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Trump Hears Testing Pleas From Companies in Talks on Reopening

  • President held series of calls with more than 200 leaders
  • Calls replace earlier task force plan on restarting economy
Bloomberg business news
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Top executives from some of America’s biggest companies pressed President Donald Trump to move toward reopening the U.S. economy, while urging him to ensure that robust testing regimes are in place, according to people familiar with the discussions.

Trump held a marathon series of calls on Wednesday with hundreds of U.S. business leaders to discuss the coronavirus outbreak, after rejecting a separate plan to create a smaller economic task force.