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China pursues global leadership ambitions in coronavirus response

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Beijing is bolstering its soft power and taking the lead in a global response to the coronavirus public health crisis. The moves come as China’s daily number of new infections decline while those in the U.S. rise. In the last few weeks,......
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Germany has a low coronavirus mortality rate: Here’s why

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Workers wheel a deceased person outside of Brooklyn Hospital Center during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York, U.S., March 30, 2020. Brendan McDermid | Reuters The world is reeling from the......
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Google launches social distancing tracking site using location data

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google Denis Balibouse | Reuters Google has launched a new website that uses anonymous location data collected from users of Google products and services to show the level of social distancing taking place in various locations. The......
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Demand for wills surges as coronavirus boosts financial planning

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The escalating coronavirus outbreak has cast a shadow of uncertainty over most aspects of daily life, prompting a surge in demand for wills and life insurance policies as people move to secure their futures.  This week, deVere Group, one of......
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Germany is using a familiar weapon to prevent layoffs

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here German Chancellor Angela Merkel makes a press statement on the spread of the new coronavirus COVID-19 at the Chancellery, in Berlin on March 22, 2020. MICHAEL KAPPELER Almost half a million companies in Germany have sent their staff on short-term......
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Italy, Spain, UK health services struggle to cope

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here VERDUNO, CUNEO, ITALY – 2020/03/31: Medical workers wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are pictured outside Verduno hospital (Alba-Bra hospital). Nicolò Campo A lack of beds, protective equipment and doctors are just some of the issues being faced in Europe, as......
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Video games sales soar as coronavirus leaves millions trapped at home

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Gamers line up for a copy of Animal Crossing video game outside an EB Games store on Yonge St., in downtown Toronto despite requests to self-distance and stay home. Andrew Francis Wallace | Toronto Star via Getty Images Sales of......
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Global death toll rises, infections cross 1 million

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Volunteers dressed in protective suits, masks, gloves and goggles carrying blood and throat mucous samples to test for COVID-19 on March 27, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. Sean Gallup | Getty Images This is a live blog. Please check back for......
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Miami mayor asks Trump to suspend flights from hotspots to Miami

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Cyclists pass the boarded up Smith & Wollesnky restaurant as they exercise in South Pointe Park on March 18, 2020 in Miami Beach, Florida. Cliff Hawkins | Getty Images Miami mayor Francis Suarez asked President Trump in a letter on......
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Trump invokes Defense Production Act for ventilator manufacturing

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President Donald Trump speaks in the press briefing room along with members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force at the White House April 2, 2020 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee | Getty Images President Donald Trump on Thursday invoked......
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Stock futures lower as indexes head for modest weekly losses

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Futures contracts tied to the major U.S. stock indexes pointed to a lower start to Friday’s session, leaving Wall Street on track for modest weekly losses. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures fell 142 points, implying an opening loss of about......
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Worldwide coronavirus cases reach 1 million, doubling in a week

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Reported COVID-19 cases around the world surpassed 1 million on Thursday, doubling in a week as the virus spreads across Europe and North America and establishes a toehold in Africa.  Just before global cases reached 1 million, the COVID-19 worldwide......
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Coronavirus unleashing an ‘economic shock wave,’ Mark Yusko warns

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Hedge fund manager Mark Yusko is telling investors to brace for a nearly once in a lifetime downturn. The Morgan Creek Capital Management CEO and CIO sees the Great Depression as the closest comparison to what’s happening to the coronavirus......
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Facebook to add 10,000 new workers by end of 2020

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg speaks on stage during Facebook session at the Cannes Lions 2019 : Day Three on June 19, 2019 in Cannes, France. Richard Bord | Getty Images Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg on Thursday told CNBC......
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Dire feelings on Main Street on eve of small business lending program launch

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here As small business owners await a much-needed lifeline Friday in the form of a massive expansion of the Small Business Administration’s 7(a) lending program, new data show just how dire the situation is for Main Street as questions circulate about......
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JPMorgan says it’s not ready for small business loan applications

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A few hours before the expected launch of a federal program to dole out at least $350 billion in loans to small businesses struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic, none of the participating banks interviewed by CNBC were sure they’d be......
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White House says coronavirus ‘hot spots’ NY and NJ see 35% of tests come back positive

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Medical workers bring in patients at a special coronavirus intake tent at Maimonides Medical Center in Borough Park section of Brooklyn which has seen an upsurge of coronavirus patients on April 02, 2020 in New York City. Spencer Platt |......
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Free HBO TV shows, movies and documentaries coming April 3

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Logan Roy, played by Brian Cox, at his daughter’s wedding reception on season 1 of HBO’s Succession. Colin Hutton | HBO AT&T WarnerMedia’s HBO will offer a bunch of TV shows and movies for free beginning on Friday. Customers will be......
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Amazon lawyer calls fired warehouse worker ‘not smart or articulate’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A worker assembles a box for delivery at the Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S., April 30, 2019. Clodagh Kilcoyne | Reuters An Amazon executive attempted to discredit a Staten Island warehouse worker who was fired after he organized......
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ClassPass reduces staff by half as coronavirus drives fitness home

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here ClassPass is launching a free app with audio workouts. Source: ClassPass ClassPass told employees Thursday it was laying off or furloughing just over half of its staff as social distancing measures slashed its revenue, the company confirmed to CNBC. The......

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