These are the headlines you Need 2 Know for Tuesday, March 3, 2020:
  • DEADLY TORNADO RIPS THROUGH NASHVILLE At least seven people are dead and at least 20 others are injured after a twister touched down in Nashville overnight. Search and rescue crews are working to locate other victims across the widespread affected area. Officials there say more than 40 structures were also destroyed by the tornado. WSMV
  • CORONAVIRUS LATEST: U.S.: The death toll in the coronavirus outbreak in Washington state has risen to six. Health officials say there are more than 100 confirmed cases across 15 states. The CDC is facing backlash for apparently botching mass produced test kits expected to be sent to state laboratories ⁠— it's likely the reason diagnoses have been significantly low. Now, the FDA says up to one million people could be tested for coronavirus by the end of the week. The Hill
  • CORONAVIRUS LATEST: MARKET REACTION: While the outbreak continues to spread, global markets rebounded in a huge way. Here in the U.S., the S&P 500 had its biggest single day gain on Monday since December 2018, making the market correction the shortest in nearly a century. That hardly means we’re out of the woods; the rally was largely based on speculation that the Fed and other central banks would move to stimulate the economy if the outbreak gets worse. The New York Times
  • SUPER TUESDAY: STATE OF PLAY: Today is the single biggest day of voting in the presidential campaign. Democrats in fourteen states and one U.S. territory (American Samoa) have their turn to vote for the party’s nominee. In the last 24 hours, the Democratic establishment has quickly coalesced around Joe Biden after his blowout victory in South Carolina, a sign that they really don’t want Bernie Sanders as the nominee. Amy Klobuchar quit the race and immediately threw her support behind the former VP. She joined her midwest nemesis Pete Buttigieg and Beto O’Rourke to support Biden at a rally in Dallas last night. ABC News
  • SUPER TUESDAY: STATE BY STATE: These are the states with primaries today: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont & Virginia. California is the biggest prize, with nearly three times as many delegates at stake than the first three voting states combined. Here’s a look at the race in each state: Politico
  • IN MEMORIAM: JACK WELCH Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric, has died at 84. Under his two decades of leadership at GE, the company’s value jumped from $14 billion to $410 billion. His business techniques are known as the “Welch Way” and are replicated by companies worldwide. Business Insider
  • LEFTOVERS: COMEDY GREATS TO HEADLINE NETFLIX FEST Netflix is gearing up for a mega-comedy festival featuring some of today’s greatest stand up comics. Netflix Is A Joke will take over Los Angeles for a week starting April 27th. Headliners include Dave Chappelle, Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Ali Wong, David Letterman, Martin Lawrence, and several others. Needless to say, get ready to laugh your *$# off! Los Angeles Times
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