Zoom to expand in U.S. with engineering centers in Phoenix, Pittsburgh
Reuters: Zoom Video Communications Inc. said today that it plans to hire 500 software engineers for research and development locations in Phoenix and Pittsburgh over the next two years, expanding its engineering workforce by about 60%. The San Jose, Calif.-based videoconferencing company has seen a large spike in usage as families, friends and organizations use its software to connect while under lockdown orders during the global coronavirus pandemic. The company said last month it has about 300 million daily meeting participants, up from 10 million in December.

FBI serves warrant on Sen. Richard Burr over coronavirus-related stock sales
New York Post: FBI agents reportedly seized the cellphone of a North Carolina senator Wednesday as part of a Justice Department investigation into the lawmaker’s eyebrow-raising stock trades at the start of the coronavirus crisis. Sen. Richard Burr, the North Carolina Republican who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, handed over his phone to the agents after they served him with a search warrant at his Washington-area home, an anonymous official told Yahoo News. Burr sold off $1.7 million in publicly traded stocks a week before the intensifying spread of COVID-19 led the market to crash. He was among a handful of lawmakers who received confidential briefings on the virus from U.S. health officials.