Gig workers with COVID-19 symptoms say it's hard to get sick leave from Uber, Lyft, Instacart – CNET

Gig workers with COVID-19 symptoms say it’s hard to get sick leave from Uber, Lyft, Instacart – CNET

The gig economy companies promised workers paid leave if they got the virus or were quarantined. Here are stories from five people who’ve struggled to get help.

President Trump’s Advisors ‘Argued Strongly’ Against Easing Coronavirus Measures Too Early, Anthony Fauci Says

President Trump’s two top coronavirus advisors “argued strongly” with him on Sunday against easing social isolation guidelines, successfully convincing him instead to extend them until at least the end of April, the government’s top infectious disease expert …

Top law firms are starting to delay start dates for summer associate programs. Here’s everything we know so far.

Three top law firms have delayed the start dates of their summer associate programs, Business Insider has learned. U.S. law firm Sidley Austin, along with Canada law firms Torys LLP and Stikeman Elliott, all now have June, instead of May, start dates. We’re c…

Daily Crunch: Amazon announces new warehouse safety steps

Amazon says it will start taking additional steps to ensure the safety of its warehouse workers, SoftBank backs out of its latest WeWork investment and Zoom tries to fix its security issues. Here’s your Daily Crunch for April 2, 2020. 1. Amazon begins running…

Daily Crunch: Clearstep’s chatbot offers in-depth COVID-19 screening

We look at an in-depth screener app for COVID-19, U.S. stocks take another tumble and Apple extends its free trial for Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro. Here’s your Daily Crunch for March 27, 2020. Stay safe and socially distanced this weekend! 1. Clearstep’s COVI…

The top surgeon at a hospital in Brooklyn shares the harsh realities of 'unbelievably' sick patients and devastating deaths amid the coronavirus pandemic

The top surgeon at a hospital in Brooklyn shares the harsh realities of ‘unbelievably’ sick patients and devastating deaths amid the coronavirus pandemic

Maimonides Medical Center New York City’s hospitals are getting overwhelmed with coronavirus patients, already filling hospital beds across the city and putting strain on frontline workers. As of Wednesday, Brooklyn had 12,076 confirmed cases of the novel cor…

How to make the switch to Facebook’s new design right now

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Facebook‘s finally rolled its site-wide overhaul out to everyone, meaning you can switch over and test it out for yoursel…

Coronavirus around the world: April 2, 2020 – Global News

Coronavirus around the world: April 2, 2020 Global News Pelosi creates new House committee with subpoena power for coronavirus oversight Fox News Florida emerging as new COVID-19 hotspot CBC News Coronavirus outbreak: Manitoba government provides update on CO…

Jesus Christ Cancels Return To Earth Amid Pandemic

OPR is sheltering in place and podcasting from home. But that won’t stop host Leslie Price from bringing you all the day’s top stories, including why the Son of God’s triumphant second coming may be suspended indefinitely. Read more…

These are the emoji people are using in their coronavirus tweets

Emoji blog Emojipedia researched what emoji were used to talk about coronavirus on Twitter. They also looked at what emoji were more popular in coronavirus tweets to a random sample of tweets. They found that the microbe and face with medical mask emoji saw a…

Personal Finance Daily: What we can learn from South Korea and Singapore’s efforts to stop coronavirus and on Equal Pay Day, a reminder that some women get paid less than men

Personal Finance Daily: What we can learn from South Korea and Singapore’s efforts to stop coronavirus and on Equal Pay Day, a reminder that some women get paid less than men

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This week’s top stories: iOS and iPadOS 13.4 features, 2020 iPad Pro reviews, much more

In this week’s top stories: Apple releases iOS and iPadOS 13.4 to the public, alongside tvOS 13.4, watchOS 6.2, and macOS Catalina 10.15.4. The first iPad Pro 2020 reviews are also here, the COVID-19 pandemic continues, and much more. Read on for all of this …

20 of the Top Virtual Keynote Speakers

With the world on lockdown due to this Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, conferences and workshops are being cancelled or postponed until further notice. If you were organizing an event for your company and don’t know how to continue, contact a virtual keynote…

The Navy refused to let Tom Cruise fly an F/A-18 Super Hornet in ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

Paramount Pictures Tom Cruise and Jerry Bruckheimer put a premium on authenticity for the sequel to the 1986 hit “Top Gun.” Despite their commitment, the Navy wasn’t keen on actually letting Cruise fly an F/A-18 Super Hornet. Visit Business Insider’s homepage…

The Marine Corps may not have enough pilots for all of its F-35s, the Corps’ top general says

US Marine Corps/Cpl. Mark A. Lowe II The Marine Corps will need to reassess how many F-35 squadrons it can field as it prepares for other cuts across the forces. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger said in a recent outlook plan that because of continued…

Cocaine Hippos, A New Mexico Raptor, and One Weird Cat: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Cocaine Hippos, A New Mexico Raptor, and One Weird Cat: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

We’re heading into the last week of March, though it may not seem that way since 2020 feels like it’s lasted a few decades at this point. A worldwide pandemic will do that. Here’s to hoping that on April Fool’s Day, we’ll all wake up to find this has just bee…

Top Stories: Hands-On With 2020 iPad Pro and MacBook Air, iOS and PadOS 13.4 Released, iPhone 12 Delay?

After last week’s flurry of product launches, Apple’s new iPad Pro and MacBook Air have started to make their way into consumers’ hands, and we’ve gone hands-on with both of them this week. Apple this week also released iOS and iPadOS 13.4 (as well as macOS, …

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Country singer Kenny Rogers dies aged 81 By Reuters – Investing.com

Country singer Kenny Rogers dies aged 81 By Reuters Investing.com That Epic Time Kenny Rogers Played With Phish Rolling Stone The story of Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton’s decades-long friendship The Washington Post Celebs post tributes to Kenny Rogers, Entert…

Spotify’s standalone Kids app is now available in the US

When Spotify first launched its standalone app for kids last October, the possibilities were intriguing. It meant that parents could play music their kids like without having it impact their algorithmically generated playlists and recommendations on the servi…

Locked Indoors? Laid Off? Tell Us How Coronavirus Is Affecting Your Work

Locked Indoors? Laid Off? Tell Us How Coronavirus Is Affecting Your Work

A global pandemic is one of the worst imaginable times to lose your income. For an alarming number of people, that’s the immediate future they can expect. Read more…

Google Says State-Sponsored Hackers Impersonate Journalists to Target Them

Government-backed hackers are increasingly posing members of the press in attempts to spread malicious email attachments and disinformation among newsreaders, according to Google’s own elite team of hackers.

Top Republican senator calls for remote voting for congressional bills as more lawmakers get infected with coronavirus

GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham on Monday said he “totally” supports the “idea of remote voting so the Senate can continue to operate during this crisis.” Graham’s comments come at a time when the GOP is at risk of losing its majority in the Senate as an increasing n…

Top Democrat joins immigration judges in calling for courtrooms to be closed during the COVID-19 pandemic

While many hearings have been postponed, the vast majority of US immigration courts remain open for business. In San Francisco, where there is a local order to “shelter in place” and a state-wide order to stay home, Judge Dana Leigh Marks told Insider that sh…

How sleepcasts helped me tackle insomnia

It’s 4 a.m. again and I’m wandering around a marina, being introduced to a bunch of local cats by name. Each one has a boat and a backstory, and I’m meeting them all thanks to the most low-key, soothing voice possible. Having encountered the self-indulgent Gi…

Personal Finance Daily: These gig-economy jobs can provide extra income without having to leave home during the coronavirus pandemic, and what the $2 trillion stimulus means for you

Personal Finance Daily: These gig-economy jobs can provide extra income without having to leave home during the coronavirus pandemic, and what the $2 trillion stimulus means for you

Thursday’s top personal finance stories

Personal Finance Daily: How much exercise is OK during the coronavirus pandemic? and in Paris, the French scramble to make sense of a chaotic situation — with paperwork

Monday’s top personal finance stories

One chart shows New York City’s coronavirus cases, deaths, and hospitalizations by age bracket as the city’s cases top 20,000

Carlo Allegri/Reuters New York City is the current epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the US. The city has reported more than 20,000 coronavirus cases and at least 280 deaths since its first case was confirmed on March 1. The daily number of new confirm…

Alt lender Become launched a feature to help SMBs stay on top of coronavirus developments

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. Become, which operates a lending…

This week’s top stories: New iPad Pro and MacBook Air, iPhone 9 Plus rumors, iPadOS 13.4, more

In this week’s top stories: Apple unveils a new MacBook Air and a new iPad Pro lineup, plus there’s a new Magic Keyboard accessory as well. We’ve also got more exclusive details on what to expect from iOS 14, the iPhone 9, and more. Read on for all of this we…

Top coronavirus doctor puts head in hands when Trump mentions 'Deep State Department' at briefing

Top coronavirus doctor puts head in hands when Trump mentions ‘Deep State Department’ at briefing

President Trump is busy conspiracy theorizing during a international crisis.In a press conference Friday outlining several new actions the U.S. government is taking during the new coronavirus spread, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the leader of the State Dep…

Daily Crunch: Senate and White House reach stimulus deal

A $2 trillion stimulus package is moving forward in the United States, Google Podcasts comes to iOS and ClassPass offers livestreamed fitness classes. Here’s your Daily Crunch for March 25, 2020. 1. Senate, White House reach deal on $2 trillion stimulus packa…

Daily Crunch: Disney+ launches in seven European countries

Disney+ launches in seven European countries, Microsoft admits to a “critical” Windows security flaw and we review the new iPad Pro. Here’s your Daily Crunch for March 24, 2020. 1. Using 25% lower bandwidth, Disney+ launches in UK, Ireland and 5 other Europea…

SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule suffers ‘unfortunate incident’ – E&T Magazine

SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule suffers ‘unfortunate incident’ E&T Magazine SpaceX reports problem during Crew Dragon parachute test SpaceNews SpaceX’s in-flight rocket engine failure threatens NASA astronaut launch debut Teslarati First crew launch in US since 20…

A top Obama economist says there’s ‘a real danger’ the looming coronavirus recession could be worse than the 2008 financial crisis

Jonathan Ernst/Reuters Obama’s former top economist is warning the economic crisis that results from the coronavirus could be worse than the 2008 financial disaster. “There is a real danger that the economic crisis that comes out of this health crisis is wors…