Nation’s top CEOs sign letter calling for urgent small businesses aid

Many small businesses across the country face near-certain catastrophe if they do not receive Federal aid soon, a Monday letter signed by some of the biggest names in business claims. Mom and pop shops face “a wave of permanent closures” by Labor Day if the government doesn’t step in with a comprehensive recovery program, according […]

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Connie Culp, First Face Transplant Recipient in U.S., Dies at 57

Connie Culp, the first patient in the United States to receive a face transplant, died on Wednesday at the Cleveland Clinic, which had performed her procedure in 2008. She was 57. She died of complications from an infection that was unrelated to her transplant, a spokeswoman for the hospital said. The clinic confirmed Ms. Culp’s […]

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Health Care Comes to Us

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. The pandemic, an unemployment surge and unrest over racial inequality have made more Americans feel isolated, anxious or depressed. Psychological distress could prove temporary, but the hurt and the ripple effects are serious nevertheless. Now here’s some […]

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State apprenticeship program gets $4.7 million boost

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Tuesday that a state apprenticeship program will receive a $4.7 million investment. | Anthony Vazquez/Sun-Times The program is on track to support 17,000 apprenticeship participants this year, adding 14 new partners. A state apprenticeship program will be expanding, thanks to a $4.7 million government investment, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Tuesday. The […]

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Officer charged in Floyd’s death eligible for pension money

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is eligible to receive pension benefits during his retirement years even if he’s convicted of killing George Floyd, according to the Minnesota agency that represents retired public workers. Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter in the May 25 death of George. Video of the arrest […]

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Why Rural America’s Digital Divide Persists

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. Bogus maps and broken bureaucracies can have real world harm. Cecilia Kang, a Times technology reporter, wrote Tuesday about a family living outside Ithaca, N.Y., that can’t get fast internet service at home — because government maps […]

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Mets clubhouse manager Tony Carullo retires after 51 years with team

There is no bigger compliment a person can receive than the one Joe Torre paid Tony Carullo on Friday. “You could trust him with your life,’’ Torre said of Carullo, who retired Thursday as the Mets’ visiting clubhouse manager after 51 years working for the team. “That to me is hugely important.’’ Unable to be […]

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City’s share of stimulus package: $572 million

The $566 million the city is expected to receive from the federal stimulus bill won’t be enough, city officials said Thursday. | Sun-Times file The CTA will get $800 million and Chicago Public Schools another $205 million. But it won’t be nearly enough, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Thursday. Chicago expects to receive at least $572 […]

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Kobe Bryant to be inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame

Kobe Bryant will receive the highest honor in basketball. The Lakers great, who tragically died in a California helicopter crash at the age of 41 in January, will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame this year, according to The Athletic. Bryant will be joined by Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett. A […]

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Tony Boselli’s coronavirus scare intensified quickly: ‘I don’t want to die here’

Tony Boselli says his coronavirus hospitalization quickly went from expecting to receive medication to thinking, “I don’t want to die here.” The former Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle spent five days at the Mayo Clinic in the past week, including a few in intensive care before being released on Tuesday. “It was kind of fuzzy, but […]

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Kenya Moore Shares Throwback Of Her Fake ID & Reveals The Singer Who Inspired Fake Name 

Ask and you shall receive! Kenya Moore treated fans to another throwback photo — a snap of her fake ID from when she was 15 — on March 26. Learn why Kenya’s ‘fake middle name’ was inspired by this Grammy winner! Throwback Thursday to the time Kenya Moore had a fake ID at age 15! The […]

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India outlines $22.6 billion economic stimulus to help poor hit by lockdown

© Reuters. Migrant workers wait in a queue to receive free food outside Howrah railway station after India ordered a 21-day nationwide lockdown to limit the spreading of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Kolkata NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India on Thursday announced a 1.7 trillion rupee ($22.6 billion) economic stimulus plan that will be released through […]

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Eugenie Bouchard flooded with dating resumes after boyfriend tweet

Ask and you shall receive — whether you expect it or not. Eugenie Bouchard revealed Sunday she received an influx of dating applications after tweeting last week that quarantining “would be a lot more fun with a boyfriend.” “My agent just informed me you guys are sending ‘dating resumes’ to the email in my bio […]

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City officials promise quick action on small-business loans

Small businesses in Chicago affected by the coronavirus pandemic could receive loans from the Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund beginning in April. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times The $100 million loan fund will start taking applications March 31 from businesses affected by the coronavirus. Over 300 owners of small businesses have expressed interest in a $100 […]

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Tokyo 2020 Games organizers receive Olympic flame

Tokyo 2020 Games organizers receive Olympic flame ATHENS (Reuters) – Organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games received the Olympic flame in a scaled-down handover ceremony in the Greek capital on Thursday, amid the coronavirus spread that has cast doubt on the July 24-Aug 9 global multi-billion dollar event. In a brief ceremony closed to […]

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Volunteers fight virus by testing new experimental vaccine

The first people to roll up their sleeves to receive an experimental vaccine for the coronavirus say they were inspired to help because they wanted to do more to fight the disease than wash their hands and work from home. Three of the study participants spoke to The Associated Press on Monday following the trial’s […]

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Spanish King renounces inheritance from father amid financial irregularities scandal

MADRID – Spain’s King Felipe VI has renounced any future personal inheritance he could receive from his father, King Emerit Juan Carlos I, over alleged financial irregularities involving the former monarch, the country’s royal house announced Sunday. The royal house said in a statement that in addition to renouncing his inheritance, Felipe is stripping Juan […]

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NFL notebook: Cowboys to reportedly use exclusive tag on Prescott

Dak Prescott will receive the exclusive franchise tag as the Dallas Cowboys continue to push for a long-term deal. According to multiple reports, the Cowboys are focused on signing Prescott to a multi-year contract. The exclusive franchise tag prevents players from negotiating with other teams, effectively ending all aspects of free agency outside of the […]

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Reports: Cowboys to use exclusive franchise tag on QB Prescott

Dak Prescott will receive the exclusive franchise tag as the Dallas Cowboys continue to push for a long-term deal. According to multiple reports, the Cowboys are focused on signing Prescott to a multi-year contract. The exclusive franchise tag prevents players from negotiating with other teams, effectively ending all aspects of free agency outside of the […]

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