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Thursday, March 26, 2020

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An animated map tracks the spread of the coronavirus as cases were reported in more than 180 countries

Posted: 26 Mar 2020 10:35 AM PDT

A police officer checks the body temperature motorists amidst the lockdown of the country's capital, to contain the spread of coronavirus,Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, March 16, 2020. REUTERS:Eloisa Lopez .JPGEloisa Lopez/Reuters

The coronavirus has spread to more than 180 countries since it was first identified in Wuhan, China, at the end of last year.

The Chinese government placed Wuhan and many other cities in the Hubei province under lockdown in late January, but cases had already been exported to other regions of China and other countries by then.

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Costco employees describe a frantic workplace as panic shoppers overrun stores and coronavirus cases mount at corporate headquarters

Posted: 26 Mar 2020 10:32 AM PDT

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  • From the corporate offices to the warehouse stores, Costco employees are weathering a storm of unprecedented consumer demand during the coronavirus pandemic. 
  • Business Insider spoke to seven employees in Costco stores in Texas, Illinois, Utah, Washington, Idaho, and on the East Coast, as well as three employees who work at the company's corporate offices in Issaquah, Washington.
  • "It's been exhausting," an employee in a Utah store said. "I've never seen our shelves, our stocks, so bare before."
  • At least three employees have tested positive for the coronavirus at Costco's corporate offices in Issaquah, Washington.
  • Costco declined to comment for this article, but CFO Richard Galanti told Business Insider for a previous story that Costco is actively trying to figure out the best ways to take care of its employees.
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

From a business perspective, the last month has been extraordinary for Costco. Consumer demand at the members-only warehouse store was high in late February, thanks to panic-buyers flocking to the stores in droves.

For the employees in the company's stores and corporate offices across the US, the story is less glamourous. In the last few weeks, workers at various levels of Costco have reached out to Business Insider with their accounts as the coronavirus rips across the country.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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How to leave a coronavirus hot spot safely and reduce the risk of spreading the virus

Posted: 26 Mar 2020 10:29 AM PDT

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  • New York City is a hot spot for Covid-19 cases, but smaller communities face their own challenges, which is why health experts advise people to avoid travel.
  • The best way to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus is to stay put but if you must travel here's how to do it safely: Use private transportation, practice diligent hygiene, and self-quarantine for 14 days once you arrive at your destination.
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

If you live in a place like New York where coronavirus cases are rising rapidly, it's tempting to want to leave. Some are already doing so

But health organizations and experts will tell you this is a terrible idea. 

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US live coronavirus updates: Death toll passes 1,000, New York cases top 33,000

Posted: 26 Mar 2020 10:26 AM PDT

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  • The coronavirus has killed at least 1,049 people in the US.
  • More than 69,000 cases have been reported across all 50 states, and Washington, DC., and in other US territories.
  • The US has declared a national emergency. The Senate passed a $2 trillion stimulus bill on March 25, which is awaiting approval from the House.
  • New York City has been hit especially hard, with more cases than many entire countries.
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

The coronavirus pandemic is reshaping the US so rapidly that it can be hard to keep up with the rising number of cases and deaths, new lockdown orders, and responses from lawmakers. 

So a dozen Business Insider staffers are keeping this post updated with the most recent developments around the clock. Below, you will find a list of the latest headlines, followed by state-by-state coronavirus case totals and death tolls in the US. After that, we're distilling key pieces of recent news to bring you the latest information about "shelter in place" orders, containment measures, projections for the US outbreak's trajectory, and new bills from Congress.

The COVID-19 virus has infected at least 69,607 people and killed 1,049 in the US as of March 26. Cases have been reported in all 50 states, as well as Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and Washington, DC.

Here are the latest headlines:

Here's what else to know.

The coronavirus has not spared a single state. The nationwide caseload has surged to at least 69,607. At least 1,049 people have died.

 

 

Here are the numbers of cases and deaths in each state and territory:

Alabama: 449 cases, 1 death
Alaska: 56 cases, 1 death
Arizona: 401 cases, 6 deaths
Arkansas: 308 cases, 2 deaths
California: 3,172 cases, 67 deaths
Colorado: 1,087 cases, 20 deaths
Connecticut: 875 cases, 19 deaths
Delaware: 119 cases
Florida: 1,978 cases, 23 deaths
Georgia: 1,387 cases, 47 deaths
Guam: 45 cases, 1 death
Hawaii: 95 cases, 1 death
Idaho: 138 cases
Illinois: 1,870 cases, 19 deaths
Indiana: 645 cases, 17 deaths
Iowa: 147 cases, 1 death
Kansas: 137 cases, 3 deaths
Kentucky: 197 cases, 5 deaths
Louisiana: 1,795 cases, 65 deaths
Maine: 142 cases
Maryland: 583 cases, 4 deaths
Massachusetts: 1,838 cases, 15 deaths
Michigan: 2,296 cases, 43 deaths
Minnesota: 286 cases, 1 death
Mississippi: 382 cases, 5 deaths
Missouri: 377 cases, 8 deaths
Montana: 71 cases
Nebraska: 74 cases
Nevada: 405 cases, 10 deaths
New Hampshire: 137 cases, 1 death
New Jersey: 4,407 cases, 62 deaths
New Mexico: 113 cases, 1 death
New York: 33,037 cases, 366 deaths
North Carolina: 644 cases, 2 deaths
North Dakota: 45 cases
Ohio: 705 cases, 11 deaths
Oklahoma: 164 cases, 6 deaths
Oregon: 266 cases, 10 deaths
Pennsylvania: 1,285 cases, 15 deaths
Puerto Rico: 64 cases, 2 deaths
Rhode Island: 132 cases
South Carolina: 424 cases, 7 deaths
South Dakota: 41 cases, 1 death
Tennessee: 980 cases, 3 deaths
Texas: 1,359 cases, 17 deaths
US Virgin Islands: 17 cases
Utah: 340 cases, 1 death
Vermont: 125 cases, 8 deaths
Virginia: 397 cases, 9 deaths
Washington: 2,600 cases, 133 deaths
Washington, DC: 231 cases, 3 deaths
West Virginia: 52 cases
Wisconsin: 638 cases, 7 deaths
Wyoming: 49 cases

Because the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's case counts are sometimes delayed and not always comprehensive, Business Insider is consulting a variety of trackers (from Johns Hopkins university, an independent database called Worldometer, and other projects), as well as tallying local reports to update this story with a comprehensive picture of the virus' impact across the country.

Washington state was the first to report a coronavirus case. The first coronavirus-related death occurred there too, in King County on February 29. West Virginia was the last state to report a case, on March 17.



The Senate passed a roughly $2 trillion stimulus package on Wednesday evening.

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

The Senate reached a deal on conditions for a $2 trillion stimulus package for the US economy on Wednesday, causing global stocks to climb.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or the ''CARES Act,'' passed by a vote of 96-0. It now heads to the House of Representatives before making it to President Donald Trump's desk. 

More than $300 billion of the package is earmarked for small businesses struggling to stay afloat — the bill would provide loans for small businesses and allow for payroll-tax deferment. It also includes direct payments to some citizens, gives a stimulus for the airline industry, and increases unemployment insurance.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called it a "wartime level of investment for our nation."

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer made sure businesses controlled by President Donald Trump, his family, top US officials, and members of Congress couldn't receive money from the fund.

 



Congress had already passed two other bills meant to offer relief to US residents.

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The first bill, passed March 6, provided about $8 billion in emergency funding. More than $3 billion was for research and development of vaccines and diagnostics, about $2.2 billion was for public-health programs, and $1 billion was to help with medical supplies and other preparedness measures.

The second bill, known as the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, was signed into law March 18. It included $300 billion in loans meant to help small businesses endure the upheaval.

It marked the US government's first step toward bolstering workers and their families, with several measures intended to provide financial relief including increased free testing, benefits, and paid sick, family, and medical leave.

The federal government has suspended interest on some student loans, and Trump last week announced that all federal student-loan borrowers had the option to suspend monthly payments for "at least the next 60 days."




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How to uninstall BlueJeans from a Mac computer in 4 simple steps

Posted: 26 Mar 2020 10:25 AM PDT

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  • It's easy to uninstall BlueJeans on a Mac computer if you no longer need the video-conferencing app, or want to make sure that you have the most up-to-date version installed on your computer. 
  • The easiest way to guarantee that BlueJeans is running at its best is by uninstalling the current app to make room for the reinstall.
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

Working from home has its obvious perk for employees, and is preferable in many respects for employers too

This is especially true at a time when an array of online tools are at our disposal that make working remotely a breeze, including the video-conferencing platform BlueJeans.

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FULL INTERVIEW: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says the worst is yet to come, and warns other mayors to shut their cities down now before it's too late

Posted: 26 Mar 2020 10:22 AM PDT

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  • In an exclusive interview, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti pushed back against optimism in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak. "Giving people false hope will crush their spirits and will kill more people," he said.
  • The mayor told Business Insider that the worst is yet to come. "The main horrifying thing that I think is keeping every local leader awake is the projection of how many people will get this, the projection of what the mortality rate will be, and how many dead we will have."
  • Shelter-in-place restrictions will be needed for at least two months, Garcetti said, and residents should "be prepared for longer."
  • At least 13,000 of Los Angeles' poorest residents continue to live on the streets, the mayor confirmed, with shelter beds limited by the need to maintain social distancing. On Skid Row, he warned, the novel coronavirus could spread like "wildfire."
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti wants people to have hope amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and to recognize the human kindness that can arise in times of tragedy. But in an exclusive interview, he told Business Insider a "premature optimism" that isn't grounded in data will only cost more lives.

And the data, he said, paint a grim picture — both for Los Angeles, and for the rest of the country.

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Delta, American, and other airlines are parking planes on closed runways at major airports as carriers struggle to store grounded airliners

Posted: 26 Mar 2020 10:20 AM PDT

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  • The world's airports are being converted into storage facilities for aircraft as airlines drastically reduce their operations.
  • Frankfurt Airport, Copenhagen's Kastrup Airport, and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, among others, have closed runways and taxiways to store excess aircraft from major airlines.
  • US airlines are also flying their aircraft across the continent for favorable storage conditions found in the southern region of the country. 
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

The impact of the coronavirus has seen thousands of planes restricted to terra firma for the time being and space is becoming limited. Some US airlines are sending their planes to temporary homes in the desert designed for long-term aircraft storage.

What once were major international transit hubs including Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Frankfurt Airport are now storage areas for the aircraft of their tenants as space is more useful as a parking lot than a runway

A stark reduction in the demand for travel combined with government travel bans have crippled the airline industry and forced their aircraft to sit idle on the ground instead of in the air where they belong. Some airlines are temporarily closing up shop entirely

Aircraft still flying are largely going empty as travelers are canceling their bookings en masse for fear of contracting the virus or being stranded as more countries continue to close their borders and airlines unpredictably change their flying schedules. 

Take a look at how the world's airports have transformed into storage facilities. 

The world's largest airline, American Airlines, is preparing for a scale back in flying for April by grounding its planes at airports across the country.

Nick Oxford/Reuters

Tulsa International Airport in Oklahoma has been one of the recipients of American's narrow-body aircraft such as the Boeing 737-800, as well as some wide-bodies including the Boeing 777-200.

Nick Oxford/Reuters

American operates a maintenance facility in Tulsa, where runways and taxiways have been closed to house the overflowing grounded aircraft.

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Justin Trudeau says the Trump administration wants to station troops near the Canadian border to prevent illegal crossings

Posted: 26 Mar 2020 10:17 AM PDT

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  • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said at a press conference Thursday that the Trump administration is seeking to station troops at the US-Canada border.
  • The measures would be temporary, and geared toward preventing illegal border crossings amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to Global News.
  • Trudeau said his government has resisted the idea, saying it was "very much in both of our interests" to keep the US-Canada border "unmilitarized."
  • President Donald Trump has previously stationed troops at the US's southern border to help conduct surveillance, but far fewer people cross the US-Canada border.
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday confirmed reports that the Trump administration is seeking to temporarily station troops near the US-Canada border to prevent illegal crossings amid the coronavirus pandemic.

At a press conference, Trudeau told reporters his government has "been in discussions" with the White House on the matter. He added that Canada has resisted the idea.

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A Gen Zer who contracted the coronavirus during his spring break says the White House's response to the pandemic is one of the main reasons why people aren't taking it seriously

Posted: 26 Mar 2020 10:13 AM PDT

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A spring breaker who contracted the coronavirus while on vacation in Spain has some advice for those looking to still hit the beaches during this pandemic: "Act like you already have coronavirus in order to prevent its spread."

Max Schulman, a student at Vanderbilt University, contracted the virus while on vacation in Barcelona in early March, telling Fox News that "the spread wasn't as extensive [then] as it is right now." Still, he admitted that he wasn't "taking the threat that seriously" during his spring break, and is now encouraging others to understand the danger of this virus. 

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Volvo begins production on Tesla rival in China as factories come back online with strict mandates: Face masks at work and in public, multiple self-health checks daily, and tracking

Posted: 26 Mar 2020 10:12 AM PDT

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  • While many carmakers in the US and Europe have shut down production in response to the novel coronavirus, factories in China are beginning to come back online as infection counts decline.
  • That includes the factory making the Polestar 2, a roughly $60,000, 408-horsepower electric sedan under Volvo's performance electric-vehicle brand. Production on the car began this week.
  • Analysts have warned that returning to work could risk a second wave of the coronavirus in China, but a Polestar spokesperson detailed to Business Insider some of the safety precautions being taken at its plants — including requiring employees to wear masks at work and in public, and multiple self-health checks per day.
  • Polestar 2 deliveries are expected to start later this year, beginning with Europe and followed by the US and China. 
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As many carmakers in the US and Europe continue with the same general message — that factories are shutting down for a couple of weeks, maybe longer, amid the novel coronavirus pandemic — operations in China are slowly beginning to move in the opposite direction.

And on Tuesday morning, Volvo's Polestar announced that it had just begun production on a new, 400-horsepower electric sedan at its Luqiao plant in China's Zhejiang province. 

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144 passengers and crew members have fallen ill aboard the stranded Holland America cruise so far, and a coronavirus test is still on the way

Posted: 26 Mar 2020 10:11 AM PDT

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  • Sickness is spreading on the MS Zaandam, a stranded Holland America Line cruise ship, with 144 passengers and crew members falling ill, people aboard the ship told Business Insider.
  • Previously, the cruise line reported that 42 crew members and guests were exhibiting "influenza-like symptoms."
  • Holland America has dispatched the MS Rotterdam to supply the Zaandam with COVID-19 testing kits and other medical supplies.
  • The Zaandam has been locked out of South American ports over coronavirus concerns.
  • The ship-tracking website Vessel Finder located the ship off the coast of Ecuador. 
  • Are you a cruise ship passenger or employee with a story to share? Email acain@businessinsider.com.
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A total of 144 passengers and crew members have fallen ill aboard the MS Zaandam, a Holland America Line cruise ship stranded off the coast of South America, according to passengers on board.

Previously, the cruise line reported that 13 guests and 29 crew members were exhibiting "influenza-like symptoms." Now, passengers on board told Business Insider that the numbers have jumped to 86 crew members and 58 passengers.

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Meet Budweiser billionaire Billy Busch, who pled guilty to assaulting an 11-year-old, owns a 700-acre farm outside St. Louis, and stars in an MTV reality show with his wife and 7 kids

Posted: 26 Mar 2020 10:07 AM PDT

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The Busch family that invented some of America's most iconic beers may no longer control the brewing company that bears their name, but they are still enjoying the multibillion-dollar fortune that comes from running the company for over a century.

The Busches have spent their $13.4 billion fortune on a 700-acre farm outside St. Louis, luxury vacations, expensive private school educations for their seven children, and a failed attempt to launch another brewery. The family also stars in a reality television show on MTV called "The Busch Family Brewed."

A representative for the Busch family at MTV did not respond to Business Insider's request for comment on Billy Busch, Sr.'s assault charges or his relationship with Scarlett Busch, or the family's net worth, real-estate properties, or television show.

Keep reading to learn more about the branch of the family starring on "The Busch Family Brewed."

"The Busch Family Brewed" stars one wing of the beer dynasty.

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The show focuses on Billy Busch, Sr., his wife Christi Busch, and the couple's seven children — Billy Jr. (28), Haley (27), Abbey (25), Gussie (24), Grace (22), Maddie (17), and Peter (13) — according to MTV.

Billy Busch, Sr. has another daughter, Scarlett Busch, who is not a part of the show, according to The St. Louis Post Dispatch. In 1988, Busch and with ex-girlfriend Angela Whitson had a "tabloid-esque custody battle" over their then 5-year-old Scarlett, The Post Dispatch reported. A judge later awarded Busch custody of his daughter, saying that "I doubt that he will allow his daughter to stand in the way of his pursuit of transient pleasures, but he no doubt will provide competent hired care of her when he is not present," according to The Post Dispatch.

Scarlett Busch later posted on Facebook that she had experienced "neglect and abandonment" from her father, according to St. Louis Magazine. "What kind of man after dismissing his oldest daughter uses family nobility and honor as a way to shine his rusty halo in the public eye?"



The Busch family has been in the beer business since 1876.

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Adolphus Busch, the great-grandfather of Billy Busch Sr., invented Budweiser, according to Forbes. Busch's father, August "Gussie" Anheuser Busch, was the CEO of Anheuser-Busch for over two decades and owner of the St. Louis Cardinals, according to The Society for American Baseball Research. The younger Busch never had any involvement in the family company.

Over 100 years later, Anheuser-Busch makes 12 different lagers, including Budweiser, Michelob Ultra, Stella Artois, and Busch Beer, according to the company website.



The Busches were forced out of the family business in 2008.

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The Busches sold 25% of Anheuser-Busch to outside investors between 1989 and 2008, diluting their stake in the business too much to stop its $52 billion takeover by InBev in 2008, according to Forbes.

But the wing of the Busch family that stars in "The Busch Family Brewed" never worked at Anheuser-Busch, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Billy Busch Sr.'s half-nephew, August Busch IV, was the company's CEO at the time of the sale, the Post Dispatch reported.




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My toddler and I read Slumberkins books together to navigate difficult topics like grief, family change, and conflict resolution — the companion stuffed animals that come with each book are a nice touch

Posted: 26 Mar 2020 10:04 AM PDT

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  • I want my daughter to know that it's important to always be herself, but I need tools to help teach her that.
  • One of the tools I use is a book about authenticity that follows a unicorn who learns it's OK to stand out.
  • The book is from the Slumberkins — they have bundles of books and stuffed animals that cover important and difficult topics like stress, family change, conflict resolution, and grief and loss.
  • My daughter enjoys reading the book along with the unicorn stuffed animal, even if she may not fully understand the book's message just yet.
  • The stuffed animals are machine washable, and the board books are sturdy enough to resist damage.
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Broaching difficult subjects with kids is well, difficult. When my Gram died when I was seven years old, I remember my mom and my school guidance counselor using books as one of their tools to help me.

Now that my daughter Ellie is 19 months old, I can already see how books are helping her through difficult situations — we have books that help her learn to sleep through the night, use the potty, and understand her emotions.

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Gov. Gavin Newsom is letting California's 58 counties each decide if gun stores can stay open during the coronavirus shutdown as people line up to panic-buy firearms

Posted: 26 Mar 2020 09:59 AM PDT

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  • Gun sales across the country have surged as customers panic-buy firearms in addition to essential supplies amid the coronavirus pandemic.
  • In California and the Bay Area specifically, firearm retailers have seen long lines and spikes in sales as shelter-in-place orders go into effect.
  • But whether or not gun shops qualify as essential businesses that are allowed to remain open during a shelter-in-place order has been unclear.
  • However, Gov. Gavin Newsom said on Wednesday that it's up to each of California's 58 counties to decide if gun shops within county borders are allowed to stay open.
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Gun stores across the US have seen surging sales as customers panic-buy firearms amid shelter-in-place orders to contain the coronavirus disease.

Retailers in California have also seen spikes, as first the San Francisco Bay Area entered a shelter-in-place order, and now the state has as well. As The San Francisco Chronicle reported last week, shaken customers turned to retailers in locales like Novato, Sunnyvale, and Pacifica for guns and for some peace of mind.

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Sling TV's basic package costs just $30 a month and gives you access to most of your favorite channels — here's how to use it

Posted: 26 Mar 2020 09:59 AM PDT

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  • TV is changing — you no longer have to sign up for an expensive cable package to enjoy a good selection of content, thanks to services like Netflix, Disney Plus, and Hulu.
  • Thankfully, you can still enjoy live TV without having a cable subscription, too, with streaming services like Sling TV.
  • Sling TV's Orange and Blue plans each start at $20 for your first month ($30/month after) for a decent selection of channels, and you can combine the two for $35 for your first month ($45/month after).
  • Sling is also offering a limited time 14-day free trial for new members who sign up for Sling through the company's website.
  • See more: A full breakdown of what channels you get with every Sling TV package, plus all the add-ons
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Cable TV is on the way out. Gone are the days when having a decent TV channel and show selection meant spending big on a cable subscription from one of the main companies. These days, you can enjoy movies and TV shows with Netflix, Disney Plus, Hulu, Amazon Prime, or any number of other streaming services.

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LATIN AMERICA FINTECH LANDSCAPE: An inside look at 5 of the most innovative regions propelling the LATAM fintech market to surpass $150 billion

Posted: 26 Mar 2020 09:57 AM PDT

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Fintech has had a staggering influence globally, catapulting to new highs in major financial markets like the UK and the US, but Latin America (LATAM) has lagged behind — until now. 

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How to edit a Zoom video recording for free using Youtube

Posted: 26 Mar 2020 09:56 AM PDT

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  • Normally, you can only edit a Zoom recording if you have a paid subscription.
  • However, if you don't have a paid subscription, you can edit a Zoom recording for free by uploading the video file onto YouTube's video editing program.
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With so many people now working from home, Zoom has become a household name — and with it, so arrives a new challenge for remote workers.

Zoom is a video-conferencing app utilized by many companies to allow workers to communicate across large distances. It has the useful feature of recording conversations, convenient for businesses and webinars alike. The downside is that Zoom charges users for many of its features, including the ability to edit one's recordings.

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Benny Gantz is reportedly entering a unity government with Bibi Netanyahu, continuing the indicted prime minister's leadership through 2021

Posted: 26 Mar 2020 09:54 AM PDT

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  • Benny Gantz is forming a unity government with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, after spending a year vowing to never join a government led by the indicted Israeli leader, reports from Israeli media say.
  • The move came after Netanyahu urged Gantz to form an "emergency" unity government amid the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Gantz will take over as the speaker of Israel's parliament while Netanyahu will hold the prime ministership through 2021, reports say.
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Benny Gantz has agreed to form a unity government with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the New York Times and Israeli media outlets reported Thursday.

The agreement between the two political rivals marked a surprising twist in an already dramatic year for Israel, in which three elections were held and Netanyahu was indicted on corruption charges.

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How to bake bacon easily in the oven

Posted: 26 Mar 2020 09:53 AM PDT

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  • If you long for tasty bacon, but aren't quite in love with grease splatters and burns, fear not.
  • Switch to baking your bacon in the oven, and you can enjoy the porcine goodness without the lengthy cleanup session.
  • Here's how to bake bacon and the tools you need to do it, including a baking sheet, a cooling rack, and tongs.
  • Read more: The best baking sheets

Bacon. So salty, so crispy, so fragrant, so delectable. But when cooked on the stovetop in a skillet, it's just so messy. 

I love the tantalizing aroma that fills our apartment when my husband cooks a big batch of scrambled eggs and crispy bacon on Sunday mornings. But neither of us look forward to the mess that follows: splattered oil all over the stovetop, a greasy cast-iron skillet requiring its own specialized cleanup, and our corgi licking the floor in front of the stove where inevitable grease splashes landed.  

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