Stores focus on cleaning to get shoppers back to spending

Forget about making shopping fun. As clothing retailers and others try to stay viable during the coronavirus pandemic, they’re hoping steps like cleaning during store hours, offering hand sanitizer and other safety measures will bring in customers to spend.

NYC passes budget that cuts $1B from NYPD

New York City lawmakers approved an austere budget early Wednesday that will shift $1 billion from policing to education and social services in the coming year, acknowledging protesters' demands to cut police spending — but falling short of what activists sought.

Frozen foods are having a culinary moment thanks to the pandemic

Frozen foods have proven to be no-fuss items that are quick to get on the table. They're affordable options that last a long time. And they can be healthy alternatives, especially when other options don't exist. That might be why at the beginning of the pandemic, some frozen foods were so tough to get.