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 2020-03-30 02:38 

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The Justice Department is reportedly investigating actions by US lawmakers who dumped stocks before the market plunged over coronavirus fears...

The Justice Department is investigating the actions of US lawmakers who dumped stocks before the market plunged amid coronavirus fears, CNN reported . According to the report, the investigation is still in its early stages and the DOJ is working with the ...

 2020-03-30 01:50 

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Trump berated a black journalist, telling her to 'be nice' and not 'threatening' at a coronavirus briefing, but she refused to take the bait...

PBS NewsHour reporter Yamiche Alcindor confronted President Donald Trump with his own statements during the daily coronavirus taskforce briefing on Sunday as US coronavirus cases rose to nearly 140,000. In response, Trump snapped at Alcindor to "be ni...

 2020-03-30 00:20 

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Trump calls Washington Gov. Inslee a 'nasty person' and says he makes Pence call him...

At a news conference on Sunday, President Donald Trump said he doesn't "like" Washington state's Gov. Jay Inslee, who is a "failed presidential candidate" and a "nasty person." The US's coronavirus outbreak has badly im...

 2020-03-29 22:23 

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Trump extends social distancing guidelines until April 30, says coronavirus peak likely to hit in 2 weeks...

President Donald Trump extended social distancing guidelines on Sunday night. He also said the coronavirus outbreak in the US is likely to peak in two weeks. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories . President Donald Trump extended social d...

 2020-03-29 18:58 

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The Trump administration sent California 170 ventilators to help in coronavirus battle — but none of them worked...

California received 170 ventilators from the federal stockpile to help battle the coronavirus outbreak in the state. However, California Governor Gavin Newsom said all of the ventilators sent to Los Angeles County were "broken." The state is sendi...

 2020-03-29 16:56 

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Trump's top economic adviser says Americans can expect coronavirus stimulus checks to show up in their bank accounts 'in a couple of weeks'...

President Donald Trump's top economic officials said relief checks will be disbursed to qualifying Americans in a few weeks. Larry Kudlow, Trump's top economic adviser, said loans to small businesses will be "ready for processing" this com...

 2020-03-29 15:02 

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CDC issues travel warning for New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut after Trump walked back his threats to impose an "enforceable quarantine"...

The CDC issued a formal travel advisory for New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut on Saturday after Trump walked back on his threat to impose quarantine on the three states. In the advisory on the CDC's website and Twitter account, the health agency u...

 2020-03-29 14:48 

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Nancy Pelosi slams Trump for considering loosening coronavirus social distancing guidelines: 'As the president fiddles, people are dying'...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday criticized President Donald Trump's response to the coronavirus outbreak, calling it "deadly." Her comments come amid reports the White House Coronavirus Task Force will recommend a pathway for re-opening s...

 2020-03-29 13:20 

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An unprecedented wave of layoffs, what you need to know about the stimulus bill, and what comes next...

Hello! This was the week that the economic toll of the coronavirus pandemic really became clear. On Thursday, the Labor Department revealed that around 3.3 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits in the week ending March 21, a record high. As Jo...

 2020-03-28 19:19 

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Cuomo pushed back on Trump's suggestion to quarantine the entire tri-state area around New York: 'I don't know how that could be legally enforceable'...

New York Gov. Cuomo said on Saturday he has not yet spoken to Trump regarding the president's suggestion to quarantine New York and the surrounding area to curb the spread of the coronavirus . "I don't know how that could be legally enforceabl...

 2020-03-28 17:05 

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Trump is considering imposing a quarantine on New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut...

President Trump on Saturday told reporters at a press gaggle he was considering imposing a quarantine on New York, New Jersey, and "certain parts of Connecticut." The state of New York has had the most severe outbreak of the novel coronavirus nati...

 2020-03-28 10:01 

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Dramatic photos show the pope delivering an 'extraordinary' prayer of hope to a hauntingly empty St. Peter's Square during Italy's coronavirus lockdown...

Pope Francis on Friday night delivered a message of hope to the world amid the coronavirus pandemic. He did so in a hauntingly empty St. Peter's Square in the Vatican, as Italy is completely locked down to stop the virus spreading. "Like the disci...

 2020-03-28 09:01 

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Andreessen Horowitz-backed startup Arweave says its decentralized 'permaweb' is fighting coronavirus misinformation in China...

Berlin-based Arweave is a startup which is building a decentralized internet archive that it calls its 'permaweb.' This permaweb contains information from across the globe that Arweave says cannot be changed, bypassing censorship or disinformation...

 2020-03-28 03:33 

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Trump reportedly called former Yankees player Alex Rodriguez to ask for his thoughts on handling the coronavirus outbreak...

President Donald Trump called the former baseball player Alex Rodriguez for his thoughts on the administration's response to the coronavirus outbreak, ABC News reported Friday evening. The call was reportedly part of a number of calls Trump made this ...

 2020-03-28 02:27 

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The trauma of the coronavirus pandemic could cause a nationwide spike in substance abuse, experts say...

Substance use disorder researchers told Business Insider that the trauma of a pandemic may cause a spike in addiction. A 2008 analysis published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the hospitalization rate for alcohol use disorder...

 2020-03-28 00:05 

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Trump again demands governors 'be appreciative' of his coronavirus response and says Pence shouldn't call 'the woman from Michigan,' Gov. Gretchen Whitmer...

Donald Trump demanded that governors show deference to the administration during the coronavirus crisis, saying, "I want them to be appreciative." Trump has sparred with a handful of Democratic governors who are asking for aid and medical equipmen...

 2020-03-27 23:02 

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Trump snubbed Pelosi by not inviting her to signing of the historic, $2 trillion coronavirus bill she helped negotiate...

President Donald Trump did not invite House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, or any Democrats, to the signing of the historic $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill. The bill, which Pelosi played a key role in negotiating, is the largest economic stimulus in US history...

 2020-03-27 21:31 

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The coronavirus can damage the heart, even in people with no history of heart disease, new research suggests — showing it doesn't only affect the lungs...

People with underlying health conditions are disproportionately at risk of severe complications from the coronavirus . The death rate for coronavirus patients with heart disease is around 10% , some research suggests. That's because the virus can caus...

 2020-03-27 21:21 

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Filing for unemployment? Here's how to get started....

Millions of Americans are filing for unemployment because of coronavirus-related layoffs. You can apply for unemployment benefits if you've been laid off, furloughed, your hours have been reduced to zero, or if you're a part-time employee. Here...

 2020-03-27 21:02 

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Trump finally uses a war-time law to force General Motors to help with coronavirus response as the pandemic strains hospitals...

After delaying for days, President Donald Trump activated the Defense Production Act to require General Motors to help produce ventilators for the nation's coronavirus response. This came less than a day after Trump downplayed the need for ventilators...

 2020-03-27 20:33 

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Trump signs the $2 trillion coronavirus economic relief bill into law, which includes checks for Americans and business loans...

Trump signed a $2 trillion economic relief package on Friday to shore up an economy battered by the coronavirus pandemic. It will directly send $1,200 checks to millions of Americans and provide zero-interest loans to small businesses employing fewer than...

 2020-03-27 19:36 

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Trump's plan to reopen the economy by Easter could cause more damage in the long run, according to LinkedIn's top US economist...

President Trump said on Tuesday that he wanted to ease coronavirus restrictions and reopen the US economy by Easter. That timeline goes against the advice of top public health experts, like Dr. Anthony Fauci, who are concerned that easing social distancin...

 2020-03-27 19:35 

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Trump and John Kerry came together to dunk on 1 GOP congressman on Twitter over the coronavirus stimulus...

President Donald Trump and Former Secretary of State John Kerry came together for once — over their frustration with a GOP representative. The politicians had some choice words for Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky, who almost delayed the coronavirus r...

 2020-03-27 19:23 

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Doomsday preppers may have been on to something: Those who built nuclear shelters are now using them to ride out the coronavirus pandemic...

Doomsday preppers are riding out the coronavirus pandemic in their bunkers, reported R.T. Walson for The Wall Street Journal . The founder of one doomsday compound told Business Insider he's seen a "huge surge in interest" in the business'...

 2020-03-27 18:48 

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Half the residents who tested positive for the coronavirus in a Washington nursing home did not yet have symptoms, but they were highly contagious...

A new CDC report found that 23 residents at a nursing home in King County, Washington, tested positive for COVID-19. Half of those infected had not yet shown symptoms, but the report said they were highly contagious. Evidence from Wuhan, China, suggests p...

 2020-03-27 18:13 

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A major UK airport is being converted into a morgue for thousands as the country prepares for COVID-19-related deaths to rise...

The UK's Birmingham Airport will be used for temporary mortuary facilities, West Midlands Police announced, as COVID-19-related deaths increase in the country. Authorities are working to convert an aircraft hangar into a morgue to act as a central hub...

 2020-03-27 18:07 

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The House just passed the $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill. Here's what it means for the more than one million restaurants in the US....

The Senate passed a $2.2 trillion economic stimulus bill on Wednesday to bolster the US economy during the coronavirus pandemic. After more than three hours of debate, The House passed the bill on Friday afternoon. The restaurant industry, which employs 1...

 2020-03-27 18:04 

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WHO: The chronic, global shortage of PPE 'is one of the most urgent threats to our collective ability to save lives'...

During a media briefing March 27, the World Health Organization's director-general said the chronic, global shortage of personal protective gear "is one of the most urgent threats to our collective ability to save lives" from the novel coronav...

 2020-03-27 17:42 

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IMF chief warns the global economy is already stuck in a coronavirus-fueled recession — and says only a coordinated worldwide effort will save it...

The global economy is facing threats never seen before that necessitate cross-border cooperation, International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva told CNBC on Friday. The world "is now in recession," she said, adding that the downturn's...

 2020-03-27 17:35 

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House passes $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill, which includes direct payments to Americans and business loans...

The House passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security, or CARES, Act on Friday, sending the bill to the White House for President Donald Trump to unleash $2 trillion in stimulus for the coronavirus-hammered economy. The legislation passed ju...

 2020-03-27 17:33 

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Ransomware attacks are causing panic and chaos at overwhelmed hospitals struggling with COVID-19, and it may be about to get worse (LH)...

Organizations from the World Health Organization to little clinics across America are being hit with malware that locks up their computer systems. As COVID-19 peaks, this could fuel public panic because hospitals may not be able to process patients' p...

 2020-03-27 16:56 

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Apple just released a COVID-19 app backed by the CDC that tells you whether to quarantine or get tested — here's how it works (AAPL)...

Apple released a COVID-19 screening app Friday in collaboration with the CDC and the White House. The app, called Apple COVID-19, tells people whether to take measures like social distancing or seek out a coronavirus test based on their answers to a surve...

 2020-03-27 16:39 

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Coronavirus is pushing Apple's iPhone makers to find new manufacturing frontiers outside of China (AAPL)...

Apple's manufacturing partners are looking to diversify their production to locations outside of China, such as India, Vietnam, and Indonesia. The trade war and the coronavirus pandemic sparked concern about the company relying on one country for the ...

 2020-03-27 16:21 

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Trump is attacking GM on Twitter after the White House suddenly pulled out of a deal that the automaker would help produce ventilators (GM, F)...

President Donald Trump attacked General Motors on Twitter over a reportedly failed deal to buy much needed ventilators amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. He also demanded that Ford produce ventilators, which could be in short supply as hospitals are ...

 2020-03-27 16:04 

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Thousands of spring breakers traveled from one Florida beach to cities across the US — mapping their phone data shows the importance of social distancing amid the coronavirus outbreak...

Despite CDC guidance recommending social distancing to stop the spread of coronavirus, spring break partiers flocked to Florida beaches earlier this month. Newly-released phone location data shows how people congregated at one Florida beach then traveled ...

 2020-03-27 15:47 

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American Airlines flight attendant dies of COVID-19, highlighting risks that airline workers have faced while helping get passengers home (AAL)...

An American Airlines flight attendant has died of COVID-19 , the illness caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak. Paul Frishkorn, 65, was based in Philadelphia, and had underlying health issues that made him more susceptible to the virus, the airline sai...

 2020-03-27 14:36 

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Dr. Fauci dunked on Trump's intent to open the country by Easter, saying we can't 'arbitrarily' bring things back to normal...

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, spoke to Trevor Noah on a social distancing episode of the "The Daily Show" on Thursday . While he didn't mention Trump directly, he did criticize hi...

 2020-03-27 14:35 

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Trump poured scorn on Europe's handling of the coronavirus. Now he is presiding over the worst outbreak in the world....

Announcing a European travel ban in an Oval Office speech on March 11, President Trump was scathing about the European response to the coronavirus crisis. "The European Union failed to take the same precautions and restrict travel from China and other...

 2020-03-27 13:51 

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Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz says US unemployment could reach 30% before the coronavirus outbreak wanes — and warns of systemic issues that could make any recovery slow and pain...

Unemployment could easily reach 20% or 30% as the coronavirus forces mass layoffs, according to Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz. When the pandemic subsides, Stiglitz expects the US to bounce back from the extremes of unemployment, but does n...

 2020-03-27 13:50 

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UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock announces that he has the coronavirus just hours after Boris Johnson also tests positive...

UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock tests positive for the coronavirus. Hancock announced the news on Friday just hours after Boris Johnson announced that he had also caught the virus. Both said they had mild symptoms and would be self-isolating for seven da...

 2020-03-27 13:41 

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A trio of studies suggest pregnant women could transfer the coronavirus in utero, contradicting prior research...

Three reports published March 26 suggest pregnant women with COVID-19 may be able to pass the novel coronavirus to their fetuses in utero. For two of the studies, researchers used testing methods that weren't available prior to February. The reports w...

 2020-03-27 13:20 

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Medical schools in New York are turning students into doctors ahead of schedule to help fight the coronavirus pandemic...

In New York, the state hit the hardest by the coronavirus in the US , there are almost 40,000 reported cases. In an attempt to conserve personal protective equipment and limit the spread of the virus, many medical schools around the country — includ...

 2020-03-27 12:48 

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10 things you need to know before the opening bell...

Here's what you need to know before the markets open. 1. 'The situation is about to get worse': Stocks slide as surging US unemployment and coronavirus cases stifle stimulus hopes . "If recovery is not as swift as hoped for, equity markets...

 2020-03-27 12:37 

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Edward Snowden warns COVID-19 could give governments invasive new data collection powers that will last long after the pandemic...

Edward Snowden said in an interview on Monday that increased surveillance due to the coronavirus outbreak could lead to long-lasting erosion of civil liberties. Specifically, he theorized that states might demand access to people's health data —...

 2020-03-27 12:34 

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Boris Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus. Here's what happens if he becomes too ill to remain prime minister...

Boris Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus but will remain in post despite experiencing symptoms of the virus. His spokesperson said he will remain as PM and continue his duties through teleconferencing. However, if he becomes too ill to remain...

 2020-03-27 11:53 

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The firm behind the UK's coronavirus volunteer scheme faces questions over privacy. We asked GoodSAM how it handles user data....

GoodSAM has helped recruit more than 650,000 volunteers in the UK as part of nationwide effort tackle COVID-19. At the time of writing, there were over 11,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the UK, with at least 578 deaths linked to it. But a...

 2020-03-27 11:50 

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A leading South Korean doctor says Trump's 'pride' and 'ego' are putting the world's health at risk...
 2020-03-27 11:22 

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Boris Johnson is self-isolating after testing positive for the coronavirus...

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus and will now self-isolate. Johnson announced the news on Twitter, saying he had experienced 'mild' symptoms of the virus. He will continue to lead the UK's response to the...

 2020-03-27 11:11 

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Amazon, Microsoft, and Palantir will help the UK health service map its coronavirus response, raising privacy worries...

Amazon, Microsoft, and Palantir have signed on to help create an interactive coronavirus response dashboard for Britain's National Health Service (NHS). The dashboard will pool data from the NHS and its partners and help healthcare workers make decisi...

 2020-03-27 11:08 

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The mayor of coronavirus-plagued New Orleans took a shot at Trump, saying the city would have canceled Mardi Gras if the federal government had taken the outbreak seriously...

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell defended her decision not to cancel the city's Mardi Gras festivities earlier this year, when the coronavirus had already been ravaging the US. She told CNN that if the outbreak had been taken seriously on the federal...

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