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Impact of virtual drinking trend

Life changed slowly in the beginning of 2020, and then all at once when the realities of COVID-19 set in. Restaurants and bars that were filled in February were shuttered until further notice by mid-March. Thousands of hospitality workers lost their jobs, and small-business owners had to make the tough decision to stay open for takeout, close for now, or close for good — decisions that will shape cities around the world for years to come. It’s impossible to know what’s going to happen next, b...
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California governor announces deal with most major banks to waive residential mortgage payments for 90 days (JPM, WF, USB, C)

JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citi, and US Bank will issue a 90-day waiver on residential mortgage payments in California, Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Wednesday. Around 200 state charter banks and credit unions will also issue the waivers.  Bank of America will do so for 30 days, the governor said.  Newsom said he is currently working with the banks on accounting for ATM fees and overdraft charges and hopes to announce a solution soon.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories....
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New York City hospitals are running out of room in their morgues, but the flow of coronavirus bodies is just starting to ramp up

The global fatality rate of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus has doubled over the past 2 months. New York City is now an epicenter of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, with more than 17,000 confirmed cases of at least 450,000 worldwide. A licensed funeral director and embalmer, who works for a company that removes bodies, said hospital morgues are seemingly full of COVID-19 bodies while the city — the backup option for hospitals — seeks additional temporary storage. Politico r...
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Senate Leaders Reach Bipartisan Deal On Sweeping Emergency Coronavirus Package

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced early Wednesday morning that they had secured a deal on a $2 trillion response bill for the COVID-19 outbreak. “After days of intense discussions, the Senate has reached a bipartisan agreement on a historic relief package for this pandemic,” McConnell said in a statement. “We’re going to pass this legislation later today.” Schumer described the bill as “largest rescue package in American hi...
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Here's what you need to know about the $1.8 trillion coronavirus bailout everyone keeps talking about

The federal government is set to give a bailout to industries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, from airlines to tourism. A bailout is not strictly free money from the government, and could come in the form of loans or grants with limitations. Here's what a bailout is, what could be included in the one to address the coronavirus fallout, and a look at past bailouts in the US. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. What a bailout is — and isn't A government-funded bailout...
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Coronavirus: Justice department quietly requests right to detain someone indefinitely in raft of ‘emergency’ measures

As the response to the coronavirus pandemic dominates headlines in the US, the Department of Justice is seeking to greatly expand its powers of detention.Politico reports that the Department of Justice is asking legislators to grant it new powers on everything from the statute of limitations to asylum claims and court hearings. With the Trump administration having already been challenged in the courts on its efforts to allow indefinite detention of immigrants who apply for asylum, the new measur...
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Predicting a Post-Pandemic Future: Remote Working and Distance Learning? (slashdot)

This week Politico published predictions from 34 "big thinkers" about what the future will be like after the coronavirus pandemic. (An associate professor of government and politics at the University of Maryland argues that "The Reagan era is over. The widely accepted idea that government is inherently bad won't persist after coronavirus.") Others predict a future with voting from mobile devices (and possibly higher voter turnout), and one author even predicts a society that accepts "restraint...
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Romney Expresses Senators’ Concerns After Paul Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) expressed his and other senators’ concerns following the news that Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) tested positive for the coronavirus earlier Sunday. Speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill Sunday afternoon, Romney said he was “very unhappy” to hear about Paul’s diagnosis and that he wishes him the “very best.” “He’s compromised, given health conditions he’s had in the past, so we’ll be praying for him and thinking about him,” Romney said. Romney added that all senators will seek ...
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Predicting a Post-Pandemic Future: Remote Working and Distance Learning?

This week Politico published predictions from 34 "big thinkers" about what the future will be like after the coronavirus pandemic. (An associate professor of government and politics at the University of Maryland argues that "The Reagan era is over. The widely accepted idea that government is inherently bad won't persist after coronavirus.") Others predict a future with voting from mobile devices (and possibly higher voter turnout), and one author even predicts a society that accepts "restraint...
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls Justice Department emergency proposals 'abhorrent'

The coronavirus pandemic should not be an excuse for the suspension of civil rights, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said Sunday. During an appearance on CNN's State of the Union, host Jake Tapper asked Ocasio-Cortez to respond to the emergency proposals submitted to Congress by the Justice Department, including one which would give Attorney General William Barr the power to ask chief district judges to pause court proceedings when the court is overwhelmed by an emergency like the ong...
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Democrats are divided over how Joe Biden should react to Trump amid pandemic

It's clear the coronavirus pandemic is now overshadowing the 2020 election, and that's left former Vice President Joe Biden, the favorite for the Democratic nomination, in a tough place. Democrats are split on how he should get out of it, Politico reports.Jeff Hauser, the head of executive branch appointee watchdog Revolving Door Project, thinks Biden needs to make himself more visible and go after the Trump administration. "Biden is only in limbo if he keeps himself there," Hauser told ...
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Senate working overtime to put together stimulus package, but negotiations reportedly see 'tremendous' progress

There's no rest for the Senate this weekend, as lawmakers are set to dig in for a weekend session beginning at noon Saturday so the chamber can expedite an agreement on a stimulus package to provide relief from the coronavirus pandemic. The final bill could reportedly cost at least $1 trillion.Negotiators said they're getting closer to an agreement, but they missed the original Friday night deadline set by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) after haggling for about 12 hours o...
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State Dept. Is Set To Issue Its Most Severe Global Travel Advisory Yet

The State Department will reportedly announce its most severe international travel advisory yet as the coronavirus pandemic spreads around the globe, according to Politico and NBC News. Citing several U.S. officials with knowledge of the advisory, both Politico and NBC News reported that the department is set to raise its global travel advisory to level 4 — the highest possible level. According to Politico, the advisory would urge all Americans abroad to return to the U.S. or prepare to shelte...
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State Department will reportedly tell Americans abroad to immediately return home

The State Department reportedly wants every American out of the country to return home.As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the world and the U.S., the State Department is preparing to issue the strongest travel advisory it can, two individuals familiar with the decision told Politico Thursday. It'll tell Americans abroad to either return to the states or prepare to shelter in place — a Level 4 advisory, those sources said.China and Mongolia are currently the only countries subject to ...
Tags: News, China, Politico, State Department, Mongolia, State, Gal Gadot, Mike Pompeo


Out of a job? Several plans could keep you afloat amid coronavirus crisis

Donna Insalaco had to lay off 40 of the 45 employees at Pizzaiolo, her gourmet pizzeria in downtown Oakland, after sales fell through a “black hole.” “A lot of tears,” Insalaco said, “All of us here live check-to-check.” Responding to a statewide call for restaurants to close their doors to dine-in customers, Pizzaiolo is now only offering pick-up and delivery. “We hope that we can limp by enough to stay open and call our staff back,” Insaleco said. About 6.9 million Californians don’t have enou...
Tags: Business, California, Senate, White House, Politico, US, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Comcast, New York Times, Oakland, Donald Trump, UC Berkeley, Bernie Sanders


Coronavirus Update 3-17-2020: House guts the Families First Coronavirus Response Act before sending it to the Senate

For the time being, I have rebranded the Ohio Employer Law Blog as the Coronavirus Law Blog. I’ll be using this space to offer daily updates on what is happening regarding this public health emergency. Everything is moving and changing so quickly, and, frankly, nothing else seems to matter right now. When we all come out the other side, I will happily resume your regularly scheduled updates on worst employers and everything else. So here’s where are on the morning of March 17, 2020 (Happy St. ...
Tags: Law, Labor, Congress, Senate, Politico, House, Mitch McConnell, Trump, FMLA, Jon Hyman


Senators are worried Congress will shut down over coronavirus

Senators feel like they're in a race against time, Politico reports.Lawmakers from both parties are reportedly discussing the third phase of a coronavirus stimulus package before they've wrapped up phase two. The reason is pretty simple — they don't want to leave anything on the table as the chances increase that they won't be able to reconvene in Washington, D.C., for some time because of the COVID-19 pandemic.Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said they could make the transition as earl...
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Tuesday round-up

Because of concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, the Supreme Court has postponed the oral argument session that was scheduled to begin on Monday, March 23. Amy Howe covers the announcement for this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court. At The Hill, John Kruzel reports that “[t]he postponement affects six days of oral arguments slated for late March and April 1, including a March 31 dispute involving efforts by House Democrats and New York state prosecutors to obtain y...
Tags: New York, Supreme Court, Law, Mexico, Politico, House, New York Times, Seattle, Trump, Round-up, Stephens, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Howe, Adam Liptak, Josh Gerstein, Amy Howe


Facebook, Reddit, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube issue joint statement on misinformation

In an unprecedented move to reassure customers and flag the potential for misinformation about COVID-19 on their platforms, all of the major social media companies and their parent corporations issued a joint statement on their efforts. “We invite other companies to join us as we work to keep our communities healthy and safe,” the statement read. Joint Industry Statement from @Facebook, @google, @LinkedIn, @Microsoft, @reddit, @Twitter and @YouTube https://t.co/8H1XVFt2N0 pic.twitter.com/GGJd...
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Be wary of overreaching government responses to coronavirus: Ron Paul

Governments love crises because when the people are fearful they are more willing to give up freedoms for promises that the government will take care of them. After 9/11, for example, Americans accepted the near-total destruction of their civil liberties in the PATRIOT Act’s hollow promises of security. It is ironic to see the same Democrats who tried to impeach President Trump last month for abuse of power demanding that the Trump Administration grab more power and authority in the name of figh...
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Hackers are exploiting the coronavirus crisis by posing as World Health Organisation officials in order to steal bank details and target government infrastructure

Hackers are using the coronavirus crisis to help them steal bank details and target government infrastructure. A report by intelligence firm Recorded Future said cybercriminals were posing as World Health Organisation officials and government officials in order to exploit fears over the spread of COVID-19. US cybersecurity experts say hackers in Russia, China, and North Korea are using the crisis to target enemy governments. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Hackers are expl...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, UK, London, Cdc, North Korea, China, Politico, Russia, US, Trends, Eu, Italy, House Of Commons, Fireeye, Boris Johnson


Hotel Disputes CPAC’s Matt Schlapp on Coronavirus Screenings

Marriott has disputed Conservative Political Action Conference head Matt Schlapp’s claim that the state of Maryland performed thousands of Wuhan coronavirus screenings at the hotel that hosted CPAC."It is my understanding that no screens of either people or facilities has been performed at the property," Marriott spokeswoman Allison Sitch told CNBC.Schlapp told Fox News' Laura Ingraham that he was told by the Maryland Department of Health that 2,000 tests were performed in and around the Gay...
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'Please only serious responses': Jared Kushner reportedly looked to a Facebook group to crowdsource ideas to stop coronavirus

A doctor reportedly posted in a Facebook group for physicians, asking for ideas on how to stop coronavirus and adding, "I have direct channel to person now in charge at White House." The post was made by Kurt Kloss on behalf of his son-in-law's brother, Jared Kushner, according to POLITICO. President Donald Trump has assigned Kushner a leading role in developing the White House's response to the COVID-19 outbreak. After gathering responses in the Facebook group, Kloss reportedly posted that "J...
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Trump reportedly set to declare coronavirus a national emergency

President Trump is reportedly set to declare a national emergency over the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.Trump on Friday announced he would be holding a news conference on the coronavirus outbreak this afternoon, and Bloomberg subsequently reported he plans to invoke the Stafford Act to declare a national emergency over the crisis, which will allow for more federal aid to go toward the response to the outbreak.Trump on Thursday had suggested he might take this step, telling reporters that "we ha...
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The Bizarre List Of Errors In Trump’s Coronavirus Speech

President Donald Trump’s address from the Oval Office on coronavirus Wednesday night didn’t just send markets plunging (again) — it also required some immediate clean-up from the President and others because of numerous significant errors. The President announced that travel from Europe, except the United Kingdom, would be suspended for 30 days in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. But of course, it wasn’t really that simple. Here’s what he got wrong. We’re not banning trade or car...
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WATCH LIVE: Trump To Address Nation From Oval At 9 PM ET

President Donald Trump is expected to address the nation from the Oval Office on Wednesday night at 9 p.m. ET. Watch live below:  Trump announced the address in a tweet Wednesday. I will be addressing the Nation this evening at 9:00 P.M. (Eastern) from the Oval Office. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 11, 2020 The address comes as the Trump administration struggles to coordinate federal and local responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to uncertainty and a plunging stoc...
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Trump Is Slow Rolling A COVID-19 Emergency Declaration For The Worst Possible Reasons

President Trump’s failure to declare an emergency over the COVID-19 outbreak could deprive virus-riddled states of needed resources as the pandemic continues, a former FEMA chief told TPM. An emergency declaration could open up much-needed financial and material assistance to overflowing hospitals and strained state resources as local jurisdictions struggle to cope with the ballooning epidemic. “The first thing is the financial support that the states will need if the virus reaches a crisis p...
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US Capitol Will Halt All Public Tours Amid Growing Coronavirus Fears

The U.S. Capitol will reportedly put a stop to all public tours until the end of the month. According to a Politico report Wednesday evening, multiple congressional sources said that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) informed members of the planned move during a Wednesday afternoon meeting. However, a change to the legislative schedule has not officially been announced. Washington Post reporter Seung Min Kim also reported the news in a Wednesday evening tweet. NEWS — The House and Senate serg...
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Trump To Address Nation From Oval At 9 PM ET

President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday that he would address the nation from the Oval Office at 9 p.m. E.T. I will be addressing the Nation this evening at 9:00 P.M. (Eastern) from the Oval Office. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 11, 2020 The address comes as the Trump administration struggles to coordinate federal and local responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to uncertainty and a plunging stock market. More than 1,100 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the United ...
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Dem Sens Will Urge Trump To Declare National Emergency For Coronavirus

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Sens. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Gary Peters (D-MI) will reportedly demand President Trump issue a national emergency declaration over the coronavirus outbreak. According to Politico Playbook Wednesday morning, the Democratic senators are preparing to send Trump a letter urging the national emergency declaration. Politico noted that an emergency declaration for the coronavirus would permit FEMA to allocate $40 billion in the Disaster Relief Fund to ...
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