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No Money For Masterpieces: Louvre Bans Cash Over Virus Fears

PARIS — The Louvre is no longer taking cash, because of the coronavirus outbreak. The world’s most-visited museum is shifting to card-only payments as part of new measures that helped persuade employees worried about getting sick to return to work …

CDC Cites Label Error in Mixup Involving Coronavirus Patient

SAN DIEGO — A labeling error caused a woman infected with the novel coronavirus to be mistakenly released from a hospital but the oversight was noticed as she was returning to a San Diego military base where more than 200 …

Insurers Rush to Strip Coronavirus from Event-Cancellation Cover

LONDON, Feb 13 — Businesses looking to buy cancellation insurance for events around the world will not be able to get cover for the new coronavirus outbreak, industry sources said, as insurers rush to exclude the epidemic from their policies. …

As Coronavirus Fails To Ease, Interest In ‘Force Majeure’

With the coronavirus outbreak that originated in Hubei province, China, showing no signs of abating any time soon, some companies that buy and sell goods in the Chinese market are taking interest in the legal defense of “force majeure.” The …

Oklahoma Judge Reduces Johnson & Johnson Opioid Payout to $465 Million

An Oklahoma judge on Friday said Johnson & Johnson must pay that state $465 million for fueling the opioid epidemic through the deceptive marketing of painkillers, down from his original award of $572 million. The decision by Cleveland County District …

Vaping-Lung Deaths Rise Again as Culprit Remains Elusive

The number of people killed or sickened by lung injuries linked to vaping increased again in the past week, with public-health officials still unable to clearly identify the root cause of a nationwide outbreak. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control …