As Monday morning rolls in, we’re providing TechWire readers with a quick recap of the past week’s news headlines.

The coronavirus pandemic continued to dominate news coverage last week. The NC House of Representatives is expected to add $25 million to a bridge loan program for small businesses; a Raleigh startup surveyed nurses nationwide and found many are likely to leave their positions; NC businesses landed $5.7 billion through the Paycheck Protection program; thousands of jobs are open across NC, despite the COVID-19 crisis; a new Duke survey revealed a plunge in economic optimism among finance executives; Cary-based Dude Solutions laid off 20% of its workforce.

In non-COVID news: NBA legend Charles Barkley has invested in Cary startup NeuroVice; a Duke professor landed two grants totaling $13.7 million to develop a portable illness/pathogen diagnostic test; Durham startup Pairwise is working to bring more types of berries to supermarket shelves; low operating costs boost the Triangle’s appeal for biotech and drug companies; eight organizations won NC IDEA grants totaling $300,000.

A few NC startups announced new funding rounds last week, including Raleigh-based EternaTear ($2.2 million), Durham-based The Climate Service ($3.8 million), Raleigh-based Feedtrail ($800,000) and Raleigh-based 10 Federal Self Storage ($8.6 million).

And, in national news: VCs are pulling back on deals during COVID-19; the IMF expects the global GDP to drop by 3% in 2020; social distancing could continue to 2022 until a vaccine is available; the $349 billion federal disaster loan program ran out of money; Amazon and Walmart are hiring thousands of new workers nationwide.

Keeping with our Monday tradition, here’s a look back at 93 local, state and national headlines as reported by WRAL TechWire last week:

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