United plans to close three overseas flight attendant bases as international travel suffers

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A Boeing 777-222(ER) passenger plane belonging to the United Airlines taking off at Hong Kong International Airport on August 08 2018 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

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United Airlines plans to close three of its four foreign flight attendant bases in October as international air travel continues to struggle because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Chicago-based airline will close bases in Hong Kong, Tokyo’s Narita airport and Frankfurt, according to a company memo seen by CNBC. United said about 840 flight attendants work in the three bases that are closing.

“This was certainly a very difficult

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Coronavirus will change how film sets operate: Four experts explain

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Ice T is seen on set of ‘Law and Order: Special Victims Unit’ on March 06, 2020 in New York City.

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After months of production shutdowns, Hollywood is eager to get the cameras rolling again.

But that’s easier said than done in as coronavirus continues to spread. While several states have issued proposed guidelines for restarting film production, there is still no consensus within the industry of what restrictions or safeguards will ultimately be needed to get cast and crews back to work safely. 

Studios in states that have allowed nonessential businesses to reopen have begun to ready

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Dr. Anthony Fauci says whether schools reopen in the fall is ‘complicated’

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The question of whether to reopen schools in the fall has a “complicated answer” and the decision will depend on the coronavirus’ transmission in certain regions of the U.S., White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Friday. 

“It has to be a bit of a — and I don’t mean lengthwise — a bit of a complicated answer, because the United States is a large country,” he said during an interview Friday on CNBC’s “Halftime Report.” 

“When you’re talking about getting back to a degree of normality and school openings and things like that, it’s always related to

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Brazil on the outs with WHO as America’s reopening takes shape

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As the global death of Covid-19 nears 400,000, U.S. health officials are keeping a close eye on caseloads and hospitalization rates as states continue to relax their lockdown measures and reopen different types of businesses.

U.S. cases have been climbing since Memorial Day, but New York City this week reached an optimistic milestone: on Friday, the city, the epicenter of the U.S. outbreak, reported zero coronavirus death for the day. That hasn’t happened since March. NYC is slated to move into its first phase of reopening on Monday. 

Still, the virus continues to spread quickly in parts of Latin America

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