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Bridge: Feb. 27, 2020

Every month I go to Birmingham for dinner and a fun bridge game with old partners and teammates. We always seem to have interesting deals. I was today’s South, and when East-West got to four hearts, I judged to go to five diamonds. West doubled, all passed. He took two hearts and his ace of […]

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JetBlue is waiving fees for canceling or changing flights because of the coronavirus, the first US airline to do so for all routes

JetBlue is offering free flight cancellations or changes on all newly-booked flights, as people grow increasingly worried about traveling during the deadly coronavirus outbreak. JetBlue is the first US airline to offer such a policy on all routes, though some other airlines are offering similar conditions to people who booked flights to the worst-affected areas. […]

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A city in Hubei, China, is giving residents $1,400 if they report their coronavirus symptoms to doctors and then test positive

Health authorities in Qianjiang, a city in China’s Hubei province, are giving $1,426 to anyone who reports coronavirus symptoms and then tests positive. The city, which has a population of one million, has 197 cases and is around 90 miles from Wuhan, where the coronavirus broke out in December 2019. Officials across Hubei province are […]

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Coronavirus could drive the US economy into recession, ex-Fed chief Janet Yellen warns

Ex-Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen warned coronavirus could cause the US economy to shrink, according to Bloomberg. “It’s just conceivable that it could throw the United States into a recession,” the former central-bank boss said. The Fed will shore up consumer spending, the US economy, and financial markets if needed, Yellen added. Coronavirus has infected […]

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Coronavirus could drive the US economy into recession, ex-Fed chief Janet Yellen warns

Ex-Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen warned coronavirus could cause the US economy to shrink, according to Bloomberg. “It’s just conceivable that it could throw the United States into a recession,” the former central-bank boss said. The Fed will shore up consumer spending, the US economy, and financial markets if needed, Yellen added. Coronavirus has infected […]