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Futures pare gains as U.S. weekly jobless claims top 6 million

U.S. stocks index futures gave up early gains on Thursday after the number of Americans filing claims for unemployment benefits topped a whopping 6 million as more jurisdictions enforced stay-at-home measures to curb the coronavirus.



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Southwest Airlines to seek aid from U.S. Treasury as demand craters

Southwest Airlines Co said on Thursday it intends to file an application with the U.S. Treasury department for aid to help it ride out the sharp drop in travel demand caused by the massive lockdowns because of the coronavirus pandemic.



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U.S. weekly jobless claims hit record once again

The number of Americans filing claims for unemployment benefits last week shot to a record high for a second week in a row - topping 6 million - as more jurisdictions enforced stay-at-home measures to curb the coronavirus pandemic, which economists say has pushed the economy into recession.



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'Dear Elon': Ukraine takes up Tesla's ventilator offer via Twitter

Ukraine has taken to Twitter to ask Elon Musk to send it ventilators after the billionaire chief executive of Tesla Inc offered to ship them across the world during the coronavirus pandemic.



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Paying down debt may not be the best way to use your coronavirus stimulus check

Whether you've got debt or other bills to pay, ask these questions to help you make the right decision.

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Aerospace suppliers face bailout dilemma over job cuts

Aerospace suppliers are drawing up plans to lay off workers as coronavirus quarantines cripple their cash balances - but bailout conditions and fears of losing critical skilled labor are forcing managements to juggle survival and future growth.



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Lights, camera, audit: accountants grapple with remote company check-ups

As audit season begins for British companies, some auditors stuck at home in coronavirus lockdown are turning to cameras to check clients' inventories, plant and equipment for compiling annual accounts.



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BlackRock, Schroders suspend UK real estate funds

Investment managers BlackRock and Schroders said they have suspended trading in UK real estate funds aimed at institutional investors, citing difficulty in getting an accurate price for their assets.



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Boeing CEO sees lasting impact of coronavirus pandemic on aerospace industry: memo

Boeing Co Chief Executive Dave Calhoun said on Thursday the coronavirus pandemic was going to have a lasting impact on the global aerospace industry, as he outlined steps for a voluntary layoff plan for employees.



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JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon returns to work after heart surgery

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon is working remotely after the bank announced on March 5 that he had emergency surgery.

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Small businesses reinvent themselves to make products needed for the coronavirus crisis

Throughout the U.S., small businesses and nonprofits are retooling to survive — and make a difference — by shifting operations to make products needed in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

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Where your coronavirus stimulus check will go furthest, based on US rents

Millions of workers have reason to cheer, thanks to a $2 trillion stimulus package passed by Congress last week that will put checks in their pockets. But how far will $1,200 really go? CNBC took a look at what that sum could mean for rent payers around the country.

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Investors should have up to 10% in this 'hedge against the unexpected,' says 'Godfather' of gold

George Milling-Stanley, who helped create the SPDR Gold Trust, says the precious metal is not just a hedge against inflation but against the unexpected.

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New Jersey residents get until July 15 to file taxes

Garden State taxpayers now have until July 15 to prepare and file their state income tax returns, according to Gov. Phil Murphy. The new deadline is now the same as the due date for federal tax returns.

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Fiat Chrysler hopes discounts, web can juice dormant auto sales

With auto showrooms shut during the coronavirus pandemic, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV on Wednesday reported a 10% drop in U.S. quarterly sales and moved to juice demand with bigger discount and a program allowing customers to buy vehicles entirely online.



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