$AMC $CNK: Not Playing at a Theater Near You

Source: Wall Street Journal (https://www.wsj.com)

Summary: Coronavirus has shut down theaters and driven down the share prices of major chains AMC Entertainment, Cinemark and Cineworld. Now they can only hope to still be around to reopen.

Full article address: https://www.wsj.com/articles/not-playing-at-a-theater-near-you-11586008814

$ZM: How Zoom became so popular during social distancing

Source: CNBC (https://www.cnbc.com)

Summary: Zoom has risen to the top of the market, thanks to social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. But privacy concerns have also been rising around Zoom, including “Zoombombing.” CNBC explores how Zoom became the go-to platform during the pandemic, how it is handling the influx of users and whether the company’s success can be sustained after offices open back up.

Full article address: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/03/how-zoom-rose-to-the-top-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic.html

$GOOGL $FB $ADBE $UBER $AAPL: Silicon Valley businesses who made their living from tech industry events are suddenly staring at blank calendars and layoffs

Source: CNBC (https://www.cnbc.com)

Summary: Food caterers, event planners, venue owners, DJs and others that rely on the tech industry’s parties and conferences have struggled to find work due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Full article address: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/03/coronavirus-hurts-silicon-valley-caterers-and-event-businesses.html

$WMT $AMZN $HD $SBUX $BJ: As coronavirus cases grow, some of the largest US employers including Walmart and Amazon turn to thermometers as detection tool

Source: CNBC (https://www.cnbc.com)

Summary: A growing number of U.S. employers, including Walmart and Amazon, are using temperature checks to screen employees for the coronavirus, but medical experts warn that some who are sick don’t have a fever and others can spread the virus when they’re asymptomatic.

Full article address: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/04/coronavirus-walmart-amazon-turn-to-thermometers-as-detection-tool.html

$MMM: Coronavirus Threatens Detroit’s Pipeline of Canadian Nurses

Source: Wall Street Journal (https://www.wsj.com)

Summary: The vital daily flow of nurses from across the border in Windsor has become a heated issue as some of them become infected and the White House threatens to cut off the flow of U.S.-made masks to its northern neighbor.

Full article address: https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-threatens-detroits-pipeline-of-canadian-nurses-11586005201

$AMZN $GOOGL: These ‘disease hunters’ developed a novel technique for tracking pandemics after 9/11, but lost funding right before COVID-19

Source: CNBC (https://www.cnbc.com)

Summary: Nearly two decades ago, when 9/11 spurred governments to invest in fighting bioterrorism, a group of disease experts figured out how to track pandemics using data from emergency rooms with a technique called ‘syndromic surveillance.’ Now, as the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic spreads, they’re calling on the private sector for help.

Full article address: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/04/syndromic-surveillance-useful-to-track-pandemics-like-covid-19.html

$CLI $VNO: Office REIT Mack-Cali said it does not plan to renominate four Bow Street-nominated directors to its board. Bow Street says Mack-Cali is showing “blatant disregard for even the most basic principles of corporate governance.”

Source: Barron’s (https://www.barrons.com)

Summary: Office REIT Mack-Cali said it does not plan to renominate four Bow Street-nominated directors to its board. Bow Street says Mack-Cali is showing “blatant disregard for even the most basic principles of corporate governance.”

Full article address: https://on.barrons.com/3aI6vAM