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Brazil travel ban, coronavirus lawsuits, New York Stock Exchange: 5 things you need to know Tuesday

Editors USA TODAYPublished 7:48 AM EDT May 26, 2020Trump administration’s travel ban from Brazil to take effect The White House’s ban on travelers arriving from Brazil aimed at helping prevent the spread of the coronavirus will take effect late Tuesday — two days earlier than previously planned. President Donald Trump issued the proclamation Sunday, restricting people who have been in Brazil…

Brazil travel ban, coronavirus lawsuits, New York Stock Exchange: 5 things you need to know Tuesday

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USA TODAY

Published 7:48 AM EDT May 26, 2020

Trump administration’s travel ban from Brazil to take effect 

The White House’s ban on travelers arriving from Brazil aimed at helping prevent the spread of the coronavirus will take effect late Tuesday — two days earlier than previously planned. President Donald Trump issued the proclamation Sunday, restricting people who have been in Brazil within 14 days from trying to enter the United States. Brazil is the second hardest-hit country worldwide, with more than 374,000 confirmed cases and more than 23,400 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University data dashboard. The U.S. is the worst hit in the world, with deaths approaching 100,000, the dashboard says. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has repeatedly dismissed the pandemic, likening the virus to “a little flu” and urging the country’s governors to lift stay-at-home orders and reopen for business. 

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New York Stock Exchange to begin reopening of trading floor

The New York Stock Exchange trading floor will begin a phased reopening Tuesday, after more than 2 months of all-electronic trading. NYSE President Stacey Cunningham said in The Wall Street Journal that floor brokers will return at smaller numbers initially. They will also take safety precautions, including wearing protective masks when working and following social-distancing requirements. The rest of the building will remain largely empty and most employees will continue to work remotely. None of the traders or employees will be required to come in, but she said expects “it will be hard to keep them away.” 

Puerto Rico cautiously reopens economy, curfew remains in place

Puerto Rico will reopen beaches, restaurants, churches, hair salons and retail stores Tuesday under strict new rules. Gov. Wanda Vázquez said a 7 p.m-to-5 a.m. curfew will remain in place until June 15. All people will be required to wear a mask when outside or inside a business, regardless of what they are doing. Many Puerto Ricans, including business owners, cheered the highly anticipated announcement. Health experts, however, warned that the government has not tested enough people or conducted enough contact tracing and is not prepared for a possible spike in new infections. 

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‘Draconian’? Coronavirus lockdowns prompt raft of lawsuits against states

More than 1,300 state or federal lawsuits have been filed over COVID-19 as governors balance protecting public health against individual liberties. In Minnesota, churches joined non-essential businesses in suing to block what they described as “a draconian shutdown that picks winners and losers, with devastating effects.” U.S. District Judge Wilhelmina Wright scheduled a hearing in the case for Tuesday. The lawsuits come as President Donald Trump has become increasingly vocal in criticism of state restrictions, encouraged protests at state capitols and urged churches to reopen despite restrictions. 

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Here’s where Americans are both saving, and spending, their money 

It’s safe to say that spending habits have changed drastically during the coronavirus pandemic, with 45% of Americans saying the pandemic has cost them money.While many are saving money on childcare and not dining out, a new TD Ameritrade survey shows, they are still spending more on groceries and cleaning products.To break it down: Americans have saved more in quarantine by not going to restaurants (78%), going on vacation (75%) or buying clothes (73%). But in exchange, they have doled out more on groceries (57%), cleaning products (53%), takeout food (33%) and streaming services (32%). On the bright side: 82% of Americans said they realized they don’t have to spend money to have a good time. 

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Contributing: Associated Press

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