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12:33 p.m. Today - By Shawn Langlois
The last time somebody contracted the coronavirus in New Zealand was May 1, even though bars and restaurants have been open for monthsWhile countries like the U.S. continue to grapple with a rising number of coronavirus cases, New Zealand’s Ministry of Health announced a remarkable milestone: There hasn’t been a single new locally transmitted case of COVID-19 in 100 days.
9:22 a.m. Today - By Quentin Fottrell
When will I receive my FIRST stimulus check? ‘We, the qualifying taxpayers, should not have to suffer’ ‘I was the supervisor of the department that processed and reconciled parking citations. Since mid-March, the number of parking citations drastically fell due to the coronavirus pandemic’‘I was the supervisor of the department that processed and reconciled parking citations. Since mid-March, the number of parking citations drastically fell due to the coronavirus pandemic.’
8:56 a.m. Today - Associated Press
Kansas Democrats pin hopes on former GOP lawmaker in targeting first U.S. Senate win in generations Democrats are pinning their unusually high hopes for winning a U.S. Senate seat in Kansas for the first time in almost 90 years on a retired doctor and former Republican who vexed conservatives with her support for Medicaid expansion and abortion and LGBTQ rights.
7:37 a.m. Today - By Greg Robb
Republican senator calls Trump’s stimulus executive order ‘unconstitutional slop’ Top Democrats Pelosi and Schumer urge congressional Republicans to return to the negotiating tablePresident Donald Trump’s executive order and memorandum to stimulate the economy “is unconstitutional slop,” said Se. Benn Sasse of Nebraska.
5:11 a.m. Today - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
55% of coronavirus patients still have neurological problems three months later: study Mounting evidence suggests COVID-19 could cause brain damage in adults and kidsMounting evidence suggests COVID-19 could cause brain damage in adults and kids
4:48 p.m. Aug. 7, 2020 - By Victor Reklaitis
Trump eyes executive orders after stalemate on coronavirus relief package but doesn’t pull trigger President says he will unilaterally suspend payroll-tax but gives Democrats more time White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin signal on Friday afternoon that President Donald Trump could issue executive orders shortly that aim to provide some coronavirus relief after talks with Democratic lawmakers on another big aid package stall.
1:01 p.m. Aug. 7, 2020 - Associated Press
Russian boast of plan for mass COVID-19 vaccination as soon as October alarms WHO and scientists worldwide ‘I’m worried that Russia is cutting corners so that the vaccine that will come out may be not just ineffective, but also unsafe’: Georgetown expert‘I’m worried that Russia is cutting corners so that the vaccine that will come out may be not just ineffective, but also unsafe’: Georgetown expert.
11:32 a.m. Aug. 7, 2020 - By Brittany Anas
Five growing post-COVID industries and where their jobs are A few industries are showing positive signs of recoveryWhich industries are set to grow the most in the post-COVID world? We asked the experts.
9:14 a.m. Aug. 7, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally climbs above 19 million; U.S. death toll moves above 160,000 after 11 straight days with 1,000-plus fatalities Uber sees more revenue from food delivery than ride-hailing for the first timeThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 19 million on Friday, the death toll rose above 715,000 and the U.S. death toll topped 160,000, after an 11th straight day in which more than 1,000 deaths were counted.
8:35 a.m. Aug. 7, 2020 - By Victor Reklaitis
Trump’s ‘Buy American’ order on essential drugs looks ‘toothless,’ analysts say Trump’s executive order ‘follows similar EOs in recent weeks by adding a talking point for future campaign stops without significantly altering industry dynamics’Analysts are predicting there won’t be a big impact on the pharmaceutical industry from President Donald Trump’s latest executive order, which requires the U.S. government buy “essential” drugs from American companies.
12:45 p.m. Aug. 6, 2020 - By Victor Reklaitis
Trump reimposes tariffs on Canadian aluminum, directs U.S. government to buy ‘essential’ drugs from American companies President also says his staff is continuing to work on an order tied to payroll taxes, eviction protections, unemployment insurance and student loansPresident Donald Trump say he has reimposed some tariffs on Canadian aluminum and signed an executive order that requires the U.S. government purchase “essential” drugs from American companies.
12:20 p.m. Aug. 6, 2020 - By Victor Reklaitis
Trump says aluminum tariffs reimposed on CanadaPresident Donald Trump on Thursday said his administration had reimposed some tariffs on Canadian aluminum, after k said such a move could be coming. Speaking at a Whirlpool Corp. plant in Ohio, Trump also said he had signed an r that requires the U.S. government purchase "essential" drugs from American companies.
11:20 a.m. Aug. 6, 2020 - By Azure Gilman
‘I can’t believe this is America.’ Confronted with unprecedented need, New York food pantries try to fill in the gaps Organizations that serve the food insecure are struggling to serve more people than ever before The line for meals curves around the block. Roughly 25% of New York City’s population now faces food insecurity.
9:42 a.m. Aug. 6, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally climbs above 4.8 million as Trump contradicts health experts to claim virus will ‘go away’ ‘Anyone can open a school in a pandemic; keeping them open is going to be the challenge,’ says former CDC head Tom FriedenThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 in the U.S. rose above 4.8 million on Thursday, a day after President Donald Trump again said the virus would just “go away,” while one of his leading health-care experts said the virus is unlikely to be under control until late 2021.
7:26 a.m. Aug. 6, 2020 - By Kimberly Blanton
More cuts to 401(k) matches are coming Suspending matching contributions has become somewhat of a recession traditionSuspending matching contributions has become somewhat of a recession tradition
9:56 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global death toll tops 700,000 with 18.5 million confirmed cases and U.S. accounts for more than a quarter Disney posts an almost $5 billion loss as parks, film and cruise business hammered by pandemic, leaving only streaming to shineThe number of confirmed deaths across the globe from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 700,000 on Wednesday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, as the case tally climbed above 18.5 million, with the U.S. accounting for 4.77 million of that total, or more than a quarter.
7:25 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Victor Reklaitis
Top House Democrats announce probe into Kodak's $765 million government loanDemocratic lawmakers who chair key House panels on Wednesday said how Eastman Kodak Co. recently received a $765 million government loan to help it make drug ingredients at U.S. factories. Reps. Maxine Waters, Eliot Engel, Jim Clyburn, Carolyn Maloney and Al Green asked the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation to provide all communications with private sector entities regarding financing under the Defense Production Act loan program. The Securities and Exchange Commission has into the trading in Kodak's stock before and after the news of the loan broke.
5:41 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Private sector job growth slows sharply in July: ADP U.S firms add just 167,000 jobs last month, compared with forecast of 1.9 millionPrivate sector hiring slowed down sharply in July as employers added 167,000 jobs, ADP reported Wednesday.
11:37 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally at 4.74 million as New Jersey, Massachusetts and Connecticut see infections climb again Cinemark’s revenue falls 99% as theaters remain closed, and Mallinckrodt says it is looking at possible bankruptcyThe U.S. case tally for the coronavirus illness COVID-19 rose by fewer than 50,000 on Monday for a second straight day, data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University showed, although cases were rising in some states that had seemed to get the spread under control earlier this year.
7:56 p.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Fed’s Evans says the power to get the economy going lies with Congress What lawmakers decide on jobless benefits will influence aggregate demand, Chicago Fed president saysChicago Fed President Charles Evans said Monday Congress is in the drivers seat in policy decisions needed to ensure economic growth in the near term.
10:41 a.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - By Shawn Langlois
The stock market could be facing ‘multiple decades’ of ‘deleterious’ economic after-effects, analyst warnsThe stock market’s ability to shrug off the economic destruction and gloomy coronavirus headlines continues to enrich emboldened bulls and baffle even some of the savviest Wall Street pros. A big dose of reality, however, looms large, if Solomon Tadesse, the global head of quantitative research at Societe Generale, has it right with his recent outlook.
8:26 a.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘Wrong!’ Trump and Fauci clash over surge in coronavirus cases, handling of economic shutdown — and hydroxychloroquine Anthony Fauci said the U.S. made mistakes in efforts stop the transmission of coronavirus, but President Trump gave another reason for the rise in casesAnthony Fauci said the U.S. made mistakes in efforts stop the transmission of coronavirus, but President Trump gave another reason for the rise in cases.
8:17 a.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Who is Deborah Birx — the doctor that both Trump and Pelosi are now suddenly criticizing? 5 things to know about the ambassador-at-large and coronavirus response coordinator 5 things to know about the ambassador-at-large and coronavirus response coordinator 5 things to know about the ambassador-at-large and coronavirus response coordinator
7:38 a.m. Aug. 2, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
The HEALS Act’s proposed liability shield would let consumers and employees successfully sue for COVID-19 exposure only if they can prove ‘gross negligence’ or ‘willful misconduct’The HEALS Act’s proposed liability shield would let consumers and employees successfully sue for COVID-19 exposure only if they can prove ‘gross negligence’ or ‘willful misconduct.’
10:40 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Here are five value-stock picks that set up your portfolio for a pandemic recovery Bill McMahon, the chief investment officer for active strategies at Charles Schwab, warns investors about Tesla and other ‘momentum plays’Bill McMahon, the chief investment officer for active strategies at Charles Schwab, warns investors about Tesla and other ‘momentum plays.’
8:49 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Here’s the stock sector you want to be in if the Democrats sweep the November elections Regulation won’t end up being as tough as fearedRegulation won’t end up being as bad as feared now.
8:24 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - Associated Press
Mexico No. 3 in virus deaths; storm could hinder US response Hurricane Isaias’ imminent arrival forced the closure of some outdoor testing sites as Florida reached a new daily high in deathsMexico now has the third most COVID-19 deaths in the world, behind Brazil and the United States, where a hurricane bearing down on the East Coast on Saturday is threatening to complicate efforts to contain the virus.
7:01 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - By Jaimy Lee
Heated congressional hearing raises questions about coronavirus testing capacity, protests, Trump’s messaging Comments by the president, his son and Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) refuted by health specialists Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle on Friday sparred with public health officials over the Trump administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic: the administration’s sometimes conflicting public-health messages for the public, lagging testing times, and the economic downturn were all in question.
3:57 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - By Shawn Langlois
Bill Gates on Elon Musk’s controversial coronavirus comments: Stick with electric cars and rocketsMicrosoft co-founder Bill Gates told CNBC that the Tesla boss should focus on his job and let the experts focus on theirs.
12:04 p.m. July 30, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll tops 150,000 as Florida, California, North Carolina and Idaho set one-day records Earnings season cranks into high gear with numbers coming from Amazon, Apple, Google and FacebookThe U.S. counted more than 1,400 deaths from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 on Wednesday, boosting the total to more than 150,000, as Florida, California, North Carolina and Idaho all recorded record single-day totals, in the latest sign the pandemic is far from contained.
5:59 a.m. July 30, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Jobless claims rise for second straight week as U.S. economic activity slows down Continuing claims also rise, a sign of a pause in U.S. rehiringInitial claims for state unemployment insurance rose for the second straight week, the Labor Department said Thursday.
2:45 a.m. July 30, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Woman who destroyed mask display in Target: ‘Mental illness has been really something that has not been addressed as a result of this pandemic’ ‘I love what I do and am passionate about what I do and I’m going to fight this,’ Melissa Rein Lively told USA Today‘I love what I do and am passionate about what I do and I’m going to fight this,’ Melissa Rein Lively told USA Today.
1:23 p.m. July 29, 2020 - By Virginia K. Smith
New York metropolitan area lost nearly 1.5 million jobs in June, the most of any U.S. city New unemployment numbers show cities that rely on tourism among the hardest hitNew York City may have finally entered Phase 4 of its reopening, but the city’s economy is still a shell of its usual self.
4:34 a.m. July 29, 2020 - By Rupert Steiner
Owners warned stop kissing pets as U.K. latest to sound the alert over cat infected with coronavirusJust weeks after the U.S. announced the first infection in two pet cats, a siamese cat caught the virus from its owners in Britain.
12:01 p.m. July 28, 2020 - By Greg Robb
McConnell says Senate won't pass coronavirus relief bill without liability shield for businessesSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that the Senate would not pass another coronavirus relief measure if it doesn't include a liability shield for business. "Let me just make it clear, there won't be a bill that passes the Senate that doesn't have this in it," McConnell said, in an interview on CNBC. The Republicans HEALS act includes covid-related liability protections for businesses, schools, non-profits and churches. That may be tough to square with Democrats, who instead are pushing for an OSHA standard for businesses to follow. McConnell said the liability reform was"absolutely critical" to get the economy back on its feet. Stocks moved lower after his comments.
11:08 a.m. July 28, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally climbs above 4.30 million as Texas becomes fourth state with more than 400,000 cases Pfizer, McDonald’s, 3M and Raytheon Technologies are latest Dow components to report earnings with mixed resultsThe U.S. tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 4.30 million on Tuesday, and the death toll exceeded 148,000, after Texas became the fourth state with more than 400,000 cases, joining California, Florida and early hot spot New York.
8:00 a.m. July 28, 2020 - By Victor Reklaitis
Trump’s meeting with pharma execs called off, as analysts say his moves on drug prices lack bite President’s executive orders on drug pricing ‘come without the necessary force to meaningfully change prices’Analysts are dismissing President Donald Trump’s recent executive orders aiming to lower drug prices, as his meeting with major drug company executives is no longer set to happen on Tuesday as planned.
5:54 a.m. July 28, 2020 - Associated Press
Chinese CDC head gets injected with experimental coronavirus vaccine Gao Fu says its an attempt to persuade the public to follow suit when a vaccine is approvedThe head of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention says he has been injected with an experimental coronavirus vaccine in an attempt to persuade the public to follow suit when one is approved.
5:36 a.m. July 28, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Fed extends several emergency lending programs to end of year from Sept. 30The Federal Reserve on Tuesday said its board of governors had decided to extend several emergency loan programs until the end of the year. The programs had been set to expire on Sept. 30. "The three-month extension will facilitate planning by potential facility participants and provide certainty that the facilities will continue to be available to help the economy recover from the COVID-19 pandemic," the Fed said in a statement. Set up to keep credit flowing in the aftermath of the market disruption in March, many of the Fed programs haven't seen a lot of interest in recent weeks. Fed officials argued that this was a healthy sign that credit was available from other sources and that it was important that the lending programs were in place in case that financial conditions deteriorated again.
3:37 p.m. July 25, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. counts more than 1,000 fatalities for a fourth straight day as virus spread accelerates in South and West ‘What we have now are essentially three New Yorks, with these three major states,’ says Dr. Deborah Birx The coronavirus illness COVID-19 claimed another 1,100 lives in the U.S. in a single day to push the death toll above 145,000 on Saturday, marking a fourth straight day of more than a 1,000 U.S. fatalities.
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