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BBC: Coronavirus: Starbucks bans reusable cups to help tackle spread

Starbucks branches have temporarily banned reusable cups in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

NPR: Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft Tell Seattle Workers To Stay Home

Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft are telling employees in the Seattle area to work from home as the business world tries to...

CNN: GM’s new electric car battery tops Tesla’s

In a major challenge to electric car leader Tesla, General Motors announced it has created a new electric vehicle battery that offers...

CNN: Dunkin’ will give out free donuts every Friday this month

What's a better counterattack against the savory breakfast items sold by Wendy's and McDonald's? Dunkin' thinks it's something sweet.

VOA: Twitter Staff Told to Work From Home Over Virus Fears

Twitter staff across the world were asked to work from home starting Monday in an effort to stop the spread of...

CNN: Apple will pay up to $500 million to settle lawsuit over slowing down older iPhones

San Francisco (CNN Business) Apple will pay up to half a billion dollars to settle a class action lawsuit accusing it of slowing...

CNN: Amazon deleted 1 million items for price gouging or false advertising about coronavirus

Amazon says it has pulled more than 1 million products for price gouging or falsely advertising effectiveness against the coronavirus.

CNN: Coronavirus is fast becoming an ‘economic pandemic’

The emergence of hundreds of coronavirus cases in two major economies outside China has dashed hopes of a speedy recovery from an epidemic...

CNN: This bunk bed is $1,200 a month, privacy not included

Housing costs have become so expensive in some cities that people are renting bunk beds in a communal homefor $1,200 a month. Not a bedroom. A...

CNN: Gilead Sciences drug remdesivir may help treat coronavirus symptoms, according to WHO

Shares of American biotech firm Gilead Sciences rose nearly 5% Monday after an official from the World Health Organization said that Gilead's...

AP: No checkout needed: Amazon opens cashier-less grocery store

 Amazon wants to kill the supermarket checkout line. The online retailing giant is opening its first cashier-less supermarket, where...

CNN: The Costco Connection is America’s fourth biggest magazine

New York (CNN Business) Costco relies on a surprising perk to engage its executive members and keep them hooked on their $120-a-year...

Anouncement

Krannert Center COVID-19 Operations Update and Performance Cancellations

Urbana, IL—On March 11, the University of Illinois communicated new guidelines for university operations, enacted to safeguard health during current COVID-19 conditions.

Urbana-Champaign COVID-19 message to students, faculty members, staff

The message below was distributed Wednesday evening to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students, faculty members and staff.Dear Members of the University...

Urbana Park District cancels programs, events and rentals and closes buildings through April 12

The Urbana Park District has been closely following the Center for Disease Control guidelines on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and has implemented several...

[Illinois] 2020 Roger Ebert’s Film Festival canceled

The 22nd Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, co-founded and hosted by Chaz Ebert, announced today that the 2020 event has been...