Internet Providers Won’t Cut Off Users Over Unpaid Bills for 60 Days

AT&T, Comcast and dozens of other telecommunications firms have committed to not disconnecting service to residential and small business customers who can’t pay their bills because of the coronavirus outbreak, the Federal Communications Commission said on Friday. The pledge the companies plan to implement also calls for them to open public Wi-Fi hot spots and…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Outbreak Hits 49 States; Apple Shuts Most Stores

Here’s what you need to know: ImageA former Econo Lodge motel that is being used by King County, Wash., to isolate people who might have been exposed to the coronavirus.Credit…Andrew Burton for The New York Times The coronavirus spreads to 49 states, and the House passes a sweeping relief package. As the coronavirus continues to…

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These Lab Animals Will Help Fight Coronavirus

Among the many lessons of the coronavirus pandemic is how close humans are to the rest of the animal kingdom. We get diseases from other animals, and then we use more animals to figure out how to stop the diseases. As research ramp up treatments and vaccines, animals are crucial to fighting the pandemic. There…

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He Has 17,700 Bottles of Hand Sanitizer and Nowhere to Sell Them

On March 1, the day after the first coronavirus death in the United States was announced, brothers Matt and Noah Colvin set out in a silver S.U.V. to pick up some hand sanitizer. Driving around Chattanooga, Tenn., they hit a Dollar Tree, then a Walmart, a Staples and a Home Depot. At each store, they…

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Pelosi and Trump Reach Deal on a Relief Package

Here’s what you need to know: Nancy Pelosi and the White House reached a deal on a sweeping relief package. ImageSpeaker Nancy Pelosi highlighted the urgency of testing while discussing an emergency spending package she said the House would vote on on Friday.Credit…Samuel Corum for The New York Times Congress and the White House struck…

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The Milk Situation

For two fleeting decades, there was no status symbol more potent than the milk mustache. The California Milk Processor Board’s “Got Milk?” campaign stretched across nearly 350 print advertisements and more than 70 television commercials featuring some of the most famous people in America: Beyoncé and Tina Knowles. Serena and Venus Williams. Harrison Ford. Angelina…

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A Blueberry Pie Told Her All She Needed to Know

The day after Samantha Schneider’s best friend died of complications from breast cancer, Sean Corley came into Ms. Schneider’s life. His arrival, in September 2016, was no coincidence. “Two months before I met Sean, my best friend told me that she heard all the nurses talking about the dating app Bumble,” said Ms. Schneider, 33,…

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As China Cracks Down on Coronavirus Coverage, Journalists Fight Back

When Jacob Wang saw reports circulating online recently suggesting that life was getting better in Wuhan, the center of the coronavirus outbreak, he was irate. Mr. Wang, a journalist for a state-run newspaper in China, knew that Wuhan was still in crisis — he had traveled there to chronicle the failures of the government firsthand.…

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Curbing Hidden Wedding Costs

Creating and sticking to a budget can be a challenge for couples planning a wedding. The national average cost currently stands at $33,931, according to wedding website the Knot. Unforeseen expenditures on things like postage, certain rentals or delivery charges can easily drive up costs. Event planners urge couples and their families to keep a…

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The Rich Have a Coronavirus Cure: Escape From New York

By Thursday afternoon, texts and emails circulating among New York’s professional class warned that perhaps it was time to leave. The city was going into lockdown, or at least that’s what people were saying — probably by Friday morning. No one really knew this but now, you did. The rumor was false but that didn’t…

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