On this broadcast of The National Conversation, we'll answer your questions about COVID-19 symptoms, economic relief available to small businesses and child care.
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The new rules apply only to workers in critical infrastructure jobs, a broadly defined group that includes employees in fields from health care to financial services.
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N95 Masks and gloves are among critical medical supplies under scrutiny under new US crackdown on PPE exports.
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The Pentagon aide's secret recordings of conversations with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky helped lead to the impeachment of President Clinton in the late 1990s.
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Millions of people in Africa are at high risk for COVID-19 and lack reliable access to doctors or medical equipment. Health officials are focusing on preventing the spread of the disease.
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Producers and theater owners say Broadway will stay dark until at least June 7, dealing a further blow to New York's biggest tourist attraction.
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County executives across the United States are worried about budget problems as the coronavirus pandemic deepens. As more people request help, government leaders struggle with how to pay for it.
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President Trump and congressional Democrats are haggling over the size of the next bill designed to help Americans through the crisis The White House has scheduled a briefing for 5 p.m. ET.
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European finance ministers spent the overnight hours arguing over the best way to offer financial support to southern members badly hit by the coronavirus. The row highlights a north-south divide.
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Pisso Nseke, a Cameroonian living in Wuhan, China, describes venturing out for the first time in nearly three months and how grateful he is to be alive. But, he says, he doesn't feel truly free yet.
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In a study of the early coronavirus epidemic in the U.S., a third of people who were hospitalized were African American. Top risk factors were high blood pressure and obesity.
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ZDNet – Gartner Survey – The move to remote work may be a bit more permanent than many managers and employees realize. “The new normal telecommuting may be a bit more permanent than realized, as 74% of CFOs say they expect to move previously on-site employees remote post-COVID-19, according to a Gartner survey. The survey, which had 317 CFO respondents on March 30, highlighted how remote work may become more of the norm as companies look to cut commercial real estate costs. One of my working theories about the COVID-19 crisis was that the percentage of telecommuters would swell as enterprises realized they could be as effective and save money on commercial real estate. We’ve chronicled the remote work shift week to week during the COVID-19 pandemic…”
With so many people out of work, there was a steep jump in renters not paying on time, a trade group says. It says next month could be much worse if government help doesn't reach people in time.
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Polygon: “Google’s video game streaming platform, Stadia, is now free to anyone with a Gmail address, the company announced on Wednesday. To sweeten the deal, Google is also giving new users two months of Stadia Pro — including access to nine games — for free. Existing Stadia Pro subscribers won’t be charged for the next two months of the service, Google said…”
As the coronavirus pandemic peak approaches, local officials say the federal government is ending support for COVID-19 community-based testing sites.
Preliminary data released Wednesday showed that Latinos represent 33% of the deaths in the country's coronavirus epicenter. The virus' impact has also been disproportionately high on black residents.
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