Brazil is on course to become the country with the world’s second-highest number of coronavirus infections later on Friday, as President Jair Bolsonaro faces intensifying pressure for his handling of the epidemic. At present, the U.S. has recorded by far the highest number of Covid-19 infections worldwide, with 1.5 million reported cases and nearly 95,000
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Since late April, states across America have started to reopen, allowing for businesses to open their doors with restrictions.  In states like Alabama, Colorado and Florida, for example, retail stores are able to reopen at limited capacity. In others, like Idaho and Kansas, gyms have reopened with precautions in place. But even when business owners get
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Investors may want to brace for a tumultuous June. Federated Hermes’ Phil Orlando believes a “cleansing correction” could spark a 10% drop or more within weeks. “You’ve got some investors who are bearish by nature and got sucked into this 36% rally,” the firm’s chief equity market strategist told CNBC’s “Trading Nation” on Thursday. “If the
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CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Tuesday that large retailers in the U.S. such as Walmart benefited from the coronavirus-related restrictions on businesses, contending this week’s earnings reports will reflect the top-heavy nature of the economy.  “It looks like the big guys won. You have them basically cordoned off as essential services. So many other companies, little companies, medium,
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A pack of Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate medication is held up on March 26. John Phillips | Getty Images Hospitalized Covid-19 patients treated with hydroxychloroquine, the malaria drug President Donald Trump says he’s taking to prevent the coronavirus, had a higher risk of death than those who didn’t take it, according to a study published Friday in The
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Here’s an inside look at the United States Army’s intense 22-week basic training known as OSUT, which stands for One Station Unit Training. Senior Video Correspondent Graham Flanagan spent four days at the Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence located inside the Fort Benning military installation near Columbus, Georgia, where he observed different companies at various
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Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel Source: Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel A small firm is looking to make a change at a real estate investment trust, an area typically tough for activism. Company: CIM Commercial Trust Corp. (CMCT) Business: Real estate investment trust that primarily acquires, owns, and operate Class A and office assets in the United States. Stock market
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Lowe’s reported same-store sales growth of more than 11% for the first quarter as Americans stayed home and invested in spring-time home improvement projects, but investor excitement fizzled as the company warned sales could “moderate” later in the year. The company benefited in the quarter from the home improvement industry’s busiest time of the year, spring,
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Forbici Modern Italian’s temporary outdoor dining tent in Tampa, Florida. Forbici Modern Italian There’s not usually a white 1,800-square-foot tent set up in the street outside Forbici Modern Italian in Tampa, Florida. Then again, few things are as they were before the coronavirus pandemic.  Tampa’s Snow Avenue embodies that new world, thanks to a pilot
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SDI Productions Americans could use a financial boost. How to get that money into people’s hands has been a hot topic of debate. Democrats have proposed expanding unemployment insurance and giving Americans as much as $2,000 per month to get back on their feet. Meanwhile, one Republican proposal has called for giving Americans $11,000 now in
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Jeff Lawson, CEO, Twilio Scott Mlyn | CNBC An index of cloud stocks developed by venture-capital firm Bessemer Venture Partners reached new highs this week as  U.S. indexes still recover from the selloff that began in February.  The BVP Nasdaq Emerging Cloud Index, established in 2013, is up about 31% for the year, while the S&P
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