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2 employees at Walmart in Evergreen Park die after falling ill to the coronavirus – Chicago Tribune

2 employees at Walmart in Evergreen Park die after falling ill to the coronavirus – Chicago Tribune

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OPEC-Russia meeting delayed until April 9 amid turmoil in energy markets – CNN

OPEC-Russia meeting delayed until April 9 amid turmoil in energy markets – CNN

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U.S. small businesses flood Bank of America with loan applications – Reuters

(Reuters) – Bank of America Corp (BAC.N) and JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) are now accepting applications for federally backed small-business loans, a sign that big U.S. banks have warmed up to the relief program after initially resisting participation. B…

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American, Delta and others apply for relief grants — now comes the hard part – CNBC

U.S. airlines JetBlue, American, United and Delta on Friday submitted applications to the Treasury Department for government grants to not furlough employees through Sept. 30 despite an unprecedented decline in air travel demand. Now they have to negotiate th…

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White House says small business lending program will be running Friday, even as JPMorgan says it’s not ready – CNBC

A few hours before the expected launch of a federal program to dole out at least $350 billion in loans to small businesses struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic, none of the participating banks interviewed by CNBC are sure they’ll be ready. From massive g…

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Elon Musk says hospitals he sent machines to all confirmed they were ‘critical’ – Business Insider – Business Insider

Elon Musk is being criticized for appearing to send BiPAP machines, not life-support ventilators, to a hospital in New York.  In a tweet, New York City Hospitals thanked Musk and Tesla for sending “40 ventilators” to Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, New York. Th…

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Costco Severed Ties With The Company That Handles Free Samples Because Of The Coronavirus – BuzzFeed News

The journalists at BuzzFeed News are proud to bring you trustworthy and relevant reporting about the coronavirus. To help keep this news free,become a memberand sign up for our newsletter,Outbreak Today. Costco, one of the worlds largest retailers, is cuttin…

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Stock futures positive as market tries to rebound from second quarter’s rocky start – CNBC

U.S. stock futures rose in overnight trading and pointed to gains at the open on Thursday, as markets try to rebound after kicking off the second quarter in the red. Dow futures rose 203 points, indicating a 134-point gain at the open on Thursday. The S&…

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Dow futures fall more than 200 points after market posts worst first quarter on record – CNBC

U.S. stock futures moved lower in overnight trading and pointed to declines at the open on Wednesday, following the end of the worst first quarter on record for the Dow and S&P 500 spurred by the coronavirus sell-off. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures…

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Airlines Refused to Collect Passenger Data That Could Aid Coronavirus Fight – The New York Times

The industrys battle against collecting more information for the government dates back to 2005, when health officials were assessing their response to the SARS outbreak. At the time, officials at the C.D.C. made what they thought was a simple request of airl…