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Virus widening the gulf between Americans
June 4, 2020

Virus widening the gulf between Americans

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. was highly polarized. New surveys suggest the pandemic is widening the gulf, especially over the science driving the U.S. handling of the outbreak. CGTN’s Owen Fairclough has more.

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Experts warn of avoidable deaths linked to mental illness
June 4, 2020

Experts warn of avoidable deaths linked to mental illness

Thousands of people in the United States could die from alcoholism, drug abuse and suicide linked to the coronavirus. Mental health helplines have reported an uptick in people asking for support. Experts say there will also be a surge in avoidable deaths, if the country […]

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U.S. rental car company Hertz declares bankruptcy
June 2, 2020

U.S. rental car company Hertz declares bankruptcy

One of the biggest corporate casualties of the novel coronavirus pandemic is U.S. rental car company Hertz. It declared bankruptcy after travel came to a standstill and its debt burden became too much to bear. CGTN’s Karina Huber has more.

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May 22, 2020

Robots are helping us fight COVID-19

Disease-proof robots are working to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. See how companies are developing artificial intelligence to do jobs that can help human health.

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May 13, 2020

Stay-at-home orders puts real estate in uncharted territory

Spring is usually the hottest buying and selling time when it comes to real estate in the United States. However, the coronavirus has put the industry in an awkward position with agents showing homes remotely.
In all, it has led to a more than eight percent drop in home sales in March.

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May 12, 2020

Circus group in Colombia vows show must go on

The saying is: The show must go on. One circus group in Colombia is doing everything it can for its show to continue amid the coronavirus crisis.

A big change is the group is moving from the big stage to the small screen.

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May 12, 2020

COVID-19 concerns may place new guidelines on beaches

Warmer weather is starting to take shape throughout much of the United States, meaning more people will be leaving their homes and heading outside. For coastal communities, that means a return to the beach.

But, as COVID-19 continues to cause concern throughout the United States, beaches may not be the refuge they once were.

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May 8, 2020

Lockdown orders puts new strain on marriages

Wedding season has begun in many parts of the world. But, the number of couples tying the knot has fallen this year, mostly due to COVID-19 restrictions.

​In the United States, marriage rates were already in decline, but the impact of a global pandemic is also bringing extra stress to the family dynamic.

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May 7, 2020

Prestigious startup program tackles COVID-19

It’s one of the most prestigious startup programs in Silicon Valley—the Stanford-based StartX.

The program says their startups are nearly three times more likely to reach a $100 million dollar valuation and that more than 90-percent of its venture-backed startups are still growing.

But now it’s taking on a new challenge—COVID-19.

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May 6, 2020

Amazon plans new jobs in Colombia

Online retailer Amazon says it plans to create one thousand new jobs in Colombia. Analysts say the move comes at a good time as Colombia deals with rising unemployment because of the coronavirus.

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May 5, 2020

Podcasting during COVID-19

Podcasting is a booming industry. With millions now sheltered at home, you’d think listeners would now be at an all-time high. You might be surprised.

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May 5, 2020

Mexican students develop respirators

During the COVID-19 pandemic, hospital capacities and medical supplies are a concern across the globe. After seeing this problem in Mexico, one team of space travel engineers has joined forces to help fight supply shortages.

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May 1, 2020

TV pilot season delayed amid the pandemic

Major American broadcasters use the so-called “pilot season” in the spring to come up with their new television show​s. ​It typically runs from February to May –  but COVID-19 restrictions brought most productions to a ​halt, throwing the entire broadcast industry into limbo. Experts in show […]

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March 25, 2020

Cuban rivers run clean

The rivers in the central Cuban province of Cienfuegos were the subject of tests for water quality by a joint expert team of Cuban and U.S. scientists, who collected water and sediments samples in 25 local river basins only to find out that they were relatively free of pollution.

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