New York to allow visitors at hospitals, group homes as coronavirus eases


New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during the daily media briefing at the Office of the Governor of the State of New York on June 12, 2020 in New York City.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday that the state will allow hospitals and group homes to accept visitors at their discretion after limiting access to the facilities since mid-March. 

Visitors will be required to follow state guidelines, which include limiting their time with patients, requiring personal protective equipment and subjecting guests to symptom and temperature checks. 

“This was always a balance of

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House bill eases rules around how small businesses can use PPP funding


Wine store employees catalog a new shipment of alcohol on May 28, 2020 in New York City. Government guidelines encourage wearing a mask in public with strong social distancing in effect as all 50 states in the USA have begun a gradual process to slowly reopen after weeks of stay-at-home measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. (Photo by Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images)

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A bill that passed yesterday in the House of Representatives has some sought-after changes to a forgivable loan program for small-business owners.

The new legislation, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, addresses entrepreneurs’ concerns around loan

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Mexico’s auto industry restart gathers steam as lockdown eases


MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s auto industry reopening picked up pace on Tuesday, with Fiat Chrysler (FCHA.MI) and BMW AG (BMWG.DE) joining peers in gradually dusting off operations even as the wait for approvals slowed the return of some companies.

FILE PHOTO: The corporate logo of Ford is seen at Brussels Motor Show, Belgium January 9, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

In mid-May, officials said the industry could exit a mandatory coronavirus lockdown before June 1 if safety measures were approved.

However, some Mexican governors have urged caution as new coronavirus infections and deaths ticked higher, in a

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Target’s online sales surge eases coronavirus pain


(Reuters) – A surge in Target Corp’s (TGT.N) online sales due to panic buying during the coronavirus crisis helped the big-box retailer post better-than-expected quarterly results on Wednesday, even as it grappled with soaring operational costs.

Target, like Walmart (WMT.N), benefited from customers stockpiling staples and cleaning products at the start of the quarter, while demand for non-staple items like beauty products, home goods and clothes rose as stimulus checks arrived late in April.

Although U.S. grocers and supermarket chains have seen a monumental surge in sales during the quarter, they have little to show in

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