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  1. Thousands of Cruise Passengers Stuck at Sea

    With much of the world locked up, some 8,000 passengers reportedly remain stranded aboard nine cruise ships. The vast majority are on several vessels operated by Carnival Corporation, which estimated Tuesday that they might need to wait another month before disembarking. Much of the recent focus has fallen on the Florida-bound MS Zaandam: Denied entry by several countries, it's carrying four dead passengers and around 200 who've been infected with COVID-19.

    How's Carnival faring financially? It's scrambling for $6 billion in equity and debt — double its net income from 2019.

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