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Timmy Hill virtual winner of NASCAR’s live iRacing event

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead sang the national anthem from a remote location. Troy Aikman, borrowing Matthew McConaughey’s trademark phrase “Alright, alright, alright,” commanded drivers to start their, uh, simulators. NASCAR’s new normal resumed Sunday with another virtual event, the second in an iRacing series thrown together after the coronavirus pandemic […]

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Jefferies Group CFO has died from coronavirus complications, becoming the first high-profile financial leader to fall victim to the pandemic

Peregrine “Peg” Broadbent, the chief financial officer of Jefferies Group LLC, has died from coronavirus complications. The financial-services company said in a statement that Broadbent had served as CFO since 2007 until his death. The executive’s death marks the first among high-profile financial figures as the outbreak has been linked to illnesses and deaths among […]

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‘Blindsided’ with no backup plan and rents closing in: Laid-off NYC restaurant workers describe how their lives have changed as their industry collapses around them

New York City’s restaurant industry makes about $50 billion in sales each year and employs 167,000 people. On March 17, all of the city’s restaurants were ordered to close for dine-in service because of the coronavirus pandemic. Some restaurants have managed to stay open by doing only takeout and delivery, but many say it’s not […]