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Forbes
Unemployment Is A Lot Worse Than The Labor Department Report For March

Unemployment figures understate the severity of today's problem and next month will make it seem as though things are getting worse faster than the are.

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Forbes
How To Get, And Give, Paycheck Protection Program Loans Through The SBA

There are currently 3,174 lending agencies certified with the Small Business Administration (SBA) to release small business Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans.

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Forbes
Trump Ordered These Companies To Make Medical Supplies Under The Defense Production Act

Trump—amid criticism from both sides—has thus far only used the act sparingly.

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The Hill
Administration says it will reimburse hospitals for treating uninsured coronavirus patients

The Trump administration announced Friday that the federal government will reimburse hospitals treating uninsured patients for the novel coronavirus using funds allocated in a the recent relief package passed by Congress....

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Reuters
Defense Secretary Esper backed firing of carrier captain Crozier

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper backed the Navy's firing of the commander of a coronavirus-striken aircraft carrier, the Pentagon said on Friday, amid a backlash from Democrats in Congress as well as the crew of the vessel, who hailed their captain as a hero.

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Forbes
CDC Now Recommends People Wear Cloth Masks In Public, Trump Says. He May Not.

"I don't think I'm going to be doing it," Trump says.

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CNN
Google to release your location data to help fight pandemic


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CNN
Facts First: Trump administration edits national stockpile website a day after it contradicted ...

The website of the Strategic National Stockpile was edited on Friday to soften language about how the stockpile is supposed to be used by states -- a day after media outlets reported that the original version contradicted a claim by senior White House official Jared Kushner.

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Vox news
How the US stacks up to other countries in confirmed coronavirus cases

Rani Molla The United States has three times the confirmed Covid-19 cases as China. The United States has the most confirmed Covid-19 cases in the world, with three times the number of cases as China. America started off testing people for the coronavirus at a slower rate than most other developed countries, yet the number of ...

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CNBC
Wisconsin governor pushes to delay primary 4 days ahead of scheduled vote

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, with just four days until the state primary, called for a special legislative session on Saturday to cancel the in-person portion of voting in Tuesday's election.

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Vox news
Disney sets new release dates for Mulan and Black Widow, adds Captain ...

Black Widow’s new release date is in November 2020. | Marvel Mulan will now be released on July 24, 2020, and Black Widow on November 6, 2020. But there’s no guarantee the pandemic will be over by those dates. Disney put several of its buzziest movies this year into an indefinite holding pattern earlier this month in response to the coronavirus pandemic, including the live-action Mulan remake (originally ...

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Sputnik News
Kentucky Officials Say Fake COVID-19 Testing Sites Popping Up Across State

Despite the real danger of the COVID-19 pandemic that has hit the US hard, with the country now having the most confirmed cases of the virus in the world, nefarious parties still exist that aim to profit from the tragedy. Law enforcement in Kentucky is now investigating sham, pop-up coronavirus testing sites.

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CBS News
Already struggling farmers hit hard by coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has hit America's farmers from Texas to Minnesota. They already have been facing financial hardships, worsened by a trade war and labor shortages. Mireya Villarreal reports.

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Fox News
White House implements rapid coronavirus test for anyone interacting with Trump, ...

The White House said Friday those who come into close proximity to President Trump or Vice President Pence will be required to take a rapid COVID-19 test to protect the commander-in-chief and his number two from coronavirus.

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Forbes
As Corona Ceases Production, Constellation Brands Reports Strong FY2020, Solid Alcohol Sales and Positive Outlook

The alcohol beverage giant reported solid earnings and higher-than-expected profits and sales, though Constellation Brands will not provide guidance on FY2021

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ABC News
US long-term mortgages fall; 30-year at 3.33%

U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week for the second straight week as anxiety has spiraled over devastation to the economy from the coronavirus pandemic

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NBC News
Pete Buttigieg launches PAC aimed at electing young leaders

Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who dropped out of the presidential race just over a month ago, is launching "Win the Era," a political action committee aimed at electing a new generation of leaders.

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Forbes
On Her Latest Album, Empress Of Finds Strength In Struggle

Empress Of's third studio album "I'm Your Empress Of" sees the realization of a fully-formed artist taking control of her own narrative.

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New York Times
From Afar, Congress Moves to Oversee Trump Coronavirus Response

Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced she would move to form a special committee to scrutinize the Trump administration’s response, including how more than $2 trillion in federal relief money is being spent.

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Vox news
The toilet paper shortage is more complicated than you think

A major toilet paper supplier said “the timing is uncertain” as to when store shelves will be fully restocked. | Getty Images/Science Photo Libra Suppliers aren’t sure when toilet paper will be readily available again. There was a time before the coronavirus pandemic when toilet paper was plentiful. Not anymore. Empty or sparsely stocked grocery store shelves are the new normal, and shoppers are left wondering: Where did all ...

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Zero Hedge
Delta Passenger Volume Down 94% As It Burns $60MM Per Day; Buffett Dumps Delta, Southwest ...

Delta Passenger Volume Down 94% As It Burns $60MM Per Day; Buffett Dumps Delta, Southwest Shares US airline companies had a 5pm deadline to submit their applications for a share of $25 billion in cash grants. The problem: if the following letter from Delta CEO to his employees is representative of the broader industry, that $25 billion will last about two weeks. BREAKING: Delta Air Lines says it expects Q2 revenue to be down 90% and the company is burning through $60 ...

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Zero Hedge
Congress Proposes 50% Tax On Guns & Ammo In The US

Congress Proposes 50% Tax On Guns & Ammo In The US Authored by Simon Black via SovereignMan.com, Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, your finances, and your prosperity… and on occasion, poetic justice. Street Gangs enforce lockdowns in Brazil Last week we highlighted how Brazil’s ...

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Los Angeles Times
Here is the latest list of Orange County communities with coronavirus cases

Coronavirus infections are now widespread in Orange County. Here's the latest city-by-city breakdown.

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Business Insider
'It is everywhere already': Fox News hosts amp up the pressure on Trump to give up on coronavirus lockdowns and reopen the economy

Primetime host Tucker Carlson attacked "the public health establishment," which he argued "failed us badly" by recommending stay-home orders that are hurting the economy.

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Reason
The Federal Government Is Spending $60 Billion To Keep Mostly Empty Commercial Planes Flying Over the U.S.

Pending minimum service rules would require airlines to keep operating a certain number of flights, regardless of how little demand there is for air travel. .

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The Hill
Colorado, Pennsylvania governors urge people to wear masks in public

The governors of Colorado and Pennsylvania on Friday urged residents of their states to wear masks in public to try to blunt the spread of the coronavirus."Now if you've been around grocery stores, you've noticed t...

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Reuters
Morgan Stanley plans to hold annual meeting in person

Morgan Stanley plans to hold in person its annual shareholder meeting, scheduled for May 21, the Wall Street bank said on Friday, even as many companies have moved their meetings online amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.

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Vox news
Andrew Yang told Asian Americans to prove their Americanness. Here’s why that’s wrong.

Andrew Yang leaves a campaign event in Nashua, New Hampshire, on February 8, 2020. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Andrew Yang argues that Asian Americans should work to prove their Americanness in order to fight xenophobia. Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang made a stunning argument in a Washington Post op-ed this week: To combat the recent surge in hate crimes and racism amid the coronavirus pandemic, he suggested, Asian ...

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The Hill
CBS News correspondent Major Garrett launches new coronavirus podcast 'Debriefing the ...

CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett has launched a new podcast, "Debriefing the Briefing," which will focus on the White House Coronavirus Task Force briefings.The podcast, which airs weeknights a...

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CNBC
Dow drops more than 300 points to close out another wild week on Wall Street

Stocks fell on Friday to end another volatile week of trading, pressured by a spike in coronavirus-related deaths in New York while investors digested a dismal U.S. jobs report.

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Reuters
Avolon cancels order for 75 Boeing MAX jets, 4 Airbus A330neo

Aircraft lessor Avolon on Friday announced the cancellation of an order for 75 Boeing 737 MAX planes that were due to be delivered by 2023, saying it was adjusting its order book to the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Reuters
Oil surges more than 13% on hopes of output deal

Crude futures surged for a second day on Friday, with both U.S. and Brent contracts posting their largest weekly percentage gains on record due to hopes that a global deal to cut crude supply worldwide will emerge early next week.

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USA Today
Louisiana gov.: Lack of ventilators is main issue

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says the biggest issue for the the state right now is getting enough ventilators during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Louisiana confirmed a 42% spike in coronavirus cases Thursday. (April 3)       

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Al Jazeera
Mali: Abducted Soumaila Cisse 'doing well', release talks on

Negotiations with kidnappers of leading opposition leader 'continue normally', his party says.

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Mother Jones
My Sister Has Been a Travel Agent for 30 Years. We Talked About Her Work Life During the Pandemic.

Michelle Mazzie has been a travel agent in Park City, Utah, for 30 years, serving mostly corporate clients and some leisure travelers. She also happens to be my sister. So when the travel industry became one of the first business casualties of the novel coronavirus, I started interviewing her about what that looked like on […]

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The Washington Post
Pelosi calls Trump’s criticism of Democrats ‘chicken feed’ that should be ignored

The White House on Thursday released a scathing letter from Trump to Schumer in which the president said the senator should have had New York better prepared for the pandemic.

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New Republic
The Coronavirus Coups Are Upon Us

As enabling acts go, Viktor Orban’s might be one of the most sweeping since Hitler got his in 1933. On Monday, Orban—the quasi-fascist former communist who has dragged Hungary to the far right since becoming prime minister a decade ago—secured his parliament’s sign-off on a law that effectively makes him a dictator until he decides the coronavirus emergency is over.At the beginning of March, before ...

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Zero Hedge
Pelosi Backpedals On Infrastructure Spending In Fourth Coronavirus Stimulus

Pelosi Backpedals On Infrastructure Spending In Fourth Coronavirus Stimulus House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has walked back ambitious plans for infrastructure spending in the next coronavirus stimulus package - and is instead focusing on boosting direct payments to individuals as well as loans to businesses, according to Bloomberg, which notes that the shift will leave an ...

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United Press International
Ex-Astros catcher Evan Gattis: Sorry isn't 'good enough' for sign-stealing

Former Houston Astros catcher Evan Gattis says saying sorry isn't "good enough" after his former team was caught illegally stealing signs during its 2017 World Series winning run.

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Forbes
How To Get 10 Free Battle Pass Tiers In ‘Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare’ And ‘Warzone’

Here's how to get ten free Battle Pass tiers in Warzone and Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare this weekend, just in time for Season 3 to begin. But hurry, the offer is for a limited time only.

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Business Insider
How to watch Wrestlemania 36: Brock Lesnar goes up against Drew McIntyre in the WWE Championship

Wrestlemania 36 will be streamed over two nights on April 4 and April 5 via the WWE Network. PPV packages are also available through FITE and Fox.

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Forbes
What The CARES Act Means For Student Loan Borrowers Seeking Public Service Loan Forgiveness

If you’re pursuing Public Service Loan Forgiveness, here's how the student loan payment suspension made available by the CARES Act impacts you.

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CNN
Bodies left in streets in this overwhelmed city

The streets of Ecuador's western city of Guayaquil are deserted, with few residents in sight -- and a few dead, as bodies are being left in the streets of this overwhelmed place.

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New York Times
Maryland’s Governor, a Republican, Is Willing to Spar With Trump for Supplies

Larry Hogan is head of the National Governors Association and charged with representing state leaders who fear they’re unprepared to fight the coronavirus.

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Fox News
EPL suspended indefinitely, players to be asked for wage cut

The English Premier League was suspended indefinitely on Friday following a meeting of its 20 clubs, who discussed financial painkiller measures including asking players to take a substantial pay cut during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Reuters
Global stocks edge lower on economic toll from coronavirus; oil rallies

Global stock markets sank on Friday following more signs that the COVID-19 pandemic would take a massive toll on economic growth, while oil prices continued to rally on hopes of a cut to global supply.

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United Press International
Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani urges rival Abdullah Abdullah to lead ...

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani offered a surprising proposal on Friday, suggesting that his political rival be the one to lead key government peace negotiations with the Taliban militant group.

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Breitbart
Jeff Bezos Donates $100 Million to Food Banks

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has reportedly donated $100 million to a non-profit group that works to replenish the stores of food banks across America.

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Zero Hedge
Watch: SpaceX's Latest Starship Test Vehicle Implodes, Crumbles To The Ground, During ...

Watch: SpaceX's Latest Starship Test Vehicle Implodes, Crumbles To The Ground, During Cryogenic Testing Yet another SpaceX experiment has gone "up in smoke". Just a month after the company's SN1 Starship had an unplanned "incident" on the launch pad during testing, the company's SN3 Starship test ...

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United Press International
In Photos: Moments from Alicia Keys' music career

Grammy-winning musician Alicia Key's career has spanned almost twenty years. She will release an album on May 15 titled "Alicia."

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Reuters
UK coronavirus death toll rises to 3,605, up 23% in a day

The United Kingdom death toll from the coronavirus rose by 684 to 3,605 as of 1600 GMT on April 2, up 23% on the previous day.

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Forbes
Cannes Lions 2020 Advertising Awards Show Canceled Due To Coronavirus Crisis

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has been officially canceled for this year, weeks after postponing from June to October due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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CNBC
US payrolls plunge 701,000 in March amid the start of a job market collapse

It was the first decline in payrolls since September 2010 and came close to the May 2009 financial crisis peak of 800,000.

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Russia Today
Angela Merkel ends self-isolation and returns to Chancellery after ...

Angela Merkel has been in quarantine since late March after meeting with a doctor who contracted Covid-19. Now the 65-year-old chancellor is ending her self-isolation after being confirmed as not infected with the deadly virus. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Forbes
Adobe’s Stock To Linger Below $330?

Comparing the trend in Adobe’s (NASDAQ: ADBE) stock over recent months with its trajectory during and after the Great Recession of 2008, we believe that the stock only offers potential gains of around 10%, and that, too, after fears surrounding the coronavirus outbreak subside...

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Reuters
H&M sees second-quarter loss, plans cost cuts as pandemic slams sales in March

Sweden's H&M , the world's second-biggest clothing retailer, said on Friday it expected a loss in the second quarter after reporting a 46% plunge in March sales as the coronavirus pandemic took a toll on the retail sector.

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