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Concerns over coronavirus upticks in California

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK

— New York City to offer expanded outdoor dining year-round

— Virginia Gov. Northam and wife test positive for virus

— French Open limits fans to 1,000 per day as cases spike in Paris

— Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted all restrictions on restaurants and other businesses in Florida in a move to reopen the state’s economy despite the spread of the coronavirus.

— Minnesota halts coronavirus study after reports of intimidation. The survey teams were going to 180 neighborhoods to offer free testing for the virus and for antibodies.

— Virus disrupting Rio’s Carnival for first time in a century. Annual Carnival parade of flamboyant samba schools won’t be held in February.

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HERE’S WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING:

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported 61 new cases of the

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Trump administration moves to limit student visa stays over fraud, national security concerns

The Trump administration has announced a rule limiting the open-ended stay for international students from countries, amid concerns about overstays, fraud and potential risks to national security.

The new rule, proposed by the Department of Homeland Security, would allow those coming into the U.S. onto an F or J nonimmigrant visa to be limited to a stay of four years. Currently students are allowed to remain in the country as long as they can show that their period of study is ongoing.

DHS CHIEF WOLF SAYS BORDER CROSSERS NOW MOSTLY SINGLE ADULTS COMING FOR ECONOMIC REASONS 

The rule submission says that, currently, “admitting a nonimmigrant for duration of status creates a challenge to the Department’s ability to efficiently monitor and oversee these nonimmigrants, because they may remain in the United States for indefinite periods of time without being required to have immigration officers periodically assess whether they are complying with

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Learn How to Manage COVID-19 Testing Concerns for Your Business on Sept. 15 with World Back to Work

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — World Back to Work (WBTW), a mission-driven organization that is developing customized solutions to help the world’s businesses get back to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic, will hold a webinar on COVID testing for food & beverage businesses on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 11am PST/2pm EST. Members of the media are invited to attend.

WBTW experts Kyle Koeppler, Practice Head for Medical Services & Testing Industry Expert and Thomas Barrows, MD, Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer, will discuss the essentials of COVID testing, critical differences in testing methods, and what it means to businesses, in particular the food industry. In a world of ever-changing regulations, contradictory guidance, and evolving guidelines, it’s critical for business owners to stay informed for the protection of employees, as well as to help protect against potential liability concerns.

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Weekly Jobless Claims Stay High, Prompting Small Business Concerns for Commercial Landlords

Today’s news on the unemployment front was a mixed bag. Jobless claims totaled 881,000 last week, which is better than the 950,000 new claims analysts were predicting. And in the course of our current recession, a week where new unemployment benefit claims don’t reach the 1 million mark is always a good thing. And also, jobless claims for the week represented a decline from the previous week.

But while initial jobless claims for the prior week may have come in lower than expected, job loss is still rampant as the COVID-19 pandemic shows no signs of coming to an end. And that means consumer spending is likely to remain sluggish as layoffs continue to wreak havoc on American’s finances and unemployment aid continues to fall short. That’s bad news for the economy as a whole, but it’s particularly bad news for small businesses, which have struggled immensely ever since the

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