NYC begins to prepare for a hot summer with closed beaches and residents still under quarantine

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The city is beginning to prepare for a long hot summer with closed beaches and residents remaining locked inside under stay-at-home orders, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday, warning that this summer will be very different from years past. 

Barbecues, picnics, ball games and days at the beach or by the pool, all the activities New Yorkers love about summer, are going to be different “for the foreseeable future,” de Blasio said at his daily press briefing. 

“This is going to be a different summer than any summer we’ve experienced in the history of New York City,”

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California to close beaches, quarterly results reveal pressure

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The torrent of major corporate earnings results continued Thursday, with McDonald’s, CNBC parent Comcast, Twitter, and Kraft Heinz among the many companies reporting before the opening bell on Wall Street. Sales and profits have taken a beating for most corporations in the first quarter of 2020 as the initial effects of the pandemic began to drastically change American consumer habits. Read on for more on how companies are dealing with the fallout from the Covid-19 outbreak.

This is CNBC’s live blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak. All times below are in Eastern time. This blog

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