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Hobby Lobby told “cease and desist” after it reopens stores

The economic fallout of coronavirus Hobby Lobby’s attempt at reopening stores in defiance of stay-at home orders intended to curb the spread of the coronavirus is meeting opposition, with at least two states threatening enforcement action against the arts-and-crafts retailer.  The Oklahoma City-based company’s controversial stance comes as some of the nation’s biggest retailers temporarily close or limit…

Here’s what could affect how big a stimulus check you get

Roughly 9 in 10 American households will soon receive a federal stimulus check to help them stay afloat financially during the recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic. But certain factors could affect how much you get, as well as how fast you receive payment.   The checks, part of the $2.2 trillion economic relief package signed into law…

Which borrowers will — and won’t — get help under stimulus law

The $2.2 trillion financial relief package President Donald Trump signed into law last week, called the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Security (CARES) Act, offers many Americans a break on their loans as the coronavirus slams the economy. But not everyone will get a helping hand, and many consumer advocates think the law doesn’t provide enough relief. …

Zoom looks to fix major security shortcomings

Zoom Video Communications has disabled some of its user features so staffers can fix security flaws that have led to waves of hackers conducting “Zoom-bombing” attacks on the video conferencing platform.  CEO Eric Yuan said Zoom engineers will spend the next 90 days focused on fixes as part of the company’s larger goal to restore trust…

Nurses protest lack of PPE at 15 hospitals nationwide

Nurse compares work conditions to “war zone” Nurses are holding protests at 15 hospitals in six states this week against what they say is “a lack of preparedness” by HCA Healthcare, a major hospital chain in the United States. National Nurses United, one of the largest nurse’s unions in the country, is leading the protests…

Brothers Andrew and Chris Cuomo bond in coronavirus live-stream

Cuomo brothers talk coronavirus Live from New York, it’s the Cuomo Brothers. Governor Andrew Cuomo had a special guest at his daily coronavirus press briefing Thursday — his younger brother Chris Cuomo, the CNN anchor who was diagnosed with coronavirus earlier this week. The brothers spoke by live-stream for about 15 minutes, with the governor in…

Coronavirus cases approaching 1 million worldwide

CBSN The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide topped 1 million on Thursday — sooner than even top public health officials had anticipated. The number of deaths also soared past 51,000. As of Thursday afternoon, Johns Hopkins University reports more than 1,002,000 confirmed cases around the world. The U.S. by far has the highest number of confirmed…