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Trump has made it clear he wants to reopen the economy to boost his reelection chances, even if it means more Americans will die

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As the country struggles to contain the coronavirus, President Donald Trump appears largely focused on getting back to business as usual.
Over the last few days, the president has begun to advocate for scaling back his own social distancing guidelines in order to reopen the economy, even as experts agree that would exacerbate the public health crisis and kill Americans.
But Trump has long believed that a strong economy is his best case for reelection.
On Wednesday, the president accused the media of promoting social distancing as a way to hurt his reelection chances...
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Billionaire Mark Cuban says people should 'ignore anything someone like me might say' about sending employees back to work because 'lives are at stake'

Billionaire Mark Cuban says people should 'ignore anything someone like me might say' about sending employees back to work because 'lives are at stake'

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Billionaire Mark Cuban says we should be listening to epidemiologists, not billionaires, when it comes to deciding when to return to work.
"Ignore anything someone like me might say. Lives are at stake," Cuban told Bloomberg .
Former executives like Tom Golisano and Lloyd Blankfein are both calling for the economy to be opened up as quickly as possibly, and President Trump is urging for Americans to get back to work by April 12.
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Billionaire and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says Americans should be listening to...
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A famous actress, a legendary playwright, and a game-changing chef - here are the celebrities and notable figures around the world who are believed to have died of the novel coronavirus so far

A famous actress, a legendary playwright, and a game-changing chef - here are the celebrities and notable figures around the world who are believed to have died of the novel coronavirus so far

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The spread of the novel coronavirus has led to more than 19,600 deaths around the world, including some celebrities and well-known people.
Prominent figures like American playwright Terrence McNally and Italian actress Lucia Bosè are believed to have died from illnesses related to the virus.
Here are all the celebrities and notable people around the world that are believed to have died of illnesses related to the novel coronavirus so far.
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'Some may even die, I don't know': Former Wells Fargo CEO wants people to go back to work and 'see what happens'

'Some may even die, I don't know': Former Wells Fargo CEO wants people to go back to work and 'see what happens'

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Some American executives are calling for people to return to work even if they die in the coronavirus pandemic.
"Some of them will get sick," former Wells Fargo CEO Dick Kovacevich told Bloomberg News. "Some may even die, I don't know."
President Donald Trump said he wants to "reopen" the economy by April 12, even as experts say there's little chance the pandemic will be contained by then.
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The coronavirus crisis in the United States is only just beginning. But it's not too early for...
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