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Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez will convene a Cabinet meeting to approve the measure, which is aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus in Spain.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announced on Saturday the total lockdown of all 47 million Spaniards apart from those who are working in essential sectors, in a bid to halt the spread of the coronavirus and to reduce the congestion of the country’s intensive care units (ICUs). At an extraordinary Cabinet meeting on Sunday, ministers will approve the confinement of non-essential workers to their homes for the next two weeks, from Monday March 30, until Thursday April 9, inclusive.
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Business • by just_box • 23 views •  2 comments • 10 hours ago

President Trump on Friday bucked the U.S. business community by using the Defense Production Act (DPA) to order General Motors to ramp up production of life-saving ventilators.
Trump bucks business on Defense Production Act | TheHill
Business • by FemaleLotRfan83 • 3 views •  0 comments • 15 hours ago

They are demanding expanded paid sick leave and safety gear like gloves.
Business • by FemaleLotRfan83 • 3 views •  0 comments • 15 hours ago

The Film at Lincoln Center is the latest organization to have to lay off employees and pause some of their operations due to coronavirus.
Film Comment Magazine Goes on Hiatus Amid Layoffs – Variety
Business • by FemaleLotRfan83 • 2 views •  0 comments • 15 hours ago

Amazon had been planning a blowout March 18 premiere in New York for noir thriller 'Blow the Man Down,' but instead has moved the venue to a more intimate space — attendees’ living rooms.
How Amazon Held a Film Premiere in Living Rooms | Hollywood Reporter
Business • by FemaleLotRfan83 • 2 views •  0 comments • 16 hours ago

Kino Lorber's Kino Marquee initiative, which looks to help arthouses at a time when they've been shuttered in the coronavirus climate, has mushroomed from 12 theaters last week to 150 including Alamo Drafthouse and Laemmle Theaters.
Kino Lorber Streaming Arthouse Program Counts 150 Cinemas With Alamo Drafthouse & Laemmle – Deadline
Business • by FemaleLotRfan83 • 2 views •  0 comments • 16 hours ago

The surprise move follows 500+ venues reopening last weekend as the virus begins to recede.
China Orders Re-Closing Of All Cinemas Nationwide – Deadline
Business • by FemaleLotRfan83 • 3 views •  0 comments • 1 day ago

After coronavirus closed his movie theater in Fairfax, Va., owner Mark O'Meara had to get creative to keep paying his employees.
Coronavirus: Movie Theater Owner Sells Popcorn to Pay Employees – Variety
Business • by FemaleLotRfan83 • 4 views •  0 comments • 2 days ago

A tidal wave of workers trying to file claims has overwhelmed websites and jammed phone lines at state unemployment agencies.
Record-breaking unemployment claims may be vast undercount - POLITICO
Business • by FemaleLotRfan83 • 4 views •  0 comments • 2 days ago

Uh oh.

The Cheesecake Factory cannot afford to pay April rent for its nearly 300 restaurants because of the hit its business has taken during the coronavirus pandemic.

Cheesecake Factory chairman and CEO David Overton reportedly told landlords in a March 18 letter that a “severe decrease in restaurant traffic” has caused a "tremendous financial blow" amid the COVID-19 outbreak, as many locations have been forced to completely close, while others can only serve take-out and delivery.
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Cheesecake Factory claims it can't pay April rent because of coronavirus pandemic | Fox News
Business • by stephen19 • 64 views •  4 comments • 2 days ago

Endeavor has laid off 250 staffers across its portfolio of businesses, sources told Variety, as coronavirus continues to paralyze Hollywood
Endeavor Lays Off 250 Across Company, Salary Cuts Imminent – Variety
Business • by FemaleLotRfan83 • 2 views •  0 comments • 3 days ago

U.K. broadcaster BBC has put on hold its plans to cut back 450 news staff and save $94 million.
BBC Pauses Staff Cutbacks – Variety
Business • by FemaleLotRfan83 • 3 views •  0 comments • 3 days ago

Democrats voted to oppose motion on the coronavirus stimulus bill, while Dr Anthony Fauci and others warn against scaling back social distancing
Trump wants to reopen US businesses in weeks 'not months' even as deaths rise – as it happened | US news | The Guardian
Business • by Middleman • 63 views •  5 comments • 4 days ago

Disney Plus just put a wealth of Marvel, Star Wars and classic Disney content at your fingertips, which is useful now that everyone is stuck inside for the foreseeable future. If you decide to sign up for the $7 monthly subscription, then use these tips to make sure you’re making the most of what the service and its app have to offer.
How to Get the Most Out of Your Disney Plus Subscription
Business • by FemaleLotRfan83 • 3 views •  0 comments • 4 days ago

In mid-February 2020, the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached nearly 30,000 points, the highest level in its more than 100 year history. And then, the severity and scale of the COVID-19 pandemic came into sharper focus.

Within a week of hitting an all-time high, the DJIA began to tank. So far, the index has lost over 35% of its value, wiping out years of growth in only about a month’s time.
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Business • by just_box • 14 views •  1 comments • 5 days ago

Olive Garden is offering a 'buy one, take one' offer that will get you one hot, ready-to-eat meal and one packed meal that you can save for later. This offer is only available for curb-side pick-up.
Business • by FemaleLotRfan83 • 4 views •  0 comments • 5 days ago

A restaurant near Chicago is experiencing major success after making one crucial adjustment to its menu.

The Beacon Tap, located in Des Plaines, Ill., announced a new deal the week of March 16 — just as restaurants across the country were moving away from in-store service.

In order to encourage customers to dine with them without actually coming inside, the restaurant is now offering a free roll of toilet paper with every delivery or take-out order, WMAQ-TV reports.
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Business • by FemaleLotRfan83 • 7 views •  0 comments • 5 days ago

Zillow said Monday it will temporarily stop buying homes in all 24 markets where it operates in response to public health orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the latest real estate startup to shift how it operates as the disease caused by coronavirus continues to spread.

Zillow said it decided to pause making offers to sellers after several counties and states, including California, Illinois, Louisiana, Ohio, New York and Nevada, implemented emergency orders requiring people to stay home and all non-essential business activities, including some real estate-related activities, to stop.
Business • by FemaleLotRfan83 • 6 views •  0 comments • 5 days ago


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