Dec 10, 2018

Making the rich sweat

A Peloton bike at the company's launch party in 2014. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Peloton Cycle

Mirror, mirror on the wall: How do I get my fat to fall? The latest fad in life and fitness is to be a loner, staring at a screen.

Why it matters: This is the hot new trend in fitness for the rich.

  • Enter The Mirror: a knockoff of the Peloton bike, which allows you to join live biking classes at home via a big monitor.
  • You slap the $1,500 mirror on your wall, pay 40 bucks a month for access, and get to do exercises alone with an instructor beamed in to ride with you. Business Insider reviewed it.
  • Tonal, a start up: "The system combines software and an interactive LED screen with electromagnetic weights and cables to create an experience that does not rely on plates, barbells and gravity."
  • Flywheel and NordicTrack are doing knockoffs of Peloton, too.

Be smart: Peloton recently raised money at a $4 billion valuation.

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All Alaskans in the state are under a mandate to "remain at their place of residence and practice social distancing" except for those engaged in essential services, including health care and government functions.

The big picture: This is the latest state to announce policies to enforce social distancing. More than 1.5 billion people worldwide were asked to stay home Monday.

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Hungary's Viktor Orbán granted sweeping powers amid coronavirus crisis

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Hungary's parliament passed a law Monday to allow Prime Minister Viktor Orbán almost unlimited power, for an indefinite period, to fight the coronavirus outbreak.

Why it matters: Hungary has taken a sharply authoritarian turn over the past decade under Orbán, and its likely that he and other strongman leaders around the world will seek to maintain powers they gain during the current crisis long after it's over.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 9:30 a.m. ET: 737,929 — Total deaths: 35,019 — Total recoveries: 156,507.
  2. U.S.: Leads the world in cases. Total confirmed cases as of 9:30 a.m. ET: 143,055 — Total deaths: 2,513 — Total recoveries: 4,865.
  3. Federal government latest: The White House will extend its social distancing guidelines until April 30.
  4. Trump latest: The president brushed aside allegations that China is spreading misinformation about the origin of the coronavirus on "Fox & Friends."
  5. Business updates: Americans are calm about their retirement savings despite coronavirus fallout.
  6. World updates: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will self-isolate after an aide tested positive for coronavirus.
  7. What should I do? Answers about the virus from Axios expertsWhat to know about social distancingQ&A: Minimizing your coronavirus risk
  8. Other resources: CDC on how to avoid the virus, what to do if you get it.

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