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Country folk singer John Prine dies at 73 of coronavirus complications

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here John Prine performs at John Anson Ford Amphitheatre on October 01, 2019 in Hollywood, California. Rich Fury | Getty Images Grammy-winning singer John Prine, who wrote his early songs in his head while delivering mail and later emerged from Chicago’s......
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Luxury hotels help guests who are stuck at home

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here You used to have to be a paying guest to get the five-star hotel experience.  That rule — at least for the moment — has changed. With millions of travelers confined to their homes due to the coronavirus pandemic, luxury......
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NBA players could refund millions to owners, sources say

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Blake Griffin of the Detroit Pistons Leon Halip | Getty Images National Basketball Association owners could get some financial relief in the form of of returned pay in any compensation deal with players, according to multiple people with knowledge of......
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House Democrats urge Boeing to take federal aid as plants shut down

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Workers assemble a Boeing 787 Dreamliner at the Boeing Everett Factory in Everett, Washington. Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images U.S. House Democrats representing Washington state have urged Boeing to accept government aid to help weather the coronavirus pandemic after......
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Remington trigger problems surface as class-action settlement deadline nears

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Remington 700 trigger mechanism Brandon Ancil | CNBC With gun sales surging during the coronavirus crisis, owners of one of the world’s most popular rifles are facing new questions about whether their guns are safe. And the pandemic is......
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American Airlines slashes service in the New York area

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An American Airlines passenger jet (Boeing 737) lands at LaGuardia Airport in New York, New York. Robert Alexander | Archive Photos | Getty Images American Airlines on Sunday slashed its flights to the New York City area by more than......
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Lawmakers urge Mnuchin against onerous airline aid conditions

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here American Airlines passenger planes crowd a runway where they are parked due to flight reductions to slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Tulsa International Airport in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S. March 23, 2020. Nick Oxford | REUTERS Leading congressional......
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US airlines start applying for grants and will negotiate equity stakes

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here American Airlines passenger planes crowd a runway where they are parked due to flight reductions to slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Tulsa International Airport in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S. March 23, 2020. Nick Oxford | REUTERS U.S. airlines......
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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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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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Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson coronavirus relief golf match is on

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson look on prior to The Match: Tiger vs Phil at Shadow Creek Golf Course on November 23, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Harry How | Getty Images NFL icons Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will......
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Odette in Singapore is Asia’s best restaurant for two years in a row

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here It’s easier to book a table at Asia’s best restaurant. But it definitely helps to already be in Singapore. Odette was named the top restaurant in Asia, earning the coveted prize for the second year in a row when Asia’s......
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Airlines receiving aid can consolidate routes into fewer airports

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Jets are parked on runway 28 at the Pittsburgh International Airport on March 27, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Jeff Swensen | Getty Images The U.S. Department of Transportation said Tuesday that it will allow airlines that receive coronavirus aid to......
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Creatures in This Underwater Forest Could Save Your Life One Day

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If the underwater forest is a natural experiment, the gas rig offers an experimental control. Beneath the sea surface, the towering bases of the rig serve much like the eroding underwater stumps or any object tossed into these vacant waters: They are all “fish collectors,” Dr. Helmuth said, providing structure......
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‘Mental vacation’ pictures relieve stress. Here’s what they look like

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here With travel ground to a halt and millions of people confined to their homes, global spirits could use some uplifting. From the smell of freshly-cut grass to the sight of a sunrise peeking above a tropical horizon, nothing can replace......
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Uber drivers struggle to find income amid coronavirus pandemic

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A ride share driver picks up passengers at O’Hare Airport on April 10, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson / Getty Images Earlier this month, as talk of a new virus outbreak in the U.S. revved up, Robert Richwine, an Uber......
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Sports franchises could qualify for loans with coronavirus relief bill

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Sports franchises across the country could be getting some help from the federal government to keep hourly and low-salaried workers employed.  As part of the $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill, President Donald Trump signed on Friday, $350 billion is set aside for......
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United Airlines warns aid isn’t enough to avoid workforce cuts

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here United Airlines planes at Newark Liberty International Airport Leslie Josephs | CNBC United Airlines warned Friday that it expects to reduce its workforce because of the rapid spread of coronavirus and severe measures to stop the disease’s spread, despite a sweeping......
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How airline workers won a lifeline

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A flight attendant arrives at Tom Bradley Terminal at Los Angeles International airport in Los Angeles, California on March 16, 2020. Agustin Paullier | AFP | Getty Images U.S. airlines’ first plea for $58 billion in government aid to weather......

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