• YouTube is banning fake content about coronavirus vaccines, including unfounded claims that they will “kill people or cause infertility.” 
  • YouTube’s policies regarding COVID-19 misinformation, originally published in May 2020, bars content that contradicts facts from the World Health Organization.
  • The company has been slow to ban COVID-19 misinformation altogether. Business Insider’s Paige Leskin found evidence of sellers peddling cures or treatments for the disease on YouTube back in April.
  • “We’re very proactive in terms of removing it, and I think you’ll see us continue to be so,” YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki told CNN’s Poppy Harlow regarding QAnon conspiracy theories, some of which have amplified COVID-19 misinformation.   
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YouTube will ban videos and other content that contain fake information about coronavirus vaccines.

The tech giant updated its policy on COVID-19 misinformation Wednesday to bar users from spreading false claims about a vaccine, including that it

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday that he plans to bring up a bill to fund the small business loan program next week.

He said the bill will include new funding for the popular small business Paycheck Protection Program.

“There is no excuse for Democrats to keep blocking job-saving funding for the Paycheck Protection Program while other conversations continue,” Mr. McConnell, Kentucky Republican, said in a statement. “Democrats have spent months blocking policies they do not even oppose. They say anything short of their multi-trillion-dollar wish list, jammed with non-COVID-related demands, is ‘piecemeal’ and not worth doing.”

“Republicans do not agree that nothing is better than something for working families,” he added.

With Republicans having only a narrow majority in the Senate, they’d need a handful of Democrats to join them in order to overcome another filibuster on this proposal.

The last time Senate Republicans brought up coronavirus relief

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17 August 2020, Hamburg: Panoramic view over the river Elbe to the container gantry cranes of different terminals in the harbour of Hamburg. The Annual General Meeting of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) will take place on 20.08.2020. Photo: Christian Charisius/dpa (Photo by Christian Charisius/picture alliance via Getty Images)
Panoramic view over the river Elbe to the harbour of Hamburg. Photo: Christian Charisius/Picture Alliance via Getty Images

Financial market analysts are feeling a lot less upbeat in October about the German economy over the next six months, according to the latest economic sentiment survey from ZEW, the Leibniz-based Centre for European Economic Research. 

The ZEW Indicator of analysts’ economic expectations for the six months ahead dropped by 21.3 points to 56.1 points in October.

“The great euphoria witnessed in August and September seems to have evaporated,” said ZEW president Achim Wambach in a statement.

“The recent sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases has increased uncertainty about future economic development, as has the prospect of the UK leaving the EU without a trade deal,” Wambach said. He noted that the US presidential election “further fuels uncertainty.”

READ MORE: Boris Johnson tells Merkel ‘significant gaps’ in trade talks must

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MEDIA, PA — Some small businesses we stayed away from last spring finally got a boost, with many salons, spas, gyms, and our favorite diners benefiting from federal funding dispersed in the most recent Pennsylvania state budget.

Quite a few small business in Media have received assistance from the federal CARES Act to help them weather the pandemic, including tattoo parlors, saloons, wellness centers, and chiropractic offices.

To qualify, businesses had to have had 25 or fewer employees in February 2020, and annual revenue of less than $1 million prior to COVID-19’s impact, among other requirements.

The COVID-19 Relief Pennsylvania Statewide Small Business Assistance program provides grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000. The department released a list of recipients who’d received funds or signed a grant agreement as of Oct. 3.

The recently enacted Pennsylvania state budget included $2.6 billion in federal stimulus funds through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and

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NEW DELHI—With India facing an economic crisis brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is looking to deregulation as the cure.

The changes pushed through in recent weeks by his Bharatiya Janata Party, affecting everything from factory floors to farming, have so far led to more confusion than acclaim, but economists say the economic overhaul could ultimately improve India’s troubled growth prospects.

“The reforms are in the right direction. They are bold steps,” said Ashok Gulati, an Indian agricultural economist and professor at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations.

India’s economic growth was slowing alarmingly even before the pandemic abruptly threw it into reverse, starting in March. In the months that followed, the economy contracted by almost one-quarter, the sharpest blow suffered by any of the world’s largest economies during the coronavirus-induced downturns.

The poor have been particularly hard hit, as workers who had

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The new coronavirus may remain infectious for weeks on banknotes, glass and other common surfaces, according to research by Australia’s top biosecurity laboratory that highlights risks from paper currency, touch-screen devices and grab handles and rails.

Scientists at the Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness showed SARS-CoV-2 is extremely robust, surviving for 28 days on smooth surfaces such as glass found on mobile phone screens and plastic banknotes at room temperature, or 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit). That compares with 17 days’ survival for the flu virus.

Virus survival declined to less than a day at 40 degrees Celsius on some surfaces, according to the study, published on Monday in Virology Journal. The findings add to evidence that the Covid-19-causing coronavirus survives for longer in cooler weather, making it potentially harder to control in winter than summer. The research also helps to more accurately predict and mitigate the pandemic’s

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A low-rise building in a trendy part of east London bears testament to the far-reaching impact of the coronavirus crisis on the UK’s smallest companies.

The building’s central atrium has a series of doors leading to its 98 offices and workshops, but many are locked and the blinds on windows pulled down.

It highlights how some workers will never return to Brickfields, the building in Hoxton owned by Workspace, a FTSE 250 property company. About 10 companies that were tenants have either left or are due to leave, while another eight have cut the amount of space they are using in the building.

However Brickfields is far from a ghost town: many companies in the building have so far survived the crisis because of emergency government support, and a few are thriving amid the pandemic.

Businesses have made good use of chancellor Rishi Sunak’s menu of assistance, led by the

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NEW YORK — The final three months of the year, usually a boom time for many small businesses thanks to holiday shopping and celebrations, looks precarious as the coronavirus maintains its grip on the economy.

Owners contending with government restrictions or crumbling demand are trying to hold on, with some creating new products and services or desperately searching for new customers. Others, however, have found they’re already well equipped to meet the lifestyle changes brought about by the pandemic.

The big corporate and non-profit parties and events that Sophia D’Angelo ran before the virus outbreak have just about vanished. Large in-person gatherings that companies typically use to launch or promote their brands aren’t possible because of social distancing requirements.

“The fourth quarter was always the bulk of my business,” says D’Angelo, who owns Boston Experiential Group, based

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  • Tesla has recovered from the coronavirus pandemic better than any other automaker.
  • Tesla just reported a record Q3 for vehicle deliveries, while most other automakers are managing sales downturns.
  • The auto market in the US has been mounting a stronger-than-expected recovery, but Big Auto is so big that a total production shutdown has exposed the core weakness of its massive manufacturing capacity.
  • Tesla, by contrast, is now operating at an ideal scale to reap the benefits of a demand rebound.
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The big question about Tesla has always been, “How would the company handle a major crisis?” The 17-year-old startup dodged bankruptcy during the financial crisis, but from about 2012 on, it grew rapidly. In 2020, its stock went on a tear, making it the most valuable automaker in the world by a wide margin, despite modest sales relative to giants such as Toyota,

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  • Since the start of the pandemic, dating apps have seen a spike in usage.
  • But users also have new concerns that these apps have to address. 
  • Business Insider spoke with the founder and CEO of Hinge, Justin McLeod, on how coronavirus has changed the face of dating for good and what the company is doing about it. 
  • Hinge is taking steps like launching a partnership with mental health space Headspace and pushing for more video-based dates – which could stay popular even after it’s safe to meet in person. 
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The way people meet and date has changed dramatically since the onset of the pandemic, and dating apps like Hinge are trying to keep up with the shift. 

People are going on more dates than ever before, but they’re not meeting up as frequently, Justin McLeod, founder and CEO of the dating app Hinge,

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