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Bill Gates thinks schools will reopen in the fall, but the economy won't magically return to the way it was before


Created: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 11:19:03 GMT

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The Microsoft co-founder sees poor students getting hit the hardest as schools close down across the U.S.

Read more: Bill Gates thinks schools will reopen in the fall, but the economy won't magically return to the way it was before


US needs more 'helicopter money' to cushion coronavirus impact, says Anthony Scaramucci


Created: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 07:57:19 GMT

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The U.S. has reported the world's highest number of coronavirus cases at more than 400,000, with over 14,000 deaths, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

Read more: US needs more 'helicopter money' to cushion coronavirus impact, says Anthony Scaramucci


Treasury yields fall slightly ahead of US jobless claims data


Created: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 11:22:05 GMT

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U.S. government debt prices were slightly higher Thursday morning as investors await figures on the number of Americans filing for unemployment.

Read more: Treasury yields fall slightly ahead of US jobless claims data


Microsoft won't release its Surface Neo dual-screen PC later this year


Created: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 04:21:48 GMT

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The Neo, running the Windows 10X operating system, represented one of the latest steps Microsoft has taken to diversify the Surface lineup.

Read more: Microsoft won't release its Surface Neo dual-screen PC later this year


White House officials see 'real evidence' that coronvirus mitigation efforts are slowing outbreak, even as some states struggle


Created: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 00:28:27 GMT

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Birx said the New York metropolitan area, which includes Northern New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island, is still reporting roughly 11,000 new cases a day and that about 40% of all COVID-19 tests are positive.

Read more: White House officials see 'real evidence' that coronvirus mitigation efforts are slowing outbreak, even as some states struggle


Trump escalates tension with World Health Organization over coronavirus pandemic, repeats threat to withhold funding


Created: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 00:07:41 GMT

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Trump complained Wednesday that China contributes "a small fraction" of the amount of funding the U.S. sends to the WHO every year.

Read more: Trump escalates tension with World Health Organization over coronavirus pandemic, repeats threat to withhold funding


While parents Zoom, their kids are flocking to an app called Roblox to hang out and play 3D games


Created: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 00:29:44 GMT

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Less than two months after $150 million in a funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz, educational gaming platform Roblox is seeing surging usage from kids who can't go to school.

Read more: While parents Zoom, their kids are flocking to an app called Roblox to hang out and play 3D games


Linda Tripp, central figure in the Clinton impeachment, dies at 70


Created: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 01:05:20 GMT

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Tripp, whose secretly recorded conversations with Monica Lewinsky became the catalyst for the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, was battling cancer.

Read more: Linda Tripp, central figure in the Clinton impeachment, dies at 70


'Amazon is not taking care of us': Warehouse workers say they're struggling to get paid despite sick leave policy


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 21:48:07 GMT

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Six Amazon workers told CNBC they've received partial pay or no pay at all while they're in quarantine due to the coronavirus.

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Disney shares jump as Disney+ subscriptions pass 50 million


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 22:33:51 GMT

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Disney+ now has more than 50 million subscribers, after the service launched in India and Western Europe and as more people are inside because of coronavirus.

Read more: Disney shares jump as Disney+ subscriptions pass 50 million


California plans to sanitize 80,000 masks a day for health workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 21:18:33 GMT

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California plans to sanitize 80,000 used N95 masks a day, using technology from Battelle, to protect health workers treating COVID-19 patients.

Read more: California plans to sanitize 80,000 masks a day for health workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic


Watch live: Coronavirus task force holds briefing as Democrats seek more relief


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 20:56:09 GMT

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Members of the coronavirus task force are expected to hold a press briefing Wednesday, in what has become a daily affair as the pandemic continues to claim lives.

Read more: Watch live: Coronavirus task force holds briefing as Democrats seek more relief


Luckin Coffee's stock has been halted for pending news since Tuesday


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 21:09:36 GMT

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Luckin Coffee's stock has been halted for pending news since Tuesday morning.

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As coronavirus spread to the US, Clorox shares soared


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 20:46:03 GMT

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Clorox shares soared in the first few months of 2020 as the new coronavirus spread throughout the U.S. The company had seen a spike in sales of its disinfecting wipes and other cleaning products, and investors felt it was a safe bet in an uncertain time.

Read more: As coronavirus spread to the US, Clorox shares soared


Bernie Sanders is out of the race, but he promises to press his democratic socialist agenda


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:49:08 GMT

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Though he suspended his campaign, Bernie Sanders said he will remain on ballots to win more delegates and press his agenda at the Democratic National Convention in August.

Read more: Bernie Sanders is out of the race, but he promises to press his democratic socialist agenda


Rocket Lab's helicopter snagged a parachute from the sky in a key test toward reusing rockets


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:36:45 GMT

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Rocket Lab recently took a "major step forward" in its plan to reuse its rocket boosters.

Read more: Rocket Lab's helicopter snagged a parachute from the sky in a key test toward reusing rockets


Fed will keep rates near zero until economy has 'weathered' coronavirus impact, minutes show


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:59:05 GMT

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Not only did members believe it was important to use all their rate power now, but also that they intend to keep rates anchored at the bottom for the foreseeable future.

Read more: Fed will keep rates near zero until economy has 'weathered' coronavirus impact, minutes show


As hospitals beg for protective gear, manufacturers are banding together to churn out plastic face shields


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 19:16:55 GMT

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Face shields are gaining favor during the coronavirus pandemic because they use materials that are easy to obtain and can be fabricated and built quickly.

Read more: As hospitals beg for protective gear, manufacturers are banding together to churn out plastic face shields


Instagram's co-founder ignored suggestions to copy Snapchat's best feature before finally relenting


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 20:05:06 GMT

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In the upcoming book "No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram," Bloomberg reporter Sarah Frier lays out the case that Instagram Co-founder Kevin Systrom was actually the main obstacle to be overcome in the social network's decision to rip off rival Snapchat's Stories feature, rather than the mastermind behind the sea-shifting decision.

Read more: Instagram's co-founder ignored suggestions to copy Snapchat's best feature before finally relenting


Sen. Kelly Loeffler and her CEO husband will sell all individual stock shares after coronavirus trade furor


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 21:33:04 GMT

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Sen. Kelly Loeffler and her husband Jeff Sprecher, CEO of the owner of the New York Stock Exchange, were criticized for selling millions of dollars in stock amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Read more: Sen. Kelly Loeffler and her CEO husband will sell all individual stock shares after coronavirus trade furor


New York Gov. Cuomo says state won't return to 'normal' as daily coronavirus deaths reach new high


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 20:53:00 GMT

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Cuomo announced that 779 people in the state had died of the coronavirus – the highest daily death count yet.

Read more: New York Gov. Cuomo says state won't return to 'normal' as daily coronavirus deaths reach new high


The Biden-Trump showdown begins at last


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 17:40:36 GMT

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The race between Biden and Trump has long been expected but is now virtually guaranteed after Sen. Bernie Sanders exited from the Democratic primary contest.

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WHO officials are investigating human transmission of the coronavirus to pets


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:06:44 GMT

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"There are several groups that are conducting investigations in animals to really understand how pets are infected," WHO's Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove said.

Read more: WHO officials are investigating human transmission of the coronavirus to pets


WHO chief addresses death threats, racist insults: 'I don't give a damn'


Created: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 05:07:48 GMT

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"We care about the life passing every single minute unnecessarily because we couldn't unite to fight this virus," he said.

Read more: WHO chief addresses death threats, racist insults: 'I don't give a damn'


As Trump attacks, WHO warns against politicizing coronavirus if you don't want 'many more body bags'


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 22:41:08 GMT

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President Donald Trump criticized the international agency's response to the outbreak, saying the WHO "really called, I would say, every aspect of it wrong."

Read more: As Trump attacks, WHO warns against politicizing coronavirus if you don't want 'many more body bags'


1 in 4 Americans have either lost their job or had pay cut from coronavirus shutdowns: Survey


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 16:04:13 GMT

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The CNBC All-America Survey found 10% saying they have lost their job and 16% reporting they have seen their wages or salary reduced.

Read more: 1 in 4 Americans have either lost their job or had pay cut from coronavirus shutdowns: Survey


A student created a computer program that tells you when an Amazon Fresh or Whole Foods delivery slot opens up


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 19:23:00 GMT

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It's almost impossible to find a delivery time slot using Amazon Fresh or Whole Foods right now. But a script can alert you when one opens up. Here's how to use it.

Read more: A student created a computer program that tells you when an Amazon Fresh or Whole Foods delivery slot opens up


The Fed is modifying Wells Fargo's asset cap so it can help lend to small business


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 21:39:12 GMT

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The Fed had imposed the restrictions following the bank's fake account scandal in which it created millions of accounts for customers without their knowledge.

Read more: The Fed is modifying Wells Fargo's asset cap so it can help lend to small business


Bernie Sanders drops out of the presidential race


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 17:25:27 GMT

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Sanders lagged Biden in the pledged delegate count and had to cease in-person campaigning because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Read more: Bernie Sanders drops out of the presidential race


Bernstein upgrades Twitter, despite coronavirus hit to ad revenue


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 17:59:26 GMT

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Engagement may be higher on Twitter, but that doesn't translate to ad revenue, Bernstein analysts said.

Read more: Bernstein upgrades Twitter, despite coronavirus hit to ad revenue

 
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