BREAKING NEWS!
CDC Update on COVID-19

On April 2, 2020, the Nevada News Service released the following:

CDC: Smoking, Vaping Increase Risk of Severe Coronavirus Infection

It might seem obvious, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has now confirmed that smokers, including those who use e-cigarettes could experience more severe complications if they contract the new coronavirus.

It's well known that smoking increases the risk for respiratory infections, and new research shows those with underlying health conditions, such as chronic lung disease due to smoking who contract COVID-19, are more likely to need hospitalization.

Matthew Myers, president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, says those who have traded cigarettes for vaping should know the risks.

"The data on e-cigarettes is less, but we know that e-cigarettes compromises your lungs, so if you ever needed a reason to think this was the time to quit, it is now," he states.

The CDC analyzed data from confirmed cases in all 50 states and four U.S. territories between mid-February and late March.

In addition to smokers and those with chronic lung disease, the CDC says people with diabetes and heart disease may be at increased risk of developing severe complications if they get infected.

The CDC recommends that people with underlying health conditions keep at least a 30-day supply of medication, a two-week supply of food and other necessities and know COVID-19 symptoms.

The new recommendations come as experts warn the next two weeks could be grim when it comes to U.S. deaths from the coronavirus.

Myers says other than social distancing, there's nothing better smokers can do to protect their health, than quit.

"People who quit smoking do see an improvement in lung health," he stresses. "They do see a decrease in cardiovascular disease risk, and therefore there shouldn't be a fatalist notion of this. Quitting now actually can make a difference."

Myers adds that the U.S. has so far seen more patients between the ages of 20 and 55 with severe complications from coronavirus than countries such as China or Italy, but experts have not determined why.

Las Vegas Public Radio Inc. / KIOF 97.9 FM is an official independent State of Nevada public broadcaster and part of the Nevada Public Broadcasting System. We continue to bring you Breaking News on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic as news becomes available so you, our listeners here in the Las Vegas, Nevada valley and throughout the world, whether your tuned into KIOF 97.9 FM, listening on our Internet streams or visiting our website to stay up to date as the situation continues to be fluid.

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India E-Commerce Packaging Market Projected to Reach USD 975.4 Million by 2025 with a CAGR of 13.8% - ResearchAndMarkets.com
Posted on Thu, 2 Apr 2020 12:27:00 UT

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "India E-Commerce Packaging Market - Growth, Trends and Forecasts (2020 - 2025)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The Indian e-commerce packaging market was valued at USD 451.4 million in 2019, and it is expected to reach USD 975.4 million by 2025, registering a CAGR of 13.8% during the period of 2020-2025. Owing to the rising population, increasing income levels, changing lifestyles, and growing economy, the demand for e-commerce packagin...

NILIT® Assures Continuity and Support, Focuses on PPE During COVID-19
Posted on Thu, 2 Apr 2020 12:23:00 UT

MIGDAL HAEMEK, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #covid19response--NILIT continues global production of Nylon 6.6, supporting customers and healthcare PPE manufacturers while protecting workers and communities....

Applied DNA and Takis Biotech Expand COVID-19 Vaccine Development Program to Include 5th Candidate
Posted on Thu, 2 Apr 2020 12:18:00 UT

STONY BROOK, N.Y., & ROME--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Applied DNA Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: APDN) (“Applied DNA” or the “Company”) a leader in Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)-based DNA manufacturing that enables diagnostics, pre-clinical nucleic acid-based therapeutic drug candidates, supply chain security, anti-counterfeiting and anti-theft technology, and Takis Biotech (“Takis”), a company focused on the development of cancer vaccines and founded by scientists from Merck Research Laboratories, today annou...

Ross Stores Provides Additional COVID-19 Business Update
Posted on Thu, 2 Apr 2020 12:15:00 UT

DUBLIN, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) announced today further updates regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and additional steps management is taking in response to this rapidly-evolving situation. As a reminder, all Ross Dress for Less® and dd’s DISCOUNTS® locations have been closed since March 20th. The Company had been hoping to reopen stores by April 4th. Unfortunately, the increasing spread of the coronavirus prevents it from doing so. Given the unprecedented economic...

Trinity Limited Under Ruyi Group Increases Its Revenue by 13.9% In 2019
Posted on Thu, 2 Apr 2020 12:07:00 UT

HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Trinity Limited (0891.HK), a subsidiary company of Ruyi Group (002193.SH), announced its 2019 annual financial results on March 31, 2020. This is the first full-year report since Ruyi Group became its controlling shareholder. Trinity's total revenue in 2019 increased by 13.9% to HKD 1.962 billion, with core operating profit of HKD161.3 million and profit attributable to shareholders of HKD 50.4 million. Trinity Limited adheres to the international development of high...

MarineMax Provides COVID-19 Business Update
Posted on Thu, 2 Apr 2020 12:00:00 UT

CLEARWATER, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO), the nation’s largest recreational boat and yacht retailer, today announced several actions related to its response to the rapidly changing market uncertainty from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Company expects total revenue for the fiscal second quarter ended March 31, 2020, to range from $303 million to $308 million as compared to $303.6 million for the March of quarter 2019. W. Brett McGill, Chief Executive Officer and President of M...

Turning Point Brands Provides Update on PMTA Process and Business Trends
Posted on Thu, 2 Apr 2020 12:00:00 UT

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On March 30, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested a modification to a July 2019 Maryland Court Order governing the compliance policy for implementation of the premarket review requirements of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act for deemed tobacco products, such as cigars and vapor products. The effect of this modification, if granted, would be to move the filing deadline for these products from May 12, 2020, to September 9, 2020. The...

Ulta Beauty Provides COVID-19-Related Business Update
Posted on Thu, 2 Apr 2020 12:00:00 UT

BOLINGBROOK, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA) today provided a business update in advance of the Company’s participation at the J.P. Morgan Retail Round-Up Virtual Conference. “A few weeks ago, we made the difficult decision to close all of our brick and mortar stores to help contain the spread of the coronavirus. Since March 20, Ulta Beauty has been a digital-only business. Although we do not expect to fully offset the revenue impact of our store closings, the multi-year...

PDI Partners with Vroom Delivery to Enable C-Stores with Order Ahead, Pickup and Delivery Services
Posted on Thu, 2 Apr 2020 12:00:00 UT

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #covid19--PDI is partnering with Vroom Delivery to launch an order ahead and pickup or delivery feature for convenience retailers....

Russell Wilson and Ciara Team Up with Performance Kitchen to Kick Off Charitable Food Drive Initiative Helping People in Need Through the Why Not You Foundation
Posted on Thu, 2 Apr 2020 12:00:00 UT

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Performance Kitchen, a forward-thinking brand dedicated to changing lives through nutritious food, announced today a new multi-faceted charitable partnership with brand ambassadors Russell Wilson and Ciara to help Seattle communities in need. To kick off the initiative, Performance Kitchen is donating 1200 meals on behalf of the couple and the Why Not You Foundation to the Friends of the Children Seattle, a mentoring program for vulnerable children, and Food Lifeline,...

Newegg Details Business Continuity Plans for COVID-19 Situation
Posted on Thu, 2 Apr 2020 12:00:00 UT

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #COVID19--Newegg details the company’s plans for maintaining business continuity during the COVID-19 pandemic....

Caleres Provides Business Update
Posted on Thu, 2 Apr 2020 11:30:00 UT

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Caleres (NYSE: CAL, caleres.com), a diverse portfolio of global footwear brands, today provided a business update in light of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Caleres is committed to supporting the global community as it works to slow the spread of the virus. Given the continued need for an aggressive response to this current health crisis, the company’s branded retail and Famous Footwear stores will remain closed until further notice. Caleres will continue to...

Impact of COVID 19 on the Medical Device Market: SpendEdge Advises Alternate Sourcing Strategies to Address Supply Chain Risks in This Market
Posted on Thu, 2 Apr 2020 11:30:00 UT

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #MarketIntelligence--SpendEdge has announced the release of its whitepaper enlisting the alternate sourcing strategies to address the medical device market supply risks...

Walgreens Boots Alliance Reports Fiscal 2020 Second Quarter Results
Posted on Thu, 2 Apr 2020 11:00:00 UT

DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) today announced financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2020, which ended February 29, 2020. Executive Vice Chairman and CEO Stefano Pessina said, “We are pleased to report second quarter results exceeding our expectations, with sequential improvement in comparable U.S. prescription volume and retail sales. During these unprecedented times of global uncertainty, Walgreens Boots Alliance is on the front lin...

Garmin® introduces quatix® 6 marine GPS smartwatch series with comprehensive connectivity, larger display and much more
Posted on Thu, 2 Apr 2020 11:00:00 UT

OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), the world’s leading marine electronics manufacturer1, today announced the quatix 6, its next-generation marine GPS smartwatch series designed specifically for life on the water. More than a watch, the quatix 6 combines all of the best features of Garmin’s flagship fēnix® 6 GPS smartwatch with specialized boating, fishing, cruising and sailing capabilities, including comprehensive connectivity with com...

Arc Thrift Stores Deemed an Essential Business
Posted on Thu, 2 Apr 2020 11:00:00 UT

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Arc Thrift Stores designated an Essential Business by the state of Colorado. Now taking donations at 15 donation stations and 31 stores....

Kimco Realty Provides Update Related to COVID-19
Posted on Thu, 2 Apr 2020 11:00:00 UT

JERICHO, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE:KIM), one of North America’s largest publicly traded owners and operators of open-air, grocery-anchored shopping centers and mixed-use assets, announced today that it has further strengthened its financial flexibility by obtaining a new $375 million unsecured term loan facility aimed at enhancing the company’s abundant liquidity position. “The health and wellbeing of our employees, our tenants and the communities we serve is Kimco’s utmos...

Movado Group, Inc. Provides Update on Response To COVID-19
Posted on Thu, 2 Apr 2020 10:45:00 UT

PARAMUS, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) today announced additional measures to ensure the health and safety of its employees and their families, its customers and the communities where it operates, as well as plans for dealing with business disruptions, including expense reductions in response to the impact of COVID-19. Efraim Grinberg, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “The health and safety of our associates, customers and business partners remains our prima...

Europe Online Payment Methods, 2020 - Online & Mobile Payments on the Rise in Europe - ResearchAndMarkets.com
Posted on Thu, 2 Apr 2020 09:33:00 UT

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Europe Online Payment Methods 2020" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Payment method preferences in Europe vary by country Payment method rankings included in the report show that Europe's Internet shoppers have diverse choices regarding online payments. Buyers in the UK and France prefer card payments and E-Wallets like PayPal, while a major share of digital buyers in selected Eastern European countries chose to pay on delivery. In German...

Home and Garden Supplies Witness Unprecedented Demand as COVID-19 Isolation Triggers Creativity - ResearchAndMarkets.com
Posted on Thu, 2 Apr 2020 09:15:00 UT

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ResearchAndMarkets.com identifies Home and Garden as one of the key industries seeing increased demand due to the coronavirus pandemic. Hardware stores are seeing unprecedented demand for tools and hardware supplies as consumers in self-isolation use the time to complete home improvement projects. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic more and more people are staying at home in order to protect themselves. This has created a surge in interest in DIY and gardening as consumers fi...

Global Beer Market Analysis, Trends, and Forecasts 2019-2025 - ResearchAndMarkets.com
Posted on Thu, 2 Apr 2020 09:12:00 UT

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Beer - Market Analysis, Trends, and Forecasts" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The Beer market worldwide is projected to grow by US$89.1 Billion, driven by a compounded growth of 2%. Lager, one of the segments analyzed and sized in this study, displays the potential to grow at over 2.4%. The shifting dynamics supporting this growth makes it critical for businesses in this space to keep abreast of the changing pulse of the market. Poised...

Global Bath Soap Market Analysis, Trends, and Forecasts 2019-2025 - ResearchAndMarkets.com
Posted on Thu, 2 Apr 2020 09:06:00 UT

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Bath Soap - Market Analysis, Trends, and Forecasts" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The Bath Soap market worldwide is projected to grow by US$7.3 Billion, driven by a compounded growth of 4.8%. Bath Soap, one of the segments analyzed and sized in this study, displays the potential to grow at over 4.8%. The shifting dynamics supporting this growth makes it critical for businesses in this space to keep abreast of the changing pulse of the...

Oolong Tea Market 2019-2023 | Availability Through Organized Retailing to Boost Growth | Technavio
Posted on Thu, 2 Apr 2020 09:00:00 UT

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #OolongTeaMarket--The global oolong tea market size will grow by USD 316.3 million during 2019-2023....

Whiskey & Wealth Club Sees Increase in Spend as Investors Move Away From Stocks
Posted on Thu, 2 Apr 2020 08:01:00 UT

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #investment--In March alone investors put £1.1 million into cask whiskey through wholesale company, Whiskey & Wealth Club. With just over 62 pallets sold in the company’s second most successful month to date. Equating to over 370 casks at 200 litres per cask. The company is seeing larger amounts being invested by private individuals as more and more investors look to hedge their bets against the crashing financial markets. This comes as the banks cut their dividends earlier this...

Leather Handbags Market 2019-2023 | Product Premiumization to Boost Growth | Technavio
Posted on Thu, 2 Apr 2020 08:00:00 UT

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #LeatherHandbagsMarket--The global leather handbags market size will grow by USD 11.1 billion during 2019-2023....

The All-new Razer Blade 15 – Built for Those Who Demand More
Posted on Thu, 2 Apr 2020 07:01:00 UT

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #300Hz--The all-new Razer Blade 15 with 300Hz displays, 10th Gen Intel processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX Super graphics...

Global Olive Oil Market 2020-2024 | Evolving Opportunities with AVRIL SCA and Borges International Group SLU | Technavio
Posted on Thu, 2 Apr 2020 06:30:00 UT

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #OliveOilMarket--The olive oil market size has the potential to grow by 525.26 thousand MT during 2020-2024...

Resilinc and Premier Inc. to Launch Healthcare Exchange to Help Hospitals Access Supplies and Ease Shortages During COVID-19
Posted on Thu, 2 Apr 2020 04:44:00 UT

MILPITAS, Calif. & CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Resilinc and Premier Inc. are Launching Healthcare Exchange to Help Hospitals Access Supplies and Ease Shortages During COVID-19....

GN COS推出消灭新冠病毒,可反复使用口罩的抗菌喷雾
Posted on Thu, 2 Apr 2020 03:03:00 UT

韩国首尔--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GN COS推出采用人体无害的矿物质成分的环保无味杀菌消毒抗菌产品 - “GN MEDI抗菌喷雾”。GN MEDI抗菌喷雾可有效去除99.9%的肺炎杆菌、大肠菌、黄色葡萄球菌。韩国化学融合试验研究院的测试结果显示:该产品还可99.9%去除与新冠病毒同属RNA系列的甲型流感病毒。...

Global Sewing Machine Market 2020-2024 | Rapid Growth in Apparel Industry to Boost Market Growth | Technavio
Posted on Thu, 2 Apr 2020 03:00:00 UT

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #SewingMachineMarket--The sewing machine market size has the potential to grow by USD 11.96 billion during 2020-2024...

Altria to Defend FTC Action Against Minority Investment in JUUL
Posted on Thu, 2 Apr 2020 01:15:00 UT

RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)---- $MO--ALTRIA TO DEFEND FTC ACTION AGAINST MINORITY INVESTMENT IN JUUL...

Dollar General Corporation Announces Pricing of $1.5 Billion of Senior Notes
Posted on Wed, 1 Apr 2020 22:52:00 UT

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) (“Dollar General” or the “Company”) today announced the pricing of an offering (the “Offering”) of $1.0 billion of its 3.500% Senior Notes due 2030 (the “2030 Notes”) and $500.0 million of its 4.125% Senior Notes due 2050 (the “2050 Notes” and, together with the 2030 Notes, the “Notes”). The 2030 Notes will pay interest at a rate of 3.500% per annum and mature on April 3, 2030. The 2050 Notes will pay interest at a rat...

BMW of North America Reports Q1 2020 Sales Results.
Posted on Wed, 1 Apr 2020 22:15:00 UT

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BMW of North America announced today Q1 2020 sales results for the BMW and MINI brands in the U.S. For the sales period ending March 31, 2020 BMW brand sales totaled 59,455 vehicles, a decrease of 15.3% vs the 70,227 vehicles sold in the same time period last year.* MINI brand sales totaled 5,237 vehicles, a decrease of 35.1% vs the 8,072 vehicles sold in the first quarter of 2019.* BMW of North America entered 2020 with product demand high and strong mome...

SiteOne Takes Actions to Increase Financial Flexibility
Posted on Wed, 1 Apr 2020 21:00:00 UT

ROSWELL, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SiteOne® Landscape Supply, Inc. (NYSE: SITE) announced today actions to increase the Company’s financial flexibility amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. “We believe that SiteOne has a solid balance sheet and liquidity, and we have no significant debt maturities until 2024. However, given the uncertainty brought on by COVID-19 we have decided to enhance our cash position and increase our financial flexibility by borrowing on our Asset Backed Lending...

Shopify Provides Business Update Relating to COVID-19
Posted on Wed, 1 Apr 2020 21:00:00 UT

OTTAWA, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Shopify Inc. (NYSE:SHOP)(TSX:SHOP), a leading global commerce company, today provided a business update relating to the impact of COVID-19. Shopify has been closely monitoring and assessing the impact of COVID-19, prioritizing the health of our employees, our merchants and their customers, our partners, and our communities. In response, we have taken a number of actions to support our merchants and protect our stakeholders during this time, including initiative...

BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc. Appoints Paul Cichocki as Executive Vice President, Membership, Analytics and Business Transformation
Posted on Wed, 1 Apr 2020 20:30:00 UT

WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. (NYSE: BJ), a leading operator of membership warehouse clubs in the Eastern United States, today appointed Paul Cichocki as Executive Vice President, Membership, Analytics and Business Transformation, effective April 1, 2020. Mr. Cichocki will be responsible for the company’s membership, marketing and analytics organizations, and will report directly to BJ’s President and CEO Lee Delaney. “I am excited to welcome Paul to the BJ’s te...

Weingarten Realty Investors Revises First Quarter 2020 Conference Call Time and Updates Investment Status
Posted on Wed, 1 Apr 2020 20:27:00 UT

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #COVID19--Weingarten Realty Investors Revises First Quarter 2020 Conference Call Time and Updates Investment Status...

PVH Corp. Reports 2019 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results
Posted on Wed, 1 Apr 2020 20:15:00 UT

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)---- $pvh #4q2019--PVH Corp. [NYSE: PVH] reported its 2019 fourth quarter and full year results. Non-GAAP Amounts: Amounts stated to be on a non-GAAP basis exclude the items that are described below under the heading “Non-GAAP Exclusions.” Amounts stated on a constant currency basis are also deemed to be on a non-GAAP basis. Reconciliations of amounts on a GAAP basis to amounts on a non-GAAP basis are presented later in this release and identify and quantify all excluded items. Earnings...

Arcos Dorados Postpones Its Annual General Shareholders’ Meeting
Posted on Wed, 1 Apr 2020 20:05:00 UT

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Arcos Dorados Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ARCO) (“Arcos Dorados” or the “Company”), Latin America’s largest restaurant chain and the world’s largest independent McDonald’s franchisee, today announced that, in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and the related travel restrictions and border closures, it has determined that it would be in the best interest of the Company and its shareholders to postpone the Company’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting (the “AGM...

See’s Candies Continues Response to COVID-19
Posted on Wed, 1 Apr 2020 19:13:00 UT

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--See’s Candies announced today that due to ongoing shelter in place orders and similar social distancing measures throughout the United States, its retail locations will remain closed as they continue to help combat the spread of COVID-19. As a result, See’s has made the difficult decision to furlough its retail employees as of April 1, 2020. See’s has paid for all hours that employees were scheduled to have worked in shops over the last two weeks since closing st...


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