Saturday, April 4, 2020

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Disneyland and Walt Disney World to remain closed because of coronavirus

New York (CNN Business)Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World resort in Florida will remain closed until further notice as the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread in the United States, the company said.Disney (DIS) earlier this month announced the closure of Disneyland and Walt Disney World — the only two of Disney's eleven parks around…

FBI sees spike in gun sale background checks amid coronavirus pandemic

(CNN)The FBI reported a 41% surge in background checks by individuals attempting to purchase firearms in the United States last month, according to newly released data from the agency, a significant increase over the same period last year.The new figures indicate 3.7 million gun purchase background checks were conducted in the month of March alone,…

These grocery store chains have special hours for older Americans

New York (CNN Business)Grocery store chains across the United States are hosting special hours for the elderly and people with weakened immune systems so they can safely shop for essentials during the coronavirus pandemic.People over the age of 60 and immuno-deficient individuals are at higher risk of dying from the highly contagious COVID-19 than young…

74,000 cases: Why New York is the US epicenter

(CNN)There were over 74,000 cases of coronavirus in the United States as of Thursday midday. About half were in New York -- almost 10 times more than any other state.Why has the outbreak hit New York so much harder than other places?Health experts said the answers are largely specific to the New York metropolitan area…

Grocery stores are changing their hours to cope with coronavirus shopping frenzy. Here’s what you need to know

New York (CNN Business)Some of the largest grocery chains in the United States, including Kroger, H-E-B and Walmart, are changing store hours during the coronavirus outbreak. They say the reduced hours will give them more time to clean stores, restock and keep workers healthy.Kroger (KR), the largest US supermarket chain, said it was adjusting store…

US will see 100,000 to 200,000 coronavirus deaths and millions of cases, Fauci predicts

Washington (CNN)The nation's top infectious disease expert said Sunday that based on models, the United States could eventually see 100,000 or more deaths from the novel coronavirus, which has already claimed more than 2,000 American lives as cases surge across the US."Whenever the models come in, they give a worst-case scenario and a best-case scenario.…

Hospitals and doctors offices are running out of protective gear, so some are making their own

(CNN)Doctors, nurses and other medical staff caring for the growing number of novel coronavirus cases around the United States are scrambling to find the basic protective gear they need to keep themselves and their patients safe.Top healthcare officials have said that the US does not have enough stockpiled medical equipment like masks, gowns and gloves…

Coronavirus is closing schools. How will kids eat?

(CNN)A school district in New York has canceled classes and activities until next week because a faculty member contracted the novel coronavirus.Seattle Public Schools, near the epicenter of an outbreak in Washington, says a staff member tested positive for the virus this week, triggering closures for a minimum of 14 days. And another district nearby…

The United States’ fighting ships, from smallest to largest – CNET

Know your fighting ships! With roughly 295 deployable fighting ships, the Navy's fleet is the biggest and most powerful in the world. For your viewing pleasure, we've lined them all up in order from the smallest to the largest, including the the latest aircraft carrier class. But hey, even the small ships in this gallery play some big roles…

Join our conference call with immigration attorney Sophie Alcorn Tuesday at 1pm PDT

She'll answer questions submitted by Extra Crunch subscribers The world has been turned upside-down the past few weeks, with flight cancellations, global travel bans and a massive slowdown of worldwide commerce. For immigrants to the United States here on work visas, these are particularly ambiguous and challenging times. We’ve had prominent Silicon Valley immigration attorney…

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Now Is a Very good Time to Terminate Your Airbnb Continue to be

Photo: GettyPerhaps you’ve heard of covid-19, as it has likely caused the cancellation of many things you once enjoyed, like sports (all of them), having faith in our healthcare infrastructure, or spending time within arm’s length of other human beings. It’s easier than ever to stay home, do nothing, and feel lousy about it! Which…

Disneyland and Walt Disney World to remain closed because of coronavirus

New York (CNN Business)Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World resort in Florida will remain closed until further notice as the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread in the United States, the company said.Disney (DIS) earlier this month announced the closure of Disneyland and Walt Disney World — the only two of Disney's eleven parks around…

Disney sends ‘Frozen 2’ to streaming for housebound households – Fox Company

NEW YORK — The Walt Disney Co. will release “Frozen 2” on Disney Plus several months early to give families cooped up by the coronavirus a welcome distraction — and give its streaming service a boost.Disney announced Friday that “Frozen 2” will begin streaming on Disney Plus Sunday, three months earlier than expected. In some countries,…

‘Thank you China!!!’ Mexico grateful for coronavirus health care supplies

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s top diplomat thanked two Chinese charities for donating medical supplies to help stem the coronavirus outbreak in an online message that went viral. “Thank you China!!!” Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard wrote in a Twitter post late Tuesday night, linking to a local news report about the donated supplies. The Jack…

Spain overtakes Italy in coronavirus conditions, death charge slows – Reuters

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain overtook Italy for the first time on Friday for the number of confirmed coronavirus cases, but the overnight death toll fell from the previous day, providing a small glimmer of hope. A Spanish National Police officer is seen wearing two protective masks, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Ronda, southern…