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- Global cases: More than 542,700
- Global deaths: At least 24,361
- US cases: At least 85,996
- US deaths: At least 1,300
The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
8:29 am: US infections on the rise
8:13 am: Build-A-Bear Workshop and The Cheesecake Factory announce furloughs
Mall staples Build-A-Bear Workshop and The Cheesecake Factory both announced they are furloughing workers. Build-A-Bear plans to furlough more than 90% of its workforce, and The Cheesecake Factory has furloughed 41,000 hourly restaurant workers, according to regulatory filings.
Furloughed employees for both companies will continue to be eligible for employee benefits, including insurance.
Citing the impact of government regulations and landlord decisions to close properties, Cheesecake Factory is not paying rent for the month…