These are the headlines you Need 2 Know for Wednesday, March 18, 2020:
  • CORONAVIRUS: THE LATEST: The death toll in the U.S. has passed 100 as health officials confirm at least one case in every state and most U.S. territories. Right now, there are more than 6,000 cases across the country. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says New Yorkers should prepare for a shelter-in-place order along the lines of the Bay Area; N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he thinks the state is 45 days from a peak in cases. Live Updates
  • CORONAVIRUS: RESPONSE FROM WASHINGTON: The Trump administration has come up with an estimated $1 trillion stimulus plan, $250 billion of which would be used to pay Americans as much as $2,000 in an attempt to soften the economic fallout. President Trump has also directed the Treasury to allow American taxpayers to delay paying taxes by the projected April 15th due date for at least 90 days. The Washington Post
  • CORONAVIRUS: AROUND THE WORLD: China has reported just one new case in the origin city of the virus, Wuhan. Conditions elsewhere around the world are much grimmer, including in Iran where 1,000 new cases per day are being reported. A new report suggests more than 500,000 people could die from the virus in the UK. Live Updates
  • PRIMARY RESULTS: Former Vice President Joe Biden is the projected winner of Tuesday’s primary elections, sweeping elections in Arizona, Florida, and Illinois. He leads the race for Democratic nominee with 1,147 delegates to Sanders’ 861. Biden needs just 844 more delegates to secure the nomination. The New York Times
  • RETAIL IMPACT: Macy’s is among the biggest retailers to temporarily close its doors nationwide. The company has closed almost 800 stores across the United States but will continue to accept online orders. The news follows an earlier announcement that stores would stay open despite growing practices of social distancing. USA Today
  • FACEBOOK’S $1K EXTRA PAY: Facebook is giving all employees an additional $1,000 in their next paycheck as well as a good performance review for the first half of the year. The move to give good reviews guarantees that employees will receive biannual bonuses. The company is also setting aside $100 million and ad space for small business especially reeling from the coronavirus pandemic. The Wall Street Journal
  • HOME CONCERTS: Amid the coronavirus pandemic, some artists are looking to bring some sunshine to fans stuck at home while they practice social distancing. Keith Urban kicked off the at home concert series with a 30-minute performance on Instagram Live. Coldplay fans were serenaded by Chris Martin and shortly after, John Legend gave fans a lift saying we’d all get through it together. Watch it
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