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4:48 a.m. Jan. 3, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
COVID-19 has created a ‘flight to safety’ for American job hunters ‘Our findings uncover a flight to safety channel in the labor market,’ a new study says‘Our findings uncover a flight to safety channel in the labor market,’ a new study says.
10:23 a.m. Sept. 10, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global death toll tops 905,000, U.S. toll above 191,000 and experts slam Trump for playing down virus ‘If we’d had widespread mask-wearing mandates, we could have reduced deaths by as much as 20% to even 50%,’ says one expertThe number of global fatalities from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed above 905,000 on Thursday and the U.S. death toll rose above 191,000, amid widespread criticism of President Donald Trump’s handling of the crisis, after journalist Bob Woodward revealed that Trump admitted to him that he deliberately downplayed the virus in the early part of the outbreak.
2:03 a.m. Sept. 4, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global tally climbs above 26 million, U.S. above 6.1 million, amid concerns CDC will rush out a vaccineThe global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed above 26 million on Thursday, while in the U.S. there were growing concerns that President Donald Trump’s administration will attempt to rush out a vaccine ahead of the November presidential election.
4:01 p.m. Sept. 2, 2020 - By Mike Murphy
Economists, including 7 Nobel winners, urge Senate to reject Judy Shelton’s Fed nomination Economists and former Fed officials argue Trump nominee is unfit, too partisanMore than 100 economists, including at least seven Nobel winners, have signed an open letter urging the Senate to reject Federal Reserve nominee Judy Shelton, calling her views “extreme and ill-considered.”
11:22 a.m. Aug. 27, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally tops 24 million as U.S. tally tops 5.8 million, and CDC head walks back testing change amid outcry In a second embarrassment for a major U.S. public health agency this week, CDC says asymptomatic people exposed to infection can again be testedThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 worldwide climbed above 24 million on Thursday, and the U.S. tally topped 5.8 million, as the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention walked back a change in guidelines on testing following a storm of criticism from doctors and scientists.
8:35 a.m. Aug. 11, 2020 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
Here’s how much a reduction in extra unemployment benefits could slash consumer spending Such research may help inform the debate between Republican and Democratic lawmakers who continue to clash over federal unemployment benefits Such research may help inform the debate between Republican and Democratic lawmakers who continue to clash over federal unemployment benefits.
11:27 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Associated Press
Coronavirus testing in the U.S. is dropping, even as deaths mount An Associated Press analysis stated that the number of tests per day dropped 3.6% over the past two weeksU.S. testing for the coronavirus is dropping even as infections remain high and the death toll rises by more than 1,000 a day, a worrisome trend that officials attribute largely to Americans getting discouraged over having to wait hours to get a test and days or weeks to find out the results.
11:27 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - Associated Press
Coronavirus testing in the U.S. is dropping, even as deaths mount An Associated Press analysis stated that the number of tests per day dropped 3.6% over the past two weeksU.S. testing for the coronavirus is dropping even as infections remain high and the death toll rises by more than 1,000 a day, a worrisome trend that officials attribute largely to Americans getting discouraged over having to wait hours to get a test and days or weeks to find out the results.
2:10 a.m. July 17, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global COVID-19 cases climb to 13.6 million after record one-day tally of 230,400 new infections Bank of America and Morgan Stanley beat earnings estimates despite pandemic, while Domino’s gets boost from at-home dinersThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 world-wide rose to 13.6 million on Thursday, after a record of about 230,400 new infections were counted on Wednesday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University.
9:29 a.m. July 7, 2020 - By Kerry Hannon
The advantage of family businesses in a crisis, and how they can adapt and become more resilient How the pandemic is affecting family business owners; plus advice for surviving the shockThey are better-positioned to survive this business shock. Here’s 5 tips for success during COVID-19.
11:04 p.m. July 2, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Return of March panic is the biggest risk to the S&P 500 right now. Here’s the trigger Critical information for the U.S. trading dayOur call of the day has charted out some highs and lows for the S&P 500 that investors need to watch out for in coming weeks and months. And here’s what could cause a trigger.
3:32 a.m. June 17, 2020 - By Dani Rodrik
We need to create more good jobs. The old easy answers won’t work any more. We must change what we produce, how we produce it, and who gets a say in these decisions A shortage of good jobs often carries high social and political costs: broken families, substance abuse, and crime, as well as declining trust in government, experts, and institutions, partisan polarization, and populist nationalism..
11:09 a.m. June 2, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
China may sell Treasurys, but that doesn’t mean it’s ‘weaponizing’ its more than $1 trillion hoard of U.S. debt, says Deutsche Bank China is now the No. 2 holder of Treasurys at $1.08 trillion, down from its 2014 high of $1.32 trillionDeutsche Bank analysts say any sale of U.S. Treasurys by Beijing is likely unrelated to efforts by China to retaliate against the U.S., as tensions between the two superpowers flare.
5:41 a.m. May 23, 2020 - By Chris Matthews
An emerging market debt crisis could be the next front in U.S.-China conflict China seeks to collect Belt-and-Road debt payments as other G20 countries announce a moratoriumRising tensions between the U.S. and China over coronavirus culpability have helped reignite trade and economic debates, but the next front in the conflict between the world’s two largest economies could be over a brewing emerging-market debt crisis
4:32 a.m. May 1, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
Americans will cut down on home remodeling projects because of coronavirus People may be forced to spend more time at home because of the viral outbreak, but that doesn’t mean they’re spending more money to make their properties nicerPeople may be forced to spend more time at home because of the viral outbreak, but that doesn’t mean they’re spending more money to make their properties nicer.
9:12 a.m. April 30, 2020 - By Sachin Silva
How the invisible hand of the free market screwed up coronavirus testing in the U.S. — and how to fix it South Korea got it right by intervening in a flawed market. Here’s how to scale that up for the entire world.Swift government intervention worked in South Korea to ramp up testing for COVID-19, whereas the market’s invisible hand failed in the U.S.
12:05 p.m. April 22, 2020 - By Victor Reklaitis
As scores of public companies get small-business aid, Trump vows to take back money if help was ‘inappropriate’ ‘The intent of this money was not for big public companies,’ Treasury secretary says President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin address this week how a coronavirus aid program for small businesses has been helping big public companies.
1:08 p.m. April 13, 2020 - By Dani Rodrik
Why the coronavirus will harden our political views, not change them The pandemic is turning all countries into exaggerated versions of their previous selvesNo one should expect the pandemic to alter — much less reverse — tendencies that were evident before the crisis.
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