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 2020-04-03 01:29 

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer warns Detroit is 'going to lose a lot of people' as her state's healthcare system is 'pushed to the brink'...

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer warned that the coronavirus is poised to ravage her state, and she demanded the president compel all states to comply with "one national standard" to handle the pandemic. "This toll is going to be real," she ...

 2020-04-03 00:39 

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The Trump Organization reportedly asked to delay paying its loans after coronavirus impact...

The Trump Organization is seeking financial relief for some of its loans and property payments in light of the economic impact of the coronavirus, The New York Times reported. Discussions between the Trump Organization and Deutsche bank and Palm Beach Cou...

 2020-04-02 23:46 

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1 in 4 people who get the coronavirus may show no symptoms but still be contagious. Here's the latest research on asymptomatic carriers....

The coronavirus has infected more than 1 million people worldwide in three months. Scientists are racing to discover how it spreads so quickly. According to the director of the CDC, 1 in 4 people may be asymptomatic carriers — people who are contagi...

 2020-04-02 22:11 

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2 infectious disease experts explain how the coronavirus pandemic is different from a flu pandemic...

Several key factors make the novel coronavirus pandemic a new and distinct challenge from an influenza outbreak. During flu season — even a severe one — much of the population is already immune. That's not the case with the COVID-19 virus....

 2020-04-02 21:51 

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A person at a San Francisco shelter is the first homeless resident in the city confirmed to have been infected with the coronavirus disease...

A resident at a San Francisco homeless shelter is the first to be confirmed positive for COVID-19, the coronavirus disease, in the city. The resident was taken to a hotel room for self-isolation. Officials are now attempting to prevent a potential outbrea...

 2020-04-02 21:44 

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Iceland is allowing everyone in the country to be tested for the coronavirus. The government says it spent years perfecting its approach....

Iceland, an island country home to about 364,000 people, has taken a different approach to the coronavirus than many other countries. The government allows testing for anyone who wants it. Iceland is also working to identify people who have the virus quic...

 2020-04-02 21:22 

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Trump is risking conflict with Iran and hammering it with sanctions as the country is devastated by coronavirus...

The risk of conflict between the US and Iran is still very real amid the coronavirus pandemic. President Donald Trump on Wednesday warned Iran it would "pay a very heavy price" if US forces in the Middle East are attacked by it or its proxies. Mea...

 2020-04-02 21:10 

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3 disease experts reveal what surprised them about the coronavirus pandemic: not the outbreak itself, but rather the US's lackluster response...

Three disease experts told Business Insider that they weren't shocked by the emergence of a contagious new strain of coronavirus . They said the biggest surprise has been the "lack of coordinated public-health response" in the US, which led to...

 2020-04-02 21:07 

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A leaked memo reveals Amazon's reported efforts to mount a PR campaign against a worker it fired after he led a protest against warehouse safety conditions, spurring an investigation into whether ...

Amazon's top executives discussed mounting a PR campaign against an organizer the company fired after New York opened an investigation into the incident, according to a leaked memo obtained by Vice . Amazon fired the worker, Chris Smalls, earlier this...

 2020-04-02 20:51 

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Some high earners may delay filing taxes to get a larger stimulus payment — but it won't work for everyone...

Now that Americans have an extra three months to file taxes , some people are considering holding off on filing 2019 tax returns. Since the IRS bases stimulus payments on your most recent tax filings, people whose income was lower in 2018 than in 2019 wou...

 2020-04-02 20:44 

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Protect your Zoom meetings with a password now — otherwise, you're leaving the door wide open for hackers to 'Zoom-bomb'...

An online tool automatically discovers Zoom meetings — including private ones — and hackers are using it to troll people. The practice of "Zoom-bombing4; is becoming increasingly widespread, as trolls barge into video conferences uninvi...

 2020-04-02 19:57 

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Andrew Cuomo has overnight become one of the US's most trusted leaders because his daily COVID-19 briefings are the opposite of Trump's...

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has taken a star turn with his daily coronavirus press briefings, even getting more consistent airtime abroad than President Donald Trump. From the runny hand sanitizer made in New York State prisons that smells like citrus moon...

 2020-04-02 19:21 

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New research sheds light on how the coronavirus travels through the air — you probably won't walk through virus 'clouds,' but healthcare workers are at risk...

The new coronavirus typically spreads when droplets from an infected patient coughs or sneezes, and the droplets land on or get inhaled by another person. According to the World Health Organization, the COVID-19 virus is not airborne, like measles, and do...

 2020-04-02 19:19 

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Everything you need to know if you've recently been laid off and are applying for unemployment benefits...

A record 6.6 million people applied for unemployment benefits in the week ending March 28 as the coronavirus outbreak continued to batter the US economy. The Department of Labor has issued new guidance to states regarding unemployment benefits during the ...

 2020-04-02 18:53 

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Medical experts are reportedly worried that close to 33% of people testing negative for the coronavirus are actually infected and don't realize it...

Different coronavirus tests can have different rates of false negatives, experts told The Wall Street Journal. If a patient tests negative but later develops more symptoms, they could be unknowingly spreading the virus. The FDA has approved 20 testing pro...

 2020-04-02 18:10 

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A landlord sent an email blast to 300 tenants telling them to pay rent. It inadvertently helped them organize a rent strike....

As tenants across the country call for rent strikes during the coronavirus epidemic, one Los Angeles property manager tried to remind its tenants that they still owed rent. But in its email to renters, the company addressed them collectively — and i...

 2020-04-02 17:14 

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The March jobs report is expected to be ugly. Here's why it'll be just the tip of the iceberg as coronavirus lockdowns spread....

Friday's March nonfarm payrolls report is expected to show the first contraction of jobs since 2010, raising the unemployment rate to 3.8% from 3.5% in February. Economists expect that nonfarm payrolls declined 100,000 in March, versus adding 273,000 ...

 2020-04-02 17:09 

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As many as 100,000 incarcerated people in our jails and prisons will die from the coronavirus, unless the US acts now...

Professor David Mills is a senior lecturer at Stanford Law School, and Emily Galvin-Almanza is a former public defender and the executive director of Partners for Justice. They write that unless the US acts now, there's a high probability that as many...

 2020-04-02 17:04 

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$2.50 an hour and exposure to riders who may have the virus: Uber drivers say their income has collapsed and help has been sparse. Here's how bad it is....

Rideshare drivers for Uber and Lyft say their income has collapsed amid coronavirus, and support from the rideshare companies has been sparse. Business Insider surveyed over 1,000 rideshare drivers and gig workers. Drivers who are still working said their...

 2020-04-02 16:41 

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Trump says it 'doesn't seem fair' that 30 million Americans are uninsured and suggested he may expand Medicare or Medicaid...

President Donald Trump appeared to suggest on Wednesday that he would consider opening up Medicare and Medicaid to more uninsured Americans as the coronavirus spreads across the US. Trump has long slammed Democratic proposals to expand government insuranc...

 2020-04-02 16:34 

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I've lost nearly all my income to the coronavirus and have to apply for unemployment benefits for the first time in my life. Here's what the next few weeks look like....

Like millions of others , I lost virtually all my income this month when the coronavirus shut down normal life across the US. As a freelance journalist, I could no longer go out into the community to do my job. My daughters are also home from school, so m...

 2020-04-02 16:02 

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The US and Iran could bring down tensions if they're willing to talk about one issue...

Recent clashes between the US and Iran have nearly escalated into full-fledged conflict. Despite that tension, there is one issue on which the two governments can cooperate and potentially improve relations, writes Defense Priorities fellow Daniel R. DePe...

 2020-04-02 15:21 

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A former Trump health official says life won't return to normal by the summer, warning camps and concerts will be cancelled even as coronavirus slows...

After weeks of lockdowns, travel bans, and stay-at-home orders due to the novel coronavirus, Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, says "normalcy" is still a long ways off. Gottlieb spoke with analysts at the ...

 2020-04-02 15:20 

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Thousands of former Costco sample servers have reportedly been laid off as the third-party company that staffs them shuts down operations...

Thousands of former sample servers in Costco stores are being laid off, according to a Buzzfeed News report . A third-party company Club Demonstration Services (CDS), handles Costco's product demonstrations in certain countries. A notice on the compan...

 2020-04-02 14:49 

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'From competitors to collaborators': The cigarette giant that owns Marlboro is facing an FTC lawsuit over its $12.8 billion investment in Juul...

The FTC filed a lawsuit against cigarette giant Altria over its 35% stake in Juul, alleging that the companies made agreements that violate federal antitrust laws. Juul and Altria, which owns Marlboro and Virginia Slims, allegedly agreed not to compete wi...

 2020-04-02 14:48 

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What to do if your coronavirus stimulus check is too big or too small...

The IRS will start sending relief payments of up to $1,200 to millions of Americans as soon as mid-April. How much you get will depend on the adjusted gross income listed on the latest tax return you filed, either this year's or 2018's. The one-ti...

 2020-04-02 14:40 

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The CMS is now covering 80 new telehealth services for Medicare members...

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Digital Health Briefing subscribers earlier this morning. To get this story plus others to your inbox each day, hours before they're published on Business Insider, click here. The Centers for M...

 2020-04-02 14:20 

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Zoom faces growing scrutiny for its security and privacy — here are 6 alternatives recommended by experts...

Zoom is enjoying a record performance as the coronavirus pandemic forces millions of workers around the world to work from home and switch to videoconferencing. The company said on Wednesday that daily users ballooned from 10 million at the end of Decembe...

 2020-04-02 14:11 

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Companies are putting workers on 'zero hour schedules.' Here's how you can get unemployment benefits even if you're not officially laid off....

Restaurants, hotels, and other companies across the US are laying off workers or severely cutting hours as the coronavirus pandemic cripples business. Some companies are cutting workers' hours down to "zero hour schedules" instead of laying th...

 2020-04-02 13:58 

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Engineer tries to ram a speeding train into US Navy hospital ship in Southern California...

An engineer deliberately ran a train off the tracks near the USNS Mercy, a hospital ship providing relief to Los Angeles-area hospitals during the COVID-19 outbreak , according to the US Justice Department. The train operator allegedly confessed and said ...

 2020-04-02 13:36 

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Dow climbs as US unemployment filings hit 6.6 million, doubling previous record...

US stocks rose Thursday after jobless claims soared to 6.6 million , marking a second straight weekly record as coronavirus spurs layoffs. The spike in claims is roughly double the previous record seen last week and trounces economist estimates of 3.5 mil...

 2020-04-02 13:33 

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Army attack helicopters teamed up with Navy ships to practice holding enemies 'at high risk' in the Middle East...

In March, US Navy surface ships, including a destroyer, worked with Army Apache helicopters to practice responding to threats at sea. The addition of Army aircraft expands the Navy's ability to do reconnaissance and to hold threats at bay, a Navy offi...

 2020-04-02 13:05 

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'The deepest recession on record': Bank of America slashes forecasts, now sees up to 20 million jobs lost, 15.6% unemployment, and a shrinking economy for 3 straight quarters...

Bank of America now expects that US gross domestic product will contract for three quarters, with a cumulative decline of 10.4%, according to a Thursday note. The bank also foresees as many as 20 million jobs could be lost due to the crisis, sending the u...

 2020-04-02 13:02 

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A right-wing network beloved by Trump has been banned from White House briefings for violating social-distancing restrictions...

The White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) has been limiting the number of people who can attend President Donald Trump's daily coronavirus press briefings to ensure social distancing rules. It has been operating a rotating attendance list, wit...

 2020-04-02 12:55 

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Russia got some good PR by sending vital medical gear to the US, even as coronavirus cases at home doubled in last three days...

Russia sent some medical supplies to the US to help fight coronavirus. Moscow called it a "humanitarian4; gesture. The US State Department reminded everyone it was not an act of charity — the US had bought the supplies. Some Russians were ann...

 2020-04-02 12:33 

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US jobless claims skyrocket to 6.6 million, marking a 2nd straight weekly record, as coronavirus layoffs persist...

US weekly jobless claims spiked to a second consecutive weekly record as coronavirus-induced layoffs persist across the entire country. 6.64 million Americans filed for unemployment insurance in the week ending March 28, the Labor Department reported Thur...

 2020-04-02 12:23 

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Trump is blowing the US response to coronavirus because he can't handle bad news...

Trump is blowing the coronavirus response because he can't take bad news. This is a trait he developed over a long business career of faking success. And it is why, from the beginning of the coronavirus crisis in January, Trump downplayed its severity...

 2020-04-02 11:23 

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Zoom's CEO apologizes for its many security issues as daily users balloon to 200 million...

Video conferencing Zoom has been criticized for privacy and security issues on its platform. CEO Eric Yuan apologized for the problems in a blog post, saying Zoom wasn't built to handle the number of consumers now using its platform. Yuan said the fir...

 2020-04-02 10:50 

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2 charts lay bare how the US coronavirus outbreak is growing far faster than anywhere else in the world, while doing less to stop it...

As President Donald Trump resists pressure to issue stronger national coronavirus lockdown directives, stark figures are showing the urgency of the pandemic facing the US. A series of charts by the Financial Times show the number of new cases in the US co...

 2020-04-02 10:30 

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Spain recorded 950 coronavirus deaths in a day, the highest single-day toll of any country...

On Thursday, Spanish officials announced that a further 950 people had died of the coronavirus. That's the largest daily increase of any country, including Italy, which has do far had the world's deadliest outbreak. Italy's deaths peaked at 91...

 2020-04-02 10:03 

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'Another cataclysmic week': Stocks climb as signs of relief in oil markets outweigh fears of record US jobless claims...

Stocks rose and crude prices soared on Thursday as good news in oil markets offset concerns about the number of US weekly jobless claims last week, which will be revealed later today. President Donald Trump predicted an end to the Russia-Saudi Arabia oil-...

 2020-04-02 09:55 

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NYC's paramedics are stretched so thin by the coronavirus that they are told to leave heart attack sufferers at home if they can't get a pulse at the scene...

The New York Post obtained a memo sent out to New York City ambulance workers, advising them not bring cardiac arrest patients to the hospital if they can't get a pulse at the scene. Such patients were previously brought to the hospital, where doctors...

 2020-04-02 09:42 

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Elon Musk's SpaceX bans Zoom over security and privacy concerns...

Elon Musk's SpaceX has banned its staff from using Zoom amid security concerns, disabling all company access to Zoom with immediate effect. In a 48-hour period, reports surfaced that Zoom didn't use end-to-end encryption for its video meetings and...

 2020-04-02 08:52 

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Houseparty says many of the original Twitter posts spreading rumors it got hacked have now disappeared...

Popular group calling app Houseparty is sticking to its belief that it's the subject of a paid smear campaign that is spreading rumours the app has been hacked. The company says it has discovered the original posts on Twitter first claiming the app ha...

 2020-04-02 05:29 

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Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman says we are ignoring a 'huge fiscal time bomb' set to detonate when the pandemic subsides...

Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman says it is important to realize that legislation around coronavirus is not a stimulus bill, it is mostly a disaster relief bill. He says it is good for the most part but will probably need to be bigger, maybe as ...

 2020-04-02 04:42 

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Health officials have reportedly increased security for White House coronavirus expert Dr. Fauci after he faces threats...

US health officials have reportedly increased Dr. Anthony Fauci's security as he has faced threats to his personal safety. Sources told The Washington Post that the 79-year-old's safety has recently become an issue for Health and Human Services Se...

 2020-04-02 00:53 

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Israel's prime minister reportedly shared a fake video from the Hallmark series 'Pandemic' and claimed it as evidence that Iran was covering up its coronavirus deaths...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly claimed to have seen a clip of Iranian soldiers dumping dead coronavirus patients into trash piles to conceal the country's actual death toll. According to Axios reporter Barak Ravid , the clip was ...

 2020-04-01 21:43 

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'We are in an unprecedented moment of global distress': Read the full memo billionaire Ken Griffin sent to Citadel employees on the coronavirus crisis...

In a memo to employees of Griffin's $30 billion hedge fund, the billionaire wrote that the pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus is a "global health crisis, not an economic crisis." Griffin, in a talk with Goldman Sachs president John Waldr...

 2020-04-01 21:33 

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One chart shows how coronavirus deaths could surpass major wars and disease outbreaks in the US...

The White House Coronavirus Task Force has estimated that, in a best-case scenario, 100,000 Americans will die from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. The projected US death toll is far higher than other major wars and infectious disease out...

 2020-04-01 20:53 

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Trump calls for 2 stranded Holland America cruise ships to be able to dock as coronavirus fears grow in Florida...

United States President Donald Trump has expressed support of Holland America's stranded cruise ships. "I'm going to do what's right not only for us but for humanity," Trump said during a White House press briefing on Tuesday night. &#...

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