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A voter casts their ballot during a period of early voting at the Board of Elections office in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. March 14, 2020. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

Coronavirus leads Ohio to delay election despite judge's refusal

WASHINGTON - Ohio will postpone its presidential nominating election planned for Tuesday, despite a judge's refusal to endorse a postponement, because the public health emergency caused by the coronavirus makes it too dangerous, Governor Mike DeWine said.  Full Article 

Chesapeake Energy Corporation's 50 acre campus is seen in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on April 17, 2012. From a single 6,000-square-foot building in 1989, the multi-building complex today contains almost one million square feet of office space and includes employee perks like on-site Botox treatments at the headquarters. Chesapeake Energy Corp. CEO Aubrey McClendon is one of the most successful energy entrepreneurs of recent decades. But he hasn't always proved popular with shareholders of the company he co-founded, the second-largest natural gas producer in the United States. Now, a series of previously undisclosed loans to McClendon could once again put Chesapeake's CEO and shareholders at odds. Picture taken April 17, 2012. To match Special Report CHESAPEAKE-MCCLENDON/LOANS REUTERS/Steve Sisney (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY)

Exclusive: Shale gas pioneer Chesapeake Energy taps restructuring advisers - sources

Chesapeake Energy Corp , the oil and gas exploration and production company that helped spearhead the U.S. shale revolution, has tapped debt restructuring advisers amid a rout in energy prices, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.  Full Article 

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The White House, under pressure to escalate national action to combat the coronavirus, urged Americans on Wednesday to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people and called for closing bars, restaurants and other venues in states where local virus transmission exists.

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It’s impossible to predict with even a sliver of certainty what the litigation fallout will be from the economic havoc of the coronavirus pandemic. I’ve read dozens of law firm memos advising clients on everything from the risk of shareholder fraud suits to tort liability for businesses that turn out to be viral hubs. The legal wrinkles seem to multiply every day as federal, state and local authorities impose new restrictions. It’s hard to imagine that litigation alone will mitigate the damage t

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