BI Prime Science 2020-04-21T23:46:00Z
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Here's what the $484 billion coronavirus stimulus bill means for hospitals, doctors, and researchers

Hospitals and medical practices are getting more money in the latest round of stimulus funding. The bill also sets widespread testing in motion.
Politics 2020-04-21T22:23:00Z

Trump says his executive order to temporarily suspend immigration into the US will last 60 days

President Donald Trump initially tweeted about the order on Monday and then clarified on Tuesday that the ban would be in effect for 60 days.
Politics 2020-04-21T22:12:48Z
Brian Kemp

Georgia's governor hit with wave of backlash over plans to begin reopening the state's economy on Friday

The World Health Organization warned against premature returns to daily life without thorough contact tracing.
Politics 2020-04-21T21:58:00Z

Senate passes $480 billion package to expand funding for small-business loans and testing. The bill now moves to the House.

The $450 billion deal allocates more funding for testing, hospitals, and small businesses. A Senate vote is expected at 4 p.m.
Politics 2020-04-21T21:34:41Z

CDC director says a 2nd wave of coronavirus in the winter could hit the US harder than the current outbreak

CDC Director Robert Redfield said a second wave of COVID-19 coinciding with the regular flu season could be disastrous for hospitals.
Science 2020-04-21T20:51:00Z

Cuomo says New York will make reopening decisions region by region as the state looks to restart its economy

Cuomo also said hospitals in low-risk areas will be able to resume outpatient treatment for elective surgeries.
BI Prime Science 2020-04-21T20:48:00Z

The Senate just passed a $484 billion coronavirus stimulus bill. Here's what's in it for small businesses, hospitals, and the public.

The latest coronavirus bill includes almost $500 billion, mostly for small businesses. There's also money for testing and healthcare providers.
Science 2020-04-21T20:42:00Z

LIVE CORONAVIRUS UPDATES: Trump and Democrats reach $450 billion-dollar coronavirus aid deal, but GOP opposes proxy voting

Here's the latest news about the coronavirus pandemic outbreak around the world and COVID-19, the disease it causes.
Politics 2020-04-21T20:05:33Z

House Democrats propose allowing members to vote by proxy because of the coronavirus, but some Republicans oppose the plan

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer wants to allow members to vote by proxy, meaning members who aren't able to travel could vote via someone else.
Tech 2020-04-21T20:04:50Z

Apple and Google's new smartphone alert system for tracking the coronavirus could be 'alarming' for privacy, US senator warns

A US senator is demanding Apple and Google executives be held "personally liable" if they don't protect user privacy in new coronavirus tracking tech.
Markets 2020-04-21T20:03:08Z

The IMF says governments should consider new wealth taxes to raise cash from the rich as coronavirus slams the global economy

In recent years, the IMF has shifted its focus from tax cuts and recommended policies aimed at reducing income inequality.
Politics 2020-04-21T19:50:02Z

'Just treat us the same': Trump family asks federal government for rent relief for DC hotel lease

Eric Trump said the Trump International Hotel in Washington was up to date with its rent but looking into payment delays.

Joe Biden is almost $200 million behind Trump in 2020 fundraising but Democratic strategists say they aren't worried

Biden began April with $57.2 million cash on hand, while Trump had $244 million on hand — a nearly $187 million difference.
News 2020-04-21T18:23:32Z

South Carolina has already begun to reopen beaches, department stores, and flower shops

Gov. Henry McMaster is slowly reopening parts of South Carolina's economy, similar to Georgia and Florida, including nonessential stores.
Politics 2020-04-21T18:21:00Z

Rumors of Kim Jong Un's mysterious illness are raising questions about his line of succession. This is his family tree.

Kim Jong Un's family dynasty has been in power in North Korea since 1948. Now that he's rumored to be gravely ill, it's unclear who would succeed him.
Politics 2020-04-21T17:49:17Z
Retail 2020-04-21T17:28:00Z

America's richest fast-food giants qualify for $10 million coronavirus stimulus loans, revealing a disturbing loophole in a program designed to help struggling small businesses

The program, intended to save struggling small business, included a loophole that allowed companies as large as McDonald's to get loans.
Markets 2020-04-21T17:20:00Z

The Trump administration is seizing on the coronavirus pandemic to roll back business regulations as it pushes to reopen the economy

The White House is hoping to spark an economic comeback after almost 22 million Americans filed for unemployment over the last month.
News 2020-04-21T17:19:00Z

A clothing factory in Gaza is now making 100,000 face masks a day — and they all go to Israel

One factory in Gaza laid off all 200 factory workers, but rehired them when they got an order for face masks from Israel.
Politics 2020-04-21T17:17:27Z

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says 'there are more important things than living' to justify reopening the state's economy

"There are more important things than living, and that's saving this country for my children and my grandchildren," Patrick told Tucker Carlson.
Politics 2020-04-21T16:49:00Z

9 quotes from Queen Elizabeth II on love, family, and the monarchy

Queen Elizabeth II turns 94 today and has reigned for more than 68 years.
Politics 2020-04-21T16:30:45Z
Markets 2020-04-21T16:09:00Z

Trump wants to provide emergency aid for energy companies as a historic sell-off sends prices to record lows

Trump had previously promised the federal government would help revive an embattled oil and gas sector struggling with low prices.

'Bad news for everyone': How Kim Jong Un's demise could spark unrest and require a military response

Even if he isn't on his death bed, Kim does have health issues and his exit from the stage would create turmoil, experts say.
News 2020-04-21T15:03:57Z

Nurses are protesting 'grossly inadequate and negligent' PPE and coronavirus testing while filing lawsuits against state officials and hospitals

"Don't call me a hero," a New York City nurse told Business Insider. "Instead, show your support by believing us when we say we need much more PPE."
Politics 2020-04-21T14:44:09Z

Joe Biden said he'd pick Michelle Obama as his running mate 'in a heartbeat' but wouldn't commit to choosing a woman of color

Former Vice President Joe Biden said Monday his 2020 campaign was "just beginning the process" of selecting his running mate.
Politics 2020-04-21T14:43:36Z

Trump's order suspending immigration will reportedly include exceptions for migrant farmworkers and healthcare workers

President Donald Trump's order suspending immigration should include exceptions for two major groups of essential workers: food and healthcare.

As his poll ratings tank, Trump is adapting his populist playbook to the coronavirus crisis in a desperate bid to save his presidency

President Donald Trump has long cast himself as the leader of a populist insurgency — and he's gambling on the tactic to see him through the crisis.
Politics 2020-04-21T13:56:00Z

What Queen Elizabeth's relationship was like with every US president, from Truman to Trump

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest currently-reigning monarch, turns 94 on April 21, 2020. She's met with all but one US president since 1951.
Science 2020-04-21T13:53:00Z

A 36-year-old man in Nevada lost his job and his family's health insurance as the pandemic shuttered restaurants. Now, his wife's expecting a baby. Their story is becoming increasingly common in America.

Sumir Beaspal lost his job and his health insurance during the coronavirus pandemic. His wife is seven months pregnant and worried about healthcare.

Officials in Wisconsin link at least 7 coronavirus cases to in-person voting during the April 7 election

Milwaukee, which usually has 180 open polling locations, operated with just five on election day, creating hours-long lines to vote in some cases.
Strategy 2020-04-21T12:30:00Z

Billionaire Sheryl Sandberg calls for new laws to help Americans through the coronavirus, including mandating paid sick leave and finally fixing the gender wage gap

In an interview with Business Insider, the Facebook COO talked about collective grief during the pandemic and urged policy reform.
Politics 2020-04-21T12:00:17Z
Science 2020-04-21T10:52:36Z

Italy's number of active coronavirus cases has fallen for the first time, 2 months after its devastating outbreak began

Italy, which became one of the world's worst-affected countries, has finally seen a drop in the number of active coronavirus cases.
Politics 2020-04-21T10:38:56Z

Trump's abrupt decision to suspend immigration to the US was being pushed by Tucker Carlson on Fox News for weeks

President Donald Trump has often sought the advice of the Fox News host to shore up his support among conservative voters.
Politics 2020-04-21T09:24:10Z

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez deleted a tweet about the negative oil price that said, 'You absolutely love to see it'

The price of West Texas Intermediate crude oil went negative Monday. The coronavirus has frozen travel and manufacturing, leading to an oil surplus.
Politics 2020-04-21T06:48:42Z

As lawmakers battle over who is responsible for testing, Harvard researchers say the US needs to test 20 million people a day to 'fully remobilize the economy'

The plan emphasized three integral components to reopen the US, including sufficient testing, the ability to trace cases, and supported isolation.
Military & Defense 2020-04-21T04:22:16Z

Saudi Arabia breaks its own record for executions, beheading over 180 people in 2019

While executions fell globally, Saudi Arabia put more people to death than ever before, according to a report from Amnesty International.
Politics 2020-04-21T03:32:27Z

Kim Jong Un was missing during one of North Korea's major holidays, and it has sparked questions about his health

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was previously reported missing in 2014. He reappeared six weeks later.
Politics 2020-04-21T01:28:49Z

Trump claims that criticism of the US' testing capacity is 'mostly partisan' despite governors from both parties asking for more resources

"It's not accurate to say there's plenty of testing out there, and the governors should just get it done," Maryland's GOP Gov. Larry Hogan said Sunday.
Politics 2020-04-20T23:33:24Z

'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

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.

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.
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 on Monday

Gov. Brian Kemp on Monday announced that gyms and barbershops could open Friday, with theaters and restaurants allowed to open on Monday.
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 that 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

NATO said that after Russian jets flew over a US warship, an F-16 fighter "conducted a professional intercept and left the scene."
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