“Devastating” in the news

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The New York Times
· ‘Just Sitting in Limbo.’ For Many Professionals, Careers Are on Hold.  
The staggering unemployment figures — devastating as they are — do not fully capture the degree to which the coronavirus has disrupted professional life across the country.
The New York Times
· Hong Kong, Stimulus, Huawei: Your Thursday Briefing  
Related: The main partners in the world’s largest automaking alliance — Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi — announced a plan to survive the coronavirus’s devastating impact on the car industry.
The China Post
· Governor orders probe of failed dams that caused flooding  
Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday demanded an investigation to determine what caused two dams in central Michigan to fail, leading to devastating floods in several communities and forcing about 11,000 people to evacuate their homes.
NBCNews.com
· Puerto Rico to see economic deficit sooner than anticipated due to coronavirus  
The recent actions are set against the economic reality of an island that never fully recovered from the Great Recession before it was hit by devastating hurricanes, a political scandal that triggered mass protests and resulted in the previous governor's ouster, a series of earthquakes and the coronavirus pandemic.
Seeking Alpha
· Ralph Lauren's (RL) CEO Patrice Louvet on Q4 2020 Results - Earnings Call Transcript  
The spread of COVID-19 around the world has been devastating and our thoughts are with the many impacted by the virus.
The Diplomat
· Swarms of Desert Locusts Threaten India’s Summer Crops  
If that happens, it could be devastating for our farmlands.”
The Independent
· Coronavirus: How the US death toll came to hit 100,000  
But the devastating month to follow would see that grim figure multiply more than a dozen times, with the nation's death toll surpassing the number of Americans killed over two decades in conflict in Vietnam.
Seeking Alpha
· Buy Realty Income Now, Or Regret It Later  
We might be in for equities going down at a devastating rate.
The China Post
· Sporting goods industry hit or miss during pandemic  
The pandemic has had a devastating impact on retail as businesses across the country were forced to close their doors for weeks at a time.
The Guardian
· Boeing to slash more than 12,000 jobs – with further cuts to come  
“The Covid-19 pandemic’s devastating impact on the airline industry means a deep cut in the number of commercial jets and services our customers will need over the next few years, which in turn means fewer jobs on our lines and in our offices,” chief executive David Calhoun said Wednesday in a memo to employees.