Economy - Finance

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

14 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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UK's lockdown-hit arts venues to get $2B rescue package

24 minutes ago   |   Chron   |   2 articles

LONDON - The British government has announced more than 1.5 billion pounds to help the country's renowned arts and cultural institutions recover from the coronavirus pandemic...
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We need more leaders like George Marshall-in both politics and business

28 minutes ago   |   Fortune   |   2 articles

Good morning. I used the July 4th weekend to finish David Roll's masterful biography of George Marshall. It's 600 pages long, but well worth the investment for any serious...
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The questions to ask when you're looking for an eco-friendly apartment

28 minutes ago   |   Washington Post

Here's how to evaluate your building's efforts toward environmental sustainability, and how you could improve them.
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How The Recession Has Benefited The Richest Of The Rich

54 minutes ago   |   NPR

While much of the country is mired in economic hardship, a small group has emerged richer. They've benefited from a buoyant stock market and tax code changes that have favored...
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Chinese stocks had their best day in a year as global markets ignore surging COVID cases and keep rising

1 hour 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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Crisis Response Fund Update

Crisis Response Fund Update

2 hours ago   |   RSF Social Finance

In March, just as the COVID-19 crisis was taking hold in the United States, RSF met with investors and borrowers for our quarterly Community Pricing Gathering to discuss...
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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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This Week: Job openings, consumer credit, Walgreens earns

6 hours ago   |   Chron

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: SCARCE JOBS Employers have been putting up fewer help wanted signs as the pandemic has...
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July 5 COVID-19 Test Results

July 5 COVID-19 Test Results

The US is now conducting over 600,000 tests per day, and that might be enough to allow test-and-trace in some areas. Based on the experience of other countries, the percent... Read more ...

Census: Household Pulse Survey shows 32% of Households Expect Loss in...

Census: Household Pulse Survey shows 32% of Households Expect Loss in Income; 24.5% Concerned about Housing

Note: The question on lost income is always since March 13, 2020 - so this percentage will not decline. From the Census Bureau: Measuring Household Experiences during the... Read more ...

This VC's tech startups are soaring in the downturn - here are five new...

This VC's tech startups are soaring in the downturn - here are five new companies he think will pop and three trends he says will emerge from quarantine

Jai Das of Sapphire Ventures has watched Netskope, Auth0, Box, and Square flourish while other companies have failed. Das says an economic downturn "accelerates what happens... Read more ...

Coronavirus cost global economy 400 MILLION full-time jobs - UN labor agency

Coronavirus cost global economy 400 MILLION full-time jobs - UN labor agency

Global working hours are expected to have plummeted by 14 percent in the second quarter of 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the International Labour... Read more ...

Crisis Response Fund Update

Crisis Response Fund Update

In March, just as the COVID-19 crisis was taking hold in the United States, RSF met with investors and borrowers for our quarterly Community Pricing Gathering to discuss... Read more ...

Violent Crime Is Surging Dramatically In Major Cities All Over America

Violent Crime Is Surging Dramatically In Major Cities All Over America

What we are witnessing all over the country right now is incredibly sad. In the aftermath of the tragic death of George Floyd, it would have been wonderful to see the entire... Read more ...

A Look Into The Wild Economy Of Tabletop Board Game Funding

A Look Into The Wild Economy Of Tabletop Board Game Funding

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... Read more ...

Banks' and lenders' payment deferment for COVID-19 will be ending soon. If...

Banks' and lenders' payment deferment for COVID-19 will be ending soon. If you still can't pay, it's time to call

Your COVID-19 deferral period for credit card, loan, mortgage, or insurance payments may be coming to an end soon. If you still can't pay, call the company's customer support... Read more ...

Why historically high unemployment should embolden investors to take more...

Why historically high unemployment should embolden investors to take more market risk, according to a Wall Street chief strategist

The still-lofty unemployment rate offers investors the latest sign to return to the stock market, James Paulsen, chief investment strategist at The Leuthold Group, said... Read more ...

Moscow among top 20 best ‘tech cities' in Europe

Moscow among top 20 best ‘tech cities' in Europe

The Russian capital has made it into a list of the top 20 European cities with the most promising prospects for start-ups, tech and innovation investment, according to the Tech... Read more ...