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. A new round of loans was made available to small businesses; Enterprise Holdings is laying off nearly 900 workers across NC; new usage of healthcare and education software has spiked; a WalletHub study ranks NC last for COVID-19 support; new data shows NC lagged in COVID-19 loan support for small businesses; LabCorp is taking cost-cutting actions including furloughs, delayed hiring and reduced hours; Cree’s CEO is optimistic about sales; NC tech execs expect an economic rebound starting in August.

In non-COVID news: A Durham dental software startup raised $1.25 million in new funding and will be expanding its local staff; NC IDEA announced 16 startups will receive $160,000 in funding from its NC IDEA MICRO grant program; Amazon, which hired 95,000 people in April, is still looking for workers in NC; 9 Meters Biopharma, the result of a merger between Innovate Biopharmaceuticals and RDD Pharma, officially launched in Raleigh; Raleigh’s Reveal Mobile landed $2 million in funding and secured a patent for its new technology.

Some TechWire news: Today, we’re launching a new column that summarizes local startup news coverage over the past week. Digests will be published on Mondays. You can read the first edition here.

And, in national news: LabCorp made its antibody tests available nationwide; Google reported its weakest revenue growth in nearly five years; U.S. stocks increased as Gilead Sciences announced positive results for its remdesivir treatment; Microsoft earnings beat analysts’ expectations, as demand for cloud services is skyrocketing; Americans are saving cash at record rates; Apple’s profit dipped slightly while revenues rose last quarter; Berkshire Hathaway reported its biggest loss ever for Q1 2020.

Keeping with our Monday tradition, here’s a look back at 85 local, state and national headlines as reported by WRAL TechWire last week:

MONDAY | April 27 Headlines:

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WEDNESDAY | April 29 Headlines:

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FRIDAY | May 1 Headlines:

Weekend Reading: