Markets 2020-03-12T18:11:50Z
New York Federal Reserve Bank

The Fed announces a slew of new capital injections to combat coronavirus fallout and 'highly unusual disruptions'

The Federal Reserve will add $500 billion to money markets on Thursday before injecting $1 trillion every Friday through the end of March.
Politics 2020-03-12T18:10:47Z
Boris Johnson

Brexit trade talks have been cancelled next week due to the coronavirus pandemic

The next round of Brexit trade negotiations, due to take place in London next week, have been cancelled because of the coronavirus.
BI Prime Advertising 2020-03-12T18:00:00Z
fred wilson

Video media startup The Recount just raised $13 million. Star venture capitalist Fred Wilson explained why he has backed it and how it could become a profitable, $200 million business in seven years

Wilson said a lot of people want their news in a video format but that there aren't a lot of media companies doing video news well for mobile.
BI Prime Tech 2020-03-12T17:51:12Z

Coronavirus has the potential to stop in-person campaigning in the 2020 US election. Here's why Facebook, Google and Twitter could face an unprecedented stress-test in November.

If COVID-19 continues into the summer, there may be no campaign rallies, town halls, or selfies. It'll all play out on Facebook and YouTube instead.
Politics 2020-03-12T17:42:40Z

5 times Trump and US officials downplayed coronavirus as the administration struggled to prepare for the growing pandemic

As a travel ban takes effect and the public looks to the White House for guidance, their penchant for downplaying the coronavirus looms large.
Politics 2020-03-12T17:42:11Z

The real number of coronavirus cases in the UK could be up 20 times higher than official figures

The real number of coronavirus cases in the UK could be up to 20 times higher than the officially confirmed number.
Science 2020-03-12T17:31:00Z

The UK has reported 590 coronavirus cases and 10 deaths. Here's what we know about how the virus is spreading across Britain.

The UK has confirmed ten coronavirus-related deaths and 590 total cases. Experts say a British epidemic is highly likely.
Politics 2020-03-12T17:23:00Z

Brazil's president was reportedly tested for the coronavirus days after sitting side by side with Trump at Mar-a-Lago

The Brazilian president's press secretary tested positive for the coronavirus. He was photographed standing next to Trump five days ago.
Politics 2020-03-12T17:15:18Z

British people with coronavirus symptoms told to stay at home for at least 7 days

"Many more families are going to lose loved ones before their time," UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.
News 2020-03-12T17:13:19Z

White House Coronavirus Task Force leader Vice President Mike Pence says he's 'still shaking hands' even as the CDC says it spreads the disease

Trump halted travel between Europe and the US, but his speech necessitated two clarifications. "I don't think there was confusion," Pence insisted.
Politics 2020-03-12T17:05:40Z

The nation's top expert on infectious disease says the US is 'failing' when it comes to coronavirus and testing kits

Fauci's comments about the US's "failing" came about a week after Trump visited the CDC and falsely said "anybody that needs a test gets a test."
Executive Lifestyle 2020-03-12T17:04:00Z

An inside look at every golf course President Donald Trump currently owns, from Ireland to Dubai

Trump owns 16 golf courses. His coronavirus travel ban excludes the UK and Ireland, where Trump has properties that are struggling financially.
Politics 2020-03-12T16:52:00Z

How to watch Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders debate one-on-one the first time on March 15

The Democratic debate was moved from Arizona to Washington, DC and is proceeding without a live audience amid the nationwide coronavirus outbreak.
News 2020-03-12T16:49:18Z

Taiwan has only 47 coronavirus cases. Its response to the crisis shows that swift action and widespread healthcare can prevent an outbreak.

The government acted swiftly, taking advantage of infrastructure and data analytics, affordable health care, and extensive educational outreach.
Politics 2020-03-12T16:45:44Z

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez demands the government distribute a universal basic income and implement Medicare for all to fight the coronavirus

"This is not the time for half measures. We need to take dramatic action now to stave off the worst public health & economic affects," she said.
Politics 2020-03-12T16:43:46Z

Trump says he excluded the UK from his European coronavirus travel ban because it's 'doing a good job,' but the number of British cases just soared by 30%

President Donald Trump owns golf courses in two of the European countries he excluded from his coronavirus-related travel ban.
Politics 2020-03-12T16:33:22Z

Justin Trudeau is self-isolating while his wife is tested after potential coronavirus exposure

Justin Trudeau is self-isolating while his wife is tested for coronavirus. She got COVID-19 symptoms after speaking at a UK event.
Opinion 2020-03-12T16:23:07Z

Joe Biden's dominant primary victories over Bernie Sanders show that Democrats are focused on one thing: beating Trump

Joe Biden's dominance shows that democrats are less concerned with Bernie Sanders's call for a revolution and more concerned with beating Trump.
Politics 2020-03-12T15:52:51Z

Mike Pence says 'there's been some irresponsible rhetoric' about coronavirus and that there will be 'thousands' more cases in the US

Vice President Mike Pence said that "there has been some irresponsible rhetoric" from people who have downplayed the risks of the novel coronavirus.

Defense Department issues global travel restrictions to help stop coronavirus spread

"The Department of Defense's top priority remains the protection and welfare of our people."
Science 2020-03-12T14:58:31Z

What it's like at the Washington nursing home ravaged by the US coronavirus outbreak, with 63 confirmed infections and 23 deaths

Coronavirus cases have ballooned at the Life Care Center of Kirkland, near Seattle. It accounts for 60% of the US death toll by itself.
Politics 2020-03-12T14:57:30Z

The Czech Republic declares a state of emergency and closes borders to people from 15 countries hit by the coronavirus

The Czech Republic on Thursday declared a state of emergency, barred travelers from 15 countries, and closed public spaces.
Politics 2020-03-12T14:45:00Z

LIVE UPDATES: Bernie Sanders wins the California Democratic primary, a critical event in the race for the nomination

Sanders was called as a winner over a week after California voters hit the polls to allocate their 415 delegates. Follow along here for updates.
Politics 2020-03-12T14:39:56Z

Congress is shutting down the US Capitol and all offices to the public due to coronavirus

Lawmakers, aides, journalists, and official visitors will continue to be granted access to the the US Capitol and office buildings.
Politics 2020-03-12T14:29:10Z

Trump made a major misstatement on national TV about how health insurers are paying for coronavirus care, and it reveals the dysfunction of his administration's response

Trump incorrectly said that many major health insurers waive co-payments for all coronavirus treatments and not co-payments.
Politics 2020-03-12T14:18:25Z

Trump's sudden announcement of a Europe travel ban has sparked chaos at European airports, with travelers paying up to $20,000 for tickets home

President Donald Trump's ban on travel from 26 European countries have caused long queues, spiraling tickets, and a lot of confusion.
Science 2020-03-12T13:37:29Z

'Without lockdowns, cases spread rapidly': These charts show how aggressive government intervention works to stop coronavirus outbreaks

There's a lot of data showing that lockdowns and mass testing, like in China and South Korea, really can help stop the COVID-19 pandemic.
Markets 2020-03-12T13:19:00Z

Trump's idea of a payroll tax cut would be nearly useless for the Americans who need the help the most

A similar tax cut, in one top Obama economist's view, would be "wasting the money in a way that doesn't encourage spending."
Politics 2020-03-12T12:27:34Z

Trump called the coronavirus a 'foreign virus,' part of a clear strategy to blame the pandemic on other places like China and Europe

As the coronavirus spreads Trump is doubling down on a familiar tactic — blaming foreigners and pledging anti-immigration measures.
Politics 2020-03-12T12:14:55Z
Politics 2020-03-12T12:10:00Z

Italy is in a nationwide lockdown because of the coronavirus. Here are the rules its 60 million citizens now have to follow.

The nationwide lockdown began Tuesday. Citizens now need police permission to travel, and businesses can open only if customers stay 3 feet apart.
Politics 2020-03-12T11:46:23Z

California banned gatherings of 250 or more, and said smaller ones should only happen if people stand 6 feet apart

Governor Gavin Newsom announced the new measures late Wednesday in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus in California,
Politics 2020-03-12T11:27:17Z

A UK government minister was filmed coughing in Parliament shortly before being placed into coronavirus isolation

UK Health Minister Edward Argar has been placed into isolation after dining with a colleague who tested positive for coronavirus.
Politics 2020-03-12T11:17:29Z

Here is how Trump's travel ban on Europe will work, and exactly who it applies to

The ban excludes US citizens and some other groups, and also doesn't include the UK and Ireland — which raises doubts about how it could work.
Politics 2020-03-12T10:55:11Z

The EU condemns Trump for imposing a European coronavirus travel ban 'unilaterally and without consultation'

The European Union released a statement condemning President Donald Trump for restricting travel to the US from much of Europe for 30 days.
Politics 2020-03-12T10:43:01Z
Politics 2020-03-12T08:49:41Z

Trump's coronavirus travel ban excludes the countries where he has golf courses struggling for business

Neither the UK nor Ireland, where Trump has three properties, are affected by the coronavirus-related travel restrictions announced Wednesday night.
News 2020-03-12T06:16:39Z

The State Department advises US citizens to reconsider any international travel, as it updates its coronavirus warning

The late-night notice comes after President Donald Trump said in a press conference that he would be suspending travel from Europe for 30 days.
Politics 2020-03-12T06:11:25Z

Pelosi and Schumer say it's 'alarming' that Trump failed to mention the lack of coronavirus testing in the US in his national address

In comparison to other countries completing coronavirus tests, like South Korea and Italy, the US is falling far behind in detecting cases.
Politics 2020-03-12T04:36:01Z

European officials were blindsided by Trump's announcement of a travel ban amid the coronavirus pandemic

Trump announced on Wednesday that the US will ban trade and travel from Europe for thirty days and later scrambled to walk back his comments.
Politics 2020-03-12T04:09:51Z

Global stocks plunge after Trump announces coronavirus response package

Global stocks and US stock market futures dropped late Wednesday with futures for the three major US indexes falling by more than 4.5%.
Politics 2020-03-12T03:51:28Z

The White House scrambles to clarify key details from Trump's speech announcing his coronavirus response

Officials walked back President Donald Trump's claims regarding the ban on travel from Europe, a halt on international trade, and insurance waivers.
News 2020-03-12T03:28:03Z

Trump was caught saying 'oh f---' into a hot mic moments before he began his televised speech on the coronavirus

President Donald Trump swore before Wednesday night's address and then followed it up with, "Uh-oh, I've got a pen mark."
News 2020-03-12T03:17:50Z

New York postpones St. Patrick's Day parade amid coronavirus pandemic

New York just postponed the largest St. Patrick's Day celebration in the world for the first time in over 250 years amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Politics 2020-03-12T03:09:00Z

Trump suspends travel from Europe — except the UK and Ireland — for 30 days to contain the coronavirus spread

Italy instituted a nationwide lockdown this week, and the German chancellor warned up to 70% of the country's population could contract the virus.
Politics 2020-03-12T03:04:25Z

A Senate staffer just became the first known person on Capitol Hill to be infected with the coronavirus

A staffer who works in Sen. Maria Cantwell's office has tested positive for coronavirus. Cantwell's office is closing.
Politics 2020-03-12T02:35:49Z

Here's a clip of Sarah Palin singing and dancing to Sir Mix-A-Lot's 'Baby Got Back' in a cotton-candy colored tutu on 'The Masked Singer'

The former governor of Alaska was revealed to be "the Bear" on Wednesday's episode of "The Masked Singer."
News 2020-03-12T02:08:01Z

Trump says he'll ask Congress to provide payroll tax relief and waivers for small businesses to tackle the US coronavirus outbreak

Trump's comments come after the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic.
Politics 2020-03-12T02:00:25Z

Trump cancels upcoming trips to Nevada and Colorado 'out of an abundance of caution from the coronavirus outbreak'

The World Health Organization has officially classified coronavirus, which leads to a disease called COVID-19, as a pandemic.
News 2020-03-12T01:23:00Z

19 states have declared states of emergency to fight coronavirus — here's what it means for them

Leaders in states across the country are ramping up their responses to the novel coronavirus, which has already killed 38 people in the United States.
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