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NYC mayor furloughs staff and self for one week beginning Oct. 1

16 Sep 2020 / 22:34 H.

    NEW YORK, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Everyone in the New York City mayor's office, including the mayor himself, will be furloughed for one week beginning Oct. 1 to close a budget shortfall created by the pandemic, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Wednesday.

    The coronavirus outbreak had caused the city to lose $9 billion in revenue and forced a $7 billion cut to the city's annual budget, de Blasio told reporters. (Reporting by Jonathan Allen)

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