Economy

Masks don't just save lives. They boost the economy

48 minutes ago   |   Fast Company

Researchers find that wearing masks can help avoid devastating economic shutdowns. At this point, we know that wearing masks can help stop the spread of the coronavirus. But a...
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Chinese stocks had their best day in a year as global markets ignore surging COVID cases and keep rising

2 hours ago   |   Business Insider   |   4 articles

Chinese stocks recorded its highest intra-day rise with the CSI 300 Index surging 5.8%. All major stock indices were green as investors pinned hopes on fiscal stimulus and an...
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The World Bank abandoned plans to launch a fresh set of pandemic bonds for developing countries after widespread criticism

The World Bank abandoned plans to launch a fresh set of pandemic bonds for developing countries after widespread criticism

2 hours ago   |   Business Insider

The World Bank has scrapped plans to issue a second set of pandemic bonds for the relief of developing nations suffering from the COVID-19 outbreak, according to the Financial...
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Africa starts opening airspace even as COVID-19 cases climb

4 hours ago   |   Chron

JOHANNESBURG - As COVID-19 cases surged in many parts of the world, the island nation of the Seychelles was looking good: 70-plus straight days without a single infection. Then...
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German factory orders rise in May after 2 huge declines

5 hours ago   |   Chron

BERLIN - German factory orders recovered some ground in May, rising 10.4% compared with the previous month after huge drops in March and April at the height of Europe's...
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Legacy of global financial crisis means Gen Z is hardest hit by the COVID economy

6 hours ago   |   Fortune

Already scarred by the global financial crisis a decade ago, a generation of younger people is bearing the economic brunt of the coronavirus. Even billions of dollars in global...
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The Latest: Philippines reports spike in coronavirus cases

The Latest: Philippines reports spike in coronavirus cases

8 hours ago   |   Stl Today   |   2 articles

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines has reported its biggest spike in coronavirus infections in recent days as the government eases quarantine restrictions to revive the...
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U.S. stock futures are flat as global coronavirus cases climb at record pace

13 hours ago   |   CNBC   |   4 articles

U.S. stock futures were flat as the number of coronavirus cases kept surging globally, raising concerns about the world economy and its recovery from the pandemic.
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Here are five charts tracking the U.S. economy amid the coronavirus pandemic

16 hours ago   |   CNBC   |   4 articles

The United States has reported record increases in coronavirus cases with spikes seen in states well underway in their reopening progress.
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A Look Into The Wild Economy Of Tabletop Board Game Funding

A Look Into The Wild Economy Of Tabletop Board Game Funding

21 hours ago   |   NPR

The tabletop gaming community has quietly been shifting toward a new type of funding model where fans have increasing say over which games make it to their living rooms. (Image...
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Ford isn't just bringing back the legendary Bronco - it's making it into a...

Ford isn't just bringing back the legendary Bronco - it's making it into a dedicated off-roading brand

Prior to next week's reveal of the all-new Ford Bronco, the carmaker announced the that the SUV would return as a brand, with a family of vehicles. The new Bronco will arrive... Read more ...

Uber Reportedly Agrees To Buy Postmates In $2.65 Billion All-Stock Deal

Uber Reportedly Agrees To Buy Postmates In $2.65 Billion All-Stock Deal

The deal has been approved by Uber's board, Bloomberg reported, and could be announced as soon as Monday. Read more ...

Early Coronavirus Testing Restrictions Led To Some Big ER Bills

Early Coronavirus Testing Restrictions Led To Some Big ER Bills

People with COVID-19 symptoms in March and April were often billed for expensive scans and bloodwork because they didn't qualify back then for a confirmatory coronavirus test... Read more ...

Global stocks rise as investors look ahead to week's data

Global stocks rise as investors look ahead to week's data

BEIJING - Global stock markets rose Monday as investors shrugged off worries about rising coronavirus infections in the United States, Australia and some other countries. Read more ...

China makes a bullish call on the markets, and global stocks take off

China makes a bullish call on the markets, and global stocks take off

This is the web version of the Bull Sheet, Fortune's no-BS daily newsletter on the markets. Sign up to receive it in your inbox here . Good morning, Bull Sheeters. It's a... Read more ...

Developers cancel long-delayed, $8B Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Developers cancel long-delayed, $8B Atlantic Coast Pipeline

RICHMOND, Va. - The developers of the long-delayed, $8 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline announced the cancellation of the multi-state natural gas project Sunday, citing... Read more ...

The Latest: Australia's most populous state to close border

The Latest: Australia's most populous state to close border

SYDNEY, Australia - The leader of Australia's most populous state says her government's decision to close its border with hard-hit Victoria state marks a new phase in the... Read more ...

The Latest: Philippines reports spike in coronavirus cases

The Latest: Philippines reports spike in coronavirus cases

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines has reported its biggest spike in coronavirus infections in recent days as the government eases quarantine restrictions to revive the... Read more ...

The Latest: Australian state records highest daily increase

The Latest: Australian state records highest daily increase

MELBOURNE, Australia - The hard-hit Australian state of Victoria has recorded a death and its highest-ever daily increase in coronavirus cases as authorities prepare to close... Read more ...

The Latest: WVirginia sees biggest 2-day jump in virus cases

The Latest: WVirginia sees biggest 2-day jump in virus cases

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia has experienced its biggest two-day jump in confirmed coronavirus cases, according to health statistics released Sunday. Read more ...