Business Insider reports a new study from Imperial College London says twenty-four US states haven't contained their coronavirus outbreaks. According to Business Insider, that's despite all states having already relaxed their lockdown restrictions. Researchers modeled the basic reproduction number — a number that helps determine how quickly the virus is spreading — for each state. They concluded that most states in the Midwest and the South are still seeing relatively high rates of transmission.
The Trump Administration is pushing to reopen schools in the fall of 2020. Business Insider reports the US is dealing with record spike in cases of the novel coronavirus. Education Secretary Betsy Devos on Sunday doubled down on the Trump administration's position. "There is going to be the exception to the rule. But the rule should be that kids go back to school this fall." Children are at low risk of serious illness and death from COVID-19.
President Donald Trump said "99%" of coronavirus cases in the US are "totally harmless." Dr. Anthony Fauci is the nation's top infectious-disease expert. Fauci said Trump's claim is "false." "I'm trying to figure out where the president got that number," Fauci said in a Financial Times interview published Friday. Business Insider reports that there is overwhelming evidence of COVID-19's effects contradicts Trump's statement.
Business Insider reports that Walgreens has halted its share buyback program. The pharmacy chain revealed it plans to cut 4,000 jobs after reporting worse-than-expected third-quarter figures. The drugstore giant lost $1.95 per share over the period. Thats $1.71 billion overall. The company's Boots UK division saw same-store sales nosedive 48% over the period. The reason? Walgreens says quarantine orders "compelled consumers to consolidate shopping into grocers.
Netflix is on the verge of reporting a blockbuster second quarter earnings report, according to Goldman Sachs. Business Insider reports that Goldman Sachs is basing their judgement on strong app download trends On Friday, Goldman raised its Netflix price target to $670, representing upside potential of 32% from Thursday's close. The firm said COVID-19 continues to accelerate the trend towards video streaming services. Goldman Sachs said Netflix is a prime beneficiary of that trend.
Business Insider reports that Chelsea Clinton is forming her own venture capital firm. The firm will be called Metrodora Ventures. It was registered in April and has its own Twitter account. Clinton hasn't decided whether to commit to the firm full-time, Axios reports. On Twitter, Metrodora Ventures describes itself as "a values conscious venture capital firm focused on health and learning businesses.
Top Trump campaign official and girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr. Kimberly Guilfoyle has tested positive for coronavirus. Guilfoyle tested positive in South Dakota before she was set to attend President Donald Trump's event at Mount Rushmore. CNN reports Guilfoyle was not with the President and Donald Trump Jr. has so far tested negative. Guilfoyle has not met with President Trump recently, but she was backstage for his rally in Tulsa, and was also at his event in Phoenix.
US President Donald Trump took aim at so-called “cancel culture” during an impassioned speech at Mount Rushmore.His comments at the South Dakota landmark came amid wider discussion on race issues in the US and overseas, with statues and monuments taken down either by vote or by force.Mr Trump accused protesters pushing for racial justice of engaging in a “merciless campaign to wipe out our history”.
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Smithfield Foods is missing about a third of its employees at a South Dakota pork plant because they are quarantined or afraid to return to work after a severe coronavirus outbreak, according to the workers’ union. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
[NFA] State election officials face budget cuts after tax revenues plunged in the virus-stricken economy, with consequences that could undermine voters’ faith in the polls. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
[NFA] The Republican president's re-election effort sees re-opening schools shuttered by the coronavirus as part of a plan to restore his standing among suburban voters. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
Ryder Cup captains Steve Stricker and Padraig Harrington look forward to welcoming golf fans to Wistling Straits, Wisconsin in 2021 following news that the biennial match has been postponed for 12 months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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The biennial match between the United States and Europe was scheduled to take place at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin from September 25, but organisers have decided they did not want to stage the event without fans in the current coronavirus climate.
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The remnants of The Palace of Auburn Hills were demolished in a spectacular implosion in Michigan.
‘The Palace’ was the hometown arena of the Detroit Pistons basketball team, who relocated to the new Little Caesars Arena along with the Detroit Red Wings.
When it opened its doors in 1988, the structure was a state-of-the-art venue.
Its demolition will make room for a new development expected to include technology companies.
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Prince fans may not have heard of Henderson Minnesota, but they're sure to recognize it. The Minnesota town is where one of the most famous scenes from Prince's movie "Purple Rain" was filmed. According to CNN, Henderson has memorialized the late entertainer with a life-sized bronze statue of Prince. The statue stands in a garden filled with purple flowers and other tributes to the artist. A mural of Prince leaning on a Little Red Corvette looks down on the statue, which was installed on June 28.
According to Business Insider, nonessential travel is resuming as governors ease states' lockdown orders. But, it's not your typical summer travel season. 15 governors have enacted statewide travel restrictions. 12 states will require incoming travelers to self-quarantine when they arrive. This includes: Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. Alaska and Maine require anyone visiting to have a recent negative COVID-19 test upon entering.
This Labor Day weekend, the northern lights could be visible over parts of the northern United States.
According to Geek.com, the northern lights, also known as the aurora borealis, will be visible in..