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Celebrated singer-songwriter John Prine has died at 73 from COVID-19
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John Prine, the ingenious singer-songwriter who explored the heartbreaks, indignities and absurdities of everyday life in “Angel from Montgomery,” “Sam Stone,” “Hello in There” and scores of other indelible tunes, died Tuesday at the age of 73. His family announced his death from complications from the coronavirus; he died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in […]

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Wisconsin voters waited for hours, while others stayed home amid coronavirus—but results not expected quickly
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Despite federal health recommendations, thousands of Wisconsin voters waited hours in long lines outside overcrowded polling stations on Tuesday so they could participate in a presidential primary election that tested the limits of electoral politics in the midst of a pandemic. Thousands more stayed home, unwilling to risk their health even as Republican officials pushed […]

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Apple supplier Foxconn will start making ventilators to fight the coronavirus at its Wisconsin factory
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Foxconn, the company responsible for assembling most of the world’s Apple Inc. iPhones, will aid the fight against the coronavirus pandemic by developing and making ventilators in the U.S. The Wisconsin plant owned by Foxconn, also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., will be used to manufacture ventilators, Medtronic Plc Chief Executive Officer Omar […]

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Rice prices surge to 7-year high as coronavirus sparks stockpiling
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The price of rice — a staple food in Asia — has hit 7-year highs due to the coronavirus crisis as importers rush to stockpile the grain while exporters curb shipments.

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Tesla will slash employee pay and furlough employees
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Tesla will cut pay until the end of the second quarter, while furloughs will last until May 4, when it intends to resume production.

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Free Webinar | April 13: Staying Calm And Being Productive While Working from Home
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Learn how you can make the most out of your work from home experience.

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SSL Endeavour promotes CEO – introduces replacement
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Moves become effective immediately

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Australia Regulator Urges Insurers, Banks to Defer Dividends Amid Coronavirus Crisis
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Australia’s prudential regulator on Tuesday asked banks and insurers to consider deferring dividend payouts or use buffers like dividend reinvestment plans until the impact of the coronavirus pandemic is better known. But the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) stopped short …

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UK MGA Aqueous Underwriting Offers COVID-Crisis Help for Hospitality, Leisure Clients
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Aqueous Underwriting, a London-based managing general agent, has responded to the coronavirus crisis with a package of measures designed to help its clients in the food, hospitality and leisure sectors, which were forced to closed or curtail operations when the …

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