Politics 2020-04-20T23:33:24Z
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'Sir, I got a lot of building to do': US Army general jokingly passes on Trump's offer to 'stay and watch' his coronavirus briefing

"So you can have a choice," Trump told the Army general. "You can stay and watch ... or you can go back to building."
Politics 2020-04-20T22:32:44Z
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Mike Bloomberg spent over $1 billion running for president — that's $23 million for each delegate he won

Monday's FEC filings showed Bloomberg's short-lived campaign ended up spending $1,047,623,103 of his own money.
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Joe Biden's latest ad said Trump 'rolled over for the Chinese' on coronavirus, and people are calling it racist and xenophobic

Joe Biden's latest presidential campaign ad accuses President Trump of being soft on China vis-à-vis the pandemic. People are calling it xenophobic.
Strategy 2020-04-20T22:02:00Z

Here's the salary of every governor in all 50 US states

The 50 governors in the United States earn different annual salaries ranging from $70,000 to $201,680.
BI Prime Tech 2020-04-20T21:42:34Z

Marc Andreessen's essay on building things overlooks a key point, according to former presidential candidate Andrew Yang: 'Our biggest problems generally don't have market-based solutions'

Andrew Yang says the VC industry is not capable of fulfilling Marc Andreessen's mission to build solutions to the biggest problems.
Politics 2020-04-20T21:25:29Z

Georgia to open gyms, nail salons, bowling alleys and more on Friday, restaurants and movie theaters next Monday

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced Monday that gyms and barbershops can open Friday, with theaters and restaurants opening next Monday.
Science 2020-04-20T21:22:00Z

LIVE UPDATES: Americans broadly oppose the coronavirus lockdown protests

Here's the latest news about the coronavirus pandemic outbreak around the world and COVID-19, the disease it causes.
Politics 2020-04-20T21:05:34Z

Americans, including a plurality of Republicans, oppose the anti-lockdown protests taking place across the country

A YouGov and Yahoo News survey found that 60% of Americans oppose the protests compared to just 22% who support them.
BI Prime Markets 2020-04-20T21:01:00Z

One of 4 people overseeing a $500 billion corporate bailout fund lays out the risks of making no-strings-attached loans to mystery corporations — and warns of a full-on populist revolt

Bharat Ramamurti says the commission has a "major obligation to the public" to ensure loans don't enrich corporate executives.
Tech 2020-04-20T20:18:18Z

Why the IRS website for checking on your $1,200 relief check might say 'payment status not available' — and what to do about it

Despite the issues, the IRS says its website is working flawlessly — and that 6 million Americans have already been paid.
News 2020-04-20T19:57:32Z

New Yorkers are now required to cover their faces in public, but the governor's executive order overlooks a penal code that says wearing masks counts as loitering

It's illegal to congregate in public places with others who have facial coverings, except at masquerades and entertainment events, the statute says.
Military & Defense 2020-04-20T19:37:20Z

F-16 fighter intercepted even more Russian jets 'overflying' a US warship, NATO says

After Russian jets flew over a US warship, NATO said a F-16 fighter "conducted a professional intercept and left the scene"
Politics 2020-04-20T19:26:41Z

The Maryland governor's office says there were more media requests to cover anti-lockdown protests than there were protesters

The protest to reopen Maryland amid a coronavirus stay-at-home order saw "minimal participation," according to a spokesman for Gov. Larry Hogan.
Retail 2020-04-20T19:14:17Z

RESTAURANT APOCALYPSE: 8 million restaurant workers are now unemployed, as the industry braces for $240 billion in losses

8 million restaurant workers have been laid off or furloughed due to the coronavirus pandemic, with roughly two out of three employees out of a job.
Politics 2020-04-20T19:09:19Z

Maryland's frustrated Republican governor obtained thousands of coronavirus test kits from South Korea

Gov. Larry Hogan says the state can now issue half a million tests after weeks of negotiations with South Korea.
Politics 2020-04-20T19:03:38Z

The head of WHO warns that 'the worst' of the coronavirus pandemic is 'ahead of us'

The WHO chief compared the virus to the 1918 flu that killed about 675,000 people in the US and tens of millions of people around the world.
Healthcare 2020-04-20T18:19:07Z

Cuomo calls on the federal government to provide hazard pay to frontline workers: 'Give them a 50% bonus'

Frontline workers, who have kept the state running while others have been on lockdown, should be rewarded, New York Gov, Andrew Cuomo said Monday.
News 2020-04-20T17:42:26Z

Ambulance jams, unprotected doctors, and mixed messages from Putin: Inside Russia's chaotic response to the coronavirus pandemic

Even though Vladimir Putin's government took measures to stem the outbreak in late January, hospitals and medics are still largely unequipped.
News 2020-04-20T17:37:26Z

US researchers at the WHO told Trump administration about coronavirus in 2019, report says

Researchers and experts warned the Trump administration about the viral outbreak as it developed late last year. Other warnings went unheeded, too.
Politics 2020-04-20T17:36:02Z

Despite high-profile protests, Michiganders overwhelmingly approve of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's handling of the coronavirus

A poll from the Detriot Regional Chamber found that 57% of Michiganders approved of Whitmer's handling of the crisis compared to 37% who disapprove.
Politics 2020-04-20T17:24:00Z

Facebook is removing promotions for anti-quarantine protests that violate stay-home orders in California, New Jersey, and Nebraska

Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg said Monday that the platform is classifying anti-quarantine protests as "harmful misinformation."
Politics 2020-04-20T17:21:07Z

Government watchdog plans to launch at least 30 probes into the Trump administration's coronavirus response by the end of April

The GAO, which works for Congress, will use audits and reviews to look into the government's early response, Politico reported.
Science 2020-04-20T17:15:00Z

Why NYC's largest emergency hospital is pretty much empty

NYC hospitals are overcrowded with COVID-19 patients. The emergency field hospital at Javits Center was built to help, but it's still mostly empty.
Tech 2020-04-20T17:03:53Z

Get ready for Zoom weddings — New Yorkers can now get marriage licenses and get married via video calls

Gov. Cuomo signed executive orders over the weekend allowing couples to get a marriage license and perform a wedding ceremony via video until May 18.
News 2020-04-20T17:00:15Z

Coronavirus-lockdown protests will 'backfire' and interrupt the US's economic recovery, Fauci says

Meanwhile, the president's adviser Kellyanne Conway said some governors had "gone too far" and were "physically distanced from common sense."
News 2020-04-20T16:59:39Z

Trump is seeing the shortest 'rally 'round the flag' effect of any US president while other world leaders get a coronavirus bump

Trump's implacable approval rating has routinely defied conventional wisdom, but he's a global outlier when it comes to the coronavirus.
Retail 2020-04-20T15:49:55Z

Shake Shack returned its $10 million coronavirus stimulus loan. Ruth's Chris, Potbelly, and other chains are keeping more than $81 million meant for struggling small businesses.

Six chains have not indicated that they plan to return the more than $80 million they've received in Payroll Protection Program loans.
Markets 2020-04-20T15:49:05Z

A secret $1 million deal at a warehouse that ended with an FBI visit shows the wild lengths hospitals are taking to get critical medical supplies

Andrew Artenstein said his supply team had taken extraordinary steps to get N95 respirators during the coronavirus pandemic in an open letter.
Transportation 2020-04-20T15:47:25Z

California's shelter-in-place order cut car crashes by 50% — saving motorists $40 million every single day

Los Angeles' notoriously smoggy air hasn't been this clean in decades, as the drastic measures put into place in March show signs of success.
News 2020-04-20T14:40:00Z

10 times Trump has lashed out at reporters and called them 'nasty' during his coronavirus press briefings

During his coronavirus press briefings, President Donald Trump has repeatedly attacked the media for asking questions he doesn't like.
Retail 2020-04-20T14:04:15Z

The dark reason liquor stores are considered essential businesses

Liquor stores were deemed essential partly because of how dangerous it could be for alcohol-dependent people to undergo withdrawal.
Markets 2020-04-20T12:50:45Z

The White House stalls tariff payments for pandemic-battered firms while keeping taxes against China unchanged

Importers facing "significant financial hardship" from the outbreak will have a 90-day delay option for all fees, duties, and taxes, a statement said.

Trump's new tactic for reelection is blaming governors for the coronavirus response

"Blame and credit will shift to the governors, considering they are the ones making the calls," one adviser to the president told Politico.
Politics 2020-04-20T11:08:05Z

The UK coronavirus lockdown could remain for months as Boris Johnson fears a deadly 2nd peak of infections

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is concerned that lifting restrictions early would risk a second peak of infections that would overwhelm the NHS.
News 2020-04-20T10:51:50Z
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Politics 2020-04-20T10:30:26Z

Trump is trying to rewrite the narrative of his coronavirus response by showing only flattering news coverage of himself at the White House press conference

President Donald Trump replayed select clips of Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York praising the federal government but left out Cuomo's tough criticism.
Politics 2020-04-20T05:42:55Z

3 pro-gun activist brothers are behind several Facebook groups calling for protests against coronavirus lockdowns

The groups call for action against "excessive quarantine" and have gained tens of thousands of members in Wisconsin, New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.
Politics 2020-04-20T02:56:26Z

Trump berates a female reporter after she pressed him on why he didn't warn Americans about the coronavirus crisis sooner

When CBS News reporter Weijia Jiang pressed Trump on the US' response to COVID-19, Trump told her to "relax" and "keep your voice down."
Politics 2020-04-20T02:09:44Z

Trump defends people resisting coronavirus lockdowns — says they're 'good people' suffering from cabin fever

Trump defended the protests that have been held in several states, some of which prompted death threats against Democratic governors.
Politics 2020-04-20T02:05:09Z

Trump says he holds a grudge against Mitt Romney and doesn't want his advice on restarting the US economy

Romney is the sole GOP senator who voted to convict Trump in the impeachment trial. He is also the only Republican senator left out of Trump's economic task force.
Politics 2020-04-19T23:40:59Z

Trump says he's close to reaching a deal with Congress for a $400-billion-plus coronavirus aid package that includes a boost for small-business loans

Democratic leaders want more money for small businesses and additional safeguards to ensure that credit reaches businesses in underserved communities.
Tech 2020-04-19T23:01:00Z

The UK has greenlit a $300 million package to try to save thousands of startups from collapse during the COVID-19 pandemic

The UK plans to help bail out startups that may not otherwise survive the hit from the novel coronavirus.
Politics 2020-04-19T19:26:48Z

Ohio governor says anti-lockdown protests are OK if protestors adhere to social distancing

Photos show hundreds of protestors turned out to the Ohio Statehouse to protest DeWine's stay-at-home order on Saturday.

Joe Biden wins Wyoming's Democratic caucus

Wyoming and Alaska held their presidential primaries entirely by mail over several days to protect voters during the coronavirus outbreak.
Politics 2020-04-19T18:24:06Z

Paper stimulus checks 'have not gone out' to 70 million Americans still waiting for them in the mail

The government is "hoping" more Americans go to IRS.gov for their payments, Mnuchin said. "It's much safer to send out direct deposits."

Trump vs. the states: What the Constitution says about responding to crises like the coronavirus pandemic

It was clear to the Founding Fathers that central authority was necessary to coordinate the state's responses to big issues facing the country.
News 2020-04-19T16:40:35Z

Virginia governor says 'this is not the time for protest' as Trump links anti-social distancing demonstrations to Second Amendment rights

Northam called Trump's claims about adequate testing capabilities "delusional." Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Trump's claims were "absolutely false."
Politics 2020-04-19T15:15:17Z

Treasury secretary Mnuchin predicts US economy will rebound in months and not years: 'We are going to have terrific breakthroughs'

Mnuchin said advances in testing and treatments for COVID-19 will play a key role in the economy's reopening.
Markets 2020-04-19T15:07:00Z

Why are stocks soaring as the economy melts down? Thank the Fed.

The Fed's trillions of dollars of stimulus "precluded the prospect of a complete economic collapse," according to Goldman Sachs.
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