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Forbes: How Norway’s Travel Industry Is Coping Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

Business

Category: Airline / Travel

Tourism in Norway had been booming for a decade. Overnight stays in 2019 increased for the sixth successive year, hitting a new record of 35.2 million guest nights—a figure that excludes private rentals such as AirBnB and the ever increasing number of day visits from cruise ship passengers. Almost 170,000 people work in the tourism sector in […]

Source: Forbes

Published: March 3, 2020


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Press Release: Biogen Foundation Commits $10 Million to Support COVID-19 Relief Efforts in the US and Around The World

Category: Business News

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Biogen Inc. (Nasdaq: BIIB) today announced that the Biogen Foundation has committed $10 million to support global response efforts and communities around the world impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will be used to address immediate critical needs, with the majority of donations going to support non-profit […]

Source: Biogen


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Market Watch: Ford partners with GE, 3M to build ventilators, COVID-19 protective equipment

Category: Business News

A car maker, industrial conglomerate and Post-it Notes maker said Tuesday they are working together to help ease the COVID-19 national emergency, as they look to boost production of equipment to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. “This is such a critical time for America and the world. It is time for action […]

Source: Market Watch


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Message from AmCham Board Chair Rajji Mehdwan

Category: AmCham News

In an inspiring letter to the AmCham Norway community, Board Chair Rajji Mehdwan highlights the importance of coming together to tackle our shared challenges during these difficult times, encouraging members to unite around their collective capacity to adapt, innovate, and give back to society.

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CNBC: Amazon AWS launches $20 million initiative to help fight the coronavirus

Category: Business News

Amazon AWS announced Friday it’s setting aside an initial $20 million to help accelerate research and development of diagnostic solutions. That includes, but won’t be limited to, helping push forward a more accurate, faster coronavirus COVID-19 test.  “One area where we have heard an urgent need is in the research and development of diagnostics, which consist of rapid, […]

Source: CNBC


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