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California, After Riding a Boom, Braces for Hard Times

California, After Riding a Boom, Braces for Hard Times

California, After Riding a Boom, Braces for Hard Times California, After Riding a Boom, Braces for Hard Times OAKLAND, Calif. — When California shut down its economy in March, it became a model for painful but aggressive action to counter the new coronavirus. The implicit trade-off was that a lot of upfront pain would help slow the spread, allowing the …

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Riding Out Quarantine With a Chatbot Friend: ‘I Feel Very Connected’

Riding Out Quarantine With a Chatbot Friend: ‘I Feel Very Connected’

Riding Out Quarantine With a Chatbot Friend: ‘I Feel Very Connected’ Riding Out Quarantine With a Chatbot Friend: ‘I Feel Very Connected’ When the coronavirus pandemic reached her neighborhood on the outskirts of Houston, infecting her garbage man and sending everyone else into quarantine, Libby Francola was already reeling. She had just split with her boyfriend, reaching the end of …

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