The Most Poignant Shortage: Selling Out of Sympathy Cards

The coronavirus pandemic has left retailers scrambling to meet a crushing demand for everything from milk to toilet paper to flour and yeast. But there is another shortage, perhaps less obvious but more heart wrenching. In stores, next to an ample supply of birthday cards and thank you notes, the sympathy cards are nearly all […]

Target Apologizes for Selling N95 Masks in Seattle

The retailer Target apologized on Saturday after coming under criticism for selling N95 masks, which are in acute demand by medical providers during the coronavirus pandemic, at some stores in Washington State.The masks were made available to the public for purchase...

European countries ban short selling after markets plunge

Four European countries have applied temporary bans on betting against the prices of a range of shares in an attempt to calm the region’s rocky markets.France, Italy, Spain and Belgium said overnight that they would move to stop the short selling of hundreds of stocks...