Friday, March 27: The Latest Sports and Business News on the Coronavirus

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As of Friday, March 27, there are more than 585,000 global cases of the coronavirus, with over 26,000 deaths. The United States has over 97,000 cases with over 1,400 deaths. Despite best efforts, the virus is spreading quickly, bringing down communities, entire industries and major sporting events with it.

Throughout it all, TheStreet and Sports Illustrated have you covered on the news you need to know. Check back daily for the latest updates.

On Friday, March 27, President Donald Trump is set to sign what is now the nation’s largest-ever relief package. The $2 trillion stimulus bill will put money back into the wallets of everyday Americans and create loans for suffering small businesses, states, and corporations.

In the sports world, athletes from across the nation are stepping forward to thank and applaud health care workers who are fighting the virus on the frontlines. Some athletes are making major donations and others are creating viral videos and spreading cheer.

Fanatics, a sporting goods company, has announced it is converting one of its factories in Pennsylvania, which typically makes sports jerseys, into a factory that is producing masks and gowns.

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