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Construction Workers Are Often Deemed Essential. Not All Projects Seem To Be

Construction workers have been deemed essential in many places that are under shelter-in-place orders. But not all construction projects may ...
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Amid Divisions, European Finance Ministers Fail To Reach Coronavirus Support Deal

European finance ministers spent the overnight hours arguing over the best way to offer financial support to southern members badly ...
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Millions Didn’t Pay Rent Last Week Amid Pandemic Woes

With so many people out of work, there was a steep jump in renters not paying on time, a trade ...
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GM Will Build 30,000 Ventilators For U.S. Government

The ventilators will be delivered to the national stockpile by August. The contract, worth nearly $500 million, is the first ...
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Pelosi And Schumer Push To Double Size Of ‘Interim Emergency’ Relief Bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants another $250 billion for small businesses. Democrats want that, plus $250 billion for hospitals ...
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Zoom CEO Tells NPR He Never Thought ‘Seriously’ About Online Harassment Until Now

Eric Yuan says he is willing to make his video-conferencing software harder to use, if that means it will be ...
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Party On, Online: Virtual Beer Pong Becomes An Emotional Lifeline For Workers

The virtual happy hour has taken on huge importance at a time when life is otherwise in lockdown. Workers are ...
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Borders Didn’t Stop The Pandemic. But They Might Block The Trade Of Medical Goods

More countries are imposing export restrictions on essential medical materials, to try to keep domestically produced goods — like masks, ...
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Women Are Losing More Jobs In Coronavirus Shutdowns

Millions of jobs have been lost as businesses keep their doors closed to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Working ...
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What Happened Today: Racial Disparities In COVID-19 Deaths, Economic Relief Details

NPR science and economics correspondents answer questions about the federal government’s efforts to confront the virus. Read full story at ...
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Facebook Grants For Coronavirus News Coverage: 3 Questions With Campbell Brown

Campbell Brown, Facebook’s head of news partnerships, describes the company’s $100 million investment in local news agencies. (Image credit: Indranil ...
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Walmart Faces Lawsuit Over Worker’s Death From Coronavirus Complications

The wrongful-death case alleges Walmart ignored symptoms and failed to safeguard workers. The legal complaint is by the family of ...
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Behind Facebook’s New Local News Grants

NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Campbell Brown, vice president of global news partnerships for Facebook, about the company’s $100 ...
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Seattle Bakery Owner On Her Online Pivot During Coronavirus Outbreak

NPR’s Ari Shapiro checks in with Olga Sagan, owner of Piroshky Piroshky bakery in Seattle, about how business is going ...
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Many Struggling Homeowners Not Getting The Mortgage Relief U.S. Promised

Millions of homeowners who’ve lost their incomes qualify to defer payments. But many say lenders are demanding unfair terms such ...
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No-code automation platform Tonkean raises $24M from Lightspeed

As more companies find their workflows upended by remote work in the pandemic crisis, there are plenty of SaaS startups aiming to sell them a ...
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LinkedIn has no plans to make COVID-19 related layoffs from now until end of fiscal year

LinkedIn has no plans to make COVID-related layoffs until at least the end of June 2020, the professional network has confirmed to TechCrunch. This announcements ...
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Mom-focused content startup Motherly raises $5.4M as it expands into commerce

Motherly CEO Jill Koziol admits that it was a tough pitch when she and her co-founder Liz Tenety first tried to get investors on-board in ...
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