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PGA Tour cancels Players Championship, other events amid coronavirus fears

Cameron Champ, Nate Lashley, Kevin Tway and their caddies, walk the 17th green, during the first round of The Players Championship golf tournament Thursday, March 12, 2020 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (Associated Press)

The PGA Tour said Thursday it was canceling The Players Championship and at least three subsequent tournaments — following the lead of nearly every other major sports league in the U.S. in calling off competitions amid the coronavirus outbreak. “It is with regret that we are announcing the cancellation of THE PLAYERS Championship,” the …

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Fact check: Trump falsely claims anybody who returns to the US from Europe is being tested for coronavirus

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We’re still looking into some of Trump’s claims. But here are the two we picked as most egregious: Trump falsely claimed anybody coming into the US from Europe is being tested for the coronavirus When a reporter noted that an American could bring back the coronavirus even with Trump’s new …

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The Federal Reserve is not bailing out stock traders.

The Federal Reserve is not bailing out stock traders.

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, currently busy trying to keep the financial system afloat. Eric Baradat/Getty Images There’s been a little bit of confusion about the dramatic steps the Federal Reserve is now taking to stabilize the financial system. The central bank announced on Thursday that it would inject about …

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Hannah Ann Sluss and Peter Weber’s Breakup Timeline Fills in Every Red Flag

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[Spoiler alert: The Bachelor Season 24.] The Bachelor Season 24 finale was the most dramatic ending we’ve seen — but it certainly wasn’t for the right reasons. In the March 10 episode, Peter Weber got engaged and broke up with Hannah Ann Sluss. The 28-year-old then showed up at the …

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Why the Dow is at risk of the worst week in its 124-year history as coronavirus fear grips Wall Street

Why the Dow is at risk of the worst week in its 124-year history as coronavirus fear grips Wall Street

Get ready for the worst week ever for stocks — ever. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is on the verge of carving out history on Friday, but for all the wrong reasons if you are a bullish investor. The threat of the spread of the novel coronavirus has injected a …

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Microsoft Build in-person events canceled

Microsoft Build in-person events canceled

Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp., pauses during a Bloomberg event on the opening day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Simon Dawson | Bloomberg | Getty Images Microsoft said Thursday that its annual Build developer conference in Seattle, set to …

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Coronavirus: NBA commissioner Adam Silver says league will wait at least 30 days before resuming season

Coronavirus: NBA commissioner Adam Silver says league will wait at least 30 days before resuming season

The NBA suspended its season so abruptly on Wednesday due to the coronavirus outbreak that a long-term plan was not yet in place for potentially resuming play when it was safe. Now, the details of the plan being formed are beginning to trickle out. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver appeared on …

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Pentagon Asks to Reconsider Awarding Huge Cloud Contract to Amazon

Pentagon Asks to Reconsider Awarding Huge Cloud Contract to Amazon

SAN FRANCISCO — The Defense Department said on Thursday that it would re-evaluate the awarding of a $10 billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft after sustained protest from Amazon, which had contended that it lost the deal because of potential interference from President Trump. In a legal brief filed to …

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Coronavirus updates: Disneyland, Disney World, Broadway theaters close

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Coronavirus has spread across every continent, except Antarctica, leaving some cities empty. Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. COVID-19, the disease caused by a newly identified coronavirus first detected in China in December, has rapidly spread across the …

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Coronavirus: Donovan Mitchell confirms positive test after Jazz teammate Rudy Gobert contracted COVID-19

Coronavirus: Donovan Mitchell confirms positive test after Jazz teammate Rudy Gobert contracted COVID-19

A second NBA player has tested positive for the coronavirus. Utah Jazz All-Star forward Donovan Mitchell confirmed he has contracted the deadly virus after his teammate, Rudy Gobert, became the first player to test positive, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Gobert had been careless in the locker room in …

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