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A Year Of Coronavirus: Hanging Tough And Hopeful

8 days ago   |   By Forbes

Within weeks of the news that Covid-19 was spreading globally, pollsters in the US and abroad began to examine Americans' reactions to the outbreak. In the new issue of the AEI Polling Report, we review ten interesting public opinion trends we have followed closely for the past year.
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65% of Americans want next COVID stimulus check to be at minimum $1400, new Insider poll found

8 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Economic stimulus checks are prepared for printing at the Philadelphia Financial Center May 8, 2008 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Jeff Fusco/Stringer 42% of respondents want the next round of COVID stimulus checks to be at least $2,000.
The $1,400 currently in Biden's bill is satisfactory for many, with 65% wanting $1,400 or more.
A quarter of respondents specifically wrote $2,000, an amount Biden pledged before his inauguration.
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A poll of 1,154 Americans found significant backing for a new round of large stimulus checks, with 19%...
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Gabe Plotkin's Melvin Capital gained 22% in February - but the GameStop saga...

Gabe Plotkin's Melvin Capital gained 22% in February - but the GameStop saga leaves it in a deep hole

Summary List Placement Gabe Plotkin recouped some of Melvin Capital's heavy January losses with a 22% gain in February. The hedge fund boss was at the center of the GameStop... Read more ...

'Big Short' investor Michael Burry is betting Volkswagen will beat Tesla in...

'Big Short' investor Michael Burry is betting Volkswagen will beat Tesla in electric vehicles

Summary List Placement Michael Burry owns a stake in Volkswagen's largest shareholder, Porsche SE. "The Big Short" investor is betting Volkswagen can beat Tesla in electric... Read more ...

10 things you need to know before the opening bell

10 things you need to know before the opening bell

Summary List Placement Welcome to 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. Sign up for Insider Investing for your weekly... Read more ...

Cathie Wood says digital wallets will 'gut' traditional banks - and expects...

Cathie Wood says digital wallets will 'gut' traditional banks - and expects bitcoin to rise by as much as $400,000

Summary List Placement Cathie Wood said the growth of digital wallets will "gut" traditional banks. She expects the price of bitcoin to increase by between $40,000 to... Read more ...

UK, 4 nations fast-track review of modified COVID vaccines

UK, 4 nations fast-track review of modified COVID vaccines

LONDON - Regulators in the U.K. and four other countries have announced new rules to fast-track the development of modified COVID-19 vaccines to ensure drugmakers can move... Read more ...

Global stocks tumble as rising bond yields worry investors - with all eyes...

Global stocks tumble as rising bond yields worry investors - with all eyes on Fed chair Jerome Powell

Summary List Placement Global stocks tumbled on Thursday after rising bond yields triggered a sell-off in US tech stocks. Fed chair Jerome Powell is due to speak, with... Read more ...

Bitcoin will eventually be a global currency - and a $1 million price target...

Bitcoin will eventually be a global currency - and a $1 million price target within the next 10 years is 'very reasonable,' Kraken CEO says

Summary List Placement Bitcoin is going to the Moon, Mars, and eventually will be the world's currency, Kraken's CEO said. "I think a million dollars as a price target within... Read more ...

We got an exclusive look at the pitch deck accounting startup Countingup...

We got an exclusive look at the pitch deck accounting startup Countingup used to raise a $12.7 million Series A

Summary List Placement Countingup has raised a £9.1 million Series A investment round, led by Framework Venture Partners. The company, which provides a business account that... Read more ...

Dems tighten relief benefits, firm up support for virus bill

Dems tighten relief benefits, firm up support for virus bill

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden and Democrats agreed to tighten eligibility limits for stimulus checks, bowing to party moderates as leaders prepared to move their $1.9... Read more ...

Gorillas at the San Diego Zoo are the first non-humans to be vaccinated...

Gorillas at the San Diego Zoo are the first non-humans to be vaccinated against COVID-19

Summary List Placement Several great apes at the San Diego Zoo were given experimental Covid-19 vaccines for animals Wednesday morning, becoming the first known non-human... Read more ...