Coronavirus: Progressives say $1.3 trillion stimulus isn’t enough – Business Insider

Coronavirus: Progressives say $1.3 trillion stimulus isn’t enough – Business Insider

The Senate is poised to pass what will likely amount to a more than $2 trillion stimulus package on Monday as the coronavirus pandemic all but shuts down the US economy. But progressive activists and lawmakers say the spending package needs to be significantly bigger. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others on the left say the economic crisis…
Powerful photos show healthcare workers quietly standing up to anti-lockdown protesters in Denver – Insider

Powerful photos show healthcare workers quietly standing up to anti-lockdown protesters in Denver –...

Powerful photos show two people dressed in N95 masks and scrubs standing defiant against anti-lockdown protesters on Sunday in Denver, Colorado.The Denver protesters were calling for state lockdown orders to be lifted while the apparent healthcare workers were counter-protesting silently in the street.Video taken of the standoff shows a protester in her car yelling at…
Roche jumps 2% after unveiling COVID-19 antibody test, and on finding its drugs cut need for ventilators

Roche jumps 2% after unveiling COVID-19 antibody test, and on finding its drugs cut...

Roche tablets are seen positioned in front of a displayed Roche logo in this photo illustration. Reuters Shares in Swiss healthcare group Roche rose 2% on Friday after the company launched a new test to measure COVID-19 antibodies, and provided evidence its drugs reduce need for ventilators.The new measure is Roche's 12th test in its…
Mike Pence predicted the pandemic would be ‘behind us’ by Memorial Day – Business Insider

Mike Pence predicted the pandemic would be ‘behind us’ by Memorial Day – Business...

Vice President Mike Pence predicted on April 24 that the US would "have this coronavirus epidemic behind us" by Memorial Day weekend. US deaths from the virus neared the devastating milestone of 100,000 over the holiday weekend and US hospitalizations are ticking up again. While overall numbers are down, cases are still rising in eight states. Pence's…
Warren Buffett may not be the ‘kindly grandfather’ figure he presents to the public, Elon Musk says

Warren Buffett may not be the ‘kindly grandfather’ figure he presents to the public,...

Warren Buffett has cultivated a public persona that might not match reality, Tesla CEO Elon Musk told The New York Times. The billionaire investor and Berkshire Hathaway CEO has "managed to create a great image for himself as a kindly grandfather, which is maybe overstating the case," Musk said. Musk said he wasn't "the biggest…
US to blacklist 11 Chinese companies over alleged Xinjiang human rights abuses – Business Insider

US to blacklist 11 Chinese companies over alleged Xinjiang human rights abuses – Business...

The US Commerce Department said it was adding 11 Chinese companies to an export blacklist (or Entity List) over their alleged ties to forced labor of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang.Two of the companies are subsidiaries of BGI, a company that provides coronavirus tests worldwide.BGI, a leading gene-sequencing company, has supplied more than…
Tesla planning China factory as car sales decline, EV subsidies cut

Tesla planning China factory as car sales decline, EV subsidies cut

Tesla CEO Elon Musk.Kyle Grillot/Reuters The launch of Tesla's first factory in China will likely come at a difficult time for auto companies in the world's largest passenger-vehicle market. The electric-car maker is building a factory in Shanghai that it expects to begin producing vehicles by the end of this year Having a factory in…
Trump’s takeaway from the Dutch slave trade exhibit at the Museum of African American History was, ‘They love me in the Netherlands’

Trump’s takeaway from the Dutch slave trade exhibit at the Museum of African American...

US President Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up as he tours the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC, February 21, 2017.SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images In his upcoming memoir, the founding director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture describes what happened when he gave President Donald Trump…
Why Google’s vision for wearables is finally coming together – Business Insider

Why Google’s vision for wearables is finally coming together – Business Insider

This week, Google announced it is acquiring North, the Canadian startup behind the Focals smart glasses.You might have missed it: Qualcomm also just announced a new chip that will power the next generation of Google's wearables.The pieces are in place for Google to get serious about wearable hardware – but it still needs to clinch…
Jared Kushner’s troubled Baltimore housing projects could be the ‘disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess’ Trump tweeted about

Jared Kushner’s troubled Baltimore housing projects could be the ‘disgusting, rat and rodent infested...

Jared Kushner.Alex Wong/Getty Images President Donald Trump took aim at living conditions in Baltimore twice in two days, despite his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner's stake in some of the city's most troubled housing complexes. Kushner currently holds ownership of several Baltimore-area housing projects that have been so embroiled in housing violations and mismanagement…

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