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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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Charts show the coronavirus spike in US, Italy and Spain

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A temporary hospital which is been settled up by members of the California National Guard is seen in Indio, California on March 29, 2020. Apu Gomes | AFP | Getty Images The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has shown few signs of......
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Here’s how much bitcoin beat the Dow and S&P 500 in the first quarter

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Bitcoin has fallen less than major U.S. equity indices in the first quarter but still hasn’t proven it can act as a “safe haven” in times of market turmoil. The cryptocurrency fell over 10% in the first three months of......
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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross works from home in Palm Beach

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Wilbur Ross, U.S. commerce secretary, testifies before the House Committee on Appropriations in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Sarah Silbiger | Bloomberg via Getty Images Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is working from his estate in Palm Beach,......
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Trump pushes back against congressional oversight for $500 billion bailout fund

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and President Donald Trump attend briefing about the coronavirus outbreak in the press briefing room at the White House on March 17, 2020 in Washington, DC. The Trump administration is considering an $850 billion stimulus package......
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Xi calls for coordinated global response to coronavirus at G20 meeting

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, chairs a symposium at the School of Medicine at Tsinghua University in Beijing, capital of China, March 2,......
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Outbreak boosts jobless claims to record, US cases post steep rise

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here This is CNBC’s live blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak. All times below are in Eastern time. This blog will be updated throughout the day as the news breaks.  Global cases: More than 480,446 Global deaths:......
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Senate set to vote on coronavirus stimulus bill Wednesday night

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Senate is planning to vote on a massive $2 trillion relief bill late Wednesday or early Thursday, after a last-minute fight over a proposed unemployment provision delayed proceedings on Wednesday, people familiar with the situation told CNBC. The Senate......
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Olympics delay will dent Japan growth but coronavirus risks far greater

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Despite the unprecedented decision to delay the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, the negative impact on Japan’s economy pales in comparison to the blow from the coronavirus outbreak, economists and market strategists say. The International Olympic Committee (IOC)......
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Asia may ride out crisis better than US, Europe, analysts say

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Singapore skyline on March 24, 2020 in Singapore. Singapore will not allow short term visitors to enter or transit through the country from Mar. 24 to contain the spread of the infection. Suhaimi Abdullah | Getty Images Investors hunting for......
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Congress gets closer to a deal on massive stimulus bill

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Democrats and Republicans are getting closer to a deal on the massive stimulus package to combat the economic impact of the coronavirus. Lawmakers and the Trump administration expect to reach an agreement Tuesday morning, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told......
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Q1 contraction in China’s economy from coronavirus

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here People wear masks as they cross a street during evening rush hour, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Beijing, China, March 3, 2020. Thomas Peter | Reuters BEIJING — An early look at......
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Government budget deficit is about to explode to fight the coronavirus

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A woman walks past the U.S. Capitol in Washington, December 9, 2019. Loren Elliott | Reuters Remember when people were all worked up over trillion-dollar government budget deficits? Those might seem like the good old days, once Congress and the......
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Senate GOP releases plan with up to $1,200 in cash payments

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, speaks during a news conference after a weekly caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Al Drago | Bloomberg | Getty Images Senate Republicans......
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Coronavirus crisis widens as Trump stock market sinks

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President Donald Trump reacts during a Coronavirus Task Force news conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Kevin Dietsch | Bloomberg | Getty Images Who’s signing now?  President......
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Singapore minister on outbreak and its economic impact

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Countries globally are facing “a twin crisis of unprecedented proportion” of a public health threat in the form of a new coronavirus and heightened risk of an economic recession, a Singapore minister said Wednesday. The number of reported cases of......
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European Union will close borders to slow pandemic

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here European Union member nations agreed Tuesday to close the EU’s external borders to most people from other countries for 30 days in a dramatic new effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the planned......
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Bitcoin (BTC), cryptocurrency prices plunge after stocks’ record fall

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Bitcoin prices fell sharply amid the global sell-off in equities. Luke MacGregor  | Bloomberg | Getty Images Cryptocurrencies took a battering following a global sell-off in stocks, with bitcoin seeing a near 40% plunge. The market capitalization, or total value......
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Coronavirus impact on global economy, financial markets in 6 charts

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The ongoing spread of the new coronavirus has become one of the biggest threats to the global economy and financial markets. The virus, first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan last December, has infected more than 110,000 people in......
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China’s central bank to cut rates soon, analysts predict

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A man wearing a mask walks past the headquarters of the People’s Bank of China, the central bank, in Beijing, China, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the new coronavirus, February 3, 2020. Jason Lee | Reuters......

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