Amazon doubles the overtime pay for warehouse workers

A worker loads customer orders into a tractor-trailer waiting inside the million-square-foot Amazon distribution warehouse, opened last fall in Fall River, MA on March 23, 2017. John Tlumacki | Boston Globe | Getty Images Amazon has said that its hourly wages double for its employees who work overtime in its U.S. warehouses as demand continues […]

Short stop in New York, at Philly airports

This is the 24-hour CNBC blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus epidemic. All times below are in Eastern time. This live blog will be updated throughout the day as the news stops. Global cases: over 298,000 Global deaths: at least 12,755 U.S. cases: at least 23,480 Deaths in the United States: at […]

Singapore reports its first two deaths

South Korean soldiers wearing protective gear spray the coronavirus antiseptic solution (COVID-19) in Gangnam district on March 6, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. Chung Sung-Jun | Getty Images This is a live blog. Check back for updates. Global cases: at least 234,073, according to the latest data from the World Health Organization Global deaths: at […]

Apple will close all stores outside of China until March 27th

Tim Cook, Apple CEO, at the DreamForce 2019 conference in San Francisco, California, the United States, on November 19, 2019. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Apple has said it will close all its stores outside of Greater China until March 27 to reduce the risk of coronavirus spreading. The iPhone maker’s online […]

Amazon freezes new sales lists of face masks, hand sanitizer

Getty Images | ArtistGNDphotography Amazon is blocking new offers for face masks, hand sanitizers and other coronavirus-related products on its site, marking its latest efforts to eliminate the price drop. The company confirmed to CNBC that it had sent a notice to sellers this week informing them that it is not accepting requests for sale […]

600 American cases affected, Ireland cancels St. Patrick’s Day parades

This is CNBC’s live blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus epidemic. All times below are in Eastern time. This blog will be updated throughout the day as the news stops. Global cases: over 111,300, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Global deaths: at least 3,892, according to data compiled by […]

Google employee diagnosed with coronavirus

People walk in the Google offices in New York Getty Images A Google employee turned out to be positive for coronavirus in an office in Switzerland and the company is now limiting staff travel to Italy, Japan, Iran and South Korea, which have seen all the viruses spread. “We can confirm that an employee of […]

Amazon pauses non-essential travel to the United States due to coronavirus

Nikol Szymul operates a reception in the Amazon offices discreetly hidden in a building called Fiona in downtown Seattle, Washington, May 11, 2017. Getty Images Amazon has started limiting all non-essential employee travel to the United States as the coronavirus continues to spread, confirmed a CNBC spokesman. “We are asking employees to defer nonessential travel […]

Amazon coronavirus, COVID-19, research shows the CDC warning

Nikol Szymul operates a reception in the Amazon offices discreetly hidden in a building called Fiona in downtown Seattle, Washington, May 11, 2017. Getty Images Amazon searches for “coronavirus”, “COVID-19”, “n95 mask” and other coronavirus-related content now show a warning that directs users to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The notice, which appears at […]

FDA on guard for drug shortage, fraudulent claims

Stephen Hahn, appointed commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, testifies during his confirmation hearing at the Senate Health, Education, Work and Pensions Committee on Wednesday 20 November 2019. Bill Clark | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that the agency is monitoring the market for potential […]