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Trump Calls for U.S. to Be Open 'by Easter'

Source: New York Times

President Trump said he wants the United States "raring to go" by Easter, less than three weeks away, a goal that top health professionals have called far too quick.

Even as nations from Britain to India declare nationwide economic lockdowns, President Trump said he "would love to have the country opened up, and just raring to go, by Easter," less than three weeks away, a goal that top health professionals have called far too quick.

"I think it's possible, why not?" he said with a shrug.

Participating in a town hall hosted by Fox News, Mr. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence said on Tuesday that such a step has never been under consideration for the United States.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/world/coronavirus-updates-maps.html

Posted by jayschool2013 | Tue Mar 24, 2020, 01:29 PM (52 replies)

So now I know someone

My 23-year-old niece has tested positive for the coronavirus.

She was teaching English in the Basque region of Spain, and flew home Monday to her family in Florida. She immediately exhibited symptoms and, because she was in Florida, she was tested within a day. We learned tonight that she's positive. Her symptoms remain mild, and she's resting.

Soon, we'll all know someone.
Posted by jayschool2013 | Sat Mar 21, 2020, 09:42 PM (23 replies)

Dow set to open with decline of 1,300 points after markets crater

Source: NBC News

Wall Street is preparing for a bloodbath on Monday, after oil prices cratered by 30 percent overnight, pushing all three major averages to declines of around 5 percent and adding stress to an economy already feeling intense pressure from the coronavirus epidemic.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average looked set to open down by 1,300 points on Monday morning, with trading on the S&P 500 halted overnight after hitting critical levels that triggered a "circuit-breaker," which prevents further losses.

Investors took shelter in safe havens, pushing gold to a seven-year high and pushing the 10-year Treasury yield to an all-time historic low of 0.3 percent by early morning.

The sell-off comes as fears mount that the viral outbreak will further disrupt supply chains, travel, and production around the world.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/business/markets/dow-set-open-decline-1-300-points-oil-war-adds-n1152941

Posted by jayschool2013 | Mon Mar 9, 2020, 07:23 AM (8 replies)
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