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Technicians assemble coronavirus test kits at Evolve manufacturing facility, where they will be manufacturing ventilators, in Fremont, California, U.S. March 26, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (Reuters) – As U.S. demand for ventilators skyrockets during the coronavirus pandemic, smaller medical device makers are simplifying their designs and pushing other work aside to make more of the devices.
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WASHINGTON/DETROIT (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday invoked emergency powers to require General Motors Co (GM.N) to build much-needed ventilators for coronavirus patients after he accused the largest U.S. automaker of “wasting time” during negotiations. FILE PHOTO: A ventilator is seen at the New York City Emergency Management Warehouse, where 400 ventilators arrived
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As the coronavirus pandemic spread across the United States this week, Republicans in Texas and Mississippi sought to further limit abortion access and New Jersey’s Democratic governor refused to declare gun shops an essential service that would stay open. FILE PHOTO: A man holds a semi-automatic handgun at Frontier Arms & Supply
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A McDonald’s restaurant sign is seen, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Milton Keynes, Britain, March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers (Reuters) – McDonald’s Corp (MCD.N) said on Wednesday it would temporarily remove some items from its U.S. menu as it focuses on simplifying operations in the face of the fast-spreading coronavirus
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Several months before the coronavirus pandemic began, the Trump administration eliminated a key American public health position in Beijing intended to help detect disease outbreaks in China, Reuters has learned. The American disease expert, a medical epidemiologist embedded in China’s disease control agency, left her post in July, according to four sources
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. Senate on Saturday scrambled to complete a deal on a $1 trillion-plus bill aimed at stemming the coronavirus pandemic’s economic fallout for workers, industries and small businesses. But after a second day of marathon closed-door negotiations, there was no sign of an overarching deal between negotiators,
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(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc said on Saturday it is raising overtime pay for associates working in its U.S. warehouses, as the world’s largest online retailer tries to meet the rapidly growing demand for online shopping from consumers stuck at home during the coronavirus outbreak. FILE PHOTO: Amazon logo is seen in front of diplayed coronavirus
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