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Kroger provides ‘hero bonus’ to front line employees

The Kroger Family of Companies announced Tuesday that it will provide all hourly front line grocery, supply chain, manufacturing, pharmacy and call center associates with what they call a “hero bonus.”…

New warnings issued about security of Zoom meetings

As the coronavirus began taking hold of American communities, many people began working from home. To maintain that person-to-person contact, workers are turning to Zoom for business meetings and students…

US companies cut 27,000 jobs before the worst of the coronavirus shutdown, millions more coming, ADP says

Companies reduced payrolls by 27,000 in early March before the worst of the coronavirus-induced economic freeze, according to a report Wednesday from ADP and Moody’s Analytics. Actual losses for the…

4,000 price-gouging complaints have been filed in Texas during COVID-19 emergency

HOUSTON — Price-gouging complaints continue to pour into the Texas Attorney General’s Office. The consumer protection agency has now logged more than 4,000 since Gov. Greg Abbott declared a statewide…

Chinese buyers snap up U.S. oil purchases at widest discounts ever

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – China has increased U.S. crude purchases with some buyers snapping up cargoes at the widest discounts ever as sellers seek to offload excess supplies in Asia, six…

Pelosi, Khanna express concerns over startups potentially excluded from SBA loans

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Penn., made a plea to the Small Business Association (SBA) Tuesday to include startup companies in the coronavirus bailout plan. Startup companies…

Walmart to begin temperature checks, provide masks and gloves for employees

HOUSTON (KHOU) — Walmart is making health-based changes for its employees in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company announced Tuesday. The big changes include taking the temperature of workers as…

Stocks under pressure after biggest quarterly drop since 2008

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Asian shares faced another leg lower on Wednesday as the coronavirus sharply slows global growth, leading a gauge of world stocks to post its biggest quarterly…

Kraken’s VIP customers make optimistic Bitcoin price predictions

Octopus cryptocurrency exchange published the results a survey of the platform’s VIP customers in February, March 27th. Despite the economic problems exacerbated by the global outbreak of the corona virus, the average…

First N95 medical mask imports finally reaching US

The first N95 medical masks to reach the U.S. since February are arriving by plane and ship this week, with trucks standing ready to speed them to coronavirus hot spots around…