mick Thursday, 03/26/20 12:42:15 PM Re: mick post# 508118 Post # of 508244 Trump halts collection of student loan debt. That reprieve could impact 9 million student loan borrowers currently in default amid the coronavirus emergency. Apple is sourcing 10 million masks from its supply chain. It is one of several big tech companies pitching in as health systems across the U.S. report a shortage of protective gear. But some warn of “a risk in relying on corporate philanthropy—rather than the government—in solving this problem.” People are increasingly using the video chat service Zoom to do business, contact health professionals and stay in touch with loved ones and friends. It’s important to be aware of the privacy implications. As movie theaters have been forced to close to stop the spread of the coronavirus, AMC Theaters, with more than 1,000 theaters worldwide, furloughed its entire 600-person corporate staff, including its CEO. The chain already let go or furloughed 26,000 of its employees, from ticket collectors to concession sellers. Female Olympians are bracing themselves for a reality of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics postponement that goes beyond the disappointment of not competing this year: There’s a chance they may not qualify to participate on the national team for the 2021 Games. Luxe quarantine: Le Bijou, a luxury hotel company in Switzerland, is offering a "COVID-19 Service" that includes a $500 coronavirus test, in a bid to earn revenue as global demand for hospitality services plummets during the coronavirus pandemic.