United Airlines is temporarily slashing the number of its flights in and out of New York City-area airports to keep employees safe during the coronavirus outbreak, a top executive told employees on Saturday. 10:15 p.m.
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Communities in the US “cannot afford to wait” for the next coronavirus stimulus, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a letter to House lawmakers, adding “it is my hope that we will craft this legislation and bring it to the floor later this month.” 9:22 p.m.
President Trump said he would use the Defense Production Act to retaliate in cases where companies ship medical equipment elsewhere that’s needed in the US to cope with the coronavirus pandemic. 9:12 p.m.
The number of the people infected in the US exceeded a quarter-million and the death toll climbed past 7,000, with New York state alone accounting for more than 2,900 dead, an increase of over 560 in just one day. Most of the dead are in New York City, where hospitals are swamped with patients. 9:52 p.m.
The launch of a $349 billion loan program that is key to the government's hopes of helping the nation's small businesses survive the coronavirus economic downturn got off to a rocky start Friday as the big banks in charge of doling out the money said they weren't prepared or were limiting applicants to their closest customers. 7:01 p.m.