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Texas businesses returning during coronavirus are unlikely to spur fast economic recovery

The Texas Tribune

May 21, 2020

The Texas Tribune - As workers and customers reemerge into a society still grappling with a spreading coronavirus, the power Gov. Greg Abbott and officials across the globe used to close businesses in the first place does not extend to reviving the economy.

"One of the things that's beginning to come into focus given the last jobs report — this shock is disproportionately hitting the lower end of the wage scale," said Tim Fitzgerald, an economist at Texas Tech University.

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