lexology: CDC Issues COVID-19 Testing Strategy Guidance for Workplaces

July 7, 2020

NYT: A Million Jobs Lost: A ‘Heart Attack’ for the N.Y.C. Economy

July 7, 2020

ENR: Real Estate Survey Predicts Office Market Will Remain in Decline

July 7, 2020

Bloomberg: U.S. Job Openings Unexpectedly Increase as Hires Climb to Record

July 7, 2020

Bloomberg: White House Wants Stimulus by August Recess With $1 Trillion Cap

July 7, 2020

The Real Deal: Bill to Nix Evictions for a Year After COVID-19 Ends

July 7, 2020

NYBJ: Cuomo adds more states to New York’s list for traveler quarantine order

July 7, 2020

Construction Dive: New York’s MTA needs billions in federal funding after COVID-19 crisis

July 7, 2020

Crains NY: New York has avoided virus uptick while reopening, Cuomo says

July 6, 2020

Bloomberg: Employers Find Testing Employees More Trouble Than It’s Worth

July 6, 2020

WSJ: New York City Begins Third Phase of Reopening Economy

July 6, 2020

WSJ: Coronavirus Surges in Parts of U.S., but Some Reopenings Proceed

July 6, 2020

The Real Deal: Reits Crystal Ball for NYC Commercial Real Estate

July 6, 2020

The Real Deal: City Planning Through A Pandemic

July 6, 2020

Crains NY: U.S. employers find testing more trouble than its worth

July 6, 2020

Crains NY: Budget Hawks say City austerity measures don’t go far enough

July 6, 2020

NYT: What Are the Phases of New York’s Reopening Plan?

July 6, 2020

WSJ: U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 130,000 Amid Surge in Infections

July 6, 2020

WSJ: PPP Loans: What You Need to Know About the Latest Changes

July 6, 2020

WSJ: U.S. Stocks Rise, Following Surge in Chinese Markets

July 5, 2020

Bloomberg: Goldman Lowers U.S. GDP Forecast, Sees 4.6% Contraction in 2020

July 4, 2020

The Economist: Covid-19 is here to stay. People will have to adapt

July 2, 2020

ENR: Construction Employment Picture Brightens in June

July 2, 2020

NYT: Real Estate Prices Fall Sharply in New York

July 2, 2020

ENR: Construction Employment Picture Brightens in June

July 2, 2020

Construction Dive: 6 considerations for employers reopening the workplace

July 2, 2020

NYT: Is the Five-Day Office Week Over?

July 2, 2020

Commercial Observer: Almost One-Third of NYC Restaurants Missed June Rent, Survey Finds

July 2, 2020

WSJ: U.S. Jobs Rebound Comes with a Cost

July 2, 2020

NYBJ: Recent virus surge will force Congress to offer additional stimulus for businesses

July 2, 2020

WSJ: U.S. Daily Coronavirus-Case Count Crosses 50,000

July 2, 2020

ENR: Construction Spending Fell in May, U.S. Commerce Dept. Reports

July 1, 2020

NYBJ: Global dealmaking drops to lowest level in more than a decade

July 1, 2020

Commercial Observer: City Council Approves Budget With Big Cuts for Housing and Public Construction

July 1, 2020

Bloomberg: Florida Cases Rise 6.4%; Oxford Leads Vaccine Race: Virus Update

July 1, 2020

Bloomberg: You’ll Need a Decoder to Figure Out the US Jobs Number

July 1, 2020

ENR: Democrats Push $1.5T Infrastructure Bill Through House But Face GOP Wall in Senate

July 1, 2020

NYBJ: New York City restaurants cannot open indoor dining rooms next week, mayor says

July 1, 2020

The Real Deal: Bad To Worse: Manhattan Office Leasing Sees Slowest Quarter Since 2009

July 1, 2020

The Real Deal: NYC Indoor Dining Postponed Indefinitely

July 1, 2020

Bloomberg: Virus Shot From Pfizer, BioNtech Shows Promise in Early Test

July 1, 2020

WSJ: Fed Debated Options to Provide More Economic Support

July 1, 2020

Crains NY: Manhattan office leasing lowest since Great Recession, report says

July 1, 2020

NYBJ: Congress extends PPP as groups tussle over its unused funds

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