Headlines on 2020-04-08

  • The right way to clean and disinfect everyday surfaces against the coronavirus

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it may be possible for the COVID-19 coronavirus to be transmitted through surfaces, though it has not been officially documented. The CDC recommends that frequently touched surfaces in your household should be routinely cleaned and disinfected to lessen the chances of transmission. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. See Also:A comprehensive timeline of the new coronavirus pandemic, from China's first COVID-19 case to...

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  • Bernie Sanders vows to stay on upcoming ballots and continue to gather delegates so he can 'exert significant influence over the party platform'

    Scott Heins/Getty Images Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders suspended his campaign on Wednesday after lagging behind former Vice President Joe Biden in several recent contests. However, Sanders said he would remain on the ballot in upcoming primaries to continue accruing national delegates, even though Biden was now the presumptive nominee. Entering the DNC in August with as many national delegates as possible could give Sanders leverage to influence the party's platform and the next...

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  • French Aircraft Carrier Returns To Port After Suspected COVID-19 Cases Found Aboard

    France's armed services ministry said in a statment that about 40 sailors aboard the nuclear-powered Charles de Gaulle were under "close medical observation" after showing symptoms.

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  • Scientists Want To Know Why More Men Than Women Are Apparently Dying Of COVID-19

    Men appear to be more likely to die from COVID-19 than women. Scientists have theories — women may have better immune systems, or sex hormones may play a role in the body's response to infection.

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  • For Counties, The Coronavirus Brings Major Budget Problems

    County executives across the United States are worried about budget problems as the coronavirus pandemic deepens. As more people request help, government leaders struggle with how to pay for it.

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  • Octopus Cash sees surge in new deposits amid the coronavirus crisis

    This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Fintech Briefing subscribers earlier this morning. To get this story plus others to your inbox each day, hours before they're published on Business Insider, click here. Stay up-to-date with our latest coverage on the impacts of coronavirus on technology, marketing, and the digital economy here. Savings marketplace Octopus Cash, which belongs to the UK-based financial services company Octopus Investments, revealed that it received £10.4...

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