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US Lawmakers Race to Help Economy Hit Hard by Coronavirus - Voice of America

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US Lawmakers Race to Help Economy Hit Hard by Coronavirus - Voice of AmericaUS Lawmakers Race to Help Economy Hit Hard by Coronavirus - Voice of AmericaPosted: 23 Mar 2020 09:41 AM PDTWASHINGTON - U.S. lawmakers are racing to enact a massive rescue package to prop up an American economy increasingly paralyzed by efforts to contain the novel coronavirus.Stock markets plunged last week — wiping out nearly all gains recorded during Donald Trump's presidency — as activity in public places across the country ground to a halt.  With factories, businesses, restaurants and schools shutting down and entire industries in shambles, workers are facing layoffs, cutbacks in hours or having to make the difficult choice of working while ill if they lack paid sick leave.  Despite positive test results for lawmakers in both chambers that have forced self-quarantining measures, Democratic and Republican leaders say lawmakers must stay in Washington to finish work on an economic stimulus package.  &q…

COVID-19: MGM closes properties in three states — Las Vegas hotel-casinos will stay open. - Reno Gazette Journal

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COVID-19: MGM closes properties in three states — Las Vegas hotel-casinos will stay open. - Reno Gazette JournalCOVID-19: MGM closes properties in three states — Las Vegas hotel-casinos will stay open. - Reno Gazette JournalPosted: 20 Mar 2020 09:03 PM PDTCLOSE With help from the CDC, we answer some of Google's most searched questions about the coronavirus crisis. USA TODAY LAS VEGAS – Facing the intensifying spread COVID-19 across the U.S., MGM Resorts International has closed three hotel-casinos in three states.The Las Vegas company announced the following closures in regional markets:Empire City Casino in New York: The closure went into effect at 6 a.m. Saturday. MGM anticipates re-opening by March 28 – but will continue to "re-evaluate the status."MGM Springfield in Massachusetts: The resort will suspend gaming operations by the early morning of Sunday, followed by a temporary closure of its hotel operations. "It is anticipated that it will remain closed for 15 da…

“Hotel group claims letter sent to sacked workers was 'administrative error' - Northern Times” plus 1 more

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“Hotel group claims letter sent to sacked workers was 'administrative error' - Northern Times” plus 1 moreHotel group claims letter sent to sacked workers was 'administrative error' - Northern TimesPosted: 20 Mar 2020 12:00 AM PDTThe Coylumbridge Hotel.A COMPANY who sacked 30 members of staff and told them to vacate their accommodation have claimed it was an "administrative error".Britannia Hotels told one media outlet that the communication sent to staff was in error.However, when contacted by the Strathy to get confirmation of this the company said it was not making any comment, thereby adding to the confusion.There has been a public outcry after the workers – all of them understood to be EU nationals – were made homeless with no notice period.The Hale based hotel giant issued a brief statement to the Liverpool Echo saying it was contacting staff to tell them of its mistake.It read: "With regards to the current situation regarding s…

Coronavirus Australia: What 'Italy-style' lockdown could look like - Daily Mail

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Coronavirus Australia: What 'Italy-style' lockdown could look like - Daily MailCoronavirus Australia: What 'Italy-style' lockdown could look like - Daily MailPosted: 17 Mar 2020 03:09 PM PDTPrime Minister Scott Morrison may look to introduce a 'European-style' nationwide lockdown to minimise the threat of COVID-19 as the deadly virus continues to spread.Mr Morrison met with the national cabinet of health officers and state leaders on Tuesday, and is expected to announce new measures on Wednesday. While it's not known what these measures will include, Italy, Spain and France have all introduced policies forcing citizens to stay indoors to control the respiratory infection as cases soar past 187,000 globally.On Tuesday, Australians overseas were urged to return home as soon as possible and would-be holidaymakers told to 'reconsider their need for travelling'.'If you're already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we re…

MGM Resorts will temporarily close buffets amid coronavirus concerns - FOX 5 San Diego

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MGM Resorts will temporarily close buffets amid coronavirus concerns - FOX 5 San DiegoMGM Resorts will temporarily close buffets amid coronavirus concerns - FOX 5 San DiegoPosted: 11 Mar 2020 06:17 PM PDT LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — MGM Resorts International says they will be temporarily closing their buffets at ARIA, Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Luxor and Excalibur amid coronavirus concerns.The changes will go into effect on Sunday, March 15, according to their Public Relations department.The closures are temporary and MGM says it will be evaluated on a weekly basis.When asked about the buffet closures, MGM Resorts International sent the statement below:"The safety and health of guests and employees continue to be top priority as the company works with local health officials on protocol and procedures during this time."MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONALWhen it comes to the employees and the jobs affected, MGM said that all of their employees will "work directly with MGM…

Amid coronavirus risks and fears, an American family in Paris makes it home to Las Vegas - USA TODAY

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Amid coronavirus risks and fears, an American family in Paris makes it home to Las Vegas - USA TODAYAmid coronavirus risks and fears, an American family in Paris makes it home to Las Vegas - USA TODAYPosted: 14 Mar 2020 01:40 PM PDTRobert E. Lang, Opinion contributorPublished 2:18 p.m. ET March 14, 2020 | Updated 4:36 p.m. ET March 14, 2020 CLOSE In the wake of President Trump's travel ban from Europe, Americans are scrambling as they figure out how to get home amid the coronavirus pandemic. USA TODAY My wife, my son and I were sleeping at a Paris hotel early Thursday morning when my iPhone began to ping. About 10 texts came within minutes of President Donald Trump's Wednesday night speech on the coronavirus. They all carried the same urgent message —Trump was going to shut down travel between the United States and Europe by midnight Friday. Our problem was immediate. We had return tickets home to Las Vegas for Sunday.We were in France on business. My wife, Karen, and I are profe…