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Tumblr, the once-hot blogging network loved by teens, has released Cabana, a standalone app for watching videos with friends—a move that raises questions about the social network's future.

Deja vu: Tumblr, which has been quiet for quite some time, seems to be turning to a strategy once used by its own parent company, Yahoo: Building "hip" mobile apps to convince its younger entrepreneurial employees that it's not stagnating. Last year, Tumblr joined the video broadcasting craze, and today it's latching onto the group video chat trend.

Uncertain future: So what will become of Tumblr, which Yahoo wrote down (twice) last year after paying $1.1 billion for it in 2013? Despite struggling to make money from Trumblr, there's been no sign that it plans to sell it off, so it would have to find ways to keep employees interested. And the same questions apply to Polyvore, the fashion site Yahoo acquired in 2015, whose CEO left last year to become a venture capitalist.

What to watch: The Yahoo-AOL acquisition is set to close this quarter, the company recently said.

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Massive layoffs hit Disney theme parks

A person posing for a photo in front of the iconic Disney castle at Disneyland Resort in Hong Kong on Sept, 25. Photo: Miguel Candela Poblacion/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Disney is laying off 28,000 workers at its theme parks and experiences and consumer products divisions, the company said in a statement Tuesday.

Why it matters: The coronavirus pandemic has forced the company to close its California theme parks and limit attendance at re-opened parks elsewhere around the U.S. Around 67% of the 28,000 laid off workers are part-time employees, according to Josh D’Amaro, chairman of Disney's parks, experiences and products division.

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United States of burnout

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Postponed vacations, holidays in isolation and back-to-back virtual meetings are taking a toll on millions of American workers.

Why it matters: As we head into the fall, workers are feeling the burnout. Such a collective fraying of mental health at work could dampen productivity and hinder economic growth across the country.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 4:15 p.m. ET: 33,477,825 — Total deaths: 1,003,922 — Total recoveries: 23,209,109Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 4:15 p.m. ET: 7,176,111 — Total deaths: 205,676 — Total recoveries: 2,794,608 — Total tests: 102,342,416Map.
  3. Health: Americans won't take Trump's word on the vaccine, Axios-Ipsos poll finds.
  4. States: NYC's coronavirus positivity rate spikes to highest since June.
  5. Sports: Tennessee Titans close facility amid NFL's first coronavirus outbreak.
  6. World: U.K. beats previous record for new coronavirus cases.