Tag Archives: Business

Accuracy still unknown for many coronavirus tests rushed out

WASHINGTON (AP) — How accurate are the coronavirus tests used in the U.S.? Months into the outbreak, no one really knows how well many of the screening tests work, and experts at top medical centers say it is time to do the studies to find out. When the new virus …

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As Coronavirus Cases Spike, Exposure Risk Closes Businesses

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ORLANDO, Fla. — As coronavirus cases rise in Florida, questions mount over the reasons. New cases in Florida have stayed above the 1,000 mark daily since June 2.  Then on Friday they spiked, with 2,372 new cases, according to the Florida Dept. of Health. The percentage of people in Florida …

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This $100 billion dollar industry shut down by coronavirus is about to reopen

An Orange County Convention Center employee replaces a sanitizer station ahead of the center’s reopening in July 2020. Source: Orange County Convention Center Today it might be hard to imagine a mass, indoor gathering with thousands of attendees. Yet that is the bread and butter of the convention and events …

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Kudlow says U.S. is in ‘recovery stage’

With multiple drugmakers in a push for a Covid-19 vaccine, countries are preparing for when it is finally available and putting deals in place with companies to prepare for the eventual distribution. AstraZeneca, which has a vaccine under development at Oxford and is expected to complete the experimental phase by the …

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Small town businesses face uncertain restarts; doctors issue a warning

As many U.S. states continue to lift coronavirus lockdown restrictions, some are pausing their reopenings in the face of worrisome data around new cases and hospitalizations. States like Texas, Arizona and Arkansas have seen a surge in infections, calling into question aggressive reopening strategies.  Officials at the Centers for Disease …

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On Main Street, a push for protection from coronavirus-related lawsuits

At Chris Purcell’s Firehouse Subs location in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, things aren’t quite business as usual. After suffering sales drops of as much as 60% during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, customers are starting to return. Now it’s all about making them comfortable and keeping employees and patrons …

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Democrats push for easier PPP loan-forgiveness process

U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin testifies with Jovita Carranza, Administrator U.S. Small Business Administration during the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Hearings to examine implementation of Title I of the CARES Act on Capitol Hill on June 10, 2020 in Washington, DC. Kevin Dietsch | Getty Images Senate …

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A second coronavirus payment may be coming. Here’s your share

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WASHINGTON — Earlier this week, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin suggested the Trump administration was considering sending Americans another round of stimulus checks to offset the financial pain caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the related economic lockdown. “I think we’re going to seriously look at whether we want to do …

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Coronavirus put seniors in the crosshairs — how can we help them?

There’s never been a year quite like 2020. Yes, we’ve had pandemics before. We’ve had economic crashes and double-digit unemployment before. We’ve had civil unrest before.  But all at once? This is what makes 2020 such a horrible year. And just think: It’s not even halfway over.  The turbulence and …

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