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NEW YORK (AP) — Tiffany Pinckney remembers the fear when COVID-19 stole her breath. So when she recovered, the New York City mother became one of the country's first survivors to donate her blood to help treat other seriously ill patients.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus shutdowns have launched an unplanned, unprecedented experiment with online education at schools across the U.S., and the nation's largest school system plunged in Monday as New York City asked over 1.1 million students to log in and learn.

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People across the U.S. are more reliant on the internet than ever as millions work and study from home. But that doesn’t mean the companies that keep us connected are going to benefit. Home internet use is up dramatically. The trade group USTelecom says average internet traffic has risen jus…

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The TX Whiskey distillery, or Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co., in Fort Worth is pouring out gallons upon gallons of hand sanitizers.

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Zoom Video Communication shares continued to soar as the pandemic forces millions of Americans to rely on the service either to work from home or to hold virtual happy hours with friends. After gaining more than 20% last week, Zoom’s stock is up another 8% so far this week. The Silicon Valle…

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MADRID (AP) — Some political leaders are hailing a potential breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19: simple pin-prick blood tests or nasal swabs that can determine within minutes if someone has, or previously had, the virus.

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The rapid spread of coronavirus from a provincial city in China shed light on several corporations' dependencies on a particular supplier. Supply-chain management systems experienced severe vulnerabilities and the ensuing panic initiated a downturn in economic markets, worldwide.

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We are all working remotely today—and will be for the foreseeable future—how long, we don’t know, but I suspect for some time. For many, this is a new experience, however, it does not have to be a challenging one. A major concern of many managers is “Is the work getting done on time”, “ Is t…

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The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed as it continues to spread across the world. Here is a look at some of the latest developments Wednesday related to the global economy, particular economic sectors, and the workplace:

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Drive-thru sites have been opening around the United States to make it quicker and safer to test people for the new coronavirus. But much like the rest of the U.S. response to the pandemic, the system has been marked by inconsistencies, delays, and shortages. Many peo…

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DETROIT (AP) — Factories that crank out cars and trucks looking into making much-needed ventilators. Distilleries intended for whiskey and rum to instead turn out hand sanitizers and disinfectants. And an electronics maker that builds display screens repurposed for surgical masks.

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Regeneron Pharmaceuticals shares leaped to their highest price in nearly three years after the biotechnology company said it could begin human studies on a treatment for the new coronavirus by early summer. The Tarrytown, New York-based company said its researchers had identified hundreds of…

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Fort Worth-based Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has been selected as a project agreement holder for the competitive demonstration and risk reduction (CD&RR) effort as part of the U.S. Army’s Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) program.

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BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. internet won't get overloaded by spikes in traffic from the millions of Americans now working from home to discourage the spread of the new coronavirus, experts say. But connections could stumble for many if too many family members try to videoconference at the same time.

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After years of dire news, there are signs that cybersecurity measures are making headway against intrusions and malware attacks. Online intrusions are getting detected more quickly. It took FireEye, a major cybersecurity firm, a median of 56 days last year to discover an intrusion. That’s th…

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Champions School of Real Estate, which has locations in Fort Worth, Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, announced March 12 the schools will be closed for two weeks beginning Monday, March 16 with classes resuming on Monday, March 30.

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This was supposed to be the year smartphones rebounded because of 5G, a faster cellular network being rolled out around the world. But then the coronavirus outbreak came along, dashing hopes of a comeback. The industry has been in a prolonged slump as innovations in smartphones have slowed d…

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Opko Health shares soared after the company said its BioReference Laboratories division will begin offering a test for the new coronavirus next week. Elmwood Park, New Jersey-based BioReference worked with officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Adminis…

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Plenty of companies have stubbed their corporate toes using social media. Think of Adidas, which sent out an email to customers who had registered for the 2013 Boston Marathon, the year of the terrorist attack during the race. The email’s subject line read: “Congrats, you survived the Boston…