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Stop & Shop offers half-price Uber rides for seniors to go grocery shopping

Stop & Shop offers half-price Uber rides for seniors to go grocery shopping

SDI Productions/iStock(NEW YORK) — Grocery store chain Stop & Shop is teaming up with Uber Technologies to offer seniors half-price rides to store locations during the coronavirus pandemic.Customers age 60 and over can access the discount by entering the promo code “STOPSHOPUBER” in their Uber app beginning April 8. Friends, family and neighbors of costumers…read more »

As flights are canceled amid coronavirus, officer sues United Airlines for refund

As flights are canceled amid coronavirus, officer sues United Airlines for refund

iStock/aapsky(MINNEAPOLIS) — As airlines continue to slash flights amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, a police officer from Minnesota is suing United Airlines over a rejected ticket refund claim.Passenger Jacob Rudolph filed the lawsuit in Chicago federal court on Monday after he claims the airline refused to refund three tickets he purchased in January totaling $1,521.45.…read more »

Coronavirus economic updates: Markets see opening spike, building off Monday’s steep rally

Coronavirus economic updates: Markets see opening spike, building off Monday’s steep rally

Sushiman/iStock(NEW YORK) — The coronavirus pandemic has quickly evolved from a health crisis to a financial one, shuttering businesses, upending entire industries and sending financial markets reeling.Here’s the latest news on how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting the economy. For more on financial resources available during the pandemic, click here.Twitter co-founder pledges $1 billion from…read more »

Auto insurance companies returning $800M in premiums during COVID-19

Auto insurance companies returning $800M in premiums during COVID-19

123ducu/iStock(NEW YORK) — Two auto insurance giants announced they are returning a total of $800 million in premiums to customers during the novel coronavirus pandemic, saying people are driving less and they are experiencing fewer claims.Allstate pledged to return $600 million to its customers amid the COVID-19 outbreak, and American Family Insurance said it would…read more »

Coronavirus exposes vulnerability of NYC museums and museum workers

Coronavirus exposes vulnerability of NYC museums and museum workers

iStock(NEW YORK) — It seems no industry has been immune to the interruptions caused by coronavirus and in the city that never sleeps, some of the biggest cultural institutions have had to dream up new ways to engage beyond the walls of a museum.The Museum of Modern Art (MoMa), The Met, The Guggenheim, The Whitney…read more »

Coronavirus economic updates: Dow spikes more than 800 points in early rally

Coronavirus economic updates: Dow spikes more than 800 points in early rally

narvikk/iStock(NEW YORK) — The coronavirus pandemic has quickly evolved from a health crisis to a financial one, shuttering businesses, upending entire industries and sending financial markets reeling. Here’s the latest news on how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting the economy: CVS announces free, rapid COVID-19 tests for all in Rhode IslandThe state of Rhode Island…read more »

Coronavirus economic updates: Dow spikes more than 1,600 points

Coronavirus economic updates: Dow spikes more than 1,600 points

narvikk/iStock(NEW YORK) — The coronavirus pandemic has quickly evolved from a health crisis to a financial one, shuttering businesses, upending entire industries and sending financial markets reeling.Here’s the latest news on how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting the economy. For more on financial resources available during the pandemic, click here.Here’s how the day is unfolding:Dow…read more »