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CDC Issues Strongest Endorsement For Masks Yet, Says Small Uptick Could Save $1 Trillion

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued its strongest endorsement yet for the widespread wearing of masks, saying Tuesday that face coverings protect both the wearer and those around them from the spread of COVID-19. “Adopting universal masking policies can help avert future lockdowns, especially if combined with other non-pharmaceutical interventions such as social […]

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As Coronavirus Crushes Small Restaurants, Big Chains See Room To Move In

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Prime storefronts left empty by failed businesses. Cheaper or even flexible rents. Landlords willing to add drive-thru lanes. As the coronavirus permanently shutters some small businesses, big fast-food brands like Domino’s Pizza, Chipotle and Wendy’s that were doing well before the crisis want to grow – or continue pre-existing expansion plans […]

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‘Reopen’ Protests Started Small. Right-Wing Media Gave Them A Massive Platform.

Earlier this month, a number of small Facebook groups around the U.S. called for protests against social distancing measures enacted to stop the spread of the coronavirus. They had only a few members, limited engagement and appeared largely uncoordinated.  Now, weeks later, anti-lockdown protests are in cities across the United States and have drawn national […]

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Publicly Traded Companies Got $300 Million In Small Business Loans: AP Investigation

Companies with thousands of employees, past penalties from government investigations and risks of financial failure even before the coronavirus walloped the economy were among those receiving millions of dollars from a relief fund that Congress created to help small businesses through the crisis, an Associated Press investigation found. The Paycheck Protection Program was supposed to […]