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Drug touted by Trump as COVID-19 treatment tied to higher death risk

4 days ago   |   By Reuters

The malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, which U.S. President Donald Trump says he has been taking and has urged others to use, was tied to increased risk of death in hospitalized COVID-19 patients, according to a large study published in the medical journal Lancet. Conway G. Gittens has the study's finding.
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The coronavirus crisis is force-feeding 2 big changes into the stodgy enterprise software market. Here's why some startups are already benefiting

The coronavirus crisis is force-feeding 2 big changes into the stodgy enterprise software market. Here's why some startups are already benefiting

4 days ago   |   By Business Insider

A pair of trends going on in the enterprise software business may help it weather the coronavirus crisis, Jai Das, an industry expert, told Business Insider.
The shelter-in-place orders and the economic downturn have spurred interest in cloud-based software as an easier-to-manage, less costly alternative to running applications in corporate data centers or workstations, he said.
Many recent enterprise software companies bill customers based on how many employees they have using their software, a model that could expose them to big revenue cuts with corporations slashing their...
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Car dealerships are taking Tesla's lead by embracing online sales in the wake of COVID-19. Now industry insiders say salespeople will have less power over customers because of it

Car dealerships are taking Tesla's lead by embracing online sales in the wake of COVID-19. Now industry insiders say salespeople will have less power over customers because of it

4 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Online car sales and home deliveries have become more popular in the wake of the novel coronavirus.
That trend will continue well into the future, auto industry executives told Business Insider.
"Customers will welcome the power shifting back in their direction, and they deserve that," said Laura Schwab, president of Aston Martin in the Americas.
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The spread of the novel coronavirus has forced many car dealerships to increase their emphasis toward online sales and home deliveries. In April, more than half of Toyota's US sales stemmed from...
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey responds to criticism after dustup over adding...

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey responds to criticism after dustup over adding fact-check labels to Trump's tweets

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey responded to criticism from President Donald Trump and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a series of tweets Wednesday night. Trump lashed out at Twitter... Read more ...

The Latest: South Korea has biggest jump of cases in 50 days

The Latest: South Korea has biggest jump of cases in 50 days

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health... Read more ...

Photos of mass graves in Brazil show the stark toll of the coronavirus, as...

Photos of mass graves in Brazil show the stark toll of the coronavirus, as experts predict that it will surpass 125,000 deaths by August

Brazil is predicted to surpass 125,000 COVID-19 deaths by August 4, according to new estimates from the University of Washington . By comparison, the US is expected to reach... Read more ...

The U.S. crosses 100,000 COVID-19 deaths as states reopen more businesses

The U.S. crosses 100,000 COVID-19 deaths as states reopen more businesses

The U.S. crossed 100,000 COVID-19 deaths just 127 days since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first case of the coronavirus on January 21 from a... Read more ...

Ridership drop speeds repairs; colleges eye reopening plans

Ridership drop speeds repairs; colleges eye reopening plans

BOSTON - A precipitous drop in public transit ridership due to COVID-19 concerns has given the MBTA a chance to accelerate some previously planned upgrades, Gov. Charlie Baker... Read more ...

Trump will sign an executive order 'pertaining to social media' on Thursday...

Trump will sign an executive order 'pertaining to social media' on Thursday, shortly after he accused Twitter of squashing free speech

Trump press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said the President plans to issue an executive order "pertaining to social media," several White House reporters aboard Air Force One... Read more ...

Walz signs order allowing outdoor dining amid pandemic

Walz signs order allowing outdoor dining amid pandemic

MINNEAPOLIS - Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order Wednesday that formally implements the next phase of his “Stay Safe MN” plan, which will allow restaurants and bars to... Read more ...

Boeing restarted 737 Max production just hours after saying it would lay off...

Boeing restarted 737 Max production just hours after saying it would lay off thousands of workers

Boeing has resumed production of the 737 Max , the same day it announced it was laying off nearly 7,000 workers. The plane was grounded worldwide in March 2019, and production... Read more ...

Chaotic videos show people looting a Minneapolis Target store amid a protest...

Chaotic videos show people looting a Minneapolis Target store amid a protest against the death of George Floyd

Videos shared on social media show people looting a Target store in Minneapolis amid protests against the death of George Floyd, who died after a police officer knelt on his... Read more ...

Nevada casinos start luring customers after opening date set

Nevada casinos start luring customers after opening date set

LAS VEGAS - Casinos from Lake Tahoe to Laughlin started announcing plans Wednesday to lure back customers beginning June 4, with one downtown Las Vegas hotel owner buying more... Read more ...