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U.S. Insurers Propose Taxpayer-Funded Business-Loss Coverage For Future Pandemics

With U.S. insurance companies facing criticism over their response to the coronavirus outbreak, three industry groups on Thursday proposed putting the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in charge of a taxpayer-backed program to protect businesses from revenue losses during future …

What It’s Like Running Grocery Stores During Coronavirus

After taking the reins of Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. last year, Jack Sinclair set out a clear vision for how to revive a grocery chain that had seen growth stall. The chief executive officer, who previously ran Walmart’s U.S. grocery …

Pandemic Stands to Complicate Potentially Bad Fire Season

DURANGO, Colo. — As if Southwest Colorado’s extreme drought wasn’t enough to raise concerns about a potentially destructive wildfire season, the added complications of the coronavirus have only fueled that anxiety. The COVID-19 outbreak demands people isolate as much as …

Viewpoint: Pa. Supreme Court Hands Insurers ‘Small Victory’ on COVID-19 Litigation

Key Takeaways The Pennsylvania Supreme Court declined to exercise jurisdiction over all COVID-19 insurance coverage litigation. The decision relates to an application for extraordinary relief from a Pittsburgh-based restaurant seeking coverage for business income losses allegedly triggered by the COVID-19 …

World’s Insurers Face $203 Billion Losses From Coronavirus

Lloyd’s of London, the world’s largest insurance exchange, estimates the industry will suffer around $203 billion in losses from the coronavirus pandemic this year. The projected losses include about $107 billion from underwriting claims, with the rest from insurers’ investment …

Workplace Worries Mount as US Tracks New COVID-19 Cases

NEW YORK — Even as President Donald Trump urges getting people back to work and reopening the economy, thousands of new coronavirus infections are being reported daily, many of them job-related. Recent figures show a surge of cases in meat-packing …

Virus Unleashes Wave of Fraud in US Amid Fear and Scarcity

WASHINGTON — A 39-year-old former investment manager in Georgia was already facing federal charges that he robbed hundreds of retirees of their savings through a Ponzi scheme when the rapid spread of COVID-19 presented an opportunity. Christopher A. Parris started …

In Midst of Pandemic, Resorts Prepare For Summer Guests

RICHMOND, Minn. — Families are waiting to see what their summer vacations will look like in the midst of a pandemic, but some of the places preparing to host them are still making plans. At Riverside Resort on the Horseshoe …

Infections Near U.S. Meat Plants Rise at Twice National Rate

The coronavirus spread at more than twice the national rate in U.S. counties with major meatpacking plants in the first week after President Donald Trump issued an executive orderdirecting that they be reopened. Confirmed Covid-19 cases jumped 40% during the …

Meat Giant Sued for Worker’s Covid-19 Death in Philadelphia

The family of a beef plant worker who died because of the coronavirus has brought a wrongful death lawsuit in a Philadelphia court against JBS SA, the world’s biggest meat company. Ferdinand Benjamin filed the suit on Thursday after his …