Marguerite Reardon/CNET The White House gathered representatives from major tech companies for a teleconference Wednesday on coordinating their response to the coronavirus outbreak. Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter participated, according to a White House press release. US Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios led the meeting, calling on the companiesContinue Reading

At least 28 people have died from the disease in the United States, according to the Hopkins database, though public health officials expect that toll to rise. Most of the reported deaths so far have taken place in Washington state, where a nursing home and retirement complex near Seattle sufferedContinue Reading

I’m not trying to beat up on individual journalists, who are working hard under difficult conditions. In fact my point is the opposite: The challenge is institutional, not individual. It requires reporters and editors—especially editors, who write the headlines—to think collectively about applying the norms of objective reporting in aContinue Reading

With the senators, Trump and Vice President Mike Pence laid out several ideas including a far-ranging payroll tax cut, an infrastructure plan, paid sick leave for hourly employees and the potential delay of some Americans’ estimated tax payments. The first idea — some type of temporary payroll tax cut throughContinue Reading