Hollywood is in crisis. That spells trouble for movie-themed toys.

The summer blockbusters are postponed this year. But their tie-in toys weren’t.

Michael Waters • July 21, 2020

Mailbox makeovers, bedtime cookies: Meet the teen entrepreneurs of the pandemic summer

Teen unemployment is at a record high. This is how our readers are creating jobs for themselves.

Michael Waters • July 17, 2020

End-of-life startups breathe life into grave situations

Death, be not proud … or too expensive. End-of-life startups help users navigate mortality.

Caroline Dohack • July 17, 2020

Survey results: Will you miss a rent payment due to COVID-19?

More than 8 percent of our respondents said they anticipated missing a payment in the next few months.

Sam Parr • July 16, 2020

Can Google searches predict a pandemic?

The initial evidence on disease-tracking algorithms seems promising.

Michael Waters • July 16, 2020

Tell us: Do you think you’ll miss a mortgage or rent payment because of COVID?

This survey won’t be representative, but it will be a window into Hustle readers’ lives.

Sam Parr • July 15, 2020

RIP, reduced-fat peanut butter: The snack aisle is downsizing

Pancakes. Harleys. Toilet paper. Our buying options might be shrinking for good.

Michael Waters • July 15, 2020

America needs higher-skilled workers. Here’s where the jobs are.

The pandemic is pushing millions of workers to adapt their skills.

Caroline Dohack • July 14, 2020

Holy shi — pping containers! Look at these tiny houses

Got an old shipping container? This startup will turn it into a house for $50k.

Michael Waters • July 13, 2020

With millions laid off, teens find jobs in unusual places

Teen employment is at a historic low. So some localities are putting kids to work.

Michael Waters • July 13, 2020

We asked whether you’re planning to move in the next 6 months. 33% said yes.

Texans: Get ready for an influx of Californians and New Yorkers.

Sam Parr • July 9, 2020

Against all odds, we’re living in Tinder boom times

Last month, Tinder was the 3rd-highest-grossing app in the US.

Michael Waters • July 9, 2020

Are you moving to another city? Tell us your story

Are you pulling up stakes? We’d like to know.

Sam Parr • July 8, 2020

Hostels are having a rough go at reopening

Living in close quarters with strangers is tricky business.

Michael Waters • July 8, 2020

The tech that’s tasked with making sports safer

Some cutting-edge innovations could be the key to getting players back on the fields.

Caroline Dohack • July 8, 2020

Epidemiologists are the latest hot hires

Infectious-disease experts can help companies stay ahead of the coronavirus.

Caroline Dohack • July 7, 2020

Consumer spending is up, but don’t call it a comeback

People are droppin’ dollars… and gearing up for a second coronavirus wave.

Caroline Dohack • July 6, 2020

Alexa is the next target of our quarantine angst

We’re all starting to lose it a little bit.

Michael Waters • July 2, 2020

Bye-bye Bic pen, hello hand sanitizer: Corporate swag goes utilitarian

The giveaway item just got a pandemic-era makeover.

Caroline Dohack • July 1, 2020

Even butchers are going mobile

With big slaughterhouses closed down, mobile butchers are getting a second look.

Michael Waters • June 29, 2020

Online shopping is ready for a VR makeover

Basically every online store looks the same right now. These companies have a big new idea.

Michael Waters • June 26, 2020

Pandemic-era Roomba sales prove it: Success doesn’t happen in a vacuum

Toilet paper. Flour. Roomba? The corona-conomy gets weird.

Caroline Dohack • June 26, 2020

Everything was canceled. But good luck getting that insurance money.

Canceled flights, business losses: Your insurance probably can’t help you.

Michael Waters • June 25, 2020

Baseball gets the green light, but its most famous snack is stuck in peanut purgatory

In normal times, Virginia peanuts litter the floors of baseball stadiums. The shortened season means legume leaders are pivoting.

Belle Long • June 25, 2020

Once limited to workouts and errands, athleisure becomes a workwear staple

The pandemic has been a boon to athleisure companies -- and now they're taking aim at your work wardrobe.

Caroline Dohack • June 23, 2020

Public transit is getting the Uber Pool treatment

With ridership down, cities are going all in on microtransit.

Michael Waters • June 22, 2020

AI is helping scientists sort through heaps of coronavirus research

The tools are vital, because the mountain of medical research on COVID-19 is growing.

Nick DeSantis • June 22, 2020

Want your cheers on ESPN? There’s an app for that

Sports are coming back -- and total randos can be part of the broadcast.

Michael Waters • June 19, 2020

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