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Illinois Governor says spikes in COVID-19 infections are from 'president's allies' telling people in his state not to follow the rules

9 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Governor of Illinois Jay Robert Pritzker attends a science initiative event at the University of Chicago, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. July 23, 2020.
REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker on Sunday criticized President Trump's "allies" for encouraging people to not "follow the rules" in place in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
In an interview with CNN's "State of The Union," Pritzker said the coronavirus cases for Illinois are headed in "the wrong direction" because federal leadership is "modeling" dangerous behavior.
On Thursday, the Illinois Department of Public...
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U.S. states are turning to a private Irish company to help stop the spread of COVID

9 days ago   |   By Fortune

Before the coronavirus pandemic, NearForm, an enterprise software company headquartered in the tiny southeastern Irish seaside town of Tramore, helped some of the most recognizable brands in the world-from Uber to Condé Nast-make quick digital transformations.
When COVID-19 hit and the Irish government needed a technology company with a reputation for being quick and nimble to build a contact tracing app in March, NearForm jumped at the chance to help.
The company's software engineers, who were all used to working remotely even before the pandemic, created COVID Tracker, a decentralized...
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The Latest: India capital has its worst 1-day virus caseload

The Latest: India capital has its worst 1-day virus caseload

NEW DELHI - India's tally of confirmed coronavirus cases is moving closer to 8 million, with 43,893 new cases reported for the latest 24-hour period. Read more ...

Microsoft reports $35.7 billion in Q1 2021 revenue: Azure up 48%, Surface up...

Microsoft reports $35.7 billion in Q1 2021 revenue: Azure up 48%, Surface up 37%, and LinkedIn up 16%

Microsoft reported fiscal Q1 2020 earnings, including revenue of $37.2 billion, net income of $13.9 billion, and earnings per share of $1.82. Read more ...

Asian stocks fall on worries over rising virus cases, US aid

Asian stocks fall on worries over rising virus cases, US aid

TOKYO - Asian shares headed lower Wednesday on worries about rising virus counts and Washington's inability to deliver more aid to the economy. Read more ...

The Latest: Indoor dining, bar service banned in Chicago

The Latest: Indoor dining, bar service banned in Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Surging coronavirus infections in Chicago have prompted Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker to ban indoor dining and bar services in the city and limit the number... Read more ...

October 27 COVID-19 Test Results

October 27 COVID-19 Test Results

The US is now averaging close to 1 million tests per day. Based on the experience of other countries, the percent positive needs to be well under 5% to really push down new... Read more ...

Trump's official campaign website briefly offline after hackers appeared to...

Trump's official campaign website briefly offline after hackers appeared to take control and claim they had 'full access to Trump and relatives'

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Stocks end another wobbly day lower as virus cases rise

Stocks end another wobbly day lower as virus cases rise

Stock indexes are closing mostly lower on Wall Street Tuesday as the market's momentum slows further on worries about rising virus counts and Washington's inability to deliver... Read more ...

Via and Hyundai-Aptiv joint venture to offer shared robotaxi rides next year

Via and Hyundai-Aptiv joint venture to offer shared robotaxi rides next year

Motional, the Hyundai-Aptiv joint venture, and on-demand shuttle startup Via plan to launch a shared robotaxi service for the public in a U.S. city in the first half of 2021... Read more ...

Reddit employees will keep their coveted San Francisco salaries if they move...

Reddit employees will keep their coveted San Francisco salaries if they move to more affordable cities, bucking the trend of pay cuts for workers leaving Silicon Valley

Summary List Placement Reddit will keep paying its employees their San Francisco salaries if they decide to leave the region for more affordable locales, the company said in a... Read more ...

Apple is warning iPhone 12 users of potential issues they may have with the...

Apple is warning iPhone 12 users of potential issues they may have with the new MagSafe charger, including damage to their iPhone case

Summary List Placement Apple has issued new guidance about its MagSafe chargers for the iPhone 12. The new chargers, which Apple unveiled earlier this month at its annual... Read more ...