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Airbnb to halt all marketing, most hiring as losses mount: The Information
(Reuters) - Airbnb plans to halt all of its marketing, pause most hiring, and likely withhold employee bonuses as it tries to conserve cash amid a slide in bookings, CEO Brian Chesky told employees in a video conference call, The Information reported on Friday.
FACTBOX-Coronavirus cases reported at 17 of Amazon's U.S. warehouses
March 27 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is at the front line of responding to outbreaks of the novel coronavirus in the United States, delivering essential goods while about half the population faces government stay-at-home orders.
Western Union withdraws 2020 outlook on coronavirus concerns
March 27 (Reuters) - Western Union Co, the world's largest money transfer firm, said on Friday it is withdrawing its full-year financial outlook amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Disney parks in California, Florida to remain closed as coronavirus spreads
(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co said on Friday its parks in California and Florida will remain closed until further notice, as authorities step up efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States.
FEATURE-LGBT+ people warned off casual sex go online during coronavirus
LONDON, March 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With LGBT+ communities warned off casual sex during the coronavirus pandemic, the latest dating site figures show people are sending more messages online to meet new people, flirt - and swap explicit images.
Viagra, 70 cans of Coke: One man's deliveries in locked down Sao Paulo
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Few venture into the streets of Sao Paulo these days, but Erik Thiago says he will not stop working as a bike delivery man until he gets sick or the government forces him inside.
Russia's Bolshoi Theater goes online as coronavirus curbs public life
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow's famed Bolshoi Theater has begun streaming some of its most notable past performances online after being forced to shut its doors to the public as a result of tough new restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus.
Coronavirus cases top half a million, protective gear lacking: WHO
GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - Coronavirus has infected more than half a million people and killed more than 20,000 globally, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, as he appealed again for protective gear for medical staff working to save lives.
Britain scales up coronavirus tests for health workers
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is scaling up coronavirus testing for frontline National Health Service (NHS) staff, with hundreds of tests due to be carried out in coming days and many more next week.
UPDATE 2-Coronavirus cases top half a million, protective gear lacking - WHO
GENEVA/LONDON, March 27 (Reuters) - Coronavirus has infected more than half a million people and killed more than 20,000 globally, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, as he appealed again for protective gear for medical staff working to save lives.
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