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U.S. manufacturers are adjusting supply chains due to coronavirus

by Sabri Ben-Achour and Rose Conlon Feb 11, 2020
As factories in China idle, American companies scramble to find alternate suppliers.
One of the millions of people who returned to work in China this week after the extended Lunar New Year holiday, which was meant to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Many businesses remain closed, however.
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China back to work, not back to normal

by Jennifer Pak Feb 10, 2020
China is officially back at work but most enterprises not essential to containing the new coronavirus aren't up and running just yet.
Face mask manufacturing is one of the essential enterprises called back to work to help contain the new coronavirus.
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What employers need to know about the coronavirus

by David Brancaccio and Rose Conlon Feb 10, 2020
"You don't want to negligently or knowingly expose your workforce to a novel infection like a coronavirus," Lawrence Gostin of Georgetown University told Marketplace's
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Coronavirus disrupts Apple's supply chains

by Mitchell Hartman Feb 10, 2020
The company remains heavily dependent on Foxconn's factories in China for iPhones, iPads and Macs.
Workers assemble electronic components at the Foxconn factory in Shenzhen, China.
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How the coronavirus is affecting one American business

by Andie Corban Feb 7, 2020
The head of OMG Accessories anticipates that the coronavirus will set back the production of her company's products by at least two months.
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As the coronavirus epidemic grows, China prepares to cut tariffs

by Kimberly Adams Feb 6, 2020
The virus' economic toll may interfere with China's ability to make promised purchases.
A woman wears a protective mask as she waits on an empty subway platform during the evening rush hour on Feb. 3 in Beijing.
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As airlines cut China flights, there's less room for cargo

by Jack Stewart Feb 5, 2020
A sizable portion of air freight is carried in the bellies of passenger planes.
Passengers wearing protective face masks sleep on their flight to Shanghai on Feb. 4.
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Big data predicted the coronavirus outbreak and where it would spread

by Scott Tong Feb 4, 2020
Using AI as a warning system for outbreaks isn't just for government.
A sign at London Heathrow Airport on Jan. 28 warns of the coronavirus outbreak in China.
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Shanghai and coronavirus: living in a ghost town

by Jennifer Pak Feb 4, 2020
Our China correspondent takes us on a tour of the usually bustling financial center, where fears and precautions have made it eerily quiet. You can even hear the birds sing.
Marketplace's China correspondent Jennifer Pak used to wear face masks outdoors to protect against air pollution, but now the Chinese government advises residents to wear them whenever they are out of their homes.
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Disney theme parks in Shanghai and Hong Kong are closed due to coronavirus

by Jasmine Garsd Feb 4, 2020
The outbreak has also shuttered nearly every movie theater in China.
Disney closed down its Hong Kong and Shanghai parks due to the spread of the coronavirus.
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