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Global stocks and US futures move higher on coronavirus optimism

Global stocks and US futures move higher on coronavirus optimism

Global stocks and US futures advanced on Tuesday on hopes that the coronavirus crisis may be easing in some of the places that have been hit hardest. Japan’s Nikkei advanced 2%, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng added 2.1%. China’s Shanghai Composite increased 2% as investors returned from a holiday. In Europe, benchmark indexes in Paris,…MORE

Kroger and Walmart test one-way aisles as a coronavirus preventative measure

Kroger and Walmart test one-way aisles as a coronavirus preventative measure

The one-way aisle is the latest traffic-control measure to be implemented by US grocery retailers to encourage physical distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. Kroger, the nation’s largest supermarket operator, is testing one-way aisles at stores in certain markets to determine their effectiveness in providing appropriate distancing between customers, according to a statement released Monday. Retailers…MORE

Peloton cancels live video classes for April after employee contracts coronavirus

Peloton cancels live video classes for April after employee contracts coronavirus

Peloton is suspending its live video classes for the rest of April after an employee tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The fitness company announced the changes Monday in a blog post. Peloton broadcasts a variety of classes from its New York and London studios, including cycling, treadmill and strength classes. Customers pay a monthly…MORE

Tesla’s working on making ventilators from car parts

Tesla’s working on making ventilators from car parts

Tesla engineers are working on a ventilator made largely from car parts, according to a YouTube video the automaker posted on Sunday. In the video, engineers at Tesla Engineering show off prototypes and a schematic laying out the proposed ventilator design as they explain how they are re-purposing various auto parts for the much needed…MORE

How do you reopen the economy after coronavirus? German experts have a plan

How do you reopen the economy after coronavirus? German experts have a plan

How do you restart an economy that’s been shut down by a pandemic? The answer is: very, very carefully. Even as the novel coronavirus continues to spread around the world, European governments are starting to think about how to re-open factories, offices and schools while minimizing the chance of further outbreaks. Austria on Monday said…MORE

Quibi: Here’s what you need to know about the new streaming service

Quibi: Here’s what you need to know about the new streaming service

After months of hype and curiosity, Quibi has finally arrived. The new mobile-only streaming service launched on Monday in the United States and Canada and is yet another entrant into the streaming wars. However, the service differs a bit from the likes of Netflix and Disney+ thanks to an odd but unique pitch: It offers…MORE

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