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Gouged prices, middlemen and medical-supply chaos: Why governors are so upset with Trump

14 days ago   |   By Washington Post

Faced with a rapidly spreading virus, health authorities say they have few options but to rely on a for-profit class of largely unknown middlemen. But the frenzy is also helping drive up costs and forcing already-strained hospital leaders to vet suppliers for counterfeits and scams.
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Price-gouging allegation leaves 750,000 face masks in limbo

14 days ago   |   By Chron

HOUSTON - The state of Texas sued a Houston auctioneer on Thursday after halting an auction of 750,000 medical-grade and N95 face masks, alleging price gouging in the sale of the masks commonly used by health professionals who are on the front lines battling against the new coronavirus.
The lawsuit filed Thursday by the Texas Attorney General's Office alleges that a Tuesday auction by Auctions Unlimited had bidding on N95 respirator masks reaching as high as $180 for a package of 16 masks. Amazon sold a set of 100 for $4.21 in late January. The lawsuit seeks an injunction against the...
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Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims decrease to 6,606,000

Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims decrease to 6,606,000

The DOL reported : In the week ending April 4, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 6,606,000, a decrease of 261,000 from the previous week's revised... Read more ...

A new $2.3 trillion Fed plan to buttress cities, businesses

A new $2.3 trillion Fed plan to buttress cities, businesses

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve is taking additional steps to provide up to $2.3 trillion in loans to support the economy. The money will target American households and... Read more ...

Round 3: Facebook Live Events for Running Your Business During the COVID-19...

Round 3: Facebook Live Events for Running Your Business During the COVID-19 Outbreak

The highly-anticipated Facebook Live sessions are back to bring you one more week of tips in our Secrets of Top Selling Facebook Group. During these Facebook Live sessions... Read more ...

Fed rolls out $2.3 trillion plan to stabilize economy

Fed rolls out $2.3 trillion plan to stabilize economy

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve is taking additional steps to provide up to $2.3 trillion in loans to support the economy. The money will target American households and... Read more ...

TikTok's $250 million pledge to coronavirus relief will support healthcare...

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

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... Read more ...

How to unmute posts on Instagram using the mobile app

How to unmute posts on Instagram using the mobile app

You can unmute posts on Instagram from going into the specific user's profile page. Once you've unmuted a user's posts, you'll see their content in your Instagram feed... Read more ...

A steep production cut won't reverse the oil price meltdown as demand for...

A steep production cut won't reverse the oil price meltdown as demand for fuel reaches historic lows, Goldman Sachs says

A coalition of oil-producing countries known as OPEC Plus met Thursday to discuss paring back production as demand collapses in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The group... Read more ...

Trump is rewarding big political donors with speaking time at his...

Trump is rewarding big political donors with speaking time at his coronavirus briefings, and they're thanking God for his leadership

President Donald Trump has lavished praise on American businesses that are partnering with his administration to produce needed medical equipment to fight the coronavirus. The... Read more ...

How to make Gmail display in dark mode on your Android device

How to make Gmail display in dark mode on your Android device

You can make Gmail display in dark mode on your Android device via the Gmail app's settings menu. You should know, however, that the dark mode feature is only available for... Read more ...

MedMen cut 85 employees in March as the California cannabis retailer...

MedMen cut 85 employees in March as the California cannabis retailer restructures, filings reveal

Cannabis retailer MedMen let go of 85 employees in March, filings reveal. The company also made six hires, for a net loss of 79 employees. MedMen is in the midst of a... Read more ...