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Trump and World Order

9 minutes ago   |   Foreign Affairs

Since the administration of Franklin Roosevelt, 13 successive U.S. presidents have agreed that the United States must assume the mantle of global leadership. Although foreign...
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Administration Turns to Private Firms to Help Process Small Business Aid

3 hours ago   |   NY Times

The Small Business Administration is hiring companies, some with political connections, to ensure it can handle the flood of applications for help in the wake of the economy's...
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Pandemic, economy mean uncertain times for garden centers

Pandemic, economy mean uncertain times for garden centers

4 hours ago   |   WMUR

Workers at New Hampshire garden centers and nurseries don't know what to expect as they enter what's usually their busiest time of year.
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Nation's biggest department stores could run out of funds in a month: Goldman Sachs

6 hours ago   |   The Real Deal New York

While experts debate how long the economy will be shut down, some major department stores and apparel retailers have as little as one month's worth of funds to tough it out...
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'It is everywhere already': Fox News hosts amp up the pressure on Trump to give up on coronavirus lockdowns and reopen the economy

'It is everywhere already': Fox News hosts amp up the pressure on Trump to give up on coronavirus lockdowns and reopen the economy

6 hours ago   |   Business Insider

A slew of Fox News opinion hosts and anchors are pushing back on public health experts and urging President Donald Trump to abandon its social distancing policies and reopen...
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Here's how freelancers can get unemployment pay for work lost to coronavirus

7 hours ago   |   Los Angeles Times

New coronavirus laws provide a litany of benefits to the self-employed, freelancers and workers in the gig economy.
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There are likely more unemployed Americans right now than at any time in history

7 hours ago   |   Fortune

We may be starring down the highest levels of joblessness, ever. A total of 7.1 million Americans were unemployed in March, up 1.4 million from last month, according to data...
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IMF has $1tn war chest for fighting the coronavirus

7 hours ago   |   Reuters

The managing director of the IMF said on Friday that her organisation had a $1tn war chest set aside to protect the economy from the effects of the coronavirus.
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US long-term mortgages fall; 30-year at 3.33%

8 hours ago   |   Star Tribune

U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week for the second straight week as anxiety has spiraled over devastation to the economy from the coronavirus pandemic.
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Stock market takes dive as horrendous jobs report sinks in

Stock market takes dive as horrendous jobs report sinks in

8 hours ago   |   New York Post

US stocks tumbled Friday after a brutal monthly jobs report gave Wall Street more proof of how hard the coronavirus pandemic has hit the economy. The Dow Jones industrial...
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Walmart will start counting shoppers at the door and limiting how many can enter

Walmart will start counting shoppers at the door and limiting how many can enter

Walmart stores will allow no more than five customers for each 1,000 square feet of space. Walmart employees stationed at store entrances will count customers and admit them... Read more ...

Zoom will enable meeting passwords and virtual waiting rooms by default to...

Zoom will enable meeting passwords and virtual waiting rooms by default to help stop 'Zoombombing' incidents

Zoom is improving the security settings on its app, after facing backlash from users. Starting April 5, Zoom will require passwords if a user tries to enter a meeting using... Read more ...

Roll-out of a business loan program brings hope to small businesses impacted...

Roll-out of a business loan program brings hope to small businesses impacted by COVID-19

Small businesses, crippled by the coronavirus crisis, are hoping government programs will be the safety net to help keep them afloat. Read more ...

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway sold nearly $390 million worth of Delta...

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway sold nearly $390 million worth of Delta and Southwest shares this week

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway sold nearly $390 million worth of shares in Delta Air Lines and Southwest Airlines this week, new SEC filings show. The billionaire... Read more ...

'Throwing the commanding officer overboard': Democrats want investigation...

'Throwing the commanding officer overboard': Democrats want investigation after Navy fires aircraft carrier captain

House lawmakers want answers about the Navy's abrupt dismissal of Capt. Brett Crozier, commanding officer of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, after his letter pleading for... Read more ...

US Transportation Department to airlines: Don't 'forget' to refund customers...

US Transportation Department to airlines: Don't 'forget' to refund customers if a flight is canceled

The US Department of Transportation issued an enforcement notice to airlines on Friday, warning them that they must offer refunds to passengers whose flights are canceled. Some... Read more ...

Amazon is reportedly delaying its mega shopping holiday Prime Day until at...

Amazon is reportedly delaying its mega shopping holiday Prime Day until at least August

Amazon is delaying Prime Day, its annual shopping extravaganza, until at least August, according to Reuters. Amazon typically holds the event every July. The company expects to... Read more ...

1 Million Bangladeshi Garment Workers Lose Jobs Amid COVID-19 Economic Fallout

1 Million Bangladeshi Garment Workers Lose Jobs Amid COVID-19 Economic Fallout

"Please don't give up on us," the president of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association said in a YouTube plea addressed to global buyers. "Kindly do not... Read more ...

'An act of modern piracy': A mask shipment from 3M bound for Germany was...

'An act of modern piracy': A mask shipment from 3M bound for Germany was reportedly diverted to the US

A shipment of 3M protective masks that was bound for Berlin was diverted from Thailand and sent to the US, according to a report from the Financial Times. The reported... Read more ...

Dow slides after the US economy loses far more jobs than expected in March

Dow slides after the US economy loses far more jobs than expected in March

US stocks fell Friday after the March jobs report disappointed by a wider margin than expected, ending a record 113-month streak of job growth. The declines reversed gains from... Read more ...