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Airbnb offers to house 100,000 health care workers on coronavirus front lines

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More than 12,000 Airbnb hosts around the world have offered up their homes free-of-charge as part of an initiative to house doctors, nurses and others on the front lines battling the coronavirus pandemic and worried about bringing the virus home to loved ones.
“Folks on the front lines right now are literal angels and saints, but they also have families and if there are things that we can do that both allows them to be on front lines and eases their minds in terms on the impact on their families, we should do that,” said Chris Lehane of Airbnb.
Airbnb on Thursday announced its plan to...
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Shaheen says bipartisan stimulus package will help health care workers, families

Shaheen says bipartisan stimulus package will help health care workers, families

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Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is back in New Hampshire after voting in support of the $2 trillion stimulus bill aimed at helping Americans during the coronavirus crisis.
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Crocs donating free shoes to healthcare workers

Crocs donating free shoes to healthcare workers

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SAN FRANCISCO - Crocs is joining the growing list of companies offering freebies as a thank you to healthcare workers battling the coronavirus pandemic.
The company has launched its new program, “A Free Pair for Healthcare,” offering free Crocs to doctors, nurses, and other healthcare staff members.
Here's how it works:
Workers can go to Crocs.com starting at 9 a.m. PST to request a free pair while supplies last.
You will not be able to make a request if the day's allotment of Crocs has been met. You can try again the next day at the same time to put a request in.
The Crocs are free and...
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Are carryout meals safe to eat? Common questions about food safety amid coronavirus pandemic

Are carryout meals safe to eat? Common questions about food safety amid coronavirus pandemic

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Hamilton County health expert hasn't seen case of virus transferring from food to people
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Philadelphia restaurant opens as others close their doors, offers free meals to first responders

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Imagine trying to open a business when the world is seemingly shutting down around you, but one Philadelphia restaurant owner did just that.
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The Heroism of Health Workers in the Coronavirus Crisis

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Readers acknowledge the risks that doctors, nurses and many others are taking and offer their gratitude.
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Crocs offering free shoes to healthcare workers amid COVID-19 outbreak

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Those on the front lines in the battle against coronavirus can get a free pair of shoes from Crocs.
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Reserved Britons show love with national cheer for carers

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LONDON - Locked-down Britons all over the country took to their balconies and door steps on Thursday evening to applaud health workers who are battling the spread of coronavirus - an emotional show of solidarity during the nation's worst crisis since World War Two.
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A global network of at-home creators are finding ways to help health care workers during the coronavirus pandemic

A global network of at-home creators are finding ways to help health care workers during the coronavirus pandemic

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This is the web version of raceAhead, Fortune's daily newsletter on race, culture, and inclusive leadership. To get it delivered daily to your inbox, sign up here .
We are all makers now.
For the healthy, the safe, and the very, very fortunate, sheltering in place has been an opportunity to start making things. Content things, comedy things, music things, crafty things, robot things, furniture things, all the things. Perhaps it's the soothing white noise of spinning KitchenAid blades, but y'all seem to be making a scary amount of sourdough bread out there. Whatever the motivation, it's...
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‘We're going to see numbers that are shocking': Jobless claims top 3.2 million as data on coronavirus toll rolls in

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The first truly jaw-dropping batch of economic data is out, and the numbers are record-breaking.
On Thursday, weekly jobless claims came in at 3.28 million -not only a drastic uptick from the 282,000 the week prior, but an all-time record, surpassing even the Great Recession peak of 665,000 and 1982's all-time high of 695,000.
For those like Mike Ryan, Americas chief investment officer at UBS Global Wealth Management, these numbers...
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Health care providers turn to telehealth to focus on safety during pandemic

Health care providers turn to telehealth to focus on safety during pandemic

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At every level, medical providers are trying to do as much as they can through telehealth, online, to keep themselves and their patients safe during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Massachusetts medical schools to graduate students early to fight coronavirus pandemic

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Massachusetts medical schools are moving up their graduation dates and the state is offering expedited short-term licenses for fourth-year medical students to help bolster the ranks of health care workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
The announcement comes after Gov. Charlie Baker and state Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders urged the deans of the Boston University, Harvard University, Tufts University and the University of Massachusetts medical schools to graduate students early so they could volunteer in area hospitals as the number of COVID-19 patients...
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NYC transit worker dies of coronavirus, first MTA employee to succumb to disease

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A New York City subway worker passed away from coronavirus on Thursday, the first of the MTA's 71,000-person workforce to succumb to the disease. The conductor, Peter Petrassi, was one of at least 52 transit employees with confirmed cases of Covid-19, according to a source with knowledge of his...
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Cuomo: State budget will be adjusted periodically in response to economic crisis

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ALBANY - For the first time, New York will plan its annual budget using actual revenue instead of projections, as the coronavirus pandemic has upended early economic forecasts and created mounting uncertainty in the financial sector, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Thursday.
The budget is due by April 1, when the state government will pass a budget package with revenue projections significantly scaled down from the proposal Cuomo first put forth in January. Then, the Division of the Budget will re-evaluate the financial plan quarterly to reflect current economic conditions and adjust as needed...
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Coronavirus: LA expected to receive millions from Congress' relief bill to aid low-income, homeless and city operations

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Some of the $2.2 trillion economic rescue package steering aid to businesses, workers and health care systems has been earmarked for Los Angeles.
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'We're here for you.' Wawa offers free coffee to first responders, health care workers during coronavirus pandemic

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"Thank you to our first responders and health care heroes." Wawa announced it will offer free coffee at all locations to help fuel first responders and health care workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Officials reverse decision, say social security recipients will...

Officials reverse decision, say social security recipients will automatically receive stimulus check

Social Security recipients will not have to file a tax return to receive a stimulus check, the Treasure Department announced Wednesday. Read more ...

Ellis Marsalis, New Orleans jazz patriarch, dies at 85

Ellis Marsalis, New Orleans jazz patriarch, dies at 85

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Biden campaign says it will arrange call with President Trump about coronavirus

Biden campaign says it will arrange call with President Trump about coronavirus

A phone call between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden is in the works to discuss the coronavirus. Read more ...

Man intentionally derails train near US Navy hospital ship, prosecutors say

Man intentionally derails train near US Navy hospital ship, prosecutors say

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Dolly Parton donates $1 million to coronavirus research

Dolly Parton donates $1 million to coronavirus research

Country icon Dolly Parton is making a big donation to help fund coronavirus research, as well as taking time out every week to read children's books online to kids everywhere. Read more ...

Adam Schlesinger, 'Stacy's Mom' hit singer, 'That Thing You Do' co-writer...

Adam Schlesinger, 'Stacy's Mom' hit singer, 'That Thing You Do' co-writer, dead at 52 from COVID-19

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FDA notes shortages of 2 drugs after they were touted by President Trump

FDA notes shortages of 2 drugs after they were touted by President Trump

The Food and Drug Administration says two drugs, which were promoted by President Trump in connection with COVID-19, now have shortages. Read more ...

Bobblehead that honors Dr. Fauci will help raise funds for 100 Million Mask...

Bobblehead that honors Dr. Fauci will help raise funds for 100 Million Mask Challenge

The museum says they will donate $5 from every Dr. Fauci Bobblehead sold to the American Hospital Association in support of the 100 Million Mask Challenge. Read more ...

Smaller police departments brace for COVID-19 infections, discuss assistance...

Smaller police departments brace for COVID-19 infections, discuss assistance plans

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Passengers Reckon With U.S. Coast Guard Guidance That Could Leave...

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When Rick and Wendy de Pinho left Buenos Aires on March 7 onboard the Holland America Line cruise ship MS Zaandam , things felt “perfectly normal.” The New Jersey couple were... Read more ...