- BusinessFox Business
Stocks have been swooning as investors fret the coronavirus outbreak will derail the global economy
Amazon.com Inc. confirmed on Sunday that two of its employees have symptoms of the coronavirus (COVID-19).What Happened The employees contracted the virus in Milan, Italy and have been quarantined, the e-commerce giant said, Reuters reported.Italy has reported at least 1,694 confirmed cases of the coronavirus infection, the third-highest in the world, following China and South Korea. Thirty-four people in the country have died from the virus.The United States Department of State updated its travel advisory to the country to level three, asking citizens to reconsider all travel to Italy.The department further asked citizens to avoid all travel to Lombardy and Veneto regions due to community spread concerns.Amazon said it isn't aware of any employee in the U.S. having contracted the virus. The company had earlier asked employees to avoid all unnecessary travel within and outside the U.S.The Seattle-based company has also moved recruitment interviews from in-person to online, according to Reuters.Why It Matters A host of global companies are impacted by the novel coronavirus outbreak. Hyundai Motor Company (OTC: HYMTF) shut down one of its key factories in Ulsan, South Korea, last week after a worker tested positive for COVID-19.Other companies, including Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) have downgraded their earnings guidance for the quarters impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.Price Action Amazon's shares traded 0.38% higher in the after-hours session on Friday after closing the regular session slightly lower at $1,883.75.See more from Benzinga * Samsung Starts Work On 0M R&D Center In Vietnam * State Of Washington Confirms Second Death From Coronavirus; New York, Florida Confirm First Case * American Express Employees Boosted Card Sales By Misleading, Coercing Business Owners: Report(C) 2020 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.
An evolutionary analysis based on the genome sequences of COVID-19 coronavirus samples taken from patients in the Seattle area suggests that the number of infections doubles roughly every six days, which translates into hundreds of infections over the course of the past six weeks. So far, 18 cases have been confirmed in Western Washington, including 14 in King County and four in Snohomish County, north of Seattle. As of today, five patients have died — four in King County and one in Snohomish County. But the analysis laid out in a series of tweets from Trevor Bedford, a researcher at… Read More
- PoliticsThe Week
Longtime Hardball host Chris Matthews made his own news on Monday night's show, announcing his retirement, effective immediately. After a commercial break, MSNBC's Steve Kornacki came on, apparently as surprised as viewers that he was taking over the rest of the show.As Kornacki addressed the camera in apparent shock, the female NBC News staffers on the other side of the glass wall behind laughed, ate, and smiled as they worked. "We're not going to have any bells or whistles here," Kornacki said after paying brief homage to Matthews. "We do have to fill the rest of this hour. We're going to take a quick break and come back with today's news."You can watch Matthews' brief farewell below. More stories from theweek.com Trump is postponing the second part of his mysterious annual physical 5 scathingly funny cartoons about Trump's coronavirus response It's 2020 and women are exhausted
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva admitted Monday he has known for weeks that deputies took photos of the crash site where Kobe Bryant and eight others were killed, and said he ordered department personnel to delete the images from their personal devices. "That was my number one priority, to make sure those photos no […]
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- U.S.In The Know
A New York teacher has come under fire for a lesson in which he expressed skepticism over the theory of evolution.