- November 17, 2021
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Flexible hours for office staff in cities around the world are leaving retail shops and services struggling as subsidies end.
In the world’s financial centers, Thursday is the new Friday.
As ranks of office workers begin to return after months of lockdowns and working from home, the new pattern of commuting is imperiling thousands of small businesses in central business districts that relied on a steady flow of customers from Monday to Friday to cover expensive downtown rents and turn a profit.