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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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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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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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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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Global cases top 1 million, Manhattan real estate grinds to a halt

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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 998,047 Global deaths:......
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US weekly jobless claims double to 6.6 million

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The torrent of Americans filing for unemployment insurance skyrocketed last week as more than 6.6 million new claims were filed, the Labor Department reported Thursday. That brings to 10 million the total Americans who filed over the past two weeks.......
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US surgeon general asks CDC to see if face masks are effective

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here People stand in line while wearing face masks in the Elmhurst neighborhood on April 1, 2020 in New York City. Stephanie Keith | Getty Images America’s top doctor appears to have softened his stance over the effectiveness of face masks......
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British Airways to reportedly suspend 36,000 of its employees

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Jack Taylor | Getty Images News | Getty Images British Airways is set to suspend 36,000 jobs, the BBC reported Wednesday, though talks with U.K. trade union Unite are still ongoing. The flagship U.K. airline has reportedly reached an agreement......
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Coronavirus epicenter could ‘possibly’ shift back to Asia: health expert

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak is at risk of shifting constantly, posing challenges to public health systems, a health expert said on Thursday. “The epicenters will shift constantly,” said Teo Yik Ying, dean at the Saw Swee Hock School......
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Le Bijou hotel selling luxury quarantine with a $500 coronavirus test

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Inside a Le Bijou apartment in Switzerland. Le Bijou Le Bijou, a luxury Swiss hotel brand, has set up “quarantine apartments” which include in-room health services, such as coronavirus testing.  A stay in one of these apartments ranges from $800......
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Tesla could help make ventilator batteries: ResMed CEO Mick Farrell

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here ResMed CEO Mick Farrell said Wednesday that his company has been ramping up production of ventilators for the last 90 days, trying to meet surging global demand as countries battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Ventilators most in-demand for COVID-19 treatment push......
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Global reported cases head toward 1 million

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. Global cases: More than 932,600 Global deaths: At least 46,809 Top 5 countries: United States (213,372), Italy (110,574), Spain (104,118), China (82,361), and Germany (77,872) The data above was compiled......
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Elon Musk’s SpaceX bans Zoom over privacy concerns, memo shows

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) and Tesla Inc., speaks during an event at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, U.S., on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images Elon Musk’s......

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