The Virgin Orbit ventilator device. Virgin Orbit Richard Branson’s California-based rocket company Virgin Orbit partnered with medical researchers and developed a ventilator device that the company plans to mass produce and send to hospitals around the United States to fight the coronavirus. “[It is] a very, very simple and robust design that we can get out
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On March 26, weekly initial unemployment benefit claims hit the highest level in U.S. history, with five times as many filed as during the worst week of the Great Recession. Mandatory business closures and shelter-in-place orders have radically accelerated job losses compared to the steadier pace of layoffs in prior recessions, meaning these claims likely
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CFOs in the U.S. and Mexico are increasingly concerned about the ramifications of the novel coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers, with 87 percent of the CFOs polled expressing great concern for their businesses and 80 percent anticipating COVID-19 will decrease their revenue or profits this year. This is the second poll
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Paul Tudor Jones Kevin Mazur | Getty Images Hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones said Thursday investors should commend Washington’s policy response to the economic shock from the coronavirus pandemic.  “Investors can take heart that we’ve counteracted this existential shock with the greatest fiscal, monetary bazooka. It’s not even a bazooka. It’s more like a nuclear bomb,”
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College acceptance letters are already in the mail. Now high school seniors must decide their fate for September. Up until now, National College Decision Day, the deadline for high school seniors to choose which college they will attend, has always been May 1. This year, however, the global coronavirus pandemic and extreme economic uncertainty have pushed many
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Many small businesses are now allowing employees to work remotely because of the coronavirus pandemic. Even aside from this recent reality, working from home has been steadily gaining popularity among business owners and employees for years. It’s not all bad, though. About 91 percent of workers actually think they’re more productive when working remotely. So
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The American Institute of CPAs wants the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department to give taxpayers more tax filing and payment relief during the coronavirus pandemic, in addition to the three-month extension until July 15 that has already been announced. The AICPA submitted several priority questions and recommendations for consideration in a letter Thursday
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