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Legendary Marseille president Pape Diouf dies after contracting coronavirus

Former Olympique de Marseille President Pape Diouf has died after contracting coronavirus, according to the French Ligue 1 club. Diouf had been receiving treatment in his home country, Senegal, before passing away, the Senegalese President Macky Sall confirmed. “I pay tribute to the medical staff at Fann Hospital (in Dakar, Senegal) who spared no effort…MORE

When will you get your stimulus cash, and how?

The US government is preparing to send out direct payments to help individuals amid the coronavirus pandemic, but those who need the money most may be waiting the longest to see it. The first payments could go out within three weeks, and will likely go to those for whom the Internal Revenue Service already has…MORE

Last quarter was brutal for stocks. This one is a wild card

The first quarter of 2020 was the worst three months for stocks since the global financial crisis. And it’s hard to say whether April through June will be any better. The details: The S&P 500 fell 20% between January and March. It was the worst quarter for the index since the end of 2008, when…MORE

In rural America, cops are delivering groceries to vulnerable residents

Major Bobby Reed of the Bourbon County, Kansas, sheriff’s department had an idea when he saw that some stores were offering special hours just for elderly customers during the coronavirus crisis: He would start making grocery and prescription deliveries for at-risk residents himself. “These people don’t need to get out. They’re in a vulnerable age…MORE

One block in America. Six businesses on the brink of disaster

One block in America. Six businesses on the brink of disaster

As of 2019, there were an estimated 30.7 million small businesses in the US, employing 59.9 million people, or almost half of the private sector workforce. Small businesses drive the American economy, but as the coronavirus pandemic has proven, they do so from a cliff. Many are about to fall off. Behind those numbers are…MORE

Andrew Jack, ‘Star Wars’ actor, dies from Covid-19

Andrew Jack, ‘Star Wars’ actor, dies from Covid-19

Andrew Jack, a British actor and dialect coach who had roles in a number of “Star Wars” movies, has died aged 76 after contracting Covid-19, his agent has said. Jack played Major (and then General) Ematt in “Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens” and “Star Wars: Episode VIII — The Last Jedi.” He…MORE