The pandemic is speeding meatpackers’ shift from human meat cutters to automated ones, but machines can’t yet match people’s ability. While meat processing overall has grown safer in recent years, it remains one of the more hazardous jobs in the U.S. economy.230

Markets

Prices for forest products like lumber and plywood have soared because of booming demand from home builders making up for lost time, a DIY explosion and a race among restaurants and bars to install outdoor seating.67

One of India’s biggest state-run banks said it had fallen victim to its third multimillion-dollar fraud in as many years, a stark illustration of the bad debts and weak defenses against misconduct that plague the country’s financial system.

Since the pandemic began, companies looking to bolster their balance sheets have rushed to sell stock in record amounts. The result has been a resurgence in fees to Wall Street banks—a bounceback bankers and investors say could last through the fall.

Business

U.S.

Oklahoma state officials and business groups reacted cautiously to a Supreme Court ruling that declared a swath of the state to be part of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s reservation, as the implications for criminal cases, taxes and regulation remained unclear.

U.S.

President Emmanuel Macron’s newly formed government has resumed negotiations with unions on his proposal to overhaul France’s pension system, putting an explosive issue back on the table as the country navigates the health and economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.

Life & Arts

Jason Gay

As school athletics struggle to prepare for the coming season, former University of Washington football coach Chris Petersen readies for an entirely new role on campus.95

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