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Chilean authorities scold elite escaping city by helicopter for Easter amid coronavirus outbreak
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'You can't relax': Vigilance urged as New York sees signs of coronavirus progress
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How can business battle the coronavirus? A call for new ideas
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Businesses the world over are retooling operations to help combat the coronavirus. Johnson & Johnson and Regeneron are racing to develop a vaccine. Ford Motor, Dyson, and Virgin Orbit are building respirators and ventilators. Apple is making face shields. IBM donated time on its supercomputer to U.S. government researchers evaluating anti-viral drugs. Distillers from France’s Pernod Ricard and […]

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The richest man in Hong Kong’s early bet on Zoom is paying out in the billions
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Subscribe to Outbreak, a daily roundup of stories on the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on global business, delivered free to your inbox. Li Ka-shing built Hong Kong’s biggest fortune on old-fashioned real estate and infrastructure. It’s a bet on technology that’s paying off in the current crisis. Li, called “Superman” by his admirers, was […]

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‘SNL’ will air this Saturday and observe social distancing guidelines
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“Saturday Night Live” will be back on the air this weekend with a show that abides by social distancing rules. The comedy sketch show will include a “Weekend Update” news segment and original content from “SNL” cast members, NBC said Thursday. The material will be produced remotely, the network said, in compliance with efforts to […]

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Facebook gives users a way to take a break from notification hell
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Facebook users can now easily take a break from the deluge of friend requests, event notifications, and comments on their posts that pop up on their screens. The social networking giant has introduced a “quiet mode” that lets users silence notifications and limit the amount of time they spend on the service. The new features […]

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The key problem to solve in the quest for coronavirus treatments
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Happy Thursday, readers. It’s been a week since our first edition of The Capsule, formerly known as Brainstorm Health Daily. That’s if you believe the calendar—it feels more like a few years. Our collective heads are spinning during a coronavirus pandemic that has wrought catastrophic human suffering. It’s become all the more imperative to keep […]

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Pfizer's lead coronavirus drug is showing promise, chief scientific officer says
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The therapeutic, "if successful, would be given early in the disease process, when patients are admitted to the hospital," Pfizer Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Mikael Dolsten said Thursday.

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Banks and health care companies will report earnings, but virus updates will matter most
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Major banks and health care companies will be the first to reveal how the early weeks of the coronavirus shutdowns impacted their earnings.

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