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Smithfield temporarily shuts pork plant due to coronavirus

49 seconds ago   |   Chron   |   3 articles

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The Smithfield pork processing plant in South Dakota will close will temporarily close for cleaning after over 80 employees were confirmed to have the...
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With $23 million for its plant-based, liquid meals Kate Farms pushes into consumer and healthcare

49 seconds ago   |   Tech Crunch   |   2 articles

Kate Farms , the supplier of a plant-based liquid meal formula used by hospitals and healthcare providers around the country as a nutritional supplement for patients who cannot...
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TikTok pledges $250M in COVID-19 relief efforts, plus another $125M in ad credits

TikTok pledges $250M in COVID-19 relief efforts, plus another $125M in ad credits

49 seconds ago   |   Tech Crunch   |   9 articles

Short-form video app TikTok announced today it's committing over $250 million to support front line workers, educators, and local communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic...
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Investors caution cement, steel firms on EU climate lobbying

14 minutes ago   |   Reuters

Cement and steel companies are being warned by investors over their lobbying on planned European Union carbon costs, saying they are effectively asking to be compensated twice...
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TikTok's $250 million pledge to coronavirus relief will support healthcare workers, education, and communities around the world

TikTok's $250 million pledge to coronavirus relief will support healthcare workers, education, and communities around the world

16 minutes ago   |   Business Insider   |   9 articles

TikTok, the popular video-sharing app, is pledging $250 million to organizations providing coronavirus relief, the company's president Alex Zhu announced Thursday. The $250...
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Authoritarian leaders are using the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to lock up dissenters and grab power, human rights experts warn

Authoritarian leaders are using the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to lock up dissenters and grab power, human rights experts warn

16 minutes ago   |   Business Insider

Under the premise of fighting the coronavirus, Hungary, Azerbaijan, El Salvador, Cambodia, and Uganda are granting leaders sweeping powers. Human rights activists worry...
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What it's like inside the Central Park field hospital in New York City: 'Our country is in a war'

What it's like inside the Central Park field hospital in New York City: 'Our country is in a war'

16 minutes ago   |   Business Insider   |   3 articles

The evangelical Christian humanitarian aid organization, Samaritan's Purse, has been operating a field hospital in Central Park dedicated to COVID-19 patients since April...
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Taco Bell workers protest 'painful and absurd' free taco deal that they say is causing customers to swarm to stores during the coronavirus pandemic

Taco Bell workers protest 'painful and absurd' free taco deal that they say is causing customers to swarm to stores during the coronavirus pandemic

16 minutes ago   |   Business Insider

Taco Bell's Taco Tuesday deal is sparking backlash from workers, who are concerned that customers flooding drive-thrus could increase their likelihood of exposure to the...
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How Leaders Can Rebuild Confidence Quickly and Easily

16 minutes ago   |   Business 2 Community

Leaders and entrepreneurs frequently have to deal with challenges and disappointments. When important goals don't pan out, it can lead to low self-esteem and a lack of...
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Missouri tourism industry hopes to rebound after pandemic

Missouri tourism industry hopes to rebound after pandemic

18 minutes ago   |   Stl Today

O'FALLON, Mo. - Kimmswick Mayor Phil Stang looks out at his empty Missouri town, a tiny, scenic Mississippi River community normally bustling with visitors, and sees the...
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FirstResponders First Partners with Marriott International to Provide Free...

FirstResponders First Partners with Marriott International to Provide Free Accommodations to Healthcare Workers on the Frontlines of the COVID-19 Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have devastating impact, FirstRespondersFirst announced today a partnership with Marriott International to support frontline healthcare... Read more ...

Best Practices for Hotel Management Company CROs Responding to COVID-19 - By...

Best Practices for Hotel Management Company CROs Responding to COVID-19 - By Kaitlin Dunn, Writer, Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International

HSMAI hosted a Hotel Management Company Chief Revenue Officer Virtual Roundtable on March 25 that focused on the impact that COVID-19 is having on hotel revenue optimization... Read more ...

Creating a Real Estate Series That Communicates Your Value

Creating a Real Estate Series That Communicates Your Value

This is the time to ramp up your marketing efforts with a series. Why? Because if you're at home due to COVID-19, you have more time than ever to let your imagination wander... Read more ...

Democrats stall Trump's $250B business virus aid package

Democrats stall Trump's $250B business virus aid package

WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats on Thursday stalled President Donald Trump's request for $250 billion to supplement a “paycheck protection” program for businesses crippled by the... Read more ...

Melbourne Hotel Occupancy Drops 47 Percent During March

Melbourne Hotel Occupancy Drops 47 Percent During March

Sydney's hotels reported occupancy fell 47% in March to 46.2%, according to preliminary monthly data. ADR dropped 11.1% to 204.89 Australian dollars and RevPAR plummeted to... Read more ...

'We need to be focused on surviving': A legendary biotech investor who's...

'We need to be focused on surviving': A legendary biotech investor who's founded more than 40 companies shares his top advice for startups to get through the coronavirus crisis

Flagship Pioneering CEO Noubar Afeyan is advising small biotechnology companies to consider partnering on research or stopping certain research projects to survive the... Read more ...

Hotels: Occupancy Rate Declined 68.5% Year-over-year to All Time Record Low

Hotels: Occupancy Rate Declined 68.5% Year-over-year to All Time Record Low

From HotelNewsNow.com: STR: US hotel results for week ending 4 April Reflecting the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. hotel industry reported significant... Read more ...

Morgan Stanley CEO reveals in video to employees that he had the coronavirus...

Morgan Stanley CEO reveals in video to employees that he had the coronavirus and has recovered

Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman tested positive for the coronavirus, he told employees in a video on Thursday. Gorman got a test after experiencing symptoms in mid-March, and... Read more ...

SoFi is purchasing payments company Galileo for $1.2 billion

SoFi is purchasing payments company Galileo for $1.2 billion

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Fintech Briefing subscribers earlier this morning. To get this story plus others to your inbox each day, hours before... Read more ...

Global carmakers aim to reopen plants, pledging increased worker safety

Global carmakers aim to reopen plants, pledging increased worker safety

Automobile producers across the world have accelerated efforts to restart their factories amid the Covid-19 pandemic which has sent the auto industry into the worst tailspin... Read more ...