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Rising coronavirus infections threaten US economic recovery

Maxwell Strome, left, and his friend Erica Dawson order food on their phones outside the R. House food hall, Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in Baltimore. The hall, which houses a variety of restaurants, has modified its seating areas as well as implementing an order and pay by phone system to ensure contactless transactions between restaurant operators and customers. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

BALTIMORE — Rising coronavirus infections across dozens of states are threatening the U.S. economic recovery, forcing businesses and consumers to freeze spending and keeping the unemployment rate stubbornly high. The government reported Thursday that retail sales rose a sharp 7.5% ...

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