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The Dow Has Lost 12% In A Volatile Month

12 hours 52 min ago

The stock market has never seen a month like March, with downs and and ups of thousands of points in a day. The Dow has recovered from recent lows, but it has fallen 24% since its record high.

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11 Veterans Die At Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

14 hours 19 min ago

More than 20 coronavirus cases have been confirmed at the facility, and officials are rushing to do more tests, hoping to learn the full extent of the exposure.

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'Essential' Child Care Workers Struggle To Balance Family Needs, Safety

14 hours 50 min ago

Some states are urging childcare centers to stay open to keep essential workers on the job. But providers say they're not trained to keep everyone safe, and there's no social distancing toddlers.

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Plastic Wars: Three Takeaways From The Fight Over The Future Of Plastics

15 hours 50 min ago

A investigation from NPR and the PBS show Frontline found oil and gas companies had serious doubts that plastic recycling was viable, but promoted it to keep profits high and plastic bans at bay.

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A Genetic Test For A Microscopic Problem Came With A Jumbo Price Tag

18 hours 20 min ago

Molecular diagnostics are at the frontier of medical science. But along with precise information about health, the tests raise billing questions that can create a minefield for patients.

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CDC Director On Models For The Months To Come: 'This Virus Is Going To Be With Us'

18 hours 34 min ago

After weeks of keeping a low profile, the CDC's Dr. Robert Redfield tells NPR that data will determine future recommendations for wearing masks or easing back on social distancing.

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Facebook, YouTube Warn Of More Mistakes As Machines Replace Moderators

18 hours 44 min ago

As tech firms send workers home, it's creating new challenges over how to handle harmful content, including dangerous health claims. So Facebook, YouTube and Twitter are bringing in the machines.

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As Pandemic Spreads, The Developing World Looks Like The Next Target

18 hours 44 min ago

So far, the coronavirus has hit hardest in the wealthy countries of Asia, Europe and the U.S. But the pandemic appears poised to explode in the developing world --which has far fewer resources.

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As Pandemic Spreads, The Developing World Looks Like The Next Target

18 hours 44 min ago

So far, the coronavirus has hit hardest in the wealthy countries of Asia, Europe and the U.S. But the pandemic appears poised to explode in the developing world --which has far fewer resources.

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Toilet Paper Startup Ramps Up And Rolls In Wake Of Coronavirus Pandemic

18 hours 50 min ago

The sudden demand for "white gold" came at just the right time for a new toilet paper factory in Maine. "The demand is insane," says Tissue Plus owner, Marc Cooper.

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Central Park And Home Of Tennis' US Open To House Hospital Beds For New York

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 22:29

The East Meadow in Central Park and a training facility at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Queens are scheduled to become makeshift hospitals while regular facilities are strained by COVID-19.

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NCAA Division 1 Athletes Get Another Shot At Spring Sports

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 22:09

Schools have been authorized to offer spring sport athletes whose schedule was shut down by the coronavirus an extra year of eligibility so they can play an extra season.

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National Guardsman Is First Service Member To Die After Testing Positive For COVID-19

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 20:54

The Department of Defense said the New Jersey Army National Guardsman had been hospitalized since March 21 and died on Saturday.

Four Boston Hospitals Report Significant Numbers Of Employees Have The Coronavirus

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 20:39

The hospitals, including Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess, Brigham and Women's, and Tufts, say that 345 employees have tested positive for COVID-19.

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Tomie DePaola, Beloved Children's Author And Illustrator, Has Died

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 20:19

The author and illustrator — who, by his own reckoning, worked on more than 270 titles — died Monday at age 85. Among his classics is the Caldecott winner Strega Nona, a seemingly ancient folk tale.

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FACT CHECK: Trumps' Claims On U.S. Testing And Seoul's Population

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 19:30

President Trump misstated the population of the city of Seoul and didn't address concerns that the United States hasn't yet reached the level of per capita coronavirus tests that other countries have.

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Some Insurers Waive Patients' Share Of Costs For COVID-19 Treatment

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 18:36

Aetna, Cigna and Humana now say they will waive most treatment costs associated with COVID-19 that would normally be picked up by patients enrolled in their health plans. Will other firms follow suit?

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If Most Of Your Coronavirus Tests Come Back Positive, You're Not Testing Enough

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 18:25

The World Health Organization says that a high percentage of positive tests means that local health authorities are focusing on obvious cases and not getting a clear picture of epidemic's scope.

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Mexico's President Greets El Chapo's Mom And Lawyer, Ignoring Coronavirus Rules

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 18:21

Andrés Manuel López Obrador drew criticism for failing to model good social distancing by shaking hands with the drug boss' mother, even after telling Mexicans to stay home to avoid COVID-19.

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House Looks At 4th Coronavirus Aid Package; Pelosi Says She Won't Get Test

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 18:19

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said it could be several weeks before any bipartisan legislation. She also said she would not be tested herself, despite an apparent new case among her members.

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