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Opinion: Surviving Covid-19 in the back of beyond

America has never really been forced to consider how to feed itself in a rigorous stay-at-home regime. As I am 75 with lifelong asthma, it's something I've suddenly been taking very seriously. I live in a rural area far outside any major city, and this has not been very easy.
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John Prine, Legendary Folk Singer, Dies at 73

John Prine, who established himself as one of America’s deftest and most affecting singer-songwriters over the course of a nearly 50-year career, died Tuesday of complications of coronavirus. He was 73. His publicist confirmed his death on behalf of his family. Prine had been in the hospital for several weeks, and it was announced that […]
Tags: News, America, Obituaries, John Prine, Prine, Coronavirus


Former GOP Rep. Campaigning With Gun Giveaway To Fend Off ‘Looting Hordes From Atlanta’

Use your AR-15 to fend off “looting hordes” from Atlanta. So says a former congressman who’s trying to get back to the D.C. swamp. As part of former Rep. Paul Broun’s (R-GA) bid to get back to Congress, he’s holding an AR-15 giveaway, he announced in a campaign video released Friday. “In uncertain times like these, the right to defend yourself, your property and your family could not be more important,” the former member of Congress explains in the ad. Give Broun’s campaign your email, and yo...
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, Washington, Senate, America, Barack Obama, Atlanta, Georgia, Gop, Ar-15, Matt Shuham, David Perdue R Ga, Paul Broun, Broun, Liberty Baptist Church Sportsman


Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is putting $1 billion of his own wealth into a fund for coronavirus relief and other aid efforts (SQ, TWTR)

Jack Dorsey, the CEO of both Twitter and Square, announced on Twitter he created a new charity fund backed by $1 billion of his equity in Square. Dorsey estimated it amounts to about 28% of his total wealth.  The fund, named Start Small LLC, will initially focus on helping tackle the coronavirus pandemic.  Eventually, the fund will shift its attention to funding girls' health and education and universal basic income. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Jack Dorsey is using hi...
Tags: America, Trends, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Jack Dorsey, Dorsey, Twitter and Square, Start Small, Start Small LLC, Food Fund Start Small, Jim McKelvey Square


Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is putting $1 billion of his own wealth toward coronavirus relief (SQ, TWTR)

Jack Dorsey, CEO of both Twitter and Square, announced on Twitter he was creating a new charity fund backed by $1 billion of his own equity in Square. Dorsey estimated it amounts to roughly 28% of his total wealth.  The fund, named Start Small LLC, will initially focus on helping tackle the coronavirus pandemic.  Eventually, the fund will shift its attention to funding girls' health and education and universal basic income. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Jack Dorsey is u...
Tags: America, Trends, Nasa, Jack Dorsey, Dorsey, Twitter and Square, Square Dorsey, Start Small, Start Small LLC, Food Fund Start Small, Jim McKelvey Square


While Americans await their stimulus checks — or a short-term universal basic income — Spain moves to permanent basic income for low-income residents. Here's how the Silicon Valley dream became a policy plank for Andrew Yang and now Donald Trump.

Spain is moving to establish a permanent basic income in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic for low-income citizens.  Meanwhile, President Trump's administration is going to be handing out a one-time check of up to $1200 dollars — or an interim universal basic income — for Americans who qualify, under the stimulus package. This concept of universal basic income is a government guarantee that each citizen receives a minimum amount of money. The ideas behind a universal basic income, or UBI, i...
Tags: Elon Musk, Stanford, Senate, US, America, Trends, Spain, House Of Representatives, Social Security, Mitt Romney, World Health Organization, Richard Branson, Silicon Valley, World Bank, Kpmg, Donald Trump


Jack Dorsey creates $1B COVID-19 relief fund using Square equity

Jack Dorsey announced in a series of tweets today that he is shifting $1 billion in his Square equity to create a fund dedicated to COVID-19 relief. The Twitter and Square CEO is calling the fund Start Small and posting a tally of disbursements and recipients in a public spreadsheet. Dorsey said in his announcement that the new initiative will shift the focus to other causes at some point. The first  is $100,000 to America’s Food Fund — an effort led by Leonardo DiCaprio and Laurene Powel...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Twitter, America, Tech, Leonardo Dicaprio, Square, Oprah Winfrey, Jack Dorsey, TechCrunch, Gofundme, Dorsey, Laurene Powell Jobs, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Heroes of the New Bear Market: What Are Your Thoughts?

On an all new What Are Your Thoughts – Michael Batnick and Downtown Josh Brown discuss: * Are there any Crisis Stars being created on Wall Street during this bear market? * Human behavior in a bear market has not changed much * Why this won’t be the next Great Depression * Michael thinks he’s one of those “business call from a Peloton” guys * Why America needs Major League Baseball to come b...The post Heroes of the New Bear Market: What Are Your Thoughts? appeared first on The Reformed Broker. ...
Tags: Finance, America, Major League Baseball, Michael, Josh Brown, Peloton, Michael Batnick, Current Markets


Red tape allowed COVID-19 to spread

From mandatory quarantines to the closure of non-essential businesses around the world, our governments are doing everything they can to reduce the impact of this virus’s public health impact. But testing remains one of the most important measures to reduce the spread, and despite research showing that the United States was ranked as the “most prepared” nation to deal with a pandemic, the results have shown otherwise. America now has more cases than any other country, and we’re grappling with ma...
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Your Evening Briefing

(Bloomberg) -- Some on Wall Street are bridling at stay-at-home orders when they would rather see employees in the office, pandemic notwithstanding. As New York City suffers a ghastly death toll and even after their Manhattan headquarters saw 16 people infected on one trading floor, JPMorgan managers have nevertheless been making plans to get workers back to their desks.Bloomberg is mapping the pandemic globally and across America. For the latest news, sign up for our Covid-19 podcast and daily ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, White House, Massachusetts, Russia, New York City, Elizabeth Warren, America, Walmart, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, New York Times, New Zealand, Treasury, Wisconsin


Coronavirus biz news: TJ Maxx furloughing 286,000; security firm hiring 1,000

The battle to thwart the spread of coronavirus has throttled many businesses and changed operations in many industries. Here’s a summary of the latest news around Southern California… Employee furloughs in the retail industry are now well over 1 million after the owner of T.J. Maxx and Marshalls, one of America’s biggest clothing store chains, suspended its store workers. TJX Companies said Tuesday it would furlough the majority of its U.S. workforce at stores and distribution centers. It employ...
Tags: Google, Business, Jobs, Minneapolis, California, Housing, Washington, Sacramento, America, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Victoria, Pacific, Target


Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is putting $1 billion of his own wealth into a fund to tackle coronavirus relief and other aid efforts (SQ, TWTR)

Jack Dorsey, CEO of both Twitter and Square, announced on Twitter he was creating a new charity fund backed by $1 billion of his own equity in Square. Dorsey estimated it amounts to roughly 28% of his total wealth.  The fund, named Start Small LLC, will initially focus on helping tackle the coronavirus pandemic.  Eventually, the fund will shift its attention to funding girls' health and education and universal basic income. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Jack Dorsey is u...
Tags: Apple, America, Trends, Jack Dorsey, Dorsey, Twitter and Square, Square Dorsey, Start Small, Start Small LLC, Food Fund Start Small, Jim McKelvey Square


Meet the 15 youngest billionaires in America

Forbes released its 2020 edition of the World's Billionaires List, which ranks the richest people in the world. The youngest billionaire on the list, 22-year-old Kylie Jenner, is the founder of Kylie Cosmetics. In late 2019, she agreed to sell 51% of her company to beauty conglomerate Coty Inc. for $600 million. The deal valued her company at $1.2 billion. The 15 youngest billionaires in America are collectively worth over $100 billion. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Some...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Microsoft, Stanford, US, America, Trends, Walmart, World, Snapchat, Harvard, Sabmiller, Airbnb, John, Evan Spiegel


Mondo Unveils New Puzzles Including Captain America and More!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Mondo unveils new puzzles including Captain America and more! For those looking to change up their at-home entertainment during these bizarre times, Mondo has the artful solution as they have unveiled a series of eight new puzzles for their “Puzzle Party” collection featuring unique artwork for iconic films including Captain America: The First Avenger, Die Hard and more! The full collection of puzzle boxes can be viewed in the gallery below! RELATED: Mondo Unveils Sorry...
Tags: Movies, America, Captain America, Mondo, Joe, Matt Ryan Tobin, Rory Kurtz, Francesco Francavilla, Puzzle Party, Jason Edmiston Gremlins


Wisconsin Republicans' deadly power grab

Monday night, there was a brief but furious political struggle over the Wisconsin election planned for Tuesday. Democratic Governor Tony Evers ordered that the election be delayed until June 9, so as to allow time for the novel coronavirus pandemic to pass, and so the state could set up universal vote-by-mail systems. Several other states have already taken similar steps.Right-wing Republican justices, who control the state Supreme Court by a 4-2 margin, including one of whom faces a liberal cha...
Tags: Florida, UK, News, Supreme Court, Milwaukee, America, Joe Biden, United States, New York Times, Wisconsin, Boris Johnson, Jack Dorsey, South, U S Supreme Court, Jamelle Bouie, Ruth Bader Ginsberg


Pop Culture Imports: ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire,’ ‘Itaewon Class,’ ‘The Platform,’ and More

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best foreign movies and TV streaming right now.) As this quarantine wears on, I know you’re all bored enough that you will give a foreign film a try. And with studios releasing some of their biggest theatrical and festival hits on digital platforms early, now is never a better time. Neon’s romance for the ages, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, hit Hulu early last week, while Netflix has some word-of-mouth hits on its hands with the electric...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Movies, France, America, Spain, Netflix, Korea, Kim, Hulu, Seoul, William Golding, Snowpiercer, Moises Arias, Rachel, Marianne


The Longest War Promo for Showtime’s Homeland Companion Documentary

The Longest War promo for Showtime’s Homeland companion documentary Showtime has debuted a first-look clip for the upcoming feature-length documentary The Longest War from Emmy-winning director Greg Barker (Manhunt: The Inside Story of the Hunt for Bin Laden) that is acting as a companion piece to the final season of the hit espionage thriller series Homeland. The clip can be viewed in the player below! RELATED: Witness the End of an Era in New Homeland Season 8 Trailer The documentary see...
Tags: Video, TV, Movies, Homeland, America, Afghanistan, Showtime, TV News, Pentagon, Cia, Bin Laden, Barker, Peter Bergen, Greg Barker, Movie News, Howard Gordon


Global Oil Deal Gains Traction With U.S. Predicting Big Drop

(Bloomberg) -- The world’s largest oil producers are inching closer to an unprecedented global deal to rescue the energy industry from collapse after the U.S. said production will drop dramatically.While the forecast reflects what President Donald Trump has called an “automatic” reduction by U.S. explorers, not a commitment from the world’s top producer, it helps pave the way for Saudi Arabia and Russia to coordinate output cuts at Thursday’s virtual OPEC+ meeting, and seek cooperation from othe...
Tags: Texas, London, News, Saudi Arabia, Russia, America, Opec, Bloomberg, Vienna, Canada, Moscow, West Africa, Brazil, New Mexico, Donald Trump, EIA


Relativity Space’s focus on 3D printing and cloud-based software helps it weather the COVID-19 storm

Just like in almost every other industry, there’s been a rash of layoffs among newer space startups and companies amid the novel coronavirus crisis. But Relativity Space has managed to avoid layoffs — and is even hiring, despite the global pandemic. Relativity CEO and founder Tim Ellis cites the company’s focus on large-scale 3D printing and its adoption of cloud-based tools and technologies as big reasons why his startup hasn’t felt the pinch. Because Relativity’s forthcoming launch vehicle is ...
Tags: Mississippi, America, Tech, Ellis, Cape Canaveral Florida, ITAR, Stennis Space Center, STENNIS, Tim Ellis, Relativity Space, LA Relativity


Mondo Releases New Puzzles Featuring Artwork Inspired by ‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘Die Hard,’ ‘The Iron Giant’ and More

Hey, are you bored at home and need something to fill those long quarantine hours? Well, Mondo is here to help – with puzzles. In the spirit of staying the hell home, Mondo has adapted some of their favorite collectible posters into puzzle form. These eight new 1000-piece puzzles feature art by 100% Soft, Matt Ryan Tobin, DKNG, and more, depicting movies like Jurassic Park, The Iron Giant, and Die Hard. Today, Mondo is launching a puzzle party. And by that, I mean they’re putting a bunch of ...
Tags: Movies, America, Cool Stuff, Mondo, Joe, Matt Ryan Tobin, Rory Kurtz, Francesco Francavilla, Jason Edmiston Gremlins


Masks, more room, and passing etiquette: The new rules for riding

Many Portland bike riders are already wearing masks. (Photos by Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) The Age of Masks is upon us. The deeper we get into this pandemic, the more apparent it becomes that we need a much more radical approach to cycling outside than simply saying “ride alone”. With growing concerns about COVID-19 infections, Multnomah County health department now recommends the use of masks when you cannot maintain six-feet of distance between yourself and others while outsid...
Tags: America, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Howdy, Kyle, Multnomah County, Hawthorne, Burnside, Ding, Castelli, Jonathan Maus, Glisan, Coronavirus 2020, Blaq Paks


Meet Notorious Art Forger Han Van Meegeren, Who Fooled the Nazis with His Counterfeit Vermeers

People love stories of successful criminals. They must possess some admirable qualities, we assume, some great daring or cunning or keen insight. Myths supplant reality, and we forget about the networks of enablers that help ruthless but not especially bright people succeed. But successful art forgers present us with another case entirely. “Forgers, by nature, prefer anonymity,” notes the site Essential Vermeer 3.0, “and therefore are rarely remembered.” Yet the evidence of their mastery...
Tags: Google, Art, College, Orson Welles, America, History, Johannes Vermeer, Hitler, Jackson Pollock, Facebook Twitter, Delft, Galileo, Sotheby, Vermeer, Josh Jones, Jonathon Keats


Bubble watch: Coronavirus cuts mall values by half. All real estate next?

“Bubble Watch” digs into trends that may indicate economic and/or housing market troubles ahead. Buzz: Wall Street slashes mall values by half in March, triple the overall stock markets’ losses, as the novel coronavirus shuts American commerce. Source: Green Street Advisors, tracking trading in real estate investment trusts on Wall Street. The Trend Shares of mall operators fell 54% last month on a “total return” basis — that’s price change plus dividends. Strip mall landlords — the community ...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, California, America, Sport, Economy, Soccer, Healthcare, Standard Poor, Green Street, Strip, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF


Treasury seeks $200 billion more for small business coronavirus aid

By Laura Litvan, Steven T. Dennis and Saleha Mohsin, Bloomberg The Treasury Department will ask Congress for $200 billion more to aid small businesses, according to a person familiar with the matter, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate could act as soon as this week to provide additional money. Businesses have rushed to tap the $350 billion Paycheck Protection Program that was part of the massive $2.2 trillion stimulus passed by Congress in response to the economic crisis ...
Tags: Business, Jobs, Congress, California, Senate, White House, America, Sport, Soccer, Gop, House, Treasury, Marco Rubio, Mitch McConnell, Fox News, Nancy Pelosi


Coronavirus: Andrew Zimmern says Americans 'need to be using food as a prescription for better health’

Andrew Zimmern, host of MSNBC's "What's Eating America," discusses COVID-19's impact on America and the food industry.
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CBS Sunday Movie Night Coming To America’s Most Watched Network In May

CBS announced plans today to launch a Sunday movie night in May, featuring five iconic and acclaimed feature films from the Paramount Pictures library. Each week, CBS will give viewers the opportunity to revisit the following beloved films that remain a big part of the cultural zeitgeist: “Forrest Gump,” “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” “Mission: Impossible” and “Titanic.” Each of these cinematic triumphs stands the test of time and is filled...
Tags: America, Cbs, Only CBS, Paramount Pictures, Indiana Jones, Noriko Kelley, CBS Sunday Movie Night, CBS Entertainment CBS


GV’s M.G. Siegler on portfolio management, crisis fundraising and his latest investment

The pandemic crisis has pushed entrepreneurs and investors into unknown territory. Google’s GV just led a $10 million investment in Universe, a low-friction website builder that’s venturing into the world of commerce. Mobile website builder Universe raises $10M from GV as it ventures into commerce The investment was in the works before the COVID-19 pandemic hit America in force, but things were finalized for the Brooklyn startup in late March. I chatted with M.G. Siegler, a general partner...
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NASCAR retains sponsors for esports series as Bubba Wallace loses his

NASCAR drivers can now lose real-world sponsors for conduct in virtual competition. That’s what happened to Bubba Wallace on April 5 when he rage-quit a race in the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational — a substitute for the sport’s live rubber-to-pavement action during the COVID-19 pandemic. As live audience sports organizations have paused playoffs and closed stadiums, NASCAR has found traction in an esports alternative to keep racing and sponsorships going through the coronavirus crisis. ...
Tags: TC, Coca-cola, Video Games, Massachusetts, America, Tech, Spokesperson, Driver, Nascar, TechCrunch, Anheuser Busch, Wallace, Bristol Motor Speedway, Fox Sports, GEICO, Clint Bowyer


John Roberts' unwavering view of voting access seen in court's Wisconsin ruling

The Supreme Court's 5-4 decision refusing to extend a deadline for absentee ballots in Tuesday's Wisconsin elections reflects Chief Justice John Roberts' cramped view of voting rights in America, a long-held position that has often favored Republican interests.
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John Roberts' unwavering, limited view of voting access seen in Supreme Court's Wisconsin ruling

The Supreme Court's 5-4 decision refusing to extend a deadline for absentee ballots in Tuesday's Wisconsin elections reflects Chief Justice John Roberts' cramped view of voting rights in America, a long-held position that has often favored Republican interests.
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