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Federal, Policy, State & Local

The worst part about the U.S. losing 10 million jobs in two weeks? The real number may be much higher

April 2, 2020

Via: Fortune

Take the worst weekly unemployment numbers the U.S. has ever seen. And then double it. More than 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits in the week ended March 28. That tops the previous all-time record of almost 3.3 million […]


Federal, Policy

China defends its coronavirus data after report says US intelligence doubted numbers

April 2, 2020

Via: CNBC

China on Thursday denied that it hid the true number of its people who have been infected and killed by the coronavirus outbreak, decrying accusations of concealment as a “despicable attempt to put political interests above human life.” The blistering […]


Policy, State & Local

New York City launches portal to crowdsource COVID-19 information

March 31, 2020

Via: StateScoop

New York City’s Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications this week launched a new website aimed at getting residents to contribute to the city’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic by self-reporting symptoms or encounters with people who may have […]


Applications, Infrastructure, Unified Communications

US officials are using location data from mobile ads to map the spread of Covid-19

March 30, 2020

Via: TechSpot

Earlier this month, there were reports that talked about the US government’s intention to work with tech firms on tracking the coronavirus pandemic. This meant that authorities could use everyone’s phone location data in studying the spread of the virus, […]


Federal, Policy

Stocks got two positives Monday—drug industry breakthroughs and a more realistic government approach

March 30, 2020

Via: CNBC

President Donald Trump’s decision to keep coronavirus safety guidelines in place until April 30, coupled with some promising developments from health companies, has helped calm some of the angst in the stock market, for now. Stocks were up about 2% […]


Federal, Policy

White House suspends environmental protection, citing coronavirus

March 27, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

2020 has a new motto: “Cancelled due to the coronavirus.” Businesses, schools, sports, travel, film, and TV production, conferences, meetings, and basically any and all business as usual has been suspended in the US as individuals and institutions try to […]


Federal, Policy

House plan on $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief bill hits last-minute snag

March 27, 2020

Via: Fortune

House leaders’ plan for swift action on a $2.2 trillion package to ease the coronavirus pandemic ‘s devastating toll on the U.S. economy and health care system ran into complications Friday as a maverick conservative threatened to delay passage until […]


Big Data, Software, Tech

Google now tells you how coronavirus will affect your travel plans

March 25, 2020

Via: BGR

There are clearly more pressing concerns at the moment than canceling or rescheduling travel plans that were made prior to the World Health Organization declaring the novel coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, but that does not change the fact that countless […]


Federal, Policy, State & Local

US airlines prepare for shutdown of all domestic passenger flights

March 24, 2020

Via: TechSpot

The news comes from a Wall Street Journal report that cites anonymous industry and federal officials. It states that government agencies are considering ordering a shutdown as cancelations increase due to the coronavirus. According to Flightstats, there have been almost […]


Federal, Policy

Trump wants to ‘reopen’ the economy by Easter despite rapid coronavirus spread

March 24, 2020

Via: CNBC

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wants the U.S. economy to “open” back up by Easter Sunday, despite expert warnings about the deadly threat of the coronavirus. Easter is April 12, less than three weeks away. Trump’s remarks in a […]