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Shirley Leung @leung Boston, MA

Business columnist and associate editor at @BostonGlobe. @WGBH news contributor for @BosPublicRadio @GreaterBoston @NECN

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As people clamor for coronavirus antibody tests, could ‘immunity passes’ be next? https://t.co/AyqNDqDdmp
5/11
2020
Outdoor dining only, no blow drying, shuttered dressing rooms. Here’s what reopening the economy looks like.… https://t.co/54skhY6Lkd
5/9
2020
The PPP was created to help devastated small businesses, but banks are playing favorites, serving the wealthy & wel… https://t.co/YsH5LAKKCZ
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4/24
2020
.@marty_walsh offers sobering take on the reopening of Boston businesses and says decision on whether schools will… https://t.co/6akKVgBgPn
4/16
2020
Experts predict plummeting state revenues will put Mass. in dire straits, may take two years to climb out of financ… https://t.co/mpsEaspfyq
4/15
2020
Massachusetts joins multistate pact on post-coronavirus economy https://t.co/pvhv9MAlfB via @BostonGlobe
4/13
2020
"You don't need a date. You need a plan. There is no plan right now." No matter what the Trump Administration says… https://t.co/JLl1O5INtJ
Retweeted by Shirley LeungSocial distancing is working, but when will things return to normal, and what will that look like?… https://t.co/iTukgTvTXyCities in the age of coronavirus, and after. Perhaps here's a chance to make Boston more equitable and inclusive.… https://t.co/xkHrrB2nEO
4/12
2020
For grocery store Latina employee, a hard life filled with work and happiness, suddenly gone 💔 https://t.co/5ebz7J7asw
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4/11
2020
Starting today, @greaterboston goes to 5 nites a week, til the end of the #coronavirus pandemic…I’ll host mon-wed &… https://t.co/kbhik40JZJ
Retweeted by Shirley Leung"If the economy doesn’t bounce back quickly, the state could be on the hook to borrow several $ billion to keep une… https://t.co/5y0Ws0TxzH
Retweeted by Shirley Leung6.6 million more Americans seek unemployment aid as economic damage from coronavirus spreads. MA jobless claims fel… https://t.co/jKf1igbp4xReport card from Zoom University https://t.co/WQFFsiyQ4a via @Joan_Vennochi
4/9
2020
Coronavirus could burn through $1.4 billion Mass. unemployment insurance fund by summer https://t.co/RhmKgwshB5
4/8
2020
The drug store workers fear they could be passing #coronavirus to vulnerable patients, and say they don’t have the… https://t.co/RWZh4ZGemz
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4/4
2020
The economic shocks from the pandemic are reaching deep into the Massachusetts work world, beyond restaurants and h… https://t.co/YGokDUVUUm
4/3
2020
This is double what many economists were expecting: 6.65 million file for jobless claims last week, including about… https://t.co/BdyLvQecSs
4/2
2020
My generation’s luck has run out. Let’s be smart preparing for the next shock https://t.co/BClMeHUSmt via @GlobeNewsEd
3/31
2020
Surgeon General under Obama calls for national stay home order: https://t.co/UpTfJlkrUL
Retweeted by Shirley LeungLast night in the ICU of a #NYC hospital, I cared for 20 patients who were all on breathing machines due to… https://t.co/Z6QvySLkS8
Retweeted by Shirley LeungIt actually may be the end of the world as we know it via ⁦@ScottKirsner⁩ survey of futurists and science fiction a… https://t.co/Nl2xSjMlyH
3/30
2020
This Friday at 7 p.m. give a round of applause to doctors, nurses, grocery workers and others on the front lines of… https://t.co/xhAeVICwox
3/29
2020
Biogen employees test positive for coronavirus as third case is announced in Mass. https://t.co/EeK94DSjNK via @BostonGlobeA reporter asked @ewarren what role she thought gender played in this campaign. Here's her answer: https://t.co/SFypUGUj7B
Retweeted by Shirley LeungI gave up handshaking all winter long. I tap elbows. https://t.co/yRsoOMNJSO
3/6
2020
The heartache of losing Elizabeth Warren https://t.co/VcxHq7niM0 via @GlobeAbrahamFive Decisions That Doomed Warren’s White House Dreams https://t.co/ksT16G8wBU via @dbernsteinLong-term, coronavirus could be a very interesting experiment for companies paying a ton of money to lease huge off… https://t.co/Vb4iX6NPQI
Retweeted by Shirley LeungFan Pier Park isn't the only square of low-maintenance grass in the Seaport that needs attention. For example, Q P… https://t.co/4sIvQwyvUW
Retweeted by Shirley LeungIn non-coronavirus news, Fidelity reported record revenue in 2019.... and a look at PerkinElmer's new CEO Prahlad S… https://t.co/WMRDDxwJtQ
Retweeted by Shirley LeungMass. House has approved a 5-cent gas tax increase, ride-hail fee hike, new business tax minimums, etc. Moves on to… https://t.co/MKpUPuSLVe
Retweeted by Shirley LeungTeam Baker made no difference at all in the outcome of the Melrose 32nd Middlesex race. Kate Lipper-Garabedian won… https://t.co/e2n7Ylz9Oe
Retweeted by Shirley LeungThree insightful, depressing takes on Elizabeth Warren's downfall by my esteemed colleagues @StephanieEbbert,… https://t.co/LuDydTwgL2
Retweeted by Shirley LeungFor women, it’s ever thus. Need to be better than the men, but still never good enough. https://t.co/IyaqQUGW5r via @GlobeAbrahamWill the #coronavirus cause a #recession? Boston CEOs worry that public hysteria alone will be enough to hurt busin… https://t.co/1BxB1sXXBJ
Retweeted by Shirley LeungBloomberg’s $500 Million Experiment Worked https://t.co/t0v72d1T4X via @cwarzelSure, we’d vote for a woman ― just not those six via ⁦⁦@StephanieEbbert⁩ https://t.co/FrU47JhJRR
3/5
2020
.@Joan_Vennochi asks the question on everyone's mind: Is it a woman thing or a Warren thing? https://t.co/6HUPx5Ltvz via @GlobeOpinionAbout time, @MBTA. NYC subway cleaning well underway. https://t.co/nEadEh4cyqBig seafood show in Boston postponed over coronavirus fears, a day after convention center authority tells media no… https://t.co/Dr6D7zUID7.@JoeBiden Super Tuesday, and @EWarren humiliating loss. https://t.co/PQqpI3gCeC via @speechboy71BLOOMBERG REASSESSING? NEW - Read and RT this. From a source familiar: - Bloomberg, team will reassess the deleg… https://t.co/SJ1wZQRFQn
Retweeted by Shirley LeungTo give a sense of how wild the Biden surge in MA was, take a look at early voting v. today’s vote in Waltham Ward… https://t.co/7B88i6GIgI
Retweeted by Shirley Leung @skoczela What did Waltham do?Boston City Hall source: With 10 precincts left unreported in #Boston, it's Sanders 40,798; Biden 40,705; Warren 37… https://t.co/SeTFZQrBUh
Retweeted by Shirley LeungWashington State risks seeing explosion in coronavirus cases without dramatic action, new analysis... https://t.co/5KozzTv80i via @statnewsWhy wait? https://t.co/se5FvcoWhD https://t.co/lnD3hdnCvP
Retweeted by Shirley LeungToday @MassStatePolice said 578 drivers got warnings 1st week of hands-free law. @MassDOT Secretary Pollack:”We all… https://t.co/OmO7133FPX
Retweeted by Shirley LeungFrom Boston City Hall source: It's Sanders-Biden-Warren (in that order) with 17 precincts left to count in #Boston.… https://t.co/vtor5eSmIA
Retweeted by Shirley Leung"Party". https://t.co/fBamuVi7lk
Retweeted by Shirley LeungVirginia turnout just blew past 2016 (785,041) and 2008 (986,203). It's now at 1.138 million with 92% reporting (a… https://t.co/RVYTpVu2jF
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3/4
2020
As I’ve always said @TheRealDratch you play a good me. Thanks for the memories (and our matching maroon dresses, no… https://t.co/K8WwWUzB3r
Retweeted by Shirley LeungThis spring, study abroad has been a total bust. https://t.co/5Qs2WrZWE4
Retweeted by Shirley LeungIf Massachusetts wants a transportation system that unclogs the roads, strengthens communities, and reduces greenho… https://t.co/YjslaKisZo
Retweeted by Shirley Leung @skoczela @ewarren @JoeBiden I noticed that too! So friendly. Sunny balmy weather helps put everyone in a good mood.I was the 153rd ballot cast in Milton precinct #2. Apparently a busy morning with voters coming in waves. @ewarrenhttps://t.co/n7RU4G7vF8Congratulations @wendi_c_thomas! 👑 https://t.co/061RCgdX7r
Retweeted by Shirley LeungBeto O'Rourke is endorsing Joe Biden. https://t.co/4Q15M9XTVp
Retweeted by Shirley Leunga team of rivals for a Biden Cabinet + others: Buttigieg: VA Warren: Education (a teacher!) Klobuchar: HHS (drug pr… https://t.co/MWHp4Ls2zf
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3/3
2020
A ‘fairly measured’ stock sell-off is on the brink of turning irrational https://t.co/LeJdnH2wpo via @GlobeNewsEdButtigieg's Supporters Second Choice: Klobuchar 26% Warren 26% Biden 19% Sanders 11% Bloomberg 9% According to le… https://t.co/hMIXxoEPbl
Retweeted by Shirley LeungPete Buttigieg ran an awesome campaign that catapulted him from unknown mayor to top-tier contender. It was only po… https://t.co/B08YRKRuPZ
Retweeted by Shirley LeungFormer Buzzfeed editor @benyt now @NYTimes media columnist. Here's his first column and it's about his new employer… https://t.co/a6DVWXd5eSCouldn't agree more with this take. https://t.co/NxyXHEo0Ak
Retweeted by Shirley LeungSo well-said, @berkie1. 💯 agreement—@PeteButtigieg has a bright future, and it’s so refreshing to see integrity, g… https://t.co/Oy4Fsxf0cQ
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3/2
2020
The first Rhode Island coronavirus case apparently came from a school trip to Europe https://t.co/FLz5PlJgjC via @FitzProvPete Buttigieg is dropping out of 2020 presidential race, reports say https://t.co/HcZOdivZ0y via @BostonGlobeCBS suspends filming of "The Amazing Race" amid coronavirus outbreak https://t.co/ZX2jpKA87C https://t.co/FeoY4vF6BG
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3/1
2020
Washington state health officials reported the first death of a coronavirus patient in the U.S. https://t.co/86UFgnQ5kP via @WSJ10 pressing questions about coronavirus, answered by experts. @felicefreyer provides clarity on this: Is Covid-19 m… https://t.co/ZD7UlgiIG0Cambridge biotech Moderna leads in the race for a coronavirus vaccine https://t.co/gtAB5VvBHO via @GlobeBiz
2/29
2020
To the nice @MBTA worker at the Chinatown Orange Line stop who spent a few minutes helping me load my monthly pass,… https://t.co/HSyAlY6SVXThe latest person to have an opinion on the Suffolk Downs development plans: @BernieSanders. https://t.co/3HYmXAUJ4b via @bytimloganHe Drove Her to the Hospital. She Gave Him the Coronavirus. https://t.co/I2phKFu2wQThe Republican newspaper of Springfield endorses @MikeBloomberg in Democratic primary (Editorial) https://t.co/yJK0tutDHd via @masslivenewsFall enrollment could take a hit from the coronavirus: Colleges fear longer-term impacts from the coronavirus - Th… https://t.co/tHJp6BdvDZ
Retweeted by Shirley LeungBillionaires and greedy capitalists have been under attack this election. So who will Boston biz leaders vote for o… https://t.co/Tiaf7YOpAgIt’s official - first room in the Congress named after an African American! #RIPElijah https://t.co/lhhmUZpGkw
Retweeted by Shirley Leung @BarbaraBAnthony @anissagardizy8 I had same thought !Sure feels this way: White House wings it on virus response https://t.co/7NAXkGG2Jx via @GlobeOpinion @bloombergbaybiz I gave up on the masks and invested in hand sanitizer instead.The coronavirus could be the most important 2020 election issue https://t.co/XGFuKq51Ug via @jamespindell @vgmacSadly, as expected City of Boston denies 2 a.m. closing for taco shop in Emerson College building, but licensing bo… https://t.co/kpUYtRZG3E
2/28
2020
Major indexes slid into a correction as investors braced for a virus-driven drop in business activity https://t.co/fCKwY9pyfm via @WSJBusinesses need to start preparing now for virus outbreak https://t.co/gbPTgEOPT0 via @GlobeNewsEd
2/27
2020
Mass. health department says hundreds in state have been self-quarantined, monitored for coronavirus… https://t.co/tpP8il6nMO @bostonjonas @leung We need to rethink this system for business licenses. Maybe some blanket neighborhood zoning. T… https://t.co/lqnZ51Oo66
Retweeted by Shirley LeungDemocrats can't win with a hopeless message and that's what they were selling in the last debate. withouthttps://ww… https://t.co/tjD5y25R7r
Retweeted by Shirley LeungRibbon cutting day at our new headquarters. Great stuff. and great people. https://t.co/Ms7w03acGb
Retweeted by Shirley LeungThank you @leung for this column, and let me add (as a taco enthusiast) that it's difficult to find a good taco dow… https://t.co/ffjE4Lj7DO
Retweeted by Shirley LeungThe Great Taco Showdown @leung writes about today is another chance for Boston to show its true colors. Our Puritan… https://t.co/hGFtGT4D2Z
Retweeted by Shirley LeungOK, this helps: How to prepare for coronavirus in the U.S. (Spoiler: Not sick? No need to wear a mask.) https://t.co/iJgI0joRREI tried to buy masks at my CVS. Empty shelves, of course. An employee said it has been like this for a month.… https://t.co/qm3pjLdXrnThere is a power in convening and sharing the passions of the city — ⁦@Linda_Pizzuti⁩. We ⁦@Denterlein⁩ couldn’t ag… https://t.co/96M5dkaouy
Retweeted by Shirley Leung @Ertischek Did not want to speak on the record.Sad story here where a neighborhood association is pushing back against a restaurant opening until 2am inside a dor… https://t.co/JkWClAlnOd
Retweeted by Shirley LeungBoston could definitely use more late night dining options! @universalhub @EmersonCollege @marty_walsh @LeePeltonhttps://t.co/k1LY4S0AhM
Retweeted by Shirley LeungWant to grab a late-night taco in Boston? The neighbors won’t hear of it https://t.co/tobzgBRAxS via @BostonGlobehttps://t.co/vQPf8JyE6H
Retweeted by Shirley LeungWe asked every Democratic presidential candidate the same reader question. Here’s what they said. https://t.co/ed0tfRccA5 via @GlobeOpinion
2/26
2020

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