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Amazon, eBay ordered to stop selling

The Trump administration on Wednesday ordered Amazon and eBay to stop selling more than 70 unproven or harmful disinfectants and pesticides.The targeted products sold on eBay’s site included  “Virus Shut Out,” which “claimed to be a spatial disinfection card that would provide coronavirus protection to the wearer.”Amazon said it has removed the products identified by…

Private island an hour outside NYC renting for $40,000 per month

Petre Island includes two homes designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Douglas Elliman A private island in New York is available to rent for $40,000 per month this summer.The property has been on and off the market for years and is currently asking $9.95 million — $3 million less than its 2018 asking price.Called…

Daily schedule of a real estate agent outside New York City

Robin Kencel. Robin Kencel This story is available exclusively on Business Insider Prime. Join BI Prime and start reading now. The coronavirus pandemic has caused many city residents to reconsider their living arrangements, and some have already begun moving to the suburbs.Robin Kencel, a real estate broker in Greenwich, Connecticut — a suburb outside New…

Coronavirus death rate has nearly doubled since March — here’s why

The coronavirus’ death rate — a calculation of deaths out of total confirmed cases — varies by place and population.Worldwide, the death rate, or “case-fatality rate,” has doubled since March.Business Insider asked three epidemiologists why the death rate has grown, and they pointed to two problems with the calculation: The metric relies on testing, and there’s…

NASA picks private company Astrobotic to land the next US moon rover

NASA is preparing to land a spacecraft on the moon for the first time in nearly half a century.The agency is giving rocket company Astrobotic nearly $200 million to deliver the moon rover in late 2023, through a government program called Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS).Commercial partners will provide the rockets and spacecraft for NASA’s Artemis program, which…

Pfizer, Novartis use virtual clinical trials for drug research

This story is available exclusively on Business Insider Prime. Join BI Prime and start reading now. The novel coronavirus has upended many parts of the US healthcare system.One of them is the way drugmakers test new medicines to figure out if they work, called clinical trials.To curb delays, giant pharmas are doing more research away…

Amazon, eBay ordered to stop selling goods that claim to combat COVID

The Trump administration on Wednesday ordered Amazon and eBay to stop selling more than 70 unproven or harmful disinfectants and pesticides.The targeted products sold on eBay’s site included  “Virus Shut Out,” which “claimed to be a spatial disinfection card that would provide coronavirus protection to the wearer.”Amazon said it has removed the products identified by…