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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will allow staff to work from home permanently even after states lift coronavirus lockdown measures, according to an internal memo obtained by BuzzFeed News.

Why it matters, per Axios' Ina Fried: Lots of jobs have traditionally accompanied tech office jobs, including shuttle drivers, janitorial staff and cooking staff. When tech employees work from home, those jobs won't be created.

  • The company will cancel nearly all travel and all in-person events for the rest of the year, according to Dorsey's email.

The big picture: Dorsey signaled back in February, before the pandemic severely impacted the U.S., that the social network was striving for a "more distributed workforce" outside of San Francisco.

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The coronavirus could set back a generation of women

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The coronavirus' disproportionate impact on women workers is eroding years of progress.

Why it matters: In the long run, the pandemic could chip away at women's representation in the workforce and widen the gender pay gap, experts say.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of noon ET: 20,391,697 — Total deaths: 744,211— Total recoveries: 12,625,076Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 11:30 a.m. ET: 5,161,612 — Total deaths: 164,690 — Total recoveries: 1,714,960 — Total tests: 63,252,257Map.
  3. Business: U.S. already feeling effects of ending unemployment benefits — U.S. producer prices rose last month by the most since October 2018.
  4. Public health: America is flying blind on its coronavirus response.
  5. Education: Gallup: America's confidence in public school system jumps to highest level since 2004.
  6. World: Lebanon reports coronavirus record, UN warns Beirut blast may drive cases higher
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U.S. threatens to veto UN peacekeeping in Lebanon over Hezbollah concerns

Peacekeepers with Lebanese troops in southern Lebanon. Photo: Jalaa Marey/AFP via Getty

The Trump administration is threatening to veto a resolution to extend the UN's long-standing peacekeeping mission in southern Lebanon if its mandate isn't changed, Israeli and U.S. officials tell me.

Why it matters: The U.S. is the main funder of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), which has an annual budget of $250 million. The veto threat is a tactical move, and part of a broader effort to put pressure on Iran and its proxy in Lebanon, Hezbollah.