Senate confirms John Ratcliffe as new US spy chief

Republican ally of Trump takes control of sprawling US intelligence agencies after partisan purge of top officials. President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next United States spy chief, John Ratcliffe, was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday. The Senate voted 49-44 along partisan lines to confirm Ratcliffe, whose nomination last year was withdrawn in the face of bipartisan opposition. […]

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U.S. airlines tell crews not to force passengers to wear masks

United Airlines under fire amid coronavirus after passenger tweets photo of packed flight United Airlines is taking heat after a doctor tweeted a photo of his packed flight. FOX Business’ Ashley Webster with more. Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Continue Reading Below The top three U.S. airlines have told […]

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AT&T names new CEO as Trump gloats over changes at CNN owner

(Reuters) – Veteran John Stankey will take over as AT&T (T.N) chief executive officer, the company said on Friday, as the U.S. telecommunications and media giant grapples with the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and its late entrance into the global streaming wars. Stankey will take over on July 1 from Randall Stephenson, who said on Friday he will retire […]

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Colorado unemployment surges to 4.5% in March, but a much bigger spike is coming – The Denver Post

Colorado’s unemployment rose sharply to 4.5% in March, surpassing the U.S. unemployment rate for the first time since June 2005, according to a monthly update from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. The state’s unemployment went from a historic low of 2.5% in February to 4.5% in March, its highest mark since August 2015. The U.S. unemployment rate went […]

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Indonesia Ramps Up Virus Testing as New Infections Surge

Indonesia’s government is ramping up its coronavirus testing capacity and expanding the partial lockdown to areas outside the capital, after facing criticism for having one of the region’s lowest testing rates per capita. President Joko Widodo said the country will increase its testing capacity by 9,000 samples per day while regulators extended stricter social distancing measures, which includes closing offices, […]

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Coronavirus: Debenhams moves to protect itself from creditors

Debenhams has filed a notice of intent to appoint administrators as it moves to shield itself from creditors amid the coronavirus crisis. Sky News reported on Friday how the company’s owners remained confident in its future, despite the shutdown of its 142 stores because of social distancing restrictions, though the chain was exposed on a number of fronts including rent […]

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Coronavirus leads Jeff Bezos to donate $100M to feed hungry Americans

Amazon workers to strike over coronavirus fears Amazon and Instacart employees plan to walk out over coronavirus safety concerns. FOX Business’ Cheryl Casone with more. Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Continue Reading Below Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said Thursday he will donate $100 million to keep struggling Americans from […]

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Cheesecake Factory Hailed For ‘Starting The Revolution’ By Refusing To Pay Rent

Cheesecake Factory has reportedly decided to not pay rent for April at any of the chain’s locations because of business lost to the coronavirus pandemic. “The severe decrease in restaurant traffic has severely decreased our cash flow and inflicted a tremendous financial blow to our business,” CEO David Overton wrote to landlords in a letter obtained by the Eater website. Restaurants and […]

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