Boston University is setting up dedicated coronavirus testing for students, staff and faculty

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Boston University said Thursday that it plans to have its own coronavirus testing program this fall for students, faculty and staff as part of a larger strategy to hold in-person classes on campus.  

“We’ve spent a lot of time on trying to decide and develop testing capability within the university,” Boston University President Robert Brown said on CNBC’s “Squawk Alley.” “We have the capacity to do that as a major research university.” 

Boston University’s announcement comes as colleges across the U.S. are trying to determine plans for safely conducting classes in the fall despite the Covid-19 pandemic. California State University

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Boston Dynamics’ dog-like robot Spot used on social distancing patrol

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Boston Dynamics‘ dog-like robot, Spot, is being used in a park in Singapore to help encourage social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. 

“The robot isn’t really enforcing in Singapore. It’s just giving people information and encouraging them,” Boston Dynamics founder Marc Raibert said Friday on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” “There’s a human nearby who can do whatever enforcement they decide is appropriate.” 

The robot can operate itself, but that is not how it’s being put to use in Singapore right now, Raibert said. There is a human who is helping steer it and deciding with whom to interact, he

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Kegs are going bad. Boston Beer has a solution

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As bars and restaurants remain shuttered in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Boston Beer is turning millions of dollars of expired beer into ethanol to recoup some of its lost sales.

Beer sales rose 11.6% in the week ended April 11, according to Nielsen data, as consumers drink more at home. But the spike doesn’t benefit craft brewers as much because they rely on sales in restaurants and bars. The shift in consumption trends is leading to expired kegs for many craft beer manufacturers. 

Supply chain disruptions caused by the pandemic have led farmers to dump milk and crush eggs,

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