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MSC: Demand for Safety, JanSan Created Large Gap Between Orders and Sales

Distribution - Industrial Distribution - The company has also withdrawn $300 million from its credit facility to boost its cash flow.
Thu, 09 Apr 2020 23:13:02 - #newstidbits

Dick's Sporting Goods Puts Staffers On Leave Amid COVID-19

Media - PYMNTS.com - Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Dick's Sporting Goods is putting many of its approximately 40,000 staffers on leave, but affected...
Thu, 09 Apr 2020 12:39:15 - #ecommerce #coronavirus #newstidbits

McDonald's Sales Drop; CEO Takes 50 Pct. Pay Cut

Media - PYMNTS.com - Not surprisingly, McDonald's Corp. posted a dive in sales for the first quarter as its stores closed and the company relied on delivery...
Thu, 09 Apr 2020 12:39:14 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

With COVID-19, when can we get back to normal?

Media - FierceElectronics - Best answer: Not until a vaccine is widely deployed, maybe fall of 2021
Thu, 09 Apr 2020 12:39:13 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

The 10 Ways COVID-19 Has Changed The American Consumer

Media - PYMNTS.com - For the last several weeks normal life in the United States and around the world has been on hold in a way that has never been seen...
Thu, 09 Apr 2020 12:14:22 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

Retail Furloughs Now Well Over 1M Amid Coronavirus

Media - PYMNTS.com - Following the suspension of store staffers by one of the largest textile merchants, worker furloughs in the retail sector are now...
Thu, 09 Apr 2020 12:14:20 - #ecommerce #coronavirus #newstidbits

The Continued Rise Of eCommerce Shopping In Challenging Times

Media - PYMNTS.com - Online grocery sales have spiked because of the coronavirus, but the sector had been heading toward a breakout year. It's a tough...
Thu, 09 Apr 2020 12:14:19 - #supplychain #ecommerce #coronavirus #newstidbits

Panera Dials Up Online Grocery Business

Media - PYMNTS.com - Panera Bread has entered the online grocery business. With its large number of storefronts and the advertising clout it could put...
Thu, 09 Apr 2020 12:14:18 - #supplychain #coronavirus #newstidbits

Why conspiracy theories flourish during pandemics

Media - The Next Web - A bioengineered virus, a genetic mutation induced by 5G technology, a big pharma conspiracy, a plot single-handedly masterminded...
Thu, 09 Apr 2020 12:14:16 - #billgates #5g #coronavirus #newstidbits

Ex-Fed Head Bernake: Prepare For Long Recovery

Media - PYMNTS.com - It could be years before the U.S. economy rebounds from the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, former chair of the Federal...
Thu, 09 Apr 2020 12:14:09 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

UnitedHealth To Fasttrack $2B In Healthcare Payments

Media - PYMNTS.com - UnitedHealth is working on getting around $2 billion in payments to doctors and other health professionals over the next week, the...
Thu, 09 Apr 2020 12:14:07 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

"I Have Never Seen a Moment So Rich in Collaboration, Ingenuity and Acts of Bravery": Johnson & Johnson Announces It Has Identified a Lead Covid-19 Vaccine Candidate

Justmeans - Chairman & CEO Alex Gorsky shares that the company could have the first batches of a Covid-19 vaccine available for emergency-use authorization...
Thu, 09 Apr 2020 12:14:03 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

A second potential COVID-19 vaccine, backed by Bill and Melinda Gates, is entering human testing

Tech - TechCrunch - A new COVID-19 vaccine candidate is entering Phase 1 clinical human testing today, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 12:39:15 - #melindagates #gatesfoundation #coronavirus #newstidbits

We're all living like astronauts now

Tech - BGR - NASA's Jessica Meir reveals what astronauts do to stay healthy and upbeat during long stints of isolation.
The coronavirus pandemic has...
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 12:39:14 - #nasa #coronavirus #newstidbits

Data: Consumers Lose Their Appetite For Delivery Aggregators

Media - PYMNTS.com - Pretty much all of us are stuck at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, phones and tablets in hand. Hunger gnaws. The restaurants...
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 11:39:05 - #smartphone #coronavirus #newstidbits

Parents are using Apple's FaceTime to bond with newborns as hospitals tighten visitation rules

Media - The Next Web - FaceTime isn't generally considered a specialized medical tool, yet that's just what it's become to some hospitals. As medical...
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 11:13:21 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

Gates Foundation Will Fund Facilities To Make Coronavirus Vaccine

Media - PYMNTS.com - To support the creation of a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, Bill Gates' foundation will dedicate billions to back the building...
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 11:13:19 - #melindagates #gatesfoundation #coronavirus #newstidbits

Bank Of Finland Predicts Pandemic Will Trigger Major Recession

Media - PYMNTS.com - The global coronavirus pandemic has cast a dark cloud over Finland's economy, as the central bank predicts the worst recession in...
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 11:13:18 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

Red Cross Leverages Access to FedEx Network for Blood Distribution

Justmeans - @FedEx with is working with @RedCross to help transport hundreds of units of blood nationwide to those in...
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 23:13:50 - #newstidbits

The Pixel 4 can now require your eyes to be open for face unlock to work

Media - The Next Web - The Pixel 4's face unlock mostly works great, but it might work a little too well. Since launch, the phone's biometric security...
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 12:38:28 - #pixel4 #newstidbits

Ford and GM launch battle to produce COVID-19 ventilators

Media - FierceElectronics - Vehicles to ventilators: Scaling from a small number to many thousands of ventilators per week is a challenge, along with...
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 11:14:14 - #coronavirus #ventilator #newstidbits

Bill Gates to fund 7 coronavirus vaccines for quicker results, likely 'wasting' billions

Media - The Next Web - Bill Gates is a man with a coronavirus plan: Simultaneously fund the development of seven different coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines...
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 11:14:09 - #microsoft #billgates #coronavirus #ventilator #newstidbits

World Health Organization (WHO) and Global Citizen Announce: 'One World: Together at Home' Global Special to Celebrate and Support Healthcare Workers in the Fight against the COVID-19 Pandemic

Justmeans - @WHO and @Glblctzn Announce 'One World: Together AtHome' Global Special to Celebrate & Support Healthcare...
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 11:14:04 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

Hilton and American Express to Donate Up to 1 Million Rooms to Frontline Medical Professionals During COVID-19 Crisis

Justmeans - Hilton (NYSE:HLT) and American Express (NYSE:AXP) today announced that the companies, in partnership with...
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 11:14:03 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

When do we dial back the coronavirus red alert? Michael Chertoff

Media - USATODAY - News Top Stories - The costs of an extended lock down are real and substantial, and fall disproportionately on less privileged members...
Mon, 06 Apr 2020 13:03:55 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

How to handle your stocks and retirement savings when the market is volatile

Media - USATODAY - News Top Stories - Here's how to manage your stocks and savings when the market turns volatile.
Mon, 06 Apr 2020 13:03:54 - #retirement #newstidbits

What Remains of the Self after Memory is Gone?

Life - Psychology Today - New research shows that even when Alzheimer's patients have lost all autobiographical memories, their personality remains...
Mon, 06 Apr 2020 13:03:50 - #alzheimer #newstidbits

How to Handle Excessive Worry Related to COVID-19

Life - Psychology Today - Finding a routine, maintaining social relationships, being active, and reframing are all key elements to keeping anxiety finely...
Mon, 06 Apr 2020 13:03:49 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

Crisis Leadership: The Ultimate Test of Leadership Capacity

Life - Psychology Today - 6 Leader duties that are required in a crisis
Mon, 06 Apr 2020 13:03:48 - #newstidbits

Coronavirus threatens nearly 20 million African jobs: study

Life - Phys.org - Millions of lost jobs, mounting debt woes and plunging remittances are among the economic hardships African countries can expect because...
Mon, 06 Apr 2020 13:03:47 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

Great apes and COVID-19: Experts raise the alarm for endangered species

Life - Phys.org - Primate experts warn that the global human health emergency of COVID-19 also threatens our closest living relatives-endangered great...
Mon, 06 Apr 2020 13:03:46 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

New Data: Why COVID-19 Will Be The Connected Economy's Inflection Point

Media - PYMNTS.com - March 11 marked the end of traditional business in the U.S., maybe even the rest of the world - and probably forever.
That was the...
Mon, 06 Apr 2020 13:03:42 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

When Can We Lift the Coronavirus Pandemic Restrictions? Not Before Taking These Steps

Scientific American - Johns Hopkins health security expert Tom Inglesby discusses the need for widespread testing, protective equipment and face coverings
Mon, 06 Apr 2020 12:13:33 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

7 tips for emotionally intelligent managers of newly remote teams

Enterprise - The Enterprisers Project - As you lead a newly remote team through these uncertain times, you may need to rethink communication, deadlines, gossip,...
Mon, 06 Apr 2020 12:13:32 - #newstidbits

Austria Plans to Start Reopening Shops From Next Week

U.S. News - Austria's conservative-led government plans to start reopening shops from next week in an initial loosening of its coronavirus...
Mon, 06 Apr 2020 12:13:31 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

Spain's coronavirus death toll slows further on Monday

Media - Reuters - Health - The pace of Spain's coronavirus deaths slowed again on Monday as 637 patients died overnight, taking the total to 13,055,...
Mon, 06 Apr 2020 12:13:30 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

How to Make Perfect Scrambled Eggs

Life - New England Today - The first thing I ever learned to cook, around age eight, was scrambled eggs, and I learned it the way most people do: Crack...
Mon, 06 Apr 2020 12:13:29 - #newstidbits

A window into the mind of a hero

Life - Psychology Today - COVID-19 has brought out real-life heroes who risk their own lives to help others. Research suggests that how we see these...
Mon, 06 Apr 2020 12:13:28 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

Coronavirus is crushing the economy. Here's how to bring it back to life

FastCompany - The lockdown will end before scientists develop a working vaccine. Here's a four-point plan for how companies should adapt.
Much of America is...
Mon, 06 Apr 2020 12:13:23 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

Design thinking: 5 contrarian lessons for leaders

Enterprise - The Enterprisers Project - Design thinking has helped my team reframe problem-solving to innovate for customers - but it hasn't always been smooth...
Mon, 06 Apr 2020 12:13:22 - #newstidbits

Bill Gates to Spend Billions on a Covid-19 Vaccine

Girl Power: Female CEOs - Inc.com - The Gates Foundation is building factories to manufacture seven vaccines, despite knowing that only one will likely work.
Mon, 06 Apr 2020 11:38:25 - #billgates #gatesfoundation #coronavirus #newstidbits

European shares jump as coronavirus deaths slow

Media - Reuters - Companies - European shares rebounded on Monday as a slowdown in coronavirus deaths in France and Italy raised hopes that sweeping...
Mon, 06 Apr 2020 11:38:23 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

Is it safe to go into supermarkets amid the coronavirus outbreak?

Media - Fox - Health - Is it safe to go into supermarkets amid the coronavirus outbreak?​​​​​​
Mon, 06 Apr 2020 11:38:22 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

Google searches may be useful tool in coronavirus fight, economist says

Media - Fox - Tech - An economist and expert on big data penned an op-ed in the New York Times Sunday that said Google search terms may help health officials...
Mon, 06 Apr 2020 11:38:21 - #bigdata #coronavirus #newstidbits

American joins United, others in suspending more NYC flights on coronavirus spike

Media - Reuters - Business - American Airlines Group Inc said late Sunday it would suspend more flights in and out of New York City's three main airports...
Mon, 06 Apr 2020 11:38:20 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

Tesla engineers show ventilator prototype on YouTube

Media - Reuters - Technology - Engineers at Tesla Inc showed a prototype for a ventilator on Sunday evening in a video published on the company's YouTube...
Mon, 06 Apr 2020 11:38:19 - #coronavirus #ventilator #newstidbits

Coronavirus in the US: How all 50 states are responding - and why nine still refuse to issue stay-at-home orders

Media - USATODAY - News Top Stories - Forty-one states have stay-at-home orders in effect, covering more than 300 million Americans. Pressure is growing...
Mon, 06 Apr 2020 11:38:18 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

Wall Street looks for light at end of tunnel, sees risk stocks will re-test lows

Media - Reuters - Business - Wall Street analysts and investors see a risk that stocks could retest recent lows in the coming days or weeks as they worry...
Mon, 06 Apr 2020 11:38:17 - #newstidbits

Get your coffee fix while helping the environment

Think - Big Think - The coffee pod revolution saved us time and effort but has been horrible for the environment.The single-use plastics used in most...
Mon, 06 Apr 2020 11:38:15 - #newstidbits

Reflections on Four Weeks of Sheltering in Place

SupplyChain - Gemba Academy - Washington State has been officially sheltering in place since March 23rd. It feels like six week ago. Perhaps this is because...
Mon, 06 Apr 2020 11:38:14 - #coronavirus #newstidbits