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Bloomberg staffers were promised a job until Election Day, whether or not he became the nominee. Now they’re days from losing their health insurance during a pandemic.

Bloomberg campaign staffers were widely promised a job through November, whether or not the former New York City mayor became the Democratic presidential nominee. But last week, all Bloomberg offices save for those in six battleground states were closed. It has left many out of a job and about to […]
Bloomberg staffers were promised a job until Election Day, whether or not he became the nominee. Now they’re days from losing their health insurance during a pandemic.
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California’s governor said hospitals are so strapped for face masks they are turning to Los Angeles seamstresses — an industry notorious for poor labour conditions

California Gov. Gavin Newsom says a critical shortage of masks has some hospitals resorting to seamstresses in Los Angeles’ garment district. The LA garment industry is notorious for poor labour conditions and its reliance on a largely undocumented workforce. “We’re seeing how much we rely on a migrant workforce and […]
California’s governor said hospitals are so strapped for face masks they are turning to Los Angeles seamstresses — an industry notorious for poor labour conditions
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Amazon confirms first case of coronavirus at a warehouse in the US

The first known case of COVID-19 at an Amazon warehouse in the United States was reported on Wednesday. Warehouse workers were already afraid that their work conditions could put them at risk of catching the virus. Amazon sales have skyrocketed amid the coronavirus outbreak, and the company is looking to […]
Amazon confirms first case of coronavirus at a warehouse in the US
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Trump has left governors and mayors to support some of the most vulnerable Americans amid the coronavirus pandemic. But if New York City is any indication, it won’t work.

President Donald Trump has announced his support for a bailout of the airline industry. But thus far, the federal government has taken no action to ensure state and local governments can continue to support their nonprofit human-services organisations. These nonprofits provide critical services to impoverished children and families, people with […]
Trump has left governors and mayors to support some of the most vulnerable Americans amid the coronavirus pandemic. But if New York City is any indication, it won’t work.
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A FreshDirect warehouse team member has tested positive for coronavirus — they were not involved with food preparation or deliveries

Online grocer FreshDirect sent out an email to customers on Wednesday announcing that one of its warehouse employees tested positive for coronavirus. The New York-headquartered company said the team member was not involved in food preparation or making deliveries and is currently self-isolating. The company signalled that it would continue […]
A FreshDirect warehouse team member has tested positive for coronavirus — they were not involved with food preparation or deliveries
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Mark Zuckerberg denied a report that Facebook is considering sharing smartphone location data with the US government to help track the coronavirus

Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook isn’t looking to share users’ location data with the US government to help it track the coronavirus. On Tuesday, The Washington Post reported that the government is in talks with the tech industry about leveraging smartphone location data to combat the disease, raising privacy concerns. “I […]
Mark Zuckerberg denied a report that Facebook is considering sharing smartphone location data with the US government to help track the coronavirus
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Artists are playing live concerts from their homes amid the coronavirus outbreak — here’s how to watch the best ones

Some artists are streaming acoustic concerts and intimate performances online amid the coronavirus outbreak. John Legend and Coldplay’s Chris Martin helped launch a series of online concerts called “Together at Home,” which is supported by Global Citizen. Global Citizen’s “One World: Together at Home” event, curated by Lady Gaga, featured […]
Artists are playing live concerts from their homes amid the coronavirus outbreak — here’s how to watch the best ones
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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has become a powerful figure in the administration as Trump frantically responds to the coronavirus crisis

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has taken on one of the most prominent roles in the Trump administration’s coronavirus response. Mnuchin has been negotiating with both House Democratic leadership an Senate Republicans to get a massive relief package through Congress aimed at blunting the economic impact of the coronavirus. It’s not […]
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has become a powerful figure in the administration as Trump frantically responds to the coronavirus crisis
Lifestyle

How to break a fever naturally and what medications can help

You can help break a fever by resting, drinking plenty of fluids, and cooling the skin with ice packs or a washcloth. Medication, such as ibuprofen (Advil) or acetaminophen (Tylenol), can also help reduce fever symptoms. Most fevers will resolve themselves within a week, and following these strategies can help […]
How to break a fever naturally and what medications can help
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Inmates in a prison with a coronavirus case say they’re not allowed basic cleaning supplies and are worried about elderly inmates

Prisoners in Washington state wrote in essays published by The Marshall Project saying they have been fearful for their elderly fellow inmates after a staffer tested positive for coronavirus. One inmate wrote that the facilities didn’t provide effective cleaning supplies, describing a container of alcohol-free sanitizer and spray bottles with […]
Inmates in a prison with a coronavirus case say they’re not allowed basic cleaning supplies and are worried about elderly inmates
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What causes a fever and when to seek medical attention

Infections are the most common cause of a fever, as your body increases temperature to fight off the virus or bacteria causing infection. Respiratory infections often cause fever – like the flu, bronchitis, or pneumonia – along with gastrointenstinal infections like food poisoning or a stomach virus. COVID-19 can also […]
What causes a fever and when to seek medical attention
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New York City’s subway ridership fell 60% because of the coronavirus. Now the agency in charge of the trains says it needs a $4 billion bailout.

Ridership on New York City public transit systems has fallen dramatically as the coronavirus forced businesses, schools, and restaurants to shutter. Facing a steep revenue cliff, the agency that runs subways, trains, and buses is asking for $US4 billion in federal funding. The subway has finally found steady improvement after […]
New York City’s subway ridership fell 60% because of the coronavirus. Now the agency in charge of the trains says it needs a $4 billion bailout.
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JPMorgan Chase is closing 20% of its branches and reducing staffing amid the coronavirus pandemic, but it will pay employees asked to stay home

JPMorgan Chase will temporarily close around 20% of its branches amid the coronavirus pandemic. The bank will also reduce the number of employees working at the branches that remain open. Branches that remain open will emphasise drive-up or glass partitions to protect employees and customers, the bank said. Employees at […]
JPMorgan Chase is closing 20% of its branches and reducing staffing amid the coronavirus pandemic, but it will pay employees asked to stay home
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The World Health Organisation is launching a multi-country ‘solidarity trial’ to fight the coronavirus, and the US and UK are not involved

During a media briefing Wednesday, WHO’s director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, discussed a global “solidarity trial” intended to compare treatments for the novel coronavirus and identify the best. Tedros announced the 10 countries involved, and the US and UK weren’t among them. The five-arm “adaptive design” trial is designed to make […]
The World Health Organisation is launching a multi-country ‘solidarity trial’ to fight the coronavirus, and the US and UK are not involved
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A COVID-19 case has led Hyundai to shut down its factory in Alabama

Hyundai said that a COVID-19 case had emerged at its Montgomery, Alabama, factory and that the facility had closed Wednesday morning. Hyundai follows GM, Ford, FCA, and Honda is closing North American factories amid a worsening coronavirus outbreak. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. On Wednesday, Hyundai announced that […]
A COVID-19 case has led Hyundai to shut down its factory in Alabama
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Lawmakers are raising concerns about Google’s coronavirus screening website that Trump announced, saying it could violate privacy laws

Five senators have sent letters to Google and the White House raising privacy concerns over the new screening website run by Google that Donald Trump announced Friday. Trump initially announced that Google was building a website to coordinate nationwide screenings for coronavirus. Google later clarified that Verily, a subsidiary, was […]
Lawmakers are raising concerns about Google’s coronavirus screening website that Trump announced, saying it could violate privacy laws
Lifestyle

We’re already in a recession and don’t know it, an economist told us. Here are the best ways to spend money wisely to boost the economy until the government gets its act together.

Coronavirus has been shutting down America’s biggest cities, forcing officials to close restaurants, non-essential stores, and more to prevent the virus from spreading. James Parrott, an economist and professor at The New School, told Business Insider it’s triggered the onset of a recession. He said we can safely help boost […]
We’re already in a recession and don’t know it, an economist told us. Here are the best ways to spend money wisely to boost the economy until the government gets its act together.
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People are sharing photos of their ‘unglamorous’ work-from-home spaces as offices shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic

A Twitter thread has inspired people to share their “unglamorous” work-from-home setups as offices continue to close due to the coronavirus pandemic. Jules Forrest told Insider that she started the thread as a “funny contrast” after seeing people post their “thoughtfully-designed home office setups.” People shared photos of makeshift desks […]
People are sharing photos of their ‘unglamorous’ work-from-home spaces as offices shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic
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Norwegian Air started a low-cost transatlantic revolution but coronavirus and the airline’s Boeing planes pushed it to the brink of collapse

Norwegian Air Shuttle and its subsidiaries are on the brink of collapse as a lack of demand for travel due to COVID-19 and government travel restrictions are crippling the airline’s business. A popular European low-cost airline, Norwegian expanded into intercontinental travel in 2013, which was the beginning of the airline’s […]
Norwegian Air started a low-cost transatlantic revolution but coronavirus and the airline’s Boeing planes pushed it to the brink of collapse
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I’m a Harvard international student on financial aid who was kicked off campus — here’s the uncertainty I’m facing as I say goodbye to a school I’m almost fully dependent on

Ana Georgescu is a 22-year-old Romanian and a senior at Harvard University, where she studies astrophysics and English and has a nighttime radio show. Last Tuesday, she was prepared to sleep in late – until her roommates woke her up to tell her that they had all been instructed to […]
I’m a Harvard international student on financial aid who was kicked off campus — here’s the uncertainty I’m facing as I say goodbye to a school I’m almost fully dependent on
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The US wants to turn back migrants at the US-Mexico border over fears of spreading coronavirus through detention facilities and Border Patrol agents

Citing fears of keeping the novel coronavirus from spreading, the US government is weighing a plan to immediately turn back all migrants who approach the US-Mexico border without documentation. It’s unclear how the policy would work in practice – typically, Border Patrol agents intercept migrants and take them to have […]
The US wants to turn back migrants at the US-Mexico border over fears of spreading coronavirus through detention facilities and Border Patrol agents
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The US government sent out a shipment of expired face masks to health workers. Here’s how face masks can expire, and when they’re still usable.

The U.S. government recently sent emergency face masks to several states and cities to help first responders combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. However, all the masks were expired, the New York Times reported. The specialised masks, called filtering facepiece respirators, can be less effective if the materials degrade […]
The US government sent out a shipment of expired face masks to health workers. Here’s how face masks can expire, and when they’re still usable.
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Delta is parking half of its fleet, slashing executive pay, and sending 10,000 employees on unpaid leave as coronavirus brings the airline industry to its knees

Delta Air Lines announced Wednesday several drastic measures to cut costs as the novel coronavirus ravages airlines worldwide. Roughly 10,000 employees are taking voluntary unpaid leave, CEO Ed Bastian said, while he and the company’s board have cut their own salaries to zero for the next six months. The company […]
Delta is parking half of its fleet, slashing executive pay, and sending 10,000 employees on unpaid leave as coronavirus brings the airline industry to its knees
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Medical students around the US are offering to babysit for hospital workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic

Many healthcare workers are facing the strain of fighting the coronavirus at work while scrambling to figure out childcare for their children, as daycare facilities and schools shut down. Students at medical schools like the University of Minnesota, Dartmouth, and Johns Hopkins have created student-led initiatives to offer voluntary babysitting […]
Medical students around the US are offering to babysit for hospital workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic
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‘If I’m going to cocoon, I better come out a butterfly’: People are turning to skincare as they stay inside and self-isolate due to the coronavirus outbreak

As Americans stay inside and isolate themselves during the coronavirus outbreak, some are finding comfort in skincare. According to NPD data, the impact of the coronavirus outbreak is still unclear, but skincare has been outperforming the general beauty market recently. “It’s something from before all this happened that I can […]
‘If I’m going to cocoon, I better come out a butterfly’: People are turning to skincare as they stay inside and self-isolate due to the coronavirus outbreak
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Facebook is offering its Workplace service for free to coronavirus pandemic responders

Facebook is offering the premium version of Workplace Advanced, its cloud software for businesses, for free to emergency services and government organisations for 12 months, to help those fighting the spread of coronavirus. Workplace Advanced essentially gives companies an internal version of Facebook for their own use. Facebook’s free offering […]
Facebook is offering its Workplace service for free to coronavirus pandemic responders
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Bill Gates has warned of an impending pandemic for years. Here’s how he’s dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, from pledging $100 million to fight the outbreak to becoming Warren Buffett’s ‘scientific adviser.’

For years, Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates has warned the world of a severe, impending pandemic. In a 2015 TED Talk, Gates said that “we’re not ready for the next epidemic.” In 2017, Gates wrote in an op-ed article for Business Insider that the next epidemic could be “a super contagious […]
Bill Gates has warned of an impending pandemic for years. Here’s how he’s dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, from pledging $100 million to fight the outbreak to becoming Warren Buffett’s ‘scientific adviser.’
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California governor says ‘I don’t think the schools are going to open again’

California schools are anticipated to stay closed for the remainder of the academic year because of the coronavirus pandemic, Governor Gavin Newsom said, according to a Politico report. Almost 99% of California schools are currently closed, but the announcement sets expectations for students, parents, and educators to be prepared to […]
California governor says ‘I don’t think the schools are going to open again’
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The week Trump and conservatives finally got serious about coronavirus

Donald Trump has dramatically shifted his tone on the coronavirus. In recent days, he’s gone from saying the fear of the virus is a “hoax” meant to undermine him and inaccurately comparing COVID-19 to the flu to acknowledging it’s a “pandemic.” Trump claims he hasn’t changed his stance, but the […]
The week Trump and conservatives finally got serious about coronavirus
Lifestyle

10 date ideas you can plan without even leaving your house

There’s no need to skip date night if you’re social distancing with a partner because of the coronavirus, as keeping the spark alive doesn’t have to mean having to leave the house. Insider spoke to two relationship experts about at-home date ideas, and the best practices for maintaining a healthy […]
10 date ideas you can plan without even leaving your house
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CVS clarifies its worker policies after more than 1,700 employees sign a petition demanding paid sick leave, face masks, and gloves as stores are overrun with customers

On Wednesday, CVS issued an update that clarified its policies to include paid sick leave for employees diagnosed with the coronavirus or under mandatory quarantine. This comes four days after employees started a petition on Change.org demanding sick leave, family care, crisis pay, and basic protective gear. A representative for […]
CVS clarifies its worker policies after more than 1,700 employees sign a petition demanding paid sick leave, face masks, and gloves as stores are overrun with customers
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What to do if your internet goes down while you’re working from home

If your internet goes down while you’re working from home, the first thing you can do is turn your smartphone into a WiFi hotspot as a quick, temporary backup. If you’re concerned about keeping a stable internet connection while you’re working, you and your employer may look into investing in […]
What to do if your internet goes down while you’re working from home
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Russia is aggressively exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to push disinformation and weaken Western society, EU security services warn in a new report

Russia is aggressively exploiting the confusion and panic in Western countries over the coronavirus pandemic, a new report by the European Union’s foreign policy analysis service has found. The report has not been made public, but was described to Business Insider by an intelligence official based in Belgium who tracks […]
Russia is aggressively exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to push disinformation and weaken Western society, EU security services warn in a new report
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The US is halting visas for Mexican guest workers, and farmers say it will disrupt the food supply while grocery stores are already struggling to meet demand

The State Department is halting most visa processing for Mexican guest workers amid the coronavirus pandemic, prompting concerns from US farmers who rely on their labour to harvest crops. Growers say the new restriction “threatens our ability to put food on Americans’ tables.” The news comes while grocery stores across […]
The US is halting visas for Mexican guest workers, and farmers say it will disrupt the food supply while grocery stores are already struggling to meet demand
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Here are the 4 most important things to know about the government’s $1,000 minimum payout to all Americans, which is designed to fight the coronavirus outbreak

It’s appearing likely that Americans will get government money to help increase spending as a result of the economic damage from the coronavirus. The Trump administration announced it was pushing for a $US1 trillion stimulus bill, which would include funding for people to get checks. The government has previously sent […]
Here are the 4 most important things to know about the government’s $1,000 minimum payout to all Americans, which is designed to fight the coronavirus outbreak
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Experts answered the 16 burning questions you have about social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, from ‘Should I go out to dinner or the bar?’ to ‘Can I go to the gym?’

The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends “social distancing” to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Social distancing is a public health term used to describe taking intentional actions to track and prevent the spread of disease. It includes things like avoiding crowds and staying home […]
Experts answered the 16 burning questions you have about social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, from ‘Should I go out to dinner or the bar?’ to ‘Can I go to the gym?’
Lifestyle

The coronavirus is crippling entire industries, but the private jet business is booming and high-end spas are offering virus-anxiety packages. Here’s how the luxury travel world is coping with the pandemic.

As countries close their borders and restrict travel amid the coronavirus pandemic, luxury travel is an industry in flux. High-end travel agencies and tour operators are working to postpone or cancel trips for droves of customers. Private aviation companies, on the other hand, are seeing a boom in demand from […]
The coronavirus is crippling entire industries, but the private jet business is booming and high-end spas are offering virus-anxiety packages. Here’s how the luxury travel world is coping with the pandemic.
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The coronavirus is set to push the US healthcare system to its limits — here are 8 things that hospitals risk running out of, from masks to ventilators

The coronavirus pandemic threatens to push the US healthcare system past its limits. As it does, experts and government leaders are keeping an eye on potential shortages that could make caring for the influx of patients harder. Already, the US has suffered from a shortage of testing supplies. Medical providers […]
The coronavirus is set to push the US healthcare system to its limits — here are 8 things that hospitals risk running out of, from masks to ventilators
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JPMorgan just pledged $50 million in aid to small businesses and nonprofits as the coronavirus sends the economy into a nosedive

JPMorgan Chase announced Wednesday it’s launching a $US50 million fund in humanitarian aid and small business grants to help communities recover from the novel coronavirus outbreak. Recipients include the World Health Organisation and United Nation Foundation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and the nonprofit Feeding America. Peter Scher, JPMorgan Chase’s head […]
JPMorgan just pledged $50 million in aid to small businesses and nonprofits as the coronavirus sends the economy into a nosedive
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At least 7 members of the same New Jersey family contracted COVID-19 at a family gathering. 4 of them died and 3 are still in the hospital.

Rita Fusco-Jackson, 55, tested positive for the novel coronavirus after she died last Friday at CentraState Medical Centre in Freehold, New Jersey. Six of her family members were hospitalized with COVID-19 infections, five of whom were in critical condition, according to NJ.com. Fusco-Jackson’s brother, Carmine Fusco, and their mother, 73-year-old […]
At least 7 members of the same New Jersey family contracted COVID-19 at a family gathering. 4 of them died and 3 are still in the hospital.
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McDonald’s is telling restaurant owners to stop locking bathrooms to prevent toilet paper theft amid coronavirus-related shortages

Some McDonald’s locations have recently closed bathrooms to prevent people from stealing toilet paper during the coronavirus outbreak, according to a recording of an internal call obtained by Business Insider. McDonald’s chief supply chain officer Marion Gross told franchisees that they were required by law to keep bathrooms open at […]
McDonald’s is telling restaurant owners to stop locking bathrooms to prevent toilet paper theft amid coronavirus-related shortages