Month: July 2020

Dado Ruvic | Reuters With chronic asthma, food allergies and a heart condition, Thomas Silvera does everything he can to safeguard his health, including getting vaccines. So if and when a Covid-19 vaccine becomes available, he said he’s leaning toward getting that, too. But before vaccines reach the market, they go through wide-scale testing for
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In the $1 trillion stimulus proposal released by Senate Republicans on Monday — the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools, or HEALS, Act — the $600 per week unemployment boost of the CARES Act, which expires Friday, would decrease to $200 per week. That’s because Republican leaders have largely said the extra $600 a week discourages people from returning to
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As we roll toward the half-year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic, the effects on work, office space, and focus have been profound. Executives can now be found working out of what had been guest rooms, attics, or walk-in closets. The need to work in corporate offices, once considered indispensable, is now being rethought in its
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Bitcoin cryptocurrency representation is seen in this illustration photo taken in Poland on June 17, … [+] 2020 (Photo by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images) NurPhoto via Getty Images Unfortunately, scams are far too common in the cryptocurrency space. Last week, hackers broke into Twitter’s systems and lured innocent people into sending bitcoin into the
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Throughout the Covid-19 crisis, White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci has become a household name and the unofficial face of fighting the pandemic. And now he has his own trading card.  The president of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases threw the first ceremonial pitch for Major League Baseball’s 2020 season on
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Senate Republicans proposed another stimulus check bill yesterday, the Coronavirus Assistance for American Families (CAAF) Act. Stimulus checks under the CAAF Act would provide $1,000 to eligible adults and dependents. As an example, an eligible family of four would receive $4,000. WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 24: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) talks to reporters after leaving a
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People wearing face masks as a preventive measure walk at Lake Eola Park, Florida, July 25, 2020. Paul Hennessy | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images The Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday they are seeing “signs of progress” in southern states fighting the coronavirus pandemic, though the number of deaths remains
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Alex Wong | Getty Images Amazon will report its fiscal second-quarter earnings after market close on Thursday. Here are Wall Street’s expectations for Amazon:  Earnings: $1.46 per share expected, according to analysts surveyed by Refinitiv Revenue: $81.56 billion expected, according to analysts surveyed by Refinitiv The company’s earnings will be impacted
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