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US schools are in a ‘state of alert’ amid coronavirus outbreak. Are they overreacting...

As confirmed cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus spread in the U.S. this week, school leaders nationwide are preparing for their worst-case scenario emergency plans. Some are already shutting down schools or considering online learning if the health threat persists.And some are simply saying: Wash your hands.So, who's right? Perhaps everyone.District leaders are right to emphasize hand washing, staying home if you’re…
The U.S. Tried to Build a New Fleet of Ventilators. The Mission Failed.

The U.S. Tried to Build a New Fleet of Ventilators. The Mission Failed.

In 2014, with no ventilators having been delivered to the government, Covidien executives told officials at the biomedical research agency that they wanted to get out of the contract, according to three former federal officials. The executives complained that…

Skull scans reveal evolutionary secrets of fossil brains

Brain imprints in fossil skulls of the species Australopithecus afarensis (famous for "Lucy" and the "Dikika child" from Ethiopia pictured here) shed new light on the evolution of brain growth and organization. The exceptionally preserved endocranial imprint of the Dikika child reveals an ape-like brain organization, and no features derived towards humans. Credit: Philipp Gunz,…
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…

South Korea Coronavirus Cases Rise as China Touts Recoveries

South Korea reported more than 800 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, the most of any country caught up in the epidemic, as China said it crossed a key threshold in its fight against the deadly disease. The increase in South Korea came mostly in Daegu, the southern city at the center of the country’s outbreak;…
Coronavirus Pandemic Compels Historic Labor Shift

Coronavirus Pandemic Compels Historic Labor Shift

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing the fastest reallocation of labor since World War II, with companies and governments mobilizing an army of idled workers into new activities that are urgently needed. Around the world, former hotel, restaurant and airline …

Record-Breaking, Gargantuan Black Hole Eruption – Biggest Explosion Seen in the Universe

This extremely powerful eruption occurred in the Ophiuchus galaxy cluster, which is located about 390 million light-years from Earth. Galaxy clusters are the largest structures in the Universe held together by gravity, containing thousands of individual galaxies, dark matter, and hot gas. Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Naval Research Lab/Giacintucci, S.; XMM:ESA/XMM; Radio: NCRA/TIFR/GMRTN; Infrared: 2MASS/UMass/IPAC-Caltech/NASA/NSF The biggest…
Traders Seek China’s Masks to Help U.S. Hospitals Battle the Coronavirus

Traders Seek China’s Masks to Help U.S. Hospitals Battle the Coronavirus

Zhang Qing, a senior Chinese aviation regulator, said the Chinese government was making it easier for air freighters to move in and out of the country. Airlines are even operating passenger aircraft as freighters, she said. But China wants the United States …
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…
Here are the states that have shut down nonessential businesses

Here are the states that have shut down nonessential businesses

At least 28 states have shut down businesses to slow coronavirus' spread.March 26, 2020, 2:15 PM5 min read At least 28 states have enacted policies to close nonessential businesses in an effort to slow the spread of novel coronavirus in the United States. While guidance varies from state to state, recreational spaces like museums, movie…
Wisconsin gas prices plummet to 99 cents a gallon

Wisconsin gas prices plummet to 99 cents a gallon

Gas prices in Wisconsin have fallen to 99 cents a gallon in some areas  (Photo: File/Getty Images) Gas prices in Wisconsin fell below $1 per gallon Thursday for the first time in decades as demand for fuel plummets during the coronavirus pandemic. A Loves …
Asian markets cautiously await U.S. stimulus, jobs

Asian markets cautiously await U.S. stimulus, jobs

LONDON (Reuters) - Share markets across the world fell on Thursday as nerves over jobs data likely to lay bare the economic carnage from the coronavirus pandemic outweighed a $2 trillion U.S. stimulus package. The U.S. Senate on Wednesday backed the massive…
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…
European stocks open lower, U.S. equity futures fall amid grim coronavirus forecast

European stocks open lower, U.S. equity futures fall amid grim coronavirus forecast

European stocks opened sharply lower on Wednesday, with U.S. stock futures also under pressures after U.S. President Donald Trump warned of a "very painful" two weeks ahead in the country's coronavirus battle. Experts warned of a staggering 100,000 to 240,000…
Stock market live updates: Dow futures down 800, second quarter begins, Trump’s warning

Stock market live updates: Dow futures down 800, second quarter begins, Trump’s warning

A man runs past the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). This is a live blog. Check back for updates. 8:50 am: Second worst start to the quarter ever?  The S&P 500 is poised to open down over 3.5% this morning and if those numbers hold through the close it …

QFC, Fred Meyer announce ‘hero bonus’ for grocery store workers during COVID-19 outbreak

QFC, Fred Meyer announce 'hero bonus' for grocery store workers during COVID-19 outbreak - KOMO News
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…
Here are the companies mass hiring during the coronavirus pandemic

Here are the companies mass hiring during the coronavirus pandemic

USA TODAY reporter Nathan Bomey gives a lowdown on the companies going through massive hiring sprees and why not to worry about your utility bill. USA TODAY The growing spread of coronavirus has left many Americans in fear of losing their jobs, as businesse…

NASA chief says agency is monitoring coronavirus situation for impacts to US space program

Home News Spaceflight NASA is monitoring coronavirus impacts that could affect the U.S. space program. (Image: © NASA) NASA is keeping watch for more potential impacts the new coronavirus may have on the U.S. space program after one of the agency's research centers had to send employees home this week after a case, according to…
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.…
Want to buy gold coins or bars? Good luck finding any

Want to buy gold coins or bars? Good luck finding any

London (CNN Business)Investors are snapping up gold bars and coins, seeking the security offered by the precious metal as the coronavirus pandemictrashes economies and forces central banks to print trillions of dollars in new money. But with major gold refi…
Texas, Florida may be the next hot spots for COVID-19

Texas, Florida may be the next hot spots for COVID-19

New York has been labeled as the current epicenter of the outbreak.April 2, 2020, 9:06 AM6 min read The COVID-19 pandemic has spread rapidly, with 100,000 additional confirmed cases in the U.S. this past week alone, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Part of the U.S. and the global community have been trying…
Coronavirus Henrico nursing home COVID-19 outbreak: 37 positive, 8 dead WTVR CBS 6 Web Staff

Coronavirus Henrico nursing home COVID-19 outbreak: 37 positive, 8 dead WTVR CBS 6 Web...

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. Canterbury Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center continue to deal with a coronavirus outbreak and now reports 17 positive cases, including 4 deaths. Canterbury officials confirm a fourth resident with COVID-19 died the past 24 hours. Dr. …
Chris Cuomo on what it’s like to have coronavirus

Chris Cuomo on what it’s like to have coronavirus

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Coronavirus crisis has people struggling to pay bills: Here’s what you can do

Coronavirus crisis has people struggling to pay bills: Here’s what you can do

Wednesday is the first of the month, when most rent payment and a handful of other bills are due. If you are struggling amid the ongoing coronavirus-induced financial crisis, here are some resources that are available to help. The pandemic has clobbered the U.S. economy, forcing many businesses to shut down due to government-mandated orders.…
Coronavirus live updates: Mnuchin sees relief checks in weeks, jobless claims surge to record

Coronavirus live updates: Mnuchin sees relief checks in weeks, jobless claims surge to record

This is CNBC's live blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak. All times below are in Eastern time. This blog will be updated throughout the day as the news breaks.  Global cases: More than 480,446Global deaths: At least …
Four Southland Grocery Workers Test Positive For COVID-19

Four Southland Grocery Workers Test Positive For COVID-19

At least four Southland grocery workers have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past week, but officials with each store said every precaution is being taken to keep customers safe. At the Costco on the border between Culver City and Marina del Rey, emp…
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…
Small businesses face ‘nightmare’ cash crunch from coronavirus pandemic

Small businesses face ‘nightmare’ cash crunch from coronavirus pandemic

Comedy clubs, bookstores and cocktail makers are among the millions of American small businesses facing a race against time in an unprecedented financial battle for survival. "It's not funny. You know, that needs to be clear," said Allyson Jaffe, co-owner of DC Improv, which closed its theater and laid off nearly all of its staff…
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…
Medicare and Medicaid patients get temporary access to telemedicine amid coronavirus crisis, but challenges remain

Medicare and Medicaid patients get temporary access to telemedicine amid coronavirus crisis, but challenges...

President Donald Trump’s administration took the unprecedented step on Monday to temporarily waive rules for the nation's largest insurer -- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) -- giving some healthcare providers the ability to have phone-only visits with their patients as the coronavirus crisis rages on. CMS covers at least 140 million Americans through…
Chinese buyers snap up U.S. oil purchases at widest discounts ever

Chinese buyers snap up U.S. oil purchases at widest discounts ever

By Shu Zhang and Florence Tan SINGAPORE (Reuters) - China has increased U.S. crude purchases with some buyers snapping up cargoes at the widest discounts ever as sellers seek to offload excess supplies in Asia, six trade sources said on Wednesday. China sta…
I Stopped Buying Stocks for Now: Here’s Why

I Stopped Buying Stocks for Now: Here’s Why

We have experienced one of the fastest and steepest declines in stock prices over the past month. The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average lost more than 30% of their value in only 30 days, one of the quickest 30% drops in history. It was also the fir…
Ford delays manufacturing restart indefinitely, but will build ventilators for coronavirus fight

Ford delays manufacturing restart indefinitely, but will build ventilators for coronavirus fight

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Ford will delay the reopening of its North American manufacturing facilities indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Ford) The decision comes after the auto…

Oregon veteran survives coronavirus, celebrates 104th birthday

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.It was a very happy 104th birthday for World War II veteran William Lapschies on Wednesday.The Lebanon, Ore., resident celebrated with family members after surviving a recent bout with the coronavirus, according to media reports.“He is fully recovered. He is very…
Despite coronavirus grocery buying spree, farmers fearful for the future

Despite coronavirus grocery buying spree, farmers fearful for the future

Possible shutdowns and demand changes have farmers on edge. April 1, 2020, 8:59 AM6 min read As the coronavirus crisis shut down much of the country’s workforce or forced it to make dramatic accommodations, the nation's farmers have been hard at work, producing food supplies for the nation. But they are doing so amid a…
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,…
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

FDA approves Abbott Labs’ 5-minute coronavirus test

Abbott Laboratories is unveiling a coronavirus test that can tell if someone is infected in as little as 5 minutes and is so small and portable it can be used in almost any health care setting. The medical-device maker plans to supply 50,000 tests a day star…
Publix offering rent relief in Publix-owned shopping centers

Publix offering rent relief in Publix-owned shopping centers

Publix offering rent relief in Publix-owned shopping centers - WPEC
Pipeline operators ask oil companies to stop production as storage fills up

Pipeline operators ask oil companies to stop production as storage fills up

Pipeline operators with full storage tanks are asking some Texas oil companies to stop production as the ongoing price war between Russia and Saudi Arabia has exacerbated a global supply while the coronavirus pandemic has dramatically cut global deman…
Macy’s to furlough majority of its 130,000 workers

Macy’s to furlough majority of its 130,000 workers

Macy's, Kohl's and Gap Inc. all said Monday they will stop paying tens of thousands of employees who were thrown out of work when the chains temporarily closed their stores and sales collapsed as a result of the pandemicBy ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail WriterMarch 30, 2020, 10:16 PM5 min readNEW YORK -- Macy's, Kohl's and…
‘Hard to know’ if imperfect stimulus bill will help everybody: Larry Kudlow

‘Hard to know’ if imperfect stimulus bill will help everybody: Larry Kudlow

He faces criticism after claiming last month new coronavirus was "contained."March 29, 2020, 3:06 PM8 min read National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow touted President Donald Trump's signing this week of "the biggest assistance package in history," but acknowledged the difficulty in saying with certainty whether the funds would be enough to meet the needs…
Fed steps in once again to try to smooth out lending markets

Fed steps in once again to try to smooth out lending markets

The Federal Reserve is intervening once again to try to smooth out the world's lending markets, this time by lending dollars to other central banks in exchange for TreasurysBy CHRISTOPHER RUGABER Economics WriterMarch 31, 2020, 2:12 PM2 min readWASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve is intervening once again to try to smooth out the world's lending markets,…
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…
Coronavirus: Airlines that have collapsed due to COVID-19

Coronavirus: Airlines that have collapsed due to COVID-19

Air travel has been one of the hardest-hit industries in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Almost as soon as news of the virus became widespread in late-January, travel demand to Asia from the rest of the world plummeted. Even before the containment …
Kennedy Center to stop paying National Symphony Orchestra despite $25 million in coronavirus aid: Union

Kennedy Center to stop paying National Symphony Orchestra despite $25 million in coronavirus aid:...

The decision was notified just after President Trump signed the stimulus bill.March 30, 2020, 4:29 PM8 min read The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., will stop paying its musicians despite expecting to receive some $25 million in aid from the recently signed coronavirus national stimulus package, a union that represents the…
5 charts that explain the Saudi Arabia-Russia oil price war so far

5 charts that explain the Saudi Arabia-Russia oil price war so far

Two of the world's largest oil producers  Saudi Arabia and Russia  are set to increase production dramatically this month, after an agreement between OPEC and its allies to lower output expired at the end of March.  OPEC+ countries have teamed up to reduce t…
Boeing, Suppliers Near $60 Billion From U.S. Aid Package

Boeing, Suppliers Near $60 Billion From U.S. Aid Package

(Bloomberg) -- Boeing Co. and its suppliers moved one step closer to a federal rescue that would provide at least $60 billion to help ride out the coronavirus pandemic, people familiar with the planemakers thinking said. The aerospace industry including Boe…

March 31 Central Coast coronavirus update: Harbors and boat ramps close

VACCINE IN SEPTEMBER...THAT IS ASTONISHLY FAST .... AND THAT'S JUST ONE OF ALMOST TWO DOZEN IN DEVELOPMENT....AND THEN RESEARCHERS ARE ALSO FTANTICALLY LOOKING FOR SOME KIND OF TREATMENT. SCIENTISTS ARE WORKING AROUND THE CLOCK ON TWO FRONTS IN THE RACE TO FIND A WEAPON TO COMBAT COVID 19: TREATMENTS AND VACCINES. JUST TODAY THE FDA…

Sub-Atomic Particle Identified That Could Have Formed “Dark Matter”

A sub-atomic particle has been identified that could have formed the “dark matter” in the Universe during the Big Bang. Scientists shed light on mystery of dark matter. Scientists have identified a sub-atomic particle that could have formed the “dark matter” in the Universe during the Big Bang. Up to 80% of the Universe could…
Coronavirus economic updates: Markets tick up slightly after weeks of volatility

Coronavirus economic updates: Markets tick up slightly after weeks of volatility

The health crisis has increasingly become an economic one.March 31, 2020, 12:11 AM6 min read The coronavirus pandemic has quickly evolved from a health crisis to a financial one, shuttering businesses, upending entire industries and sending financial markets reeling. Here's the latest news on how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting the economy. For more on…
JPMorgan Says the Market Rout Is Probably Past Its Worst Now

JPMorgan Says the Market Rout Is Probably Past Its Worst Now

(Bloomberg) -- Strategists at JPMorgan Chase & Co. have concluded that most risk assets -- a universe that typically includes stocks and credit -- have seen their low points for the recession thats gripped economies around the world. Conditions that JPMo…
Billionaire investor Bill Ackman turned $27 million into $2.6 billion by betting that coronavirus would t..

Billionaire investor Bill Ackman turned $27 million into $2.6 billion by betting that coronavirus...

Thomson Reuters Hedge fund billionaire Bill Ackman turned a $27 million position into a $2.6 billion windfall as the coronavirus dragged stocks to multiyear lows and threatened deep economic recession.Pershing Square Capital Management turne…

Flattening the curve: A look behind the numbers and what’s next for Utah and...

Understanding what flattening the curve means for you A pedestrian crosses 200 South at Main Street in a nearly empty downtown Salt Lake City during the lunch hour on Friday, March 27, 2020.Steve Griffin, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — As of Saturday, Utah has 603 cases of COVID-19, two deaths and is 13 days…
2021 Genesis G80 revealed with sleek style, turbo power

2021 Genesis G80 revealed with sleek style, turbo power

The new G80 has a very Mercedes-Benz CLS-like shape from this view. That's a good thing. Genesis The 2021 Genesis G80 is here, and boy, is it a looker. That's not a total shock, of course -- Genesis gave us a preview of its new sedan earlier this month. Now…
Tight budget? Here are the best foods to stockpile in a coronavirus quarantine

Tight budget? Here are the best foods to stockpile in a coronavirus quarantine

The CDC and a new study look at how long the coronavirus can live on surfaces. USA TODAY Americans are scrambling to stockpile supplies as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads. But not everyone has the flexibility in their budget to buy extra supplies, especially …
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…
Grocery store throws out $35K worth of food that woman coughed on in ‘twisted prank’

Grocery store throws out $35K worth of food that woman coughed on in ‘twisted...

A woman played a "twisted prank" at a Pennsylvania grocery store Wednesday by purposefully coughing on about $35,000 worth of food, which had to be thrown out, the supermarket said. "Today was a very challenging day," Joe Fasula wrote on the Facebook page of…
European stocks edge lower after ECB calls for banks to halt dividends through October

European stocks edge lower after ECB calls for banks to halt dividends through October

European stocks SXXP, -1.42% slipped in early trade on Monday, with modest losses across the Continent. Two companies that warned over the impact of COVID-19, chip equipment maker ASML and luxury-goods product firm LVMH MC, -1.31% , both advance…
Walgreens earnings top estimates, as the drugstore chain says it can’t forecast the impact of coronavirus pandemic

Walgreens earnings top estimates, as the drugstore chain says it can’t forecast the impact...

Walgreens Boots Alliance beat Wall Street earnings expectations Thursday, sending shares up about 4% in early trading. Here's what Walgreens reported for its fiscal second quarter of 2020 compared with what Wall Street was expecting, based on a survey of ana…
Peter Navarro: Intent on preventing ‘bottlenecks’ of needed medical supplies, ventilators

Peter Navarro: Intent on preventing ‘bottlenecks’ of needed medical supplies, ventilators

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. White House Trade Advisor Peter Navarro says his focus as the newly appointed Defense Production Act coordinator is on preventing "bottlenecks or delays" in getting…
34 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Westfield

34 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Westfield

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - The Center for Disease Control issued a domestic travel advisory for New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. This new advisory is for residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Residents in those states are urged to refrain …
Retirees Get Relief in Senate Coronavirus Stimulus Package

Retirees Get Relief in Senate Coronavirus Stimulus Package

The Senates $2 trillion coronavirus-relief bill that passed Wednesday night includes breaks for Americans whose retirement accounts have been battered by the stock-market meltdown.The House of Representatives is expected to pass the package on Friday. Treasur…
The Best Tips On Working From Home

The Best Tips On Working From Home

Father multi-tasking with young son (2 yrs) at kitchen table Getty As a result of covid-19, a whole swath of the work force around the world is homebound. It is not an easy transition for everyone, but a lot of professionals, ranging from astronauts to writ…
Why the Global Recession Could Last a Long Time

Why the Global Recession Could Last a Long Time

I feel like the 2008 financial crisis was just a dry run for this, said Kenneth S. Rogoff, a Harvard economist and co-author of a history of financial crises, This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly. This is already shaping up as the deepe…
GE Appliances employees protest return to work during COVID-19 pandemic

GE Appliances employees protest return to work during COVID-19 pandemic

LOUISVILLE, Ky. —More than 3,000 GE Appliances workers protested on Saturday after the company called them back to work after a week long closure due to COVID-19. Workers say they believe they are at risk while the company says the proper precautions have b…

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.…
Crocs donating its shoes to healthcare workers

Crocs donating its shoes to healthcare workers

New York (CNN Business)Go into most US emergency rooms, and you'll find staff wear Crocs. Now their manufacturer has announced a program to donate 10,000 a day to healthcare workers fighting against the novel coronavirus. "Over the past week, we have spoken …
Stock futures open lower as Trump extends coronavirus social distancing measures to April 30

Stock futures open lower as Trump extends coronavirus social distancing measures to April 30

Loans and guarantees to businesses, state and local governments: $500 billion. Includes up to $50 billion for passenger airlines, $8 billion for cargo carriers, $17 billion for "businesses critical to maintaining national security." Companies accepting loans …
SeaWorld CEO Serge Rivera resigned

SeaWorld CEO Serge Rivera resigned

SeaWorld CEO Serge Rivera resigned - Orlando Sentinel
Coronavirus outbreak: Photographer pays tribute to healthcare workers

Coronavirus outbreak: Photographer pays tribute to healthcare workers

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As unemployment claims see record high, hear from those affected

As unemployment claims see record high, hear from those affected

As the number of people infected with the COVID-19 virus continues to climb, so does the number of unemployment claims made in the United States. The U.S. Department of Labor announced Thursday morning 3.28 million unemployment claims were filed in the United States between March 15 and March 21, the largest number on record. That…
Leon Cooperman is betting on energy stocks with an ‘out of consensus’ trade

Leon Cooperman is betting on energy stocks with an ‘out of consensus’ trade

In a contrarian call, billionaire investor Leon Cooperman is betting on energy names since he believes a turnaround in oil prices is coming. "The best cure for low oil prices is low oil prices," the Omega Family Office chairman and CEO said Friday on CNBC's …
Riverside County Amazon Worker Tests Positive for COVID-19

Riverside County Amazon Worker Tests Positive for COVID-19

A worker at an Amazon facility in Eastvale tested positive for COVID-19, the e-commerce giant announced Sunday. "We are supporting the individual who is recovering," the company said in a statement. "We are following guidelines from health officials and medi…
Amazon isn’t notifying workers about COVID-19 cases at their warehouses

Amazon isn’t notifying workers about COVID-19 cases at their warehouses

Ten Amazon warehouses in the US have had COVID-19 cases. Workers often hear of them through rumors. Bobbi Johnson, a worker at an Amazon warehouse south of Detroit, first saw the rumors on Facebook over the weekend. Kelly McIntosh-Butler, another worker at …
Virginia launches ‘Restaurant Lovers Takeout Week’ to support business during closures

Virginia launches ‘Restaurant Lovers Takeout Week’ to support business during closures

RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) — Efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus by shutting down businesses is taking a toll on local restaurants. The restriction on mass gatherings has forced dining rooms to close, lines to shut down, and services to shift to takeout…
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…
Oil prices fall to 17-year low as Saudi Arabia-Russia standoff continues, coronavirus hits demand

Oil prices fall to 17-year low as Saudi Arabia-Russia standoff continues, coronavirus hits demand

Oil prices fell to the lowest in more than 17 years as demand plunged as a result of the pandemic and an unrelenting price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia showed no signs of easing. Brent crude prices hit $23.03 a barrel on Monday morning during Asia hou…
April 1, rent’s due: Many struggle to pay in virus outbreak

April 1, rent’s due: Many struggle to pay in virus outbreak

It's the first of the month, and everybody knows the rent's due. For millions of Americans, Wednesday is the first time the landlord is knocking on the door since the coronavirus outbreak turned the economy upside down. Many of those renters are without jobs - nearly 3.3 million people in the U.S. filed for unemployment…
Less Driving, Fewer Accidents: Car Insurers Give Millions in Coronavirus Refunds

Less Driving, Fewer Accidents: Car Insurers Give Millions in Coronavirus Refunds

One of the largest car-insurance companies in the country, Allstate Corp., and a smaller Midwestern auto insurer are refunding hundreds of millions of dollars to their policyholders, citing a dramatic drop in accident claims from Americans hunkered down in th…
Grocery stores add sneeze guards to protect cashiers from coronavirus

Grocery stores add sneeze guards to protect cashiers from coronavirus

Some of the nation’s largest grocery store chains are installing sneeze guards to help protect their cashiers from the coronavirus. Walmart, Albertsons, Whole Foods and other grocers say they are putting up Plexiglas shields in checkout lines to block virus-…
News to Know for March 27: U.S has most coronavirus cases in world; Fourth resident at Canterbury Rehab dies;

News to Know for March 27: U.S has most coronavirus cases in world; Fourth...

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Heres a quick look at our top headlines to help get you out the door. Partly Sunny, Scattered Showers Rain returns Friday evening and early Saturday. Partly sunny and warm with a few scattered showers during the late afternoon and ev…
Coronavirus sickens boss of NYC’s subways, commuter trains

Coronavirus sickens boss of NYC’s subways, commuter trains

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign up here. The man in charge of New York City’s subway, buses and commuter trains has tested positive for the coronavirus. Pat Foye, 63, oversees the Metropolitan Transporati…
Workers Return to China’s Factories, but Coronavirus Hurts Global Demand

Workers Return to China’s Factories, but Coronavirus Hurts Global Demand

BEIJINGChinese workers returned to factory floors in March, but operations remained slow due to sluggish demand, dampening hopes for a speedy recovery as the coronavirus pandemic continues to paralyze the global economy. Chinese factory activity expanded in …
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…
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 …
Exclusive: Amazon entices warehouse employees to grocery unit with higher pay

Exclusive: Amazon entices warehouse employees to grocery unit with higher pay

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is offering higher pay to recruit its own warehouse employees to pick and pack Whole Foods groceries amid rising demand and a worker shortage, according to an internal document reviewed by Reuters. This move, known as labor sharin…
The Dow has spiked nearly 4,000 points in a week. That doesn’t mean the crisis is over

The Dow has spiked nearly 4,000 points in a week. That doesn’t mean the...

The Dow has spiked nearly 4,000 points in a week. That doesn't mean the crisis is over - CNN
A record number of Americans file jobless claims

A record number of Americans file jobless claims

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Viral Win For Boeing 737 MAX

Viral Win For Boeing 737 MAX

The markets have been in turmoil recently. This turmoil is driven by the spread of COVID-19, coupled with fears on economic damage, as well as the shock wave that Saudi Arabia sent through the financial markets and the oil industry as it engaged in a price wa…
Trump bucks business on Defense Production Act | TheHill

Trump bucks business on Defense Production Act | TheHill

President TrumpDonald John TrumpDefense industrial base workers belong at home during this public health crisisMaduro pushes back on DOJ charges, calls Trump 'racist cowboy'House leaders hope to vote Friday on coronavirus stimulusMORE on Friday bucked the U.S…
Costco to temporarily change store hours

Costco to temporarily change store hours

In an effort to help protect its customers, Costco announced Sunday it will temporarily implement new weekday closing hours for its locations nationwide. Beginning Monday, all its warehouses will close at 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and its gas station…
SoftBank terminates $3BN tender offer for WeWork shares

SoftBank terminates $3BN tender offer for WeWork shares

SoftBank Group has pulled a $3 billion tender offer for WeWork shares — citing closing conditions not being met. The investment behemoth had been rumoured to be getting cold feet, when the WSJ reported last month that it was using regulatory investigations a…
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…
Coronavirus government response updates: Drama as House votes on $2T relief package

Coronavirus government response updates: Drama as House votes on $2T relief package

The federal government has been rolling out its response to the coronavirus crisis, trying to slow the spread and prop up the economy, which has taken a severe hit. House lawmakers scrambled back to Washington Friday morning amid fears one GOP member of Congress would force a delay in the vote on the $2 trillion…
Coronavirus relief getting help from these billionaires

Coronavirus relief getting help from these billionaires

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Businesses across the U.S. have closed, millions of people have filed for unemployment and hospitals are overwhelmed and under-supplied as the U.S. grapples with the…
Amazon warehouse workers in New York walk off the job; Instacart and Whole Foods employees to follow

Amazon warehouse workers in New York walk off the job; Instacart and Whole Foods...

A group of workers at an Amazon warehouse in New York City walked off the job and went on strike Monday afternoon, demanding the company shut down and thoroughly clean the sprawling facility after they say multiple employees there have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Fear of the rapidly spreading virus, which has killed…
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…
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…

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