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Q&A: How to get aid for a small business hit by virus crisis
Q&A: How to get aid for a small business hit by virus crisis
| April 2nd | 2020  8:41AM
Q&A: How to get aid for a small business hit by virus crisis
NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of small business owners will be turning to the government, seeking help for an individual and nationwide cataclysm, the economic devastation caused by the coronavirus outbreak. The government says it will begin disbursing loan money to company owners and freelancers Friday under the Paycheck Protection Program, part of the $2 trillion relief package signed into law last week.
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A record 6.6 million seek US jobless aid as layoffs mount
A record 6.6 million seek US jobless aid as layoffs mount
| April 2nd | 2020  8:40AM
A record 6.6 million seek US jobless aid as layoffs mount
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — doubling a record high set just one week earlier — a sign that layoffs are accelerating in the midst of the coronavirus. The stunning report Thursday from the Labor Department showed that job cuts are mounting against the backdrop of economies…
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Global stocks edge up ahead of US jobless claims report
Global stocks edge up ahead of US jobless claims report
| April 2nd | 2020  8:14AM
Global stocks edge up ahead of US jobless claims report
BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks and Wall Street futures rose Thursday as investors look ahead to U.S. jobless claims figures for more clues on the extent of the virus outbreak's economic impact. Markets in London and Frankfurt rose almost 1% while Shanghai gained 1.7%, Seoul added 2.3% and Hong Kong also rose after spending the day swinging between gains and losses.
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Apply here: How to spend $2.2 trillion — and rescue economy
Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, Larry Kudlow, Steven Mnuchin, Kevin McCarthy, Mike Pence
| April 2nd | 2020  6:23AM
Apply here: How to spend $2.2 trillion — and rescue economy
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump aims to shovel $2.2 trillion into the U.S. economy over the next few weeks to try to cushion its free fall. But that means putting his fate in the hands of banks, profit-minded businesses and government bureaucrats he has frequently derided, along with a man who has emerged as arguably the biggest power broker…
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The Latest: New record of 950 virus deaths in Spain in 1 day
The Latest: New record of 950 virus deaths in Spain in 1 day
| April 2nd | 2020  5:57AM
The Latest: New record of 950 virus deaths in Spain in 1 day
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — New York virus toll doubles in 72 hours. — Spain hits new…
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Global stocks gain as economic toll of virus worsens
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| April 2nd | 2020  5:56AM
Global stocks gain as economic toll of virus worsens
BEIJING (AP) — Major global stock markets and U.S. futures rose Thursday following a rocky start to the day after a White House warning that as many as 240,000 Americans might die of the coronavirus sent Wall Street tumbling. London and Frankfurt opened higher. Shanghai gained 1.7%, Seoul added 2.3% and Hong Kong also rose after spending the day swinging between gains and losses.
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Dutch leader proposes EU fund for nations hit hard by virus
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| April 2nd | 2020  5:39AM
Dutch leader proposes EU fund for nations hit hard by virus
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has proposed a multibillion-euro (dollar) European Union fund to help countries in the 27-nation bloc whose health care systems have been hardest-hit by the coronavirus outbreak. In an interview broadcast Wednesday night by Dutch news show Nieuwsuur, Rutte said: "We are, of course, in solidarity with South Europe.
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The Latest: Study doubles Italian province's virus deaths
The Latest: Study doubles Italian province's virus deaths
| April 2nd | 2020  5:37AM
The Latest: Study doubles Italian province's virus deaths
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — New York virus toll doubles in 72 hours. — Study says virus…
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Japan's SoftBank ends WeWork tender, remains behind bailout
Japan's SoftBank ends WeWork tender, remains behind bailout
| April 2nd | 2020  3:38AM
Japan's SoftBank ends WeWork tender, remains behind bailout
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp. called off its offering of up to $3 billion worth of shares in office-space rental venture WeWork, though it remains committed to its $5 billion bailout of the financially troubled company. The main loser in the offer's failure is WeWork founder Adam Neumann, who quit the company last year, but owns about half the shares that were up for offer, according to SoftBank.
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The Latest: Protective gear shortage hits Fukushima workers
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| April 2nd | 2020  2:52AM
The Latest: Protective gear shortage hits Fukushima workers
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: ___ — Protective gear shortage affecting workers at Fukushima…
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Asian stocks mixed as economic toll of virus worsens
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| April 2nd | 2020  2:19AM
Asian stocks mixed as economic toll of virus worsens
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Thursday after a White House warning that as many as 240,000 Americans might die of the coronavirus sent Wall Street tumbling and signs of the outbreak's global economic cost increased. Benchmarks in Tokyo and Sydney declined but losses were smaller than Wall Street's 4.4% overnight fall. Shanghai opened down but gained 1% while Seoul advanced 2.4%.
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The Latest: Israel's health minister has new coronavirus
The Latest: Israel's health minister has new coronavirus
| April 2nd | 2020  1:12AM
The Latest: Israel's health minister has new coronavirus
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: ___ — Isreaeo's health minister diagnosed with new coronavirus …
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The Latest:
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| April 2nd | 2020  1:10AM
The Latest:
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: ___ — Isreaeo's health minister diagnosed with new coronavirus …
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The Latest: China sends flight to London to get students
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| April 2nd | 2020  12:46AM
The Latest: China sends flight to London to get students
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: ___ — China sends chartered flight to London to bring stranded students home — Son says jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis Jr.
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Infrastructure often embraced by both parties, to no avail
Nancy Pelosi
| April 2nd | 2020  12:05AM
Infrastructure often embraced by both parties, to no avail
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wants to spend $2 trillion on infrastructure projects to create jobs and help the collapsing economy rebuild from the coronavirus' stunning blows. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says that seems about right. Sounds like the prelude to a bipartisan deal. Except that when it comes to trying to upgrade…
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Here’s Why Square (SQ) Should be on Your Buy List
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| April 1st | 2020  1:00AM
Here’s Why Square (SQ) Should be on Your Buy List
Payment solutions provider Square (NYSE: SQ) shares took a heavy bearing during the coronavirus pandemic sinking to lows of $32.33 on March 18, 2020. This move was positively correlated to the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA: SPY) which collapsed over 35 percent in just under a month. Prior to this black swan event Square hit yearly highs at the $87.25 Fibonacci (fib) level on Feb.
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What is Market Chop and Should You Trade It?
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| April 1st | 2020  1:00AM
What is Market Chop and Should You Trade It?
One of the biggest components of successful trading is the ability to understand current market conditions. Many new traders learn the hard way that trying to force trades in a market without direction can be a quick way to lose money. Sometimes, the most prudent thing to do as a trader is to do nothing at all. It all depends on what market conditions are like, your personal trading strategy, and your comfort level.
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise: The Long Case
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| April 1st | 2020  1:00AM
Hewlett Packard Enterprise: The Long Case
On the last day of the quarter, Wells Fargo analyst, Aaron Rakers, was out with a bullish note on Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE). This was a gutsy move on a company whose stock had fallen more than 50% from November through two weeks ago and was trading within a dollar of its all-time lows. However, the analyst took a longer-term view and argued…
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Conagra’s 3% Yield Is A Steal At Today’s Prices
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| April 1st | 2020  1:00AM
Conagra’s 3% Yield Is A Steal At Today’s Prices
A Weak Q3 But … Conagra Brands (CAG) reported earnings yesterday and missed expectations. The company reported a-5.5% decline in YOY revenue, missed the consensus by more than 100 basis points, and yet the shares surged on the news. The fiscal third quarter was weaker than expected but those results don’t paint the full picture. Commentary and guidance offered by the company boils down to this.
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