Here are five charts illustrating U.S. economic trends amid the coronavirus pandemic

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States are taking differing approaches to reopening and closing during the pandemic, and the economy has been feeling the impact. More than half of states have instituted statewide mask mandates to slow the spread of the coronavirus, and some have imposed curfews and group size limits for bars and restaurants. These five charts illustrate trends in important industries that help track reopening progress in the U.S. Direction requests Requests for walking and driving directions from Apple's navigation tool, Maps, shows little change from last week as the requests have flattened off at approximately 40% above Jan. 13 requests. Walking and driving requests are still meeting summer highs seen in late June before a dip in early July. Requests for both are also still well above pre-pandemic levels, as they have been for most of more...