The Daily Populous

Tuesday April 21st, 2020 evening edition

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"We are trying to take liability away from these companies," Trump said in response to a reporter's question on the subject.

"We just don't want that because we want the companies to open and to open strong.

REPORTER: [If companies] have employees come back to work and they get sick will these companies be liable?

… TRUMP: I’ll give you a legal answer to that when we look it up.

Americans for Prosperity, a Koch-backed organization, is also urging lawmakers to protect corporations from responsibility for exposing their workers to the coronavirus.

"Businesses are asking for the right to expose their workers to fatal risks with no consequences.

"If this tweet sounds to you at all anti-business, let me be clear: I am absolutely against businesses profiting by exposing their workers to unconscionable risks of death. »

Denmark and Poland are refusing to bail out companies registered in offshore tax havens

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Denmark and Poland won't give financial aid to companies registered in offshore tax havens.

Denmark and Poland are the first to exclude firms that incorporate themselves in famous tax havens, meaning they can avoid domestic business taxes.

Denmark and Poland are refusing to let companies registered in offshore tax havens access financial aid from their coronavirus bailout packages. »

U.S. monitors reports of North Korean leader's illness; South Korea, China doubtful

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However, authoritative U.S. sources familiar with U.S. intelligence questioned the report that Kim was in grave danger.

Kim is a third-generation hereditary leader who rules North Korea with an iron fist, coming to power after his father Kim Jong Il died in 2011 from a heart attack.

Kim was the first North Korean leader to cross into South Korea to meet Moon in 2018. »

Disney to stop paying 100,000 workers but is still on track to give shareholders $1.5 billion

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Disney over the past month has raised debt and signed new credit facilities, leaving the company with about $20 billion in fresh cash to draw upon for a downturn.

Disney made nearly $7 billion in operating income from its parks, experiences and products business last year, making up nearly half of all operating profits.

Shares in Disney have fallen by a quarter since the outbreak of the virus. »