Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has toughened a requirement to wear masks during the coronavirus pandemic. It mandates businesses open to the public to deny service or entry to customers who refuse to wear one. The governor also expanded where people must have a face covering beyond indoor public spaces. Starting immediately, they must wear one outdoors if they cannot consistently keep 6 feet from non-household members. A mask is needed while using public transportation, a taxi or a ride-sharing vehicle, with some exceptions. Violators will be subject to a misdemeanor fine. Virus cases have risen in Michigan and Whitmer says spotty compliance with her monthslong mask requirement is a “big part of the reason.”
Stocks are moving between slight gains and losses as Wall Street wraps up a week of erratic swings driven by uncertainties about the impact of COVID-19. European shares edged up after manufacturing bounced back sharply in France and Italy in May. Asian markets closed lower. Markets have been swinging this week as worsening coronavirus infection counts across the U.S. and other global hotspots raise concerns that the economy’s recent budding improvements may be set to stall.
which runs Hawaiian Airlines — disclosed that it held a webcast two days ago in which President and CEO Peter Ingram said that based on Hawaiian's current planning assumption of a 10%-15% reduction in its anticipated flight schedule for the summer of 2021, it expects to reduce its employee headcount. The company did not specify how many jobs might be eliminated.
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The conservative-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday overturned three of four partial budget vetoes issued by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, bucking decades of court precedent that upheld the governor’s broad veto powers.
A Mexican American man from Wisconsin is charged with homicide as a hate crime because prosecutors say he intentionally crashed his pickup truck into a motorcyclist and killed the man because he was white.
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The supercharged U.S. political landscape has grown potentially more perilous for companies ahead of the 2020 presidential election as Goya, a food company with a tremendously loyal following, discovered this week.
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The traditional British summer getaway to sun-soaked Mediterranean beaches picked up steam Friday as U.K. quarantine restrictions were removed from dozens of countries, including France, Greece and Italy.
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Philippine lawmakers voted Friday to reject the license renewal of the country’s largest TV network, shutting down a major news provider that had been repeatedly threatened by the president over its critical coverage.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has toughened a requirement to wear masks during the coronavirus pandemic, mandating businesses open to the public deny service or entry to customers who refuse to wear one.