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- Elizabeth Warren's oldest brother dies from the novel coronavirus.
- US weekly jobless claims hit 4.4 million, bringing the 5-week total to more than 26 million.
- HHS chief Alex Azar chose a former labradoodle breeder with minimal public health experience to lead the department's coronavirus response.
- Las Vegas workers say they don't want to be test subjects 'in a petri dish' after the city's mayor offered to be an experiment on reopening businesses and lifting lockdown.
- Oklahoma's GOP governor plans to reopen the state starting Friday, despite opposition from doctors and Democrats who say it's way too soon.
- France is banning firms registered in offshore tax havens from its government coronavirus bailout, following similar bans in Denmark and Poland.
- The CEO of Ryanair, one of the world's biggest airlines, says it won't fly if middle seats have to stay empty for 'idiotic' social distancing rules.
- Jeff Bezos has returned to day-to-day management of Amazon after years of solely focusing on high-impact projects like Alexa.
- Advocates of a toxic bleach fake 'miracle cure' are telling desperate people it can cure the coronavirus in thriving groups on Telegram.
- Today's country-by-country coronavirus stats: The US struggles to get past the peak as Australia and New Zealand approach zero new cases.
- 'Health comes before politics': Georgia residents told us how they feel about orders to reopen the state this week.
- John Hopkins University, which has been instrumental in tracking the coronavirus globally, is expecting layoffs and furloughs due to the economic impact of the pandemic.
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US weekly jobless claims hit 4.4 million, bringing the 5-week total to more than 26 million.
The Labor Department reported on Thursday that 4.4 million Americans filed for unemployment insurance in the week ending April 18.
That brings the five-week total to roughly 26.5 million.
It's also the fifth week in a row that jobless claims have been in the millions, dwarfing the worst stretch of job losses during the Great Recession.
"It's crushing, it's devastating for the economy," Jason Thomas, chief economist at AssetMark told Business Insider.
Las Vegas workers say they don't want to be test subjects 'in a petri dish' after the city's mayor offered to be an experiment on reopening businesses and lifting lockdown.
The mayor of Las Vegas told CNN on Wednesday that she was willing to lift the city's coronavirus lockdown as part of a national experiment, sparking outrage.
2020欧洲杯夺冠热门"We would love to be that placebo side so you have something to measure against," Carolyn Goodman told anchor Anderson Cooper on Wednesday.
2020欧洲杯夺冠热门Two unions representing casino and entertainment workers in Vegas have since hit back at Goodman's claim, saying they don't want to be "an experiment in a petri dish" and "like a guinea pig in some wild experiment."
2020欧洲杯夺冠热门Thousands of the city's famous bars and casinos have shut in the pandemic.
Oklahoma's GOP plans to reopen the state starting Friday, despite opposition from doctors and Democrats who say it's way too soon.
2020欧洲杯夺冠热门Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt announced plans to start reopening the state on Friday, starting with personal care businesses like hair salons and nail salons.
It's the fourth state to announce reopening plans, following Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.
The president of the Oklahoma State Medical Association called the reopening plan "hasty at best."
Jeff Bezos has returned to day-to-day management of Amazon after years of solely focusing on high-impact projects like Alexa.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has resumed day-to-day management of the retail giant.
The company told the New York Times that Bezos has "turned back to the here-and-now problems facing Amazon" as it faces multiple pressing problems.
As well as seeing its supply chain disrupted by COVID-19, Amazon is the target of a backlash from workers at its warehouses who are unhappy with their treatment during the pandemic.
Though warehouse workers have reportedly claimed they lack adequate protective equipment and distancing measures, an Amazon spokeswoman described these allegations as "simply unfounded."
Amazon did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment.
'Health comes before politics': Georgia residents told us how they feel about orders to reopen the state this week.
While Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp plans to reopen the state's economy on Friday, several residents told Business Insider they still plan to practice social distancing.
They're worried that the lift could mean Georgia ends up paying a price later on.
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he disagreed with Kemp's decision to reopen so soon.
However, a source told that Trump and Vice President Mike Pence actually praised the governor's decision the day prior.
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