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Distilleries using high-proof alcohol to make hand sanitizer

Distilleries using high-proof alcohol to make hand sanitizer

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Government issues historic restrictions amid virus outbreak

Government issues historic restrictions amid virus outbreak

The United States implemented dramatic new restrictions on Americans going out in public and 7 million people in the San Francisco area were put on a near-total lockdown to control the coronavirus emergency that has walloped the global economy.
NY, NJ, Connecticut to close bars, eateries to fight virus

NY, NJ, Connecticut to close bars, eateries to fight virus

NEW YORK — Bars and restaurants will become takeout-only and businesses from movie theatres and casinos to gyms and beyond will be shuttered Monday night throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut because of the coronavirus, the states' governor
San Francisco Bay Area counties issue shelter-in-place order

San Francisco Bay Area counties issue shelter-in-place order

SAN FRANCISCO — Officials in seven San Francisco Bay Area counties issued a sweeping shelter-in-place mandate Monday affecting about 7 million people, ordering residents to stay at home and go outside only for food, medicine and outings that are abso

Nordstrom to shutter all its stores to limit virus spread

NEW YORK — Nordstrom Inc. says it will temporarily close all of its stores for two weeks starting Tuesday as it tries to limit the spread of the new virus.
Hit by virus, US airlines seek aid far exceeding post-9-11

Hit by virus, US airlines seek aid far exceeding post-9-11

With each day that the coronavirus outbreak spreads and claims more lives, the damage to global airlines rises too. U.S. carriers on Monday put a price tag on their pain: They asked the federal government for more than $50 billion in rescue aid.
NewsAlert: Cineplex to close theatres nationwide in response to COVID-19

NewsAlert: Cineplex to close theatres nationwide in response to COVID-19

TORONTO — Cineplex Inc. says it's closing its 165 theatres nationwide until at least April 2 in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The company says it will also close entertainment complexes The Rec Room and Playdium. More coming. The Canadian Press

Several banks again lowering prime lending rate, this time to 2.95 per cent

TORONTO — Several Canadian banks and financial institutions have dropped their prime lending rate by 50 basis points for the second time in two weeks, this time to 2.95 per cent.
Chinese company abandons $1.8B Arkansas paper mill plan

Chinese company abandons $1.8B Arkansas paper mill plan

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A Chinese company has abandoned its plan to build a massive paper mill in southwestern Arkansas that had already been delayed by trade tensions. Sun Paper told Gov.
Federal bureaucrats cautious about network overload as remote work increases

Federal bureaucrats cautious about network overload as remote work increases

TORONTO — Federal government managers and employees have been advised to take precautions to manage the load on communications systems as Canadians shift to remote working conditions during the novel coronavirus outbreak.