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Wells Fargo stops taking applications for Paycheck Protection Program loans

Wells Fargo stops taking applications for Paycheck Protection Program loans

Wells Fargo is bowing out of a new federal program aimed at helping small businesses retain workers and pay bills during the coronavirus pandemic. The bank announced late Sunday that it would no longer accept new loan applications under the government's Paych…
Coronavirus prompts government to loosen rules on tapping retirement savings

Coronavirus prompts government to loosen rules on tapping retirement savings

Congress has passed, President Trump has signed, a $2 trillion stimulus bill that includes checks to taxpayers. Here's how to see what you might get. USA TODAY The CARES Act, the legislation just signed into law by President Donald Trump, contains plenty of…
Tesla stock gets an upgrade at Jefferies

Tesla stock gets an upgrade at Jefferies

Jefferies analyst Philippe Houchois upgraded Tesla Inc.'s stock TSLA, +5.88% to buy from hold on Monday, writing that while low gas prices could be a headwind to customer demand in the near term, he's encouraged by "continued public policy commitment to…
IBM’s new CEO takes over today — here’s his plan

IBM’s new CEO takes over today — here’s his plan

As Arvind Krishna takes over as CEO of IBM Monday, he won't be shaking employee hands or preparing a speech for a crowd at the company's Armonk, New York headquarters. Instead he'll rely on tools like email, Slack and a webcast to help him get his message acr…
Tesla is designing a ventilator using car parts, but hasn’t released production plans yet

Tesla is designing a ventilator using car parts, but hasn’t released production plans yet

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Tesla has released a video that shows prototypes for a ventilator it’s working on that was designed with car parts. Unlike Ford and GM, which are helping device com…
Inovio Pharmaceuticals plans first dosing of patients in trial of DNA COVID-19 vaccine candiate on Monday

Inovio Pharmaceuticals plans first dosing of patients in trial of DNA COVID-19 vaccine candiate...

Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. INO, +6.84% is planning the first dosing of patients in a Phase 1 trial of its DNA vaccine candidate to treat COVID-19 on Monday, the company said in a statement. The vaccine, named INO-4800, has shown promising response in p…
Wayfair stock soars 38% as business more than doubles amid coronavirus outbreak

Wayfair stock soars 38% as business more than doubles amid coronavirus outbreak

Wayfair Inc. W, +34.09% stock soared 38.3% in Monday premarket trading after the e-commerce home retailer said business skyrocketed amid the coronavirus pandemic. Wayfair went into March with gross revenue up just below 20%, consistent with January and …
Ford converts auto plant to ventilator factory

Ford converts auto plant to ventilator factory

A Ford auto plant in Michigan is being converted from making car parts to making ventilators. Ford expects to start building the devices this month, ramping up to 7,200 a week. They've promised to deliver 50,000 by July 4, Kris Van Cleave reports.
Luckin Coffee to run stores as normal

Luckin Coffee to run stores as normal

Luckin Coffee (NASDAQ:LK) says it will maintain normal operations at its stores even as a fraud investigation plays out. "Regarding the suspected financial fraud and the extremely bad impact it has caused, Luckin Coffee hereby sincerely apologizes to the pub…
5 Top Stocks to Buy With the $1,200 Coronavirus Stimulus Check

5 Top Stocks to Buy With the $1,200 Coronavirus Stimulus Check

President Trump has signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, and has initiated a $2-trillion stimulus package, the largest relief bill in the history of America. And part of the package is the one-time $1,200 cash payments …
Big Restaurant, Hotel Chains Won Exemption to Get Small Business Loans

Big Restaurant, Hotel Chains Won Exemption to Get Small Business Loans

Shake Shack Inc. hardly seems like a small enterprise, with 7,600 employees, about $500 million in annual revenue and net income last year of $24 million. Even so, it plans to apply for a new government-guaranteed small-business loan. The New York-based fast…

CVS launches drive-thru rapid testing in Rhode Island and Georgia

CVS Health said Monday it will be running two new drive-thru coronavirus testing locations and hopes to perform up to 1,000 tests a day. The sites are at Georgia Tech in Atlanta and at Twin River Casino near Providence, Rhode Island. They will use Abbott Lab…
As cases surge, 3 in 4 US hospitals already facing COVID-19

As cases surge, 3 in 4 US hospitals already facing COVID-19

A federal report finds 3 out of 4 U.S. hospitals surveyed are already treating patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated PressApril 6, 2020, 12:34 PM5 min readWASHINGTON -- Three out of four U.S. hospitals surveyed are already treating patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19, according to a federal report that finds hospitals…
Nations flood economies with aid; airlines fly into storm

Nations flood economies with aid; airlines fly into storm

Central banks and governments continue to buy time, flooding their economies with trillions in aidApril 6, 2020, 12:10 PM4 min read The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Monday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the…
Boy, 7, shot in face and killed in barrage of bullets during drive-by shooting

Boy, 7, shot in face and killed in barrage of bullets during drive-by shooting

Witnesses say they heard about 15 gunshots during the shooting.April 6, 2020, 11:45 AM3 min read A 7-year-old boy has been shot in the face and killed in a barrage of bullets during a drive-by shooting. The incident occurred on Sunday night in Chester, Pennsylvania, at around 9 p.m. in the evening. 7-year-old Sinsir Parker…
Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized with coronavirus symptoms on advice of his doctor

Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized with coronavirus symptoms on advice of his doctor

His admission to hospital came ten days after he tested positive. April 6, 2020, 10:44 AM5 min readLONDON -- The U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was hospitalized with “persistent symptoms” of coronavirus on Sunday night as a “precautionary step,” Downing Street said. Johnson was admitted to hospital to undergo tests on the advice of his…
Tiger at zoo tests positive for coronavirus

Tiger at zoo tests positive for coronavirus

A tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York City has tested positive for the new coronavirusBy JENNIFER PELTZ Associated PressApril 6, 2020, 10:39 AM5 min readNEW YORK -- A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the new coronavirus, in what is believed to be the first known infection in an animal…
Europe sees more signs of hope as Italy’s virus curve falls

Europe sees more signs of hope as Italy’s virus curve falls

Europe is seeing further signs of hope in the coronavirus outbreak as Italy’s daily death toll was at its lowest in more than two weeks and its infection curve was finally on a downward slopeBy FRANCES D'EMILIO Associated PressApril 5, 2020, 7:52 PM4 min readROME -- Europe saw further signs of hope in the coronavirus…
Pentagon announces new face mask guidance

Pentagon announces new face mask guidance

Defense Secretary Mark Esper previewed the new guidance on ABC's "This Week."April 5, 2020, 7:33 PM8 min read Anyone on Department of Defense property, installations or facilities must wear a cloth face covering when they cannot maintain 6 feet of social distance in public area or work centers, according to a new directive released Sunday…
Taliban warn peace deal with US near breaking point

Taliban warn peace deal with US near breaking point

The Taliban say their peace deal with the United States was nearing a breaking pointBy KATHY GANNON Associated PressApril 6, 2020, 4:16 AM4 min readISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- The Taliban said their peace deal with the United States was nearing a breaking point, accusing Washington of violations that included drone attacks on civilians, while also chastising…
US biotech firm donating 1.5 million doses of experimental coronavirus drug | TheHill

US biotech firm donating 1.5 million doses of experimental coronavirus drug | TheHill

Gilead Sciences Inc., a U.S. biotechnology firm that develops and commercializes drugs, has rapidly expanded its supply of an experimental coronavirus drug and is prepared to donate 1.5 million doses of it to hospitals dealing with severely ill patients.  Gi…
Economist Stephen Moore warns US could be headed toward a Great Depression

Economist Stephen Moore warns US could be headed toward a Great Depression

Economist Stephen Moore warned that the US is barrelling headlong toward a Great Depression if the economy isn’t revived by next month because of the damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic. At some point soon, were going to have to make some real decision…
Only one person per household while grocery shopping, Schnucks says

Only one person per household while grocery shopping, Schnucks says

ST. LOUIS Schnucks grocery stores announced Saturday that they will only allow one shopper per household in a store to collect groceries. The measure was taken to promote social distancing inside the stores during the coronavirus outbreak. In a statement, t…
Dow Jones Futures: Why This Stock Market Rally Is More Dangerous Than The Coronavirus Stock Market Crash

Dow Jones Futures: Why This Stock Market Rally Is More Dangerous Than The Coronavirus...

Dow Jones futures will be watched closely once again on Sunday, along with S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq futures, as coronavirus cases and deaths continue to soar. Technically, it's a coronavirus stock market rally, but Thursday's follow-through day and Frid…
Zoom CEO: ‘I Really Messed Up’

Zoom CEO: ‘I Really Messed Up’

(Newser) As many companies shift gears or close doors in the coronavirus economy, Zoom has had the enviable problem of managing what the Wall Street Journal calls "breakneck growth." Except that, per the Journal, "it hasn't been going well" as the videoconfe…
Closed on Easter: Grocery stores including Trader Joe’s, BJ’s Wholesale Club will be closed because of COVID-19

Closed on Easter: Grocery stores including Trader Joe’s, BJ’s Wholesale Club will be closed...

COVID-19 has caused numerous retail chains to close temporarily, including Apple, Macy's and Nike. Here is a look at some of the closures. Wochit More retailers will be closed for Easter than in past years because of the coronavirus pandemic. In addition t…
Saudi Arabia, Russia Push Negotiations for Global Oil Pact

Saudi Arabia, Russia Push Negotiations for Global Oil Pact

(Bloomberg) -- Saudi Arabia, Russia and other oil large producers are racing to negotiate a deal to stem the historic price rout, as diplomats pressed to get the U.S. to join the coalition. President Putin and the Russian side in general are keen to engage i…
Bitcoin Flips Bullish — But Here’s Why BTC Price May Still Hit $3.9K

Bitcoin Flips Bullish — But Here’s Why BTC Price May Still Hit $3.9K

Bitcoin (BTC) price has gained more than 10% in the last week, giving bulls some hope that the road ahead is a bright one for the leading digital asset. However, despite an effort to blast through the critical resistance level of $7,200 as mentioned in last …
Wisconsin dairy farmer dumps 56K pounds of milk: ‘no one’s buying it’ -TV

Wisconsin dairy farmer dumps 56K pounds of milk: ‘no one’s buying it’ -TV

GREANLEAF, Wisc. -- A Wisconsin dairy farmer said he was forced to dump 56,000 pounds of milk on Friday because no one is buying it.Mark Mueller owns Mueller Dairy Farm in Greenleaf. The milk harvested from the nearly 1,000 cows will rot, Mueller told WFRV.M…
How one Silicon Valley factory keeps running in the age of coronavirus

How one Silicon Valley factory keeps running in the age of coronavirus

(Reuters) - The managers at Green Circuits a small Silicon Valley electronics factory thought they would have to close when the San Francisco Bay Area directed non-essential businesses to shut almost three weeks ago. But messages soon flowed in from custome…
Is Now the Time to Buy Tesla Stock?

Is Now the Time to Buy Tesla Stock?

Business activity can't return to normal until the COVID-19 pandemic passes. Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is waiting for that moment, after it had to shut down nonessential operations at its Fremont facility in California. But when companies can once again get back to…
Trump says he will immediately ask for more small business money if relief fund runs out

Trump says he will immediately ask for more small business money if relief fund...

President Donald Trump on Saturday said that he will "immediately" seek more funding from Congress if the employee retention programs included in the $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill run out of money.  "This is money that's really going directly to the pe…
Central Church, Three Square provide food for in-need Henderson Hospital workers

Central Church, Three Square provide food for in-need Henderson Hospital workers

Central Church, Three Square provide food for in-need Henderson Hospital workers - News3LV
Walmart, Meijer, Target limit number of customers allowed inside stores at once

Walmart, Meijer, Target limit number of customers allowed inside stores at once

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — You’ll now be waiting in line just to get into some stores during normal businesses hours. Target, Meijer and Walmart are putting limits on the number of people allowed in stores at once in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. …
SWAT responding to home after man shoots woman, deputy says

SWAT responding to home after man shoots woman, deputy says

GREER, S.C. —Officials with the Greenville County Sheriff's Office say a SWAT team is responding to a home in Greer, after a call about a woman who was shot. Lt. Ryan Flood, with the sheriff's office, says the call came in around 8:30 p.m., for a home on Sub…
New York City Schools Call for End to Zoom Calls Amid Security Concerns

New York City Schools Call for End to Zoom Calls Amid Security Concerns

Zoom is now taboo in New York City schools. The video chat service, growing in popularity in the age of social distancing, has now become a security concern for teachers and students. New York City teachers have been advised to stop using Zoom to connect wit…
Powerball lottery: Did you win Saturday’s $180M Powerball drawing? Winning numbers, live results (04/04/2020)

Powerball lottery: Did you win Saturday’s $180M Powerball drawing? Winning numbers, live results (04/04/2020)

The Powerball jackpot for Saturdays lottery drawing has climbed to an estimated $180 million with a cash option of $144.8 million. The winning numbers were: 8, 31, 39, 40 and 43. The Powerball drawn was 4 with a Power Play of 3x. No one hit Wednesdays $170 …
City makes handwashing stations, cell phones available to Austin homeless amid COVID-19

City makes handwashing stations, cell phones available to Austin homeless amid COVID-19

City makes handwashing stations, cell phones available to Austin homeless amid COVID-19 - KEYE TV CBS Austin

Coronavirus pandemic disrupts Appalachian Trail dreams

COSBY, Tenn. (AP) — When Alexandra Eagle first mentioned plans to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alongside her new husband, her sister told her they’d either be divorced in five months or married forever.Eagle, 33, and Jonathan Hall, 36, had just moved out of their Brooklyn apartment when they married on March 2, the third…
Biden says call with Trump over coronavirus response hasn’t happened

Biden says call with Trump over coronavirus response hasn’t happened

Biden reiterated he was open to speaking with the president.April 5, 2020, 12:20 PM4 min read Former Vice President Joe Biden said a suggested call between himself and President Donald Trump about the novel coronavirus response hasn’t happened, but reiterated he was open to speaking with the president during an interview on ABC’s "This Week."…
Significant storm system begins to impact California with heavy rain, flash flooding

Significant storm system begins to impact California with heavy rain, flash flooding

Rainfall totals could reach up to 4 inches, particularly in higher elevations.April 5, 2020, 10:51 AM4 min read An intensifying and complex storm system is bringing some bands of heavy rain and some mountain snow to parts of northern and central California this morning. This is only the beginning of significant mountain snow, heavy and…
Trump suggests firing watchdog was payback for impeachment

Trump suggests firing watchdog was payback for impeachment

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump suggested that he fired the inspector general for the intelligence community in retaliation for impeachment, saying the official was wrong to provide an anonymous whistleblower complaint to Congress as the law requires. Trump called Michael Atkinson a “disgrace” after informing Congress late Friday night that he intended to fire him.…
Trump, Dems clash on boosting mail-in voting during pandemic

Trump, Dems clash on boosting mail-in voting during pandemic

President Donald Trump and Democrats are bickering over how to provide voters with safe and secure access to a ballot, as coronavirus pandemic rages in the U.S. and threatens to extend into the fall and affect the general electionBy KEVIN FREKING, COLLEEN LONG and NICHOLAS RICCARDI Associated PressApril 4, 2020, 10:19 PM5 min readWASHINGTON --…
Wisconsin GOP vows Supreme Court appeal on extended voting

Wisconsin GOP vows Supreme Court appeal on extended voting

Wisconsin Republicans are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block extended absentee voting in Tuesday's primaryApril 4, 2020, 10:59 PM4 min readMADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin Republicans asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday to block extended absentee voting in Tuesday's primary, despite public health fears about in-person voting amid the coronavirus pandemic. Republicans are asking…
South Dakota lawmaker dies of coronavirus

South Dakota lawmaker dies of coronavirus

A South Dakota lawmaker who contracted the coronavirus along with several other family members has diedApril 4, 2020, 8:47 PM1 min readSIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- A South Dakota state lawmaker who was among several family members to contract the coronavirus has died. State Rep. Bob Glanzer died at about 8 p.m. Friday at Avera McKennan…
Kobe, Duncan, Garnett headline Basketball Hall of Fame class

Kobe, Duncan, Garnett headline Basketball Hall of Fame class

Kobe Bryant’s resume has yet another entry to validate his greatness: He’s now, officially, a Hall of Famer. And he’s got plenty of elite company in the 2020 class, one that may be as glitzy as any. Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26, and fellow NBA greats Tim Duncan and Kevin…
Actress-author Patricia Bosworth dies from coronavirus at 86

Actress-author Patricia Bosworth dies from coronavirus at 86

Patricia Bosworth, an actress who once starred alongside Audrey Hepburn and later wrote biographies on several stars including Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift, has died due to the coronavirusApril 4, 2020, 6:30 PM2 min readLOS ANGELES -- Patricia Bosworth, an actress who once starred alongside Audrey Hepburn and later wrote biographies on several stars including…
Unemployment benefits: Workers battle busy signals and long waits to file

Unemployment benefits: Workers battle busy signals and long waits to file

Unemployment benefits: Workers battle busy signals and long waits to file - CNN
Government’s $2 Trillion Coronavirus Response Stumbles Out The Gate

Government’s $2 Trillion Coronavirus Response Stumbles Out The Gate

The national unemployment rate has risen faster than it has in decades, the government announced Friday, as the Trump administration struggled to move forward with new policies to reduce the economic devastation of the coronavirus pandemic.  One week ago, Co…
How the coronavirus job cuts played out by sector and demographics

How the coronavirus job cuts played out by sector and demographics

(Reuters) - The job losses suffered in March as the U.S. economy shut down in the face of the novel coronavirus pandemic were widespread but still were disproportionately felt in a handful of employment sectors and by women, the young and the less educated. …
Exclusive: Amazon in contact with coronavirus test makers as it plans pandemic response

Exclusive: Amazon in contact with coronavirus test makers as it plans pandemic response

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc has been in contact with the CEOs of two coronavirus test makers as it considers how to screen its staff and reduce the risk of infection at its warehouses, according to internal meeting notes seen by Reuters. The chief executives…
Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway sold $390 million in Delta, Southwest shares

Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway sold $390 million in Delta, Southwest shares

Kevin Lamarque/Reuters Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway sold nearly $390 million worth of shares in Delta Air Lines and Southwest Airlines this week, reducing its exposure to an industry being hammered by the coronavirus pandemic. The famed investor's co…
Tesla is dismissing contractors from its California and Nevada factories, sources say

Tesla is dismissing contractors from its California and Nevada factories, sources say

Tesla is letting go of contractors from its U.S. car and battery plants, according to three workers and correspondence shared with CNBC. The company is cutting contractors from its workforce, both in its vehicle factory in Fremont, California, and at the Gi…
OPEC and its allies will likely postpone emergency meeting to April 8 or 9, sources say

OPEC and its allies will likely postpone emergency meeting to April 8 or 9,...

OPEC and its allies will not hold their emergency virtual meeting on Monday and will likely postpone it until April 8 or 9 to allow more time for negotiations among oil producers on crude supply cuts, two OPEC sources said on Saturday. Earlier on Saturday, S…
Why coronavirus stock market crash is historic, has further to go: Raoul Pal

Why coronavirus stock market crash is historic, has further to go: Raoul Pal

"The whole world's f---ed." That's what Raoul Pal, the former hedge-fund manager who founded Real Vision, said on the "Lindzanity" podcast when he initially learned the coronavirus was uncontrolled and spreading rapidly.  "The moment the spread hit Iran ...…
How to get coronavirus stimulus checks, unemployment claims, and student loan help, explained

How to get coronavirus stimulus checks, unemployment claims, and student loan help, explained

The early numbers from the coronavirus economic crisis are grim. Millions of Americans are waiting for federal help in the form of direct payments, unemployment insurance benefits, or food assistance. Last week, Congress officially passed a $2 trillion stim…
The full story (and winner) of the Harley LiveWire vs Tesla Model 3 electric drag race

The full story (and winner) of the Harley LiveWire vs Tesla Model 3 electric...

Earlier this month we got a sneak peak at the first ever drag race between a Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle and Tesla Model 3 Performance electric car. The original video, shot from the stands, lacked any background info and the winner of the ph…
Tesla Model Y Is “Über Strong”

Tesla Model Y Is “Über Strong”

CarsPublished on April 4th, 2020 | by Kurt Lowder 0 April 4th, 2020 by Kurt Lowder  Auto expert Sandy Munro has published another daily video about the Tesla Model Y teardown he and his crew are doing. According to Munro, the Model Ys front impact struct…
Cruise ship with coronavirus patients heads to Miami

Cruise ship with coronavirus patients heads to Miami

MIAMI Holland America Line, a subsidiary of Carnival Corp., is still completing travel arrangements for passengers who are fit to travel on Saturday. Princess Cruises, another subsidiary of Carnival Corp., switched the Coral Princess original destination to F…
Customers Fume as Wells Fargo, Bank of America Struggle With Stimulus Loan Rollout

Customers Fume as Wells Fargo, Bank of America Struggle With Stimulus Loan Rollout

Friday was the first day that small businesses could get loans as part of the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package. However, the rollout didn't go smoothly, and customers raged at Bank of America and Wells Fargo, among other banks, on Twitter. On Tuesday…

Cramer’s week ahead: ‘We could be on the verge of a depression’

CNBC's Jim Cramer on Friday delivered a dire message about the financial future. "I've got to be honest with you: We could be on the verge of a depression. Not a recession, a depression if things don't go right," the "Mad Money" host said. Cramer gave the g…
Barr orders increase in home confinement as virus surges

Barr orders increase in home confinement as virus surges

Attorney General William Barr has ordered the Bureau of Prisons to increase the use of home confinementBy MICHAEL BALSAMO and MICHAEL R. SISAK Associated PressApril 4, 2020, 7:30 AM3 min readWASHINGTON -- Attorney General William Barr ordered the Bureau of Prisons on Friday to increase the use of home confinement and expedite the release of…
Trump fires watchdog who handled Ukraine complaint

Trump fires watchdog who handled Ukraine complaint

President Donald Trump has fired Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for the intelligence community who handled the whistleblower complaint that triggered his impeachmentBy MARY CLARE JALONICK and DEB RIECHMANN Associated PressApril 4, 2020, 6:04 AM5 min readWASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Friday abruptly fired the inspector general of the intelligence community, sidelining an independent…
Saudi Arabia sharply rebukes Russia over oil price collapse

Saudi Arabia sharply rebukes Russia over oil price collapse

Saudi Arabia has sharply criticized Russia over what it described as Moscow blaming the kingdom for the collapse in global energy pricesBy JON GAMBRELL Associated PressApril 4, 2020, 9:30 AM3 min readDUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Saudi Arabia sharply criticized Russia on Saturday over what it described as Moscow blaming the kingdom for the collapse…
New York City morgues almost full, alert sent for 45K health care workers amid coronavirus outbreak

New York City morgues almost full, alert sent for 45K health care workers amid...

A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed at least 7,152 people in the United States. With more than 277,000 diagnosed cases of COVID-19, the U.S. has by far the highest national tally in the world, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. More than…
Biden and Trump campaigns haven’t called on Wisconsin to postpone primaries amid pandemic

Biden and Trump campaigns haven’t called on Wisconsin to postpone primaries amid pandemic

Wisconsin's primary elections are moving forward as scheduled on Tuesday amid the coronavirus pandemic. And despite conflicting guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about limited larges gatherings, both campaigns for former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump say they won’t call on the state to postpone their respective contests. U.S.…
Americans stuck as last flight out of Russia stopped on tarmac as coronavirus lockdown extended

Americans stuck as last flight out of Russia stopped on tarmac as coronavirus lockdown...

Hundreds of Americans are stuck in Russia after the country abruptly suspended international air traffic on Friday in response to the coronavirus epidemic, forcing the last flight bound for the U.S. to cancel its takeoff even as it was waiting on the runway. Julian MacKay, a ballet dancer, and his younger brother, Nicholas, had been…
Kentucky governor vetoes voter ID bill

Kentucky governor vetoes voter ID bill

Gov. Andy Beshear has vetoed a bill pushed by Republican lawmakers to require Kentucky residents to show a government-issued photo ID in order to voteBy BRUCE SCHREINER Associated PressApril 3, 2020, 11:42 PM3 min readFRANKFORT, Ky. -- Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday vetoed a bill pushed by Republican lawmakers to require Kentucky residents to…
9 states have yet to issue formal stay-at-home orders amid coronavirus

9 states have yet to issue formal stay-at-home orders amid coronavirus

As the American death toll from the novel coronavirus continues to rise, pressure to impose a nationwide stay-at-home order mounts. President Trump has resisted calls to issue a nationwide stay-at-home directive, despite task force projections that predicted between 100,000 and 240,000 Americans could lose their lives from the coronavirus, even if social distancing measures are…
On first day, small business loan application process plagued with problems

On first day, small business loan application process plagued with problems

Across the U.S. banking industry, officials scrambled overnight to stand up a massive new government-backed lending program to help small businesses ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic and many were unable to make it happen by the Friday deadline given that the Treasury Department released its guidelines for the loans late Thursday night. The $350 billion…
Daughter, grandson of Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, RFK’s daughter, missing in canoe accident

Daughter, grandson of Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, RFK’s daughter, missing in canoe accident

The Kennedy family has a history of tragic deaths.April 4, 2020, 12:32 PM6 min read The daughter and grandson of former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend are missing and presumed dead after a canoeing accident, the family confirmed. Townsend confirmed late Friday the search had transitioned to a recovery operation. Townsend is the eldest…
Stock market live updates: Futures off their lows, jobs report ahead

Stock market live updates: Futures off their lows, jobs report ahead

People walk on Wall St. outside the New York Stock Exchange, August 7, 2019. This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. 8:37 am: Biggest jobs drop in a decade, US payrolls fall by 701,000 in March U.S. payrolls fell by 701,000 in March, according …
‘Mom & Pop’ shops worry they will be squeezed out of small business coronavirus aid

‘Mom & Pop’ shops worry they will be squeezed out of small business coronavirus...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Family-owned restaurants fear they could be pitted against larger competitors, hotel chains and potentially investment funds in a race starting on Friday for a $349 billion pot of money the U.S. government will offer businesses hard-hit…
The Coronavirus Small Business Loan Program: What You Need To Know

The Coronavirus Small Business Loan Program: What You Need To Know

David Bramante, the owner of West Newton Theatre in Newton, Mass., stands in the doorway of the theater noting its closure on March 27. Suzanne Kreiter/Boston Globe via Getty Images Starting today, small businesses can apply for the nearly $350 billion in l…
Amazon employees at 6 California sites positive for coronavirus

Amazon employees at 6 California sites positive for coronavirus

Workers at six Amazon facilities in Southern California have tested positive in the last week for the virus that causes COVID-19. Four of those cases were confirmed and disclosed in the last 24 hours to workers at the facilities involved. The newly affected …
Most student loan payments are suspended. Here’s what you need to know.

Most student loan payments are suspended. Here’s what you need to know.

Washington (CNN)In an unprecedented move, the US government is automatically suspending payments and waiving interest on federal student loans for six months, providing immediate relief for more than 20 million people currently paying off their debt. But th…
Oil prices march higher as OPEC calls for emergency meeting on Monday

Oil prices march higher as OPEC calls for emergency meeting on Monday

Oil prices march higher as OPEC calls for emergency meeting on Monday - CNN
10 million unemployed in the US | Coronavirus business update

10 million unemployed in the US | Coronavirus business update

10 million unemployed in the US | Coronavirus business update - DW News
The Coronavirus Is Spreading, but German Factories Keep Running

The Coronavirus Is Spreading, but German Factories Keep Running

FRANKFURTCoronavirus infections are rampant in Germany but most of the countrys factories are still humming, sketching a blueprint for countries seeking to support economic activity through the pandemic.Nonessential businesses sit idle across swaths of Europe…
US jobless claims could soon exceed 8 million, economist projects

US jobless claims could soon exceed 8 million, economist projects

People gather at the entrance for the New York State Department of Labor offices in Brooklyn, which closed to the public due to the coronavirus disease outbreak March 20, 2020. The number of weekly unemployment claims filed in the U.S. could soon exceed 8 mi…
Zoom’s Flawed Encryption Linked to China

Zoom’s Flawed Encryption Linked to China

Meetings on Zoom, the increasingly popular video conferencing service, are encrypted using an algorithm with serious, well-known weaknesses, and sometimes using keys issued by servers in China, even when meeting participants are all in North America, accord…
European business activity craters as Brussels races to find a ‘credible’ funding plan

European business activity craters as Brussels races to find a ‘credible’ funding plan

The coronavirus pandemic is hitting European economies sharply, with the latest economic data showing massive falls in services activity across the region. In Italy, the services industry dropped in March at the fastest rate since the IHS Markit survey began…
Got $2,500? Here Are 5 High-Growth Stocks to Buy Now

Got $2,500? Here Are 5 High-Growth Stocks to Buy Now

Over the past six-plus weeks, investors have taken quite the beating, and their resolve to stay invested has been tested like never before. The spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pushed equities into bear market territory in just over three we…
Emirates Gradually Resuming Flights As Of April 6

Emirates Gradually Resuming Flights As Of April 6

I’ll be curious to see what this looks like in practice… All UAE flights banned for two weeks A bit over a week ago, the government of the UAE banned all scheduled passenger flights to & from the country for a period of 14 days. This was a drastic measu…

Tesla Is ‘Crushing The Auto Industry’, Munster Says, As Company Posts Q1 Delivery Figures

Loup Ventures Managing Partner Gene Munster on Thursday said Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) "is crushing the auto industry," generating significantly higher demand than its competitors. What Happened Tesla earlier in the day reported 88,400 deliveries and 102,67…

Trump administration ended pandemic early-warning program to detect coronaviruses

Two months before the novel coronavirus probably began spreading in Wuhan, China, the Trump administration ended a $200 million pandemic early-warning program aimed at training scientists in China and other countries to detect and respond to such a threat. The project, launched by the U.S. Agency for International Development in 2009, identified 1,200 different viruses…

A new way to fine-tune exotic materials: Thin, stretch and clamp

Researchers from SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University made a super-thin, flexible membrane from a normally brittle oxide by growing it on a surface coated with a compound that dissolves in water. When the coating was dissolved, the membrane (dark red) floated free. Stretching this membrane revealed how strain affects the material's electronic properties.…
Prince Charles opens fast-tracked London hospital

Prince Charles opens fast-tracked London hospital

Prince Charles remotely opened Friday the new Nightingale Hospital at London’s main exhibition and conference center, a temporary facility that will soon be able to treat 4,000 people who have contracted the COVID-19 diseaseBy PAN PYLAS Associated PressApril 3, 2020, 12:15 PM3 min readLONDON -- Prince Charles on Friday remotely opened the new Nightingale Hospital…
Meek Mill, Jay-Z’s criminal justice organization ramps up efforts to protect prisoners amid coronavirus threat

Meek Mill, Jay-Z’s criminal justice organization ramps up efforts to protect prisoners amid coronavirus...

The group will send 50,000 masks to Rikers Island, which has over 200 cases.April 3, 2020, 11:01 AM7 min read The criminal justice reform organization founded by rappers Meek Mill and Jay-Z is sending personal protective equipment to prisons as cases of inmates testing positive for the novel coronavirus surge in various correctional facilities across…
Outbreak’s global economic cost may top $4 trillion

Outbreak’s global economic cost may top $4 trillion

The pandemic will cost the global economy as much as $4.1 trillion, or nearly 5% of all economic activityApril 3, 2020, 12:21 PM5 min read The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Friday related to the global economy, the work place and…
Fewer than half of Americans believe their daily routine will return to normal by June, as fears over coronavirus rise: POLL

Fewer than half of Americans believe their daily routine will return to normal by...

Fewer than half of Americans believe their regular daily routine will return to normal by June 1 amid sharply rising concerns over contracting the novel coronavirus according to a new ABC News/Ipsos poll released Friday. In the new poll, just over nine in 10 Americans now say that the outbreak has disrupted their daily routine,…
Athletes Village for Olympics could house virus patients

Athletes Village for Olympics could house virus patients

The governor of Tokyo is talking about the possibility of using the under-construction Olympic Athletes Village as a temporary hospital for coronavirus patientsBy YURI KAGEYAMA and STEPHEN WADEApril 3, 2020, 9:59 AM3 min readTOKYO -- The under-construction Athletes Village for the Tokyo Olympics could be used as a temporary hospital for coronavirus patients. Tokyo Governor…
Should pulse oximeters be used at home to track coronavirus symptoms?

Should pulse oximeters be used at home to track coronavirus symptoms?

Lung problems like pneumonia and respiratory failure can be some of the most severe symptoms of COVID-19. Knowing how your lungs are doing could help calm a lot of nerves. Advice found on YouTube and social media is gaining traction, turning some toward the use of a pulse oximeter to monitor their oxygen levels at…
The last coronavirus holdout in New York: A rural upstate county braces itself

The last coronavirus holdout in New York: A rural upstate county braces itself

In the rural upstate New York, it takes up to two weeks to find out test results for the novel coronavirus. Personal protective equipment is sparse. And there's no medical facility with an intensive care unit. This is what officials in Seneca County are trying to remedy as their first COVID-19 case was diagnosed on…
The daily terrors: Improvising in a makeshift ICU in Spain

The daily terrors: Improvising in a makeshift ICU in Spain

The tension is palpable in this makeshift ICU in SpainBy RENATA BRITO Associated PressApril 3, 2020, 8:40 AM3 min readBADALONA, Spain -- The tension is palpable. There is no non-essential talking. An orchestra of medical monitors marks the tempo with an endless series of soft, distinct beeps. Never have so many people been inside the…
Trump campaign calls Sessions ‘delusional’ in letter

Trump campaign calls Sessions ‘delusional’ in letter

President Donald Trump's campaign has sent a letter demanding his former attorney general Jeff Sessions stop tying himself to Trump in campaign materialsBy KIM CHANDLER Associated PressApril 3, 2020, 4:30 AM3 min readMONTGOMERY, Ala. -- President Donald Trump’s campaign has sent a letter to Jeff Sessions, his former attorney general now running for a U.S.…
GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks slip as global recession looms

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks slip as global recession looms

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks were mixed on Thursday, as the death toll from coronavirus rose and economic pain deepened, with another record week of jobless claims expected in the United States. Investors sought the safety of the U.S. dollar, which hung …
5 things to know before the stock market opens Thursday

5 things to know before the stock market opens Thursday

1. Dow futures cut gains after huge jobless claims A passenger wears a protective mask at the Wall Street subway station in New York, on Monday, March 30, 2020. U.S. stock futures cut gains after the government reported another unprecedented number of Ameri…
Elon Musk promised ventilators. These are BPAP machines.

Elon Musk promised ventilators. These are BPAP machines.

Some of you might have noticed that we recently started a series called Corona Tools, in honour of those who are really standing out from the crowd during this crisis. But we needn’t have bothered, really. Because one man is fast emerging from this virus as t…
Real Estate Spring Buying Season Could Be “Catastrophic”

Real Estate Spring Buying Season Could Be “Catastrophic”

We find ourselves with little to no empirical evidence of whats happening, said Mr. Miller, because the virus outbreak became a factor so late in March. I dont have a sense, other than its going to be catastrophic. Contracts and closings can lag the reality …

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