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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…
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…

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.…
Pandemic proves there is only one world reserve currency | Counting the Cost

Pandemic proves there is only one world reserve currency | Counting the Cost

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Home Depot Halts Sales of N95 Masks Amid Shortage, Company Says

Home Depot Halts Sales of N95 Masks Amid Shortage, Company Says

Lowes is currently delivering essential items, such as respirators and other protective gear, to hospitals nationwide by working with national health care supply distributors to allocate product where its needed most, the company said on its website. A Lowes…

Coronavirus cases are literally popping up out of nowhere, which is terrifying

The coronavirus outbreak has sent the world’s health groups into overdrive as they work to prevent the future spread of the virus and manage the cases that have already been confirmed. Tracking each new case as it pops up is important since it helps officials track how the virus spread from its original location. Now,…
Walmart will start taking employees’ temperatures before shifts

Walmart will start taking employees’ temperatures before shifts

Walmart said it will soon start taking temperatures and doing basic health screenings of employees to detect workers who may be sick with COVID-19. The retailer also said it's ordering masks for employees and will offer masks and gloves for them to wear, if …
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…
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…

Copper boosts pig growth, and now we know why

Research from the University of Illinois explains why copper enhances feed conversion rates in pigs. Credit: University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Pigs have better feed conversion rates with copper in their diets, but until now, scientists didn't fully understand why. Existing research from the University of Illinois shows copper doesn't…
Stocks have first back-to-back gains since sell-off began

Stocks have first back-to-back gains since sell-off began

Asian stock markets are mixed after Wall Street gained as U.S. legislators wrangled over a proposed $2 trillion virus aid packageBy JOE McDONALD AP Business WriterMarch 26, 2020, 4:57 AM4 min readBEIJING -- Asian stocks were mixed Thursday after Wall Street gained as U.S. lawmakers wrangled over a proposed $2 trillion virus aid package. Market…
Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC/USD Short Squeezed Under $6,800; Why Breakdown to $6,400 Is Imminent?

Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC/USD Short Squeezed Under $6,800; Why Breakdown to $6,400 Is Imminent?

Bitcoin price retreats from the weekly high close to $6,800, risks breaking down to $6,400 if $6,600 support caves in.BTC/USD faces short term overbought conditions at $6,800 resulting in a short squeeze as the price spirals towards $6,600.
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
Fed Chairman Jerome Powell: ‘We may well be in a recession’

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell: ‘We may well be in a recession’

After taking a series of emergency actions to support the economy during the coronavirus outbreak, lowering interest rates and buying more securities, the chairman of the Federal Reserve did something else extraordinary: He sat for a live television interview…
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. …
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…

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…
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…
American Airlines Blocks Seats For Social Distancing

American Airlines Blocks Seats For Social Distancing

About a week ago I wrote about how United Airlines is helping people social distance. The airline started asking gate agents to proactively reseat people on empty flights to maximize space between people (and based on the looks of it, flights are empty). Wel…
Vietnam PM asks major cities to prepare for lockdown to stop virus

Vietnam PM asks major cities to prepare for lockdown to stop virus

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam’s prime minister on Monday asked major cities to prepare for possible lockdowns to stop the spread of coronavirus as the number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country reached nearly 200. “Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have …
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…
Ford, Fiat Chrysler, Honda, Toyota seek to restart factories

Ford, Fiat Chrysler, Honda, Toyota seek to restart factories

Ford, Fiat Chrysler, Honda and Toyota have taken steps to restart North American factories that have been closed to protect workers from the coronavirusBy TOM KRISHER AP Auto WriterMarch 26, 2020, 9:06 PM6 min readDETROIT -- Ford, Fiat Chrysler, Honda and Toyota took steps Thursday to restart North American factories that have been closed to…
Bitcoin Wallets Holding at Least 1 BTC Set to Hit 800K All-Time Highs

Bitcoin Wallets Holding at Least 1 BTC Set to Hit 800K All-Time Highs

Bitcoin (BTC) addresses holding 1 BTC are on the rise — but only a maximum of 800,000 people currently own a whole coin. That is according to data released on March 28, which put the total number of wallets containing at least 1 BTC at all-time highs. Are “…
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…
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…
SeaWorld is temporarily furloughing over 90% of its employees

SeaWorld is temporarily furloughing over 90% of its employees

SeaWorld is temporarily furloughing over 90% of its employees - CNN
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…
Asian markets extend losses as toll from pandemic surges

Asian markets extend losses as toll from pandemic surges

Asian shares started the week with fresh losses as countries reported surging numbers of infections from the coronavirus that has prompted shutdowns of travel and business in many parts of the world. Early Monday, Tokyos Nikkei 225 NIK, -3.46% dropped 3…
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…
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…
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 …
Amazon workers to strike at New York site over virus concerns

Amazon workers to strike at New York site over virus concerns

Published: 9:34am, 30 Mar, 2020 Updated: 10:09am, 30 Mar, 2020
Mnuchin: Small business relief in coronavirus stimulus bill could keep half of Americans at work

Mnuchin: Small business relief in coronavirus stimulus bill could keep half of Americans at...

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday the small business relief included in the massive $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package could keep 50 percent of Americans at work. A key piece of the largest relief bill in recent memory is the more than $370…
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…
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…
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…
Coronavirus map: Tracking the spread in the US and around the world

Coronavirus map: Tracking the spread in the US and around the world

The COVID-19 outbreak that began in China has sickened thousands worldwide.March 27, 2020, 3:47 PM8 min read By Friday, the novel coronavirus outbreak in the United States had grown to at least 86,012 cases in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. There are outbreak clusters in New York, Washington State and…
Severe weather expected to hit the Midwest with damaging winds and tornado threat

Severe weather expected to hit the Midwest with damaging winds and tornado threat

A life-threatening weather situation is possible in Illinois this weekend.March 27, 2020, 12:24 PM4 min read A major storm system will move out of the Rockies into the Plains and the Midwest Friday and into Saturday with a threat for strong tornadoes, huge hail and damaging winds. This storm already brought up to 35 inches…
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.…
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…
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…
SeaWorld CEO Serge Rivera resigned

SeaWorld CEO Serge Rivera resigned

SeaWorld CEO Serge Rivera resigned - Orlando Sentinel
Top US senator warns Saudi Arabia over oil price war with Russia

Top US senator warns Saudi Arabia over oil price war with Russia

The strategic relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia may change if Riyadh does not end its oil price war with Russia, a leading US senator from oil-rich Alaska state has warned. "The Saudis have really brought in a supply shock at exactly th…
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 …
Investors Brace for Alarming Jobs Report: Live Updates

Investors Brace for Alarming Jobs Report: Live Updates

The speed and scale of the job losses is without precedent. Until the coronavirus outbreak caused widespread workplace shutdowns and layoffs, the worst week for initial unemployment filings was 695,000 in 1982. The economic damage from the pandemic was initi…
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…
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…
Coronavirus Update: Map Of New York City Breaks Down COVID-19 Cases By Zip Code

Coronavirus Update: Map Of New York City Breaks Down COVID-19 Cases By Zip Code

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City now has an up-close look at the hot spots of the outbreak.A map from the Health Department zeroes in on zip codes. Every borough is feeling the brunt of the disease in spots, with some getting hit harder than others, lik…
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 …
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…
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…
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…
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…
Georgia Sen. Loeffler gets renewed scrutiny over stock moves

Georgia Sen. Loeffler gets renewed scrutiny over stock moves

The husband of Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler recently acquired as much as $415,000 in stock in DuPont de Nemours, a chemical company that manufactures protective equipment in high demand due to the coronavirus pandemicBy BRIAN SLODYSKO and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated PressApril 1, 2020, 11:03 PM4 min readWASHINGTON -- The husband of Georgia Sen. Kelly…
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…
State Police identify pedestrian hit, killed overnight on I-64 in Norfolk

State Police identify pedestrian hit, killed overnight on I-64 in Norfolk

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) -- Many city parks and recreational facilities in Hampton Roads announced this week that while major parks will remain open, playgrounds and other amenities will close to promote social distancing and prevent the coronavirus spread. …
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 …
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…
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 …
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."…
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…
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…
Intruders are hijacking Zoom calls with noise and gross images — here’s how to avoid becoming a victim of ‘zoombombing’

Intruders are hijacking Zoom calls with noise and gross images — here’s how to...

Von Glitschka was just trying to teach people how to create designs in Adobe Illustrator. Glitschka, half of the two-person design firm Glitschka Studios in Salem, Oregon, had shared the link to his Zoom video call on his Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter profi…
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…
Stocks pick up at end of worst quarter since 2008

Stocks pick up at end of worst quarter since 2008

Stocks held steady on Tuesday, wrapping up the end of the worst quarter in markets since the global financial crisis of 2008. Equities in Europe initially pushed higher, supported by tentative signs the Chinese economy is stabilising after Covid-19 lockdowns…
Will the Coronavirus Disrupt Social Security Benefits?

Will the Coronavirus Disrupt Social Security Benefits?

There is little argument that Social Security is our nation's most important social program. Every month, more than 64 million people collect a benefit check, 45 million of whom are retired workers. Of these 64 million beneficiaries, well over a third are pul…
How COVID-19 is affecting grocery stores

How COVID-19 is affecting grocery stores

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U.S. Stock Futures Drop, Signaling End to Three-Day Rally

U.S. Stock Futures Drop, Signaling End to Three-Day Rally

U.S. stocks dropped Friday but held on to big weekly gains as House leaders scrambled to ready a vote on an economic rescue package and the U.S. overtook China as the country with the most cases of coronavirus. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell about 900…
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.…
Boeing is offering buyout and early retirement packages as it works to combat COVID-19 impact: reports

Boeing is offering buyout and early retirement packages as it works to combat COVID-19...

Boeing Co. BA, -12.36% is offering buyout and early retirement packages to employees as it works to combat the impact on its business of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 that has grounded airlines around the world and decreased demand for new planes…

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…
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.…
Instacart workers seek strike as jobs get busier, riskier

Instacart workers seek strike as jobs get busier, riskier

Some Instacart and Amazon warehouse workers have walked off the job to demand greater safeguards against the coronavirus, even as both companies are speed-hiring hundreds of thousands of new workers to handle a surge in delivery ordersBy ALEXANDRA OLSON and MAE ANDERSON Associated Press WritersMarch 31, 2020, 12:17 AM5 min readNEW YORK -- Some Instacart…
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 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 …
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 …

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…
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…
Congress pours $400 million into boosting states’ election efforts amid coronavirus crisis, experts say it’s ‘not enough’

Congress pours $400 million into boosting states’ election efforts amid coronavirus crisis, experts say...

As part of the sweeping emergency funding package, congressional leaders settled on including hundreds of millions to boost states' efforts to oversee elections, but some voting rights advocates argue the sum won’t be enough in the face of an intensifying coronavirus outbreak. The $340 billion emergency supplemental funding in the unprecedented $2 trillion federal stimulus…
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-…
Bitcoin (BTC) Price Might Be Ready for Take-Off, Exchange Data Shows

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Might Be Ready for Take-Off, Exchange Data Shows

According to data provided by Glassnode, Bitcoin (BTC) holders are actively withdrawing their funds from exchanges. This indicates that BTC might be in the middle of another accumulation stage before a possible rally.  These Two Crypto Exchanges Greatly Incr…
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…
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…
Bill Ackman says accusations he tried to drive down market in interview are ‘absurd’

Bill Ackman says accusations he tried to drive down market in interview are ‘absurd’

Pershing Square Capital manager Bill Ackman defended his emotional CNBC appearance last week after his fund announced a few days later that it made over $2 billion on bets against the markets. The investor warned that "hell is coming" and that hotel stocks co…
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…
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 …
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…
Need quick cash amid the coronavirus crunch? Turn here before tapping your 401(k)

Need quick cash amid the coronavirus crunch? Turn here before tapping your 401(k)

The coronavirus pandemic has touched every aspect of each American's life. Money may be the top issue for many, especially if you've lost your job or had your hours cut. The Senate just passed a $2 trillion stimulus package the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and E…
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…

Freeman Dyson, famed physicist and creative force, dies at 96

Physicist Freeman Dyson Institute of Advanced Study/Dan Komoda Freeman Dyson, a physicist, mathematician and author, has died at the age of 96. The UK scientist's ideas encompassed everything from the abstruse physics of quantum mechanics to enormous Dyson spheres that harvest the entire energy output of a sun. He posited the latter in 1960, long…
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…
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 --…
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…
Farmington post office employee tests positive for coronavirus

Farmington post office employee tests positive for coronavirus

FARMINGTON, Mich. The US Postal Service has learned that an employee at a Farmington post office tested positive for the new coronavirus (COVID-19). We are in the process of reaching out to the local public health office and we will follow the guidance they …
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…
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
Most cruise lines don’t pay taxes in the U.S. — just one of the reasons they aren’t getting a bailout

Most cruise lines don’t pay taxes in the U.S. — just one of the...

Cruise lines, which have been pummeled by the economic impact of the coronavirus, may not be eligible to receive relief through the bailout fund included in the $2 trillion stimulus bill passed on Friday. While the stimulus bill allocates $500 billion for di…
ICE detainees in facilities with coronavirus cases ordered released by judge

ICE detainees in facilities with coronavirus cases ordered released by judge

A judge ruled in favor of detainees in facilities where people tested positive.March 27, 2020, 3:14 AM4 min read Immigrations and Customs Enforcement detainees must be immediately released from county jails where cases of novel coronavirus have been confirmed, a federal judge in New York ordered Thursday night. The 10 detainees asked for their release…
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…
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 …

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