Sprint and T-Mobile Complete $30 Billion Merger The nation's third and fourth-largest wireless carriers have finally united after a long process to become more competitive. With more than 100 million users, the newly-formed company has the base to challenge other mobile giants such as AT&T and Verizon. As part of the deal, T-Mobile's longtime CEO, John Legere, stepped down from his post, and COO Mike Sievert will take over in May 2020. The company will make use of the added infrastructure from Sprint to develop and deploy 5G service to its customers. As part of the deal, those on Sprint's prepaid brand, Boost, will be going to Dish as part of a divestiture T-Mobile agreed to with the Justice Department.
A federal agency has issued citations against a dozen companies in connection with last fall's deadly partial collapse of a hotel under construction in New Orleans
With local governments around the country forcing the closure of dining in restaurants, the industry is facing a disastrous decline in revenue. We talk to Linda Marini, owner of Da Claudio restaurant based in New York's financial district about how her and her husband Claudio are keeping their business afloat in these testing times.
A California directive that could open the way for some patients sickened with COVID-19 to be sent from overburdened hospitals to nursing homes is being criticized by industry officials who fear vulnerable residents would be placed at risk
With local governments around the country forcing the closure of dining in restaurants, the industry is facing a disastrous decline in revenue. We talk to Linda Marini, owner of Da Claudio restaurant based in New York's financial district about how her and her husband Claudio are keeping their business afloat in these testing times. SCRIPT: WITH LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AROUND THE COUNTRY, FORCING THE CLOSURE OF DINING IN RESTAURANTS, THE INDUSTRY IS FACING A DISASTROUS DECLINE IN REVENUE. COMMUNITIES ARE GRAPPLING WITH ATTEMPTS TO FLATTEN THE CORONAVIRUS CURVE AND SMALL, FAMILY-OWNED ESTABLISHMENTS ARE AMONG THE WORST HIT. [SOT: LINDA MARINI/DA CLAUDIO RESTAURANT OWNER] WHAT PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND SOMETIMES IS THAT THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY RUNS ON A VERY, VERY, VERY SLIM PROFIT MARGIN. SO THE MINUTE IT STOPS, YOU START TO BLEED. LINDA AND CLAUDIO MARINI, OWNERS OF DA CLAUDIO, A SMALL RESTAURANT TUCKED IN THE HEART OF NEW YORK CITY’S FINANCIAL DISTRICT, SAY THEY HAVE NO OPTION BUT TO THINK CREATIVELY. [SOT: LINDA MARINI/DA CLAUDIO RESTAURANT OWNER] SINCE WE BOTH WORK IN THE BUSINESS, WE HAVE NO INCOME COMING UP. WE HAVE THREE KIDS. WE HAVE RENT. //WE HAVE OUR EMPLOYEES COMING TO US ASKING FOR WORK. LIKE MANY SMALL RESTAURANTS, THE CLAUDIO’S ARE PROVIDING TAKEOUT, DELIVERY, AND HAVE EVEN SET UP A WINE MARKETPLACE TO BRING IN INCOME, DESPITE THE RISKS. [SOT: linda marini/da claudio restaurant owner] WE'RE STILL EXPOSING OURSELVES, AND WE HAVE EMPLOYEES TRAVELING IN SUBWAYS. FOR THIS COUPLE, IT’S THE SECOND TIME THEY'RE FACING LOSS. HURRICANE SANDY WIPED OUT THEIR ORIGINAL RESTAURANT IN 2012. SURVIVING SANDY SHOWED THEM THEY HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO SURVIVE THIS PANDEMIC. [SOT: LINDA MARINI/DA CLAUDIO RESTAURANT OWNER] WE CAN'T GIVE UP //BUT WITH//WE WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES. THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY ESTIMATES A 200 BILLION DOLLAR DECLINE IN SALES. AND THEY’VE ASKED THE GOVERNMENT FOR 145 BILLION DOLLARS OF RECOVERY FUNDS FROM THE GOVERNMENT. MARINI SAYS THAT FOR MANY LOCALS, APPLYING FOR GOVERNMENT FUNDS IS NOT ONLY TEDIOUS, BUT IT’S ALSO TIME-CONSUMING. [SOT: LINDA MARINI/DA CLAUDIO RESTAURANT OWNER] YOU NEED HELP RIGHT AWAY, AND YOU NEED TO REACT RIGHT AWAY. //BUTT WITH// BUSINESSES WERE ALREADY STRUGGLING, AND SOMETHING LIKE THIS WILL KILL MANY BUSINESSES. IN THESE TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY, HOPE AND LOYALTY ARE WHAT'S KEEPING THEIR SPIRITS ALIVE. [SOT: LINDA MARINI/DA CLAUDIO RESTAURANT OWNER] I FEEL EVERY TIME WE WALK, EVERY TIME I COME IN HERE IN THE EVENING WHEN I SEE OUR GUESTS, IT JUST MAKES US FEEL LIKE WE'RE DOING SOMETHING RIGHT.
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More than a million people could swamp the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplaces in the coming months as employers lay off staff during the coronavirus pandemic