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Fred Reid, a long-time airline executive who was the founding CEO of Virgin America and president of Delta Airlines and Germany's Lufthansa, is joining home-sharing company Airbnb as its first global head of transportation. Most recently, Reid worked for Kittyhawk, the Larry Page-backed "flying car" company.

The big picture: Airbnb has made it clear it wants to go beyond travel accommodations, and after expanding to "Experiences" in late 2016, it's now looking to add transportation to its stack. The company won't build its own airline, nor serve as a plane ticket aggregator — instead, it will seek to make it easy to book a range of transportation options it deems in line with its brand of boutique travel.

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 10 a.m. ET: 31,361,979 — Total deaths: 965,642— Total recoveries: 21,528,674Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 10 a.m. ET: 6,859,117 — Total deaths: 199,911 — Total recoveries: 2,615,949 — Total tests: 95,841,281Map.
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  5. Business: Two-thirds of business leaders think pandemic will lead to permanent changes — Wall Street fears stimulus is doomed.
  6. Sports: NFL fines maskless coaches.

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