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McClatchy furloughs about 115 employees to deal with the impact of coronavirus

McClatchy furloughs about 115 employees to deal with the impact of coronavirus

McClatchy, owner of 30 US newspapers, announced on Thursday it will furlough 4.4% of its employees, lay off four executives and reduce some executive compensation to address the financial pressures from coronavirus. The company, whose newspapers include the Pulitzer Prize-winning Miami Herald, The Kansas City Star and The Sacramento Bee, employs about 2,700 people, so…MORE

Here’s the silver lining in the CNN poll for Donald Trump

Here’s the silver lining in the CNN poll for Donald Trump

The headline out of CNN’s new national poll released on Thursday morning was not good for President Donald Trump: He trails de facto Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden by 11 points in a hypothetical general election matchup. Much of the poll was equally dire for Trump — Biden leads among women by 30 points, for…MORE

US ready to block Iran’s requests for coronavirus aid from the IMF, officials say

US ready to block Iran’s requests for coronavirus aid from the IMF, officials say

The Trump administration is seeking to block the International Monetary Fund from providing a $5 billion emergency loan to Iran for assistance in combating the coronavirus pandemic, according to three administration officials. US officials believe the money would not actually go towards the country’s public health crisis. “The world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism is…MORE

GOP aligns with Trump in vote-by-mail clash looming over next relief package

GOP aligns with Trump in vote-by-mail clash looming over next relief package

Congressional Republicans are toughening their stance against Democrats’ efforts to provide states more funding for mail-in voting in the next stimulus package to address the coronavirus pandemic as President Donald Trump rails against the proposal on Twitter and at his daily press briefings. The dispute could lead to a major stand-off as Congress begins negotiations…MORE

How the government delayed coronavirus testing

How the government delayed coronavirus testing

A weeks-long testing delay that effectively blinded public health officials to the spread of the coronavirus in the US might have been avoided had federal agencies fully enacted their own plan to ramp up testing during a national health crisis. The plan, which is spelled out in an April 2018 agreement between the Centers for…MORE

Teladoc soars on bet that virtual health is here to stay

Hospitals are swamped with coronavirus cases. And Americans are being encouraged to stay home unless absolutely necessary. So if you need to see a doctor any time soon and it’s unrelated to Covid-19, chances are that your visit will be a virtual one. That’s led to a boom in demand for Teladoc, a leader in…MORE

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