Nearly 140,000 U.S. businesses that closed since March 1 remain shuttered, and just over 40 percent of them have closed for good. Yelp’s latest report on businesses listed on the platform shows that more retailers closed than any other businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, but a higher number of restaurants are closing permanently, according to the Wall Street Journal. Nearly 27,700 retailers closed and 35 percent of them marked themselves as permanently closed. 

 

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