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Will a $2 Trillion Stimulus Package be Enough to Save the Economy?

9 days ago   |   By Ameriprise

Reports that Congress was edging closer to an agreement on a $2 trillion economic stimulus package sent stocks soaring on Tuesday this week. The S&P 500 ® index rose 9.4 percent, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 11.4 percent, its single best day since 1933. Stocks added modestly to those gains on Wednesday. In the past two days, S&P 500 has rallied 11 percent from its low close on Monday, although it remains 27 percent below its February 19 closing high. The Chicago Board Options Exchange VIX index of implied S&P volatility remained elevated. In contrast, implied volatility in...
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Congress locks Trump oversight into $2.2 trillion package

9 days ago   |   By Chron

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump declared that "I'll be the oversight" as lawmakers were in the final days of drafting what became a $2.2 trillion rescue plan for American businesses. In the end, Congress ensured that won't be the case.
The legislation, designed in part to help businesses and corporations hammered by closures due to the coronavirus pandemic, creates multiple layers of accountability for the billions of dollars in loans, grants and direct cash that will soon flow from the federal government. The House is expected to pass it Friday and send it to Trump for his...
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‘I'll do whatever I have to do!' Trump brandishes tariff baton demanding...

‘I'll do whatever I have to do!' Trump brandishes tariff baton demanding ‘illegal OPEC cartel' save US oil jobs

Calling on Russia and Saudi Arabia to urgently resolve the global oil output glut crisis, President Donald Trump said he will do whatever it takes (apparently except for... Read more ...

Trump says he 'may take' hydroxychloroquine, even though there's no evidence...

Trump says he 'may take' hydroxychloroquine, even though there's no evidence it's effective or safe to prevent or treat coronavirus

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I flew on one of the few remaining flights during the coronavirus pandemic...

I flew on one of the few remaining flights during the coronavirus pandemic, and it was unlike anything I'd ever seen

Domestic air travel has come to a near standstill amid the coronavirus outbreak sweeping across the United States. But there are still a handful of of flights available for... Read more ...

Saudi Arabia uses low oil prices to force US to cut shale production, but...

Saudi Arabia uses low oil prices to force US to cut shale production, but damage to all countries may prompt talks

A fall in oil prices intensified by Saudi Arabia's actions has dealt a deadly blow to US shale oil companies, but “counterproductive” measures that harm all oil producers may... Read more ...

New York Gov. Cuomo says he expects the peak of the coronavirus outbreak to...

New York Gov. Cuomo says he expects the peak of the coronavirus outbreak to hit in the 'seven-day' range as cases skyrocket

New York Gov. Cuomo said he expects the peak of coronavirus cases in the state in the "seven-day" range, though he said the state isn't yet prepared for the pressure on the... Read more ...

Here's why the depleted cruise line industry will be one of the biggest...

Here's why the depleted cruise line industry will be one of the biggest losers of the new $500 billion corporate bailout program

The $2 trillion stimulus package contained a substantial pot of money for bailouts of large corporations and businesses. But the cruise line industry will be left out since the... Read more ...

A week in the life of a night nurse treating coronavirus patients in New...

A week in the life of a night nurse treating coronavirus patients in New York City's top hospital, where she says space is running out for patients and nurse staffing is starting to run thin

One New York City nurse shared her experience treating patients positive for COVID-19, some in critical condition. New York state had over 100,000 coronavirus cases as of April... Read more ...

The Coronavirus Economy: How my job as a cosmetic dermatologist has changed

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Subscribe to Fortune' s Outbreak newsletter for a daily roundup of stories on the coronavirus and its impact on global business. As one of the most in-demand cosmetic... Read more ...

Australians have been advised not to wear face masks if they aren't infected...

Australians have been advised not to wear face masks if they aren't infected by COVID-19

Australia's deputy chief medical officer Paul Kelly told Australians that they shouldn't wear face masks. That's partially due to the short supply of face masks in the health... Read more ...

How America's decimated pandemic response capabilities led to one of the...

How America's decimated pandemic response capabilities led to one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in the world

The US is the global epicenter of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The story of how the country got here was set in motion years ago, when the Trump administration began... Read more ...