Chipotle is developing brisket but new menu items are on hold for now

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Chipotle Mexican Grill is developing new menu items — such as brisket and cauliflower rice — but customers won’t be able to try them until the coronavirus pandemic ends.

“Our culinary guys are still hard at work, but obviously a lot of these things are going to be delayed where we are right now,” CEO Brian Niccol said Thursday on CNBC’s “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer

Chipotle had previously planned to introduce one to two new menu items per year. In February, the burrito chain replaced its queso with a new recipe. Niccol has previously said Chipotle is also testing

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U.S. crude futures trim record gain

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FILE PHOTO: The sun sets behind a crude oil pump jack on a drill pad in the Permian Basin in Loving County, Texas, U.S. November 24, 2019. Picture taken November 24, 2019. REUTERS/Angus Mordant/File Photo

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Benchmark U.S. crude fell more than 1% in early trade on Friday, coming off its biggest one-day gain in the previous session after U.S. President Donald Trump said he expected Saudi Arabia and Russia to announce a major oil production cut.

U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude CLc1 futures were down 1.4%, or 36 cents, at $24.96 a barrel at 2223 GMT,

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The White House is watching these next coronavirus ‘hot spots’ to follow NY and NJ

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Medical workers bring in patients at a special coronavirus intake tent at Maimonides Medical Center in Borough Park section of Brooklyn which has seen an upsurge of coronavirus patients on April 02, 2020 in New York City.

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Some 35% of all coronavirus tests administered in New York and New Jersey have been positive, indicating a serious outbreak in both states, White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Deborah Birx said Thursday.

“That confirms very clearly that that’s a very clear and important hot zone,” she said at a White House press conference. 

As states ramp up testing,

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Airline industry braces for prolonged recovery from coronavirus crisis

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – A full airline industry recovery from the coronavirus looks prolonged at best, analysts said, as new data showed international seat capacity had fallen to 23% of last year’s levels and around half the world’s airplane fleet is in storage.

FILE PHOTO: A British Airways plane taxis past tail fins of parked aircraft to the runway near Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport in London, Britain March 14, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson/File Photo

Carriers including United Airlines Holdings Inc (UAL.O) and Air New Zealand Ltd (AIR.NZ) have warned they are likely to emerge from the crisis

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