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Fear grips Wall Street: Dow sinks another 800 points

Source: CNN Business

By David Goldman, CNN Business

Updated 9:32 AM ET, Fri March 6, 2020

New York (CNN Business)This week's wild see-saw ride for stocks looks like it will end on a down note. The Dow is tumbling once again as Wall Street returns to coronavirus fear-mode.

The Dow (INDU) opened 800 points lower. The S&P 500 (SPX) was down 3% and the Nasdaq (COMP) dropped 3%. Thursday's trading session was just as brutal.
As stocks tumbled, CNN Business' Fear and Greed Index remained in "extreme fear" territory. The VIX volatility index soared another 23% to its highest level since exactly 11 years ago -- March 6, 2009, the day the financial crisis bear market reached its nadir. The Dow briefly fell below 6,500 points that day. On Friday, the Dow opened just above 25,000 points.
Investors poured money into safe-haven assets: US Treasury bond buying skyrocketed, and the 10-year yield fell below 0.7% to a new record low. Gold is up more than 1% and pushing $1,700 an ounce. The Japanese yen strengthened once again, gaining nearly 1% against the dollar Friday.



Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/06/investing/dow-stock-market-today/index.html



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This is what happens when you a megalomaniac, narcissistic, sexual predator running the government with lackey's that enable a traitor from his fascists party of hypocrites, that thinks he is running a fucking golf course and swindling people is part of being normal and thinks that he is a and knows all, and that being a doctor he can forecast that virus is just a Democratic hoax, and will be over in warm weather, and one of his parties lackeys went into the peoples house wearing a fucking gas mask................because he is really a troll, trying to score political points, and then you have another troll in the senate, a libertarian POS trying to place amendments on a bill to deny funding to get solutions to this issue....................so what else could possibly go wrong wait until noon when the sexual predator speaks with his arms crossed over his chest, bloviating like a traitor that he is, and then he goes to his trolls rallies and tells the idiots that he is going to cut medicare AND social security............the same idiots that are some cases collecting there own money they put in..................... ....................

Graham: Trump should 'make sure the science is behind' his coronavirus claims

Source: American Independent

By Dan Desai Martin -March 5, 2020 1:45 PM

'I don't know what he was talking about,' the South Carolina senator said of Trump's recent lies about the outbreak.

Donald Trump's lies about the current COVID-19 outbreak have become so egregious that even one of his most loyal supporters in Congress is calling him out on it.

"I would encourage the president, if he's going to report things, to make sure the science is behind what he says," Graham told CNN on Thursday morning.

Graham was fielding questions about Trump's most recent claim about the outbreak, in which he falsely claimed the death rate was lower than 1%.

"I don't know what he was talking about but I listen to the scientists when it comes to the numbers," Graham added.

Read more: https://americanindependent.com/lindsey-graham-coronavirus-donald-trump-science-death-rate-covid-19-senate-gop/



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Okay graham cracker, you were given the opportunity to remove this megalomaniac, evidence was given to you and you voted to deny that evidence, but you would listen to the science and that evidence and not the evidence in a IMPEACHMENT trial........................ your a fucking hypocrite...........................

Susan Collins behind in reelection polls after voting to acquit Trump

By Emily Singer -March 5, 2020 12:07 PM

A new poll found Collins losing to her likely Democratic opponent Sara Gideon, 47% to 43%.

If the election were held today, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) would lose reelection to her likely Democratic opponent, Sara Gideon, by 4 points, according to a new survey from Public Policy Polling released on Thursday.

PPP noted Collins has seen her support plummet over the past year, which it ascribed at least in part to Collins' vote to acquit Donald Trump of the two charges over which the House of Representatives impeached him in December.

In voting to acquit Trump, Collins said she thought his behavior in trying to force Ukraine into investigating a political rival was wrong, but that he learned his lesson and would act more appropriately in the future.

"When PPP first polled the Gideon-Collins match up for a private client last spring, Collins led by 18 points at 51-33. The reason for the 22 point shift since then is that in the wake of opposing impeachment, Collins has lost most of the crossover Democratic support she's relied on for her success over the years," PPP wrote in an analysis on Thursday.

https://americanindependent.com/susan-collins-polls-maine-senate-sara-gideon-2020-election-donald-trump-impeachment/

Hey Susan can I call you Susan............................the door is going to hit you in the ass when you leave....................people do not like someone that helped keep a megalomaniac narcissist traitor for starters in the people's house and basically had a sham trial where-by evidence was denied to be heard..................................

How the coronavirus outbreak is roiling the film and entertainment industries

Most recently, the upcoming James Bond film No Time to Die has been delayed from April to November.

By Alissa [email protected]@vox.com Updated Mar 5, 2020, 12:10pm EST

The Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, which began in China in December, has had sweeping effects in the public health, business, and travel sectors, among others. And while the repercussions for the entertainment industry may seem to pale in comparison to the clear threat the virus poses to human life, the ripple effects do have implications for people around the world who make a living producing and distributing movies, music, and more.

The immense and lucrative Chinese film industry was almost immediately hit as movie theaters across the country were closed and major releases were delayed. But Hollywood soon began to feel the effects too, and as time passes, the impact of the coronavirus on the global film and entertainment industries will certainly grow.

Consequences of the outbreak on these industries could range from lowered attendance at film festivals and disruptions in film distribution to delayed or canceled movie releases and concert dates to curtailed on-location film shoots. Financial ramifications will likely be felt by studios, filmmakers, theater owners, and more for months, or even years.

https://www.vox.com/culture/2020/2/28/21152910/coronavirus-hollywood-bond-bts-mulan-movie-theaters-china

Polls show Biden and Sanders are probably going to split Warren's voters

That’s arguably a win for Biden after his strong Super Tuesday performance.

By Dylan [email protected]@vox.com Mar 5, 2020, 12:50pm EST

Sen. Elizabeth Warren might be closer to Sen. Bernie Sanders ideologically, but it looks like her voters are actually split between Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden, the remaining two presidential candidates.

Now that Warren has dropped out of the presidential race, the question is what happens to her supporters. Second-choice polling from Morning Consult doesn’t show either Sanders or Biden with a decisive advantage: Earlier this week, before she dropped out, 43 percent of Warren supporters said they’d move to Sanders, and 36 percent said they would go with Biden if she dropped out. Add it all up with those candidates’ current vote shares nationally, and Biden is at 40 percent (potentially) and Sanders moves to 31 percent, according to Morning Consult’s polling.

One wild card: Does Warren affirmatively urge her candidates to support Sanders? She could also support Biden, in theory, or simply decline to endorse at all. So far, we have few clues about a possible endorsement.

Warren had a disappointing Super Tuesday, in which she finished fourth in the popular vote and finished third in her home state of Massachusetts. Doing well this week was crucial to her campaign’s ability to carry on, and when it didn’t happen, she dropped out.

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2020/3/5/21166321/democratic-primary-polls-2020-warren-voters-biden-sanders

US airlines are waiving fees and canceling domestic flights as coronavirus spreads

Source: Vox

Global air travel is expected to decline for the first time since 2009.

By Terry [email protected] Mar 5, 2020, 1:10pm EST

United Airlines and JetBlue Airways announced on March 4 temporary reductions in their domestic flight schedules, the latest move by US airlines related to rising travel concerns during the coronavirus outbreak. These cuts could carry through until May as US-based airlines are buckling down to reduce overhead costs. Carriers, including American, Alaska, Delta, JetBlue, and United, are also waiving some change and cancellation ticket fees for both domestic and international flights, as people reassess their travel plans.

These are the latest airline updates as of March 5, including fee waivers, refunds, reduced flights, and the dates they currently extend to:

Read more: https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2020/3/5/21166359/us-airlines-coronavirus-cancel-flights-waiving-fees



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I have always used the freight of the carriers like UPS, FEDEX (Tiger International Inc.) as market barometer......................

'You are a sociopath!' Trump gets hammered for boasting about coronavirus without

testing to back his numbers

Published 1 min ago on March 5, 2020
By Travis Gettys

President Donald Trump again bragged about his coronavirus response by posting misleading statistics.

The president questioned the World Health Organization’s estimated 3.4 percent death rate from COVID-19 during an interview Wednesday night on Sean Hannity’s Fox News program, and he offered additional fudged statistics the following morning on his Twitter feed.

“With approximately 100,000 CoronaVirus cases worldwide, and 3,280 deaths, the United States, because of quick action on closing our borders, has, as of now, only 129 cases (40 Americans brought in) and 11 deaths,” Trump claimed. “We are working very hard to keep these numbers as low as possible!”

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/you-are-a-sociopath-trump-gets-hammered-for-boasting-about-coronavirus-without-testing-to-back-his-numbers/

And to add to this, he was not fucking removed from office about a month ago.......................hey republican senators your also fucking sociopaths..................you fucking own this shit now and yes I am making it political.....................

November 3, 2020 cannot get here fast enough.......................... and Jan 3, 2021 cannot get here fast enough either.................

Health Care Behind Bars Is Already Abysmal. Are Prison Officials Prepared for the Coronavirus?

“Management of this pandemic will be harder and less effective for incarcerated people.”

Nathalie Baptiste
Reporter

On any given day, 2.3 million people in the United States are in prison or jail. With about 40 percent of inmates suffering from a chronic health condition, the overall health profile of incarcerated people is abysmal. Without access to consistent health care, many inmates with health conditions do not have their medical needs met, and many others develop medical problems after being incarcerated in unhygienic facilities. To complicate matters, prisons and jails are often overcrowded, making it easier for contagious illnesses to spread faster.

Add to that reality the appearance of the new coronavirus, which since its first appearance in the Wuhan region of China, has infected more than 90,000 people worldwide and killed over 3,000—including nine people in the United States. “We are asking the American public to work with us to prepare in the expectation that this could be bad,” Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the Centers for Disease Control’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said in a press briefing last week. The CDC has also warned about “daily disruption” for the general public. But what does “disruption” look like for the millions of people currently in US prisons and jails, in a system already unable to cope with basic health needs?

“[The coronavirus] will remind us of a central hypocrisy in our approach to health behind bars,” Dr. Homer Venters, former chief medical officer of New York City’s jail system, wrote in an op-ed for The Hill. “We’ve built the world’s largest collection of jails and prisons, and kept the health services in these places remarkably separate from the rest of our national health systems.”

Although the nature and the intensity of how the coronavirus will play out is unknown, there are several examples of how correctional institutions have handled epidemics in the past. During the 2009 swine flu pandemic, which infected about 60 million people and killed more than 12,000 in the United States alone, the California prison system saw nearly 800 cases; three deaths were reported. Across the country, correctional officials tried to minimize the spread by quarantining inmates and suspending visitation.

https://www.motherjones.com/crime-justice/2020/03/health-care-behind-bars-is-already-abysmal-are-prison-officials-prepared-for-the-coronavirus/

What Elizabeth Warren Taught Us

The Massachusetts senator’s legacy will outlive her campaign.

KARA VOGHT
Reporter


On the morning of the South Carolina primary, reporters swarmed Elizabeth Warren in a tiny side room after a canvass kickoff in Columbia—her final event in the Palmetto State before departing for myriad Super Tuesday destinations. In her campaign trail uniform of black pants, black top, and jewel-toned cardigan—this one, aquamarine—the Massachusetts senator stood pressed against a wall that had been covered in her “Dream Big, Fight Hard” posters for the makeshift press conference.

She’d barely offered morning pleasantries before a television reporter barked a question her way: “When are you going to start winning?”

Warren was silent for a moment. “No one knew what a wealth tax was a year ago,” she finally said. “I’m loving this campaign. This a culmination of a lifetime of work.” Her ideas, she said, had a chance to live beyond “the academic side of things.”

She was still five days away from ending her campaign for the presidency, which she will do Thursday, according to media reports. But her words sure sounded like a candidate laying claim to her legacy. If that was, in fact, what Warren had intended with that answer, she did it well.

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/03/what-elizabeth-warren-taught-us/

What Elizabeth Warren Taught Us

The Massachusetts senator’s legacy will outlive her campaign.

KARA VOGHT
Reporter

On the morning of the South Carolina primary, reporters swarmed Elizabeth Warren in a tiny side room after a canvass kickoff in Columbia—her final event in the Palmetto State before departing for myriad Super Tuesday destinations. In her campaign trail uniform of black pants, black top, and jewel-toned cardigan—this one, aquamarine—the Massachusetts senator stood pressed against a wall that had been covered in her “Dream Big, Fight Hard” posters for the makeshift press conference.

She’d barely offered morning pleasantries before a television reporter barked a question her way: “When are you going to start winning?”


Warren was silent for a moment. “No one knew what a wealth tax was a year ago,” she finally said. “I’m loving this campaign. This a culmination of a lifetime of work.” Her ideas, she said, had a chance to live beyond “the academic side of things.”

She was still five days away from ending her campaign for the presidency, which she will do Thursday, according to media reports. But her words sure sounded like a candidate laying claim to her legacy. If that was, in fact, what Warren had intended with that answer, she did it well.

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/03/what-elizabeth-warren-taught-us/
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