How we can fight the coronavirus

New York (CNN Business)A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. While some of his colleagues have downplayed coronavirus fears, Tucker Carlson over the last few weeks has taken a much different approach. And that approach was on full display Monday night when Carlson seemed to call out both President Donald Trump and some of his […]

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Retailers struggle with refit delays as virus stunts supply

Australia's struggling retail sector has been dealt yet another blow from the coronavirus outbreak, with essential fixtures and fittings for stores delayed for weeks as Chinese shipments stall. Retailers both big and small have been hurt by the delay, which in some situations has prevented the opening of new stores at a time when retail trade is already significantly dented. […]

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Mark Meadows To Self-Quarantine After Potential Contact With Coronavirus Patient

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), the incoming White House chief of staff, said Monday he would self-quarantine after potentially coming into contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, according to media reports. Meadows’s office could not be immediately reached for comment. Meadows was told this weekend he “may have come in contact” with a person […]

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Elon Musk Worries SpaceX Won’t Get to Mars Before He Dies

An exhausted-looking Elon Musk said Monday he’s unsure his rocket company SpaceX will accomplish its foundational mission — getting to Mars — before he dies. “If we don’t improve our pace of progress, I’m definitely going to be dead before we go to Mars,” Musk said at the Satellite 2020 conference in Washington. “If it’s taken us 18 years just […]

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Sanders rips Biden for backing 'crooks on Wall Street' in 2008 bailout

Sanders on Trump’s response to coronavirus Democratic hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., discusses President Trump’s response to coronavirus, his tax plan, attacks from Hillary Clinton and claims that the Democratic presidential primary is ‘rigged’ against him with Fox News moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum in Dearborn, Michigan. Sen. Bernie Sanders ripped fellow Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden during a Fox […]

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Pence Plans to Discuss Coronavirus With U.S. Health Insurers

Vice President Mike Pence invited top executives from the largest U.S. health insurers to discuss the response to the coronavirus outbreak on Tuesday, as the White House sought to signal a more muscular effort to stem the outbreak and stock markets again stumbled. Among the executives invited to attend are Gail Boudreaux, the chief executive of Anthem Inc., UnitedHealth Group […]

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Qantas cuts more capacity as COVID-19 eats into airline’s profits

Qantas has slashed almost a quarter of its international capacity due to weaker travel demand from the coronavirus outbreak, leaving all but two of its A380 aircraft grounded. Australia's largest airline has been heavily affected by the drop in demand for global and domestic travel and the latest capacity cut representing a 23 per cent drop in international seats compared […]

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Mistrust, Rumor and Conspiracy Theories Hinder U.S. Virus Fight

No one has been diagnosed with the new coronavirus in Alabama, but unfounded social-media rumors run so wild that the state public health department assigned a staffer to stamp them out. In Texas, Houston and Harris County officials have been fighting misinformation since January, after false claims that the virus was circulating in the Asiatown neighborhood. Time and money is […]

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Facebook Names Two New Directors, Making Board 40% Women

Facebook Inc. named two new directors, appointing Tracey Travis, chief financial officer of Estée Lauder Cos., and longtime McKinsey & Co. executive Nancy Killefer at a time when the board’s role at the social media company is under intense scrutiny. The addition of the two women, announced in a statement Monday, makes Facebook’s board 40% female. Fewer than 10% of […]

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Rep. Matt Gaetz To Self-Quarantine After Coronavirus Exposure At CPAC

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) announced Monday that he is among the Republicans in self-quarantine after learning that he came into contact with someone who tested positive for the coronavirus at last month’s Conservative Political Action Conference. Gaetz said he’s awaiting results from testing for COVID-19, the disease caused by this strain of the virus, but has not shown any symptoms. […]

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