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Barr Threatens Legal Action Against Governors Over Lockdowns

April 28, 2020

The Justice Department will consider taking legal action against governors who continue to impose stringent rules for dealing with the coronavirus that infringe on constitutional rights even after the crisis subsides in their states, Attorney General William Barr said. Read More

Coronavirus Aid Package Passes Senate

April 21, 2020

The Senate passed a $483.4 billion economic relief measure Tuesday that would replenish a popular small-business loan program and provide funding for hospitals facing financial shortfalls due to COVID-19. Read More

Newsom Resists Pressure To Ease California’s Coronavirus Stay-At-Home Order

April 21, 2020

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday acknowledged that pressure from Californians and local governments is building to modify the statewide stay-at-home order carried out to stem to spread of the coronavirus, but he said restrictions will remain in place until the threat to public health subsides and adequate testing and other safeguards are implemented. Read More

Amazon Is Teasing A New Health Care Offering — For Its Sellers

April 21, 2020

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, Amazon appears to be considering a new business: helping Amazon sellers with their own health insurance needs. Amazon sellers account for nearly 60 percent of Amazon’s retail sales, with around 900,000 active Amazon seller accounts in the US alone. That merchant base gives Amazon a huge potential target for such an offering. Read More

Trump Invokes DPA For Testing Swabs, Weeks After Reported Shortages

April 21, 2020

President Donald Trump will use the Defense Production Act to compel an unnamed company to produce 20 million more coronavirus testing swabs every month — weeks after labs and public health officials started warning that shortages of these swabs were hurting efforts to ramp up testing nationwide. Read More

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