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News Archive for Mar 30, 2020
They marinate in risk as they spend more time than anyone else tending to patients.
The stimulus is the largest step toward a centrally planned economy that America has ever taken.
Use cellphones to stop the disease’s spread without sacrificing civil liberties.
In refugee camps, prisons and other unlikely places, markets arise to meet critical needs and, at times, circumvent faulty ofﬁcial policies.
Residents of the state’s hundreds of nursing homes are among the most vulnerable to infection by the deadly pathogen, comprising nearly 15% of New York’s recorded Covid-19 deaths, according to health officials.
Treasury can keep the claims system unclogged and minimize the need for bailout spending.
‘At something close to normal prices, it is unlikely that a firm will buy the additional capital equipment necessary.’
Put away the plague carts and wailing for now. Comebacks are America’s specialty.
Two leading shale producers in America’s hottest oilfield are formally asking Texas regulators to consider curtailing crude output in the state as the industry grapples with collapsing demand and plunging prices.
Companies focused on health products and life sciences are rolling out tests that can quickly detect the new coronavirus outside of laboratory settings, as officials and labs around the country race to scale up testing.
The Nashville-based restaurant operator hopes to resurface with about 125 locations after the Covid-19 pandemic ends.
As the coronavirus was emerging as an international concern, a U.S. government agency sold 80 cases of protective masks that are now in high demand.
In a brash overnight robbery, thieves stole a painting by Vincent Van Gogh from a Dutch museum that has been closed during the coronavirus outbreak, police said.
A U.S. Navy hospital ship arrived in New York City on Monday to help alleviate the strain of the coronavirus crisis on local hospitals, as Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined a new statewide plan to coordinate medical care for the infected.
New York City’s emergency management office plans to build a 350-bed facility at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, part of the efforts to deal with coronavirus cases.
Companies ranging from Oracle to Nike are borrowing record amounts in the investment-grade bond market to build cash before the full impact of the novel coronavirus hits the U.S. economy.
Scammers are trying to cash in on the nation’s panic over the coronavirus by peddling fake cures, soliciting donations to phony charities and selling needed items like hand sanitizer and toilet paper at jacked-up prices.
Walt Disney said Chairman and former CEO Robert Iger has agreed to forgo most of his salary while his successor, CEO Bob Chapek, along with several executives, will take pay cuts amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Former Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen said bad choices by broad swaths of the financial industry and companies, abetted in part by low rates, are likely to make it harder for the economy to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
Some delivery and supermarket workers at Instacart and Amazon.com are staying home to draw attention to their requests for better pay and more protections against the risks of infection with the new coronavirus.
Netflix’s new docuseries about drug testing and Massachusetts court cases is surprisingly captivating given its subject matter.
The Justice Department is examining whether lawmakers traded ahead of the market turmoil caused by the coronavirus pandemic based on confidential briefings they received.
‘The Lady From Shanghai’ and ‘Leave Her to Heaven’ are ideal isolation viewing.
Adorable animals, fantastic fish and enlightened animation offer family-friendly programming with a mental boost.
The federal government is now advising states that gun stores, gun makers and shooting ranges are critical businesses that shouldn’t be closed during shutdowns meant to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s approval ratings soared this month as he responded to the surging outbreak of the novel coronavirus, a new poll shows.
The UAW’s governing body filed charges against board member Richard Rankin through the union’s formal grievance process.
The coronavirus forced Tim Tiller to take over social media for The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. His way with hashtags endeared him to thousands online.
Coronavirus has led to the temporary death of travel. A veteran voyager offers a few antidotes.
The next two weeks will determine whether Sweden’s more laissez-faire approach can succeed or if authorities bend to the reality of a rash of new cases.
Difficulties moving grain within countries and across borders, coupled with frenzied buying, could exacerbate the impact of the pandemic on the global food market.
The two groups have filed complaints with the Federal Election Commission against billionaire and former Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg.
The new rules cutthe emissions targets auto makers must reach over the next five years. California, along with environmental groups, is expected to mount legal challenges.
Mark Meadows officially joins the White House Monday as President Trump’s fourth chief of staff, with his resignation as a North Carolina congressman set to take effect at 5 p.m.
Sanchez Energy’s top lenders have agreed to take a majority stake in the bankrupt oil-and-gas driller after collapsing oil prices wiped away their chances of being fully repaid, people familiar with the matter said.
VIP Cinema Holdings, which makes reclining seats for movie theaters, is shutting down for good after economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic made a proposed restructuring impossible, according to people familiar with the matter.
Barclays said it would aim to be a net-zero bank by 2050 by aligning the emissions of the activities it finances across all sectors with the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Is it already time for Washington to prepare another big economic-stimulus package?
It is like a switch has been shut off in the economy. The key is for businesses to survive until the lights come back on.
The coronavirus relief package expands unemployment insurance programs across the country. We answer questions on how to apply for benefits and how the legislation changes who is eligible.
The PM misconstrues a quote that has relevance for Britain today.
Contractors battle bogus assertions about canine vaccines and free baby formula: “We’ve maxxed out.”
Israel is struggling to contain a concentration of coronavirus infections among ultra-Orthodox Jews, with the impact reaching Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who went into isolation after an adviser from the community tested positive.
Regional Feds are tallying up an ugly economic picture with the first readings to reflect the new coronavirus crisis.
The Houston-based company, which provides ceramic technology used by shale drillers that rely on hydraulic fracturing, filed for chapter 11 protection with a deal that hands control of the company to senior lenders owed $65 million.
Plus, a New York Times columnist discovers companies unworthy of subsidies.
Exor, the holding company of Italy’s Agnelli family, is investing in Via Transportation, marking its first big foray into the technology sector.
Allow very sick patients to make the choice for themselves: assume the risks of a drug not yet FDA-cleared along with the potential benefits. Within that system, every patient should be tracked for outcome.
New York’s Medicaid program is indeed mismanaged in many ways, but blaming it for a shortage of hospital beds during the coronavirus pandemic is going too far.
The avoidance of military law enforcement is a central principle of the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights. The governors and Congress will authorize its use when truly necessary. The president alone may not.
President Trump has said combating the new coronavirus is a war.
To relieve stress during the coronavirus shutdown, fashion designer Zac Posen is monitoring his news intake, working in his garden and filming cooking videos. “It’s been a big change to get into this new rhythm but it’s really helping me get through the day with less anxiety.”
Bank of New York Mellon Corp. said it named Todd Gibbons as chief executive. He has been interim CEO since last fall.
Covid-19 isn’t the only ‘stigma’ that has been imposed on Asian-Americans.
Any sustainable strategy against the coronavirus has to balance public health and economics.
Hungary’s parliament gave Prime Minister Viktor Orbán the right to rule by decree until his government decides the coronavirus crisis has ended, defying criticism from the European Union.
After two weeks of school closures, all those neatly organized blocks of self-directed learning and arts-and-crafts projects have quickly fallen apart. “I kind of gave up on the idea of a schedule.”
One of Florida’s most populous counties has a fairly unique set of criteria for which businesses are critical during the pandemic.
Emergency centers grapple with the prospect of call-taker illnesses; ‘one sick employee could take out the whole center.’
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he expects details will be released later Monday on how small businesses disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic can tap a new loan program likely as soon as Friday.
A growing number of Americans are losing their jobs—and their health insurance—at a time when coronavirus infections are surging. Here are some options for getting health-insurance coverage.
Pier 1 Imports has canceled an auction to sell itself out of chapter 11 as senior lenders opted to take ownership of home-goods retailer, the latest corporate bankruptcy to be upended by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Tokyo Olympics will open July 23, 2021, the local organizing committee said, following a one-year delay forced by the pandemic.
The U.S. economy has suffered a body blow with no modern precedent. Unemploymentcould top 10% in coming months, higher than its peak in the 2008-09 recession. Some see it hitting levels unseen since the Great Depression. But it isn’t a foregone conclusion that this must become another great recession.
Johnson & Johnson said that it had made progress on a vaccine to prevent Covid-19 and that the product could be ready in early 2021.
Lawmakers and unions criticized Gov. Andrew Cuomo for pushing ahead with a plan to reduce Medicaid spending as part of the state budget due Tuesday even as New York responds to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Many Americans can expect some financial help from the government as part of the economic relief package in response to the coronavirus pandemic. It is a little more complicated for one group of taxpayers: immigrants.
Wall Street’s top regulator said he doesn’t believe the U.S. should prevent investors from betting against the stock market, as extreme volatility in recent weeks prompts more countries to ban short selling.
The March employment report will show a hit to the U.S. job market due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, but it is unlikely to show the depth of the crash because the data reflect the month’s first weeks.
Even with some help from the Chinese government, the world’s largest car market may struggle to win back consumers.
Medtronic Plc said it would publicly share the design specifications for a ventilator product to allow other companies to explore producing it rapidly to help meet demand driven by the new coronavirus.
From birch plywood to solid mahogany, wood in all its forms is inspiring designers to get creative with carpentry. Sarah Medford spins through the arresting results
“[With A Simple Life,] I was portraying what I thought the public wanted, which was basically this blond airhead. But in real life I’ve never been that way.”
For jeweler David Yurman, wife Sybil and son Evan, running a global company from the kitchen table brings new insights and fresh challenges: “Make no mistake, spending this much time together makes for tensions and difficulties.”
Walt Disney Co.’s ESPN has had to significantly revamp its programming with the loss of live sports during the coronavirus pandemic, and now it’s altering its marketing as well.
The economic fallout from the novel coronavirus poses a new challenge for small banks across the country that often deal with customers face to face.
In Fisher, Ill., population 1,900, a community banker worries that some businesses could be devastated by the economic fallout of coronavirus.
In the U.S., gasoline has actually been worth less than crude in recent days. The pressure on profits increases the likelihood that refineries will need to shutter in coming weeks to balance supply and demand.
The NFL’s free agency period swung into action right as the rest of the sports world shuttered.
Residential real-estate sales spiked in the first quarter, but now the market has been all but shut down by the pandemic, brokers say.
Two big money managers wagering that struggling mall owners can still pay their debts have been hit by the retail devastation brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
Elsa Romero, who cleans two floors at the Miami Tower, is holding on to her job even as the building empties out and more office workers choose to ride out the coronavirus pandemic at home. “I don’t have a plan B,” she said.
As banks, asset managers and hedge-fund firms adjust to employees working from home, they also have to comply with one of the key financial regulations governing their conduct: recording all trading-related calls.
A pandemic brings street life to a halt in one of Earth’s most vibrant cities. And yet, bravery abounds.
Big carriers like American Airlines are getting all the attention for the unprecedented damage that Covid-19 is causing airlines. Most of the action, though, may end up happening at the regional level.
Japanese car makers slashed output in February at home and in other major production centers, suggesting the industry was slowing down before the full weight of the coronavirus pandemic crashed down in March.
Never before have governments tried to put swaths of their economies in an induced coma and awaken them gradually. If it works, it will be a testament to capitalism’s flexibility. More likely, much will go wrong.
The coronavirus outbreak is ravaging nonprofit organizations’ finances, threatening many of their usual revenue sources at a time when demand for their services is skyrocketing.
The world of supercomputing is pivoting to the novel coronavirus, with some other projects being paused as researchers focus on finding treatments and vaccines as well as studying the spread of the virus and assessing the impact of social-distancing measures.
Foxconn’s net profit fell 23.7% in the fourth quarter before the coronavirus pandemic struck the world’s biggest contract electronics assembler and its largest customer, Apple.
The tech giant is pledging $100 million in grant money and promised ad spending to help struggling news outlets weather the financial blow of the coronavirus outbreak.
China’s army of electric-vehicle startups were once positioned to put China at the head of the global EV revolution, but the coronavirus and struggles before the pandemic threaten ruin for dozens of them.
Spending forecasts for the tech sector are falling amid the coronavirus pandemic, but demand for artificial-intelligence tools is expected to show more resilience, industry experts say.
With some hospitals barring partners from delivery rooms and doctors limiting in-person interactions with patients, some women have decided to leave coronavirus hot spots like New York to give birth. Others are considering home births or asking to be induced before the epidemic worsens.
If Gov. Ron DeSantis is correct, he could contain the virus’s spread while limiting upheaval in rural areas. If he is wrong, he could expose a state with a large population of seniors to a bigger wave of disease.
For a single business, holding a buffer against unexpected slowdowns and other events outside its control might make sense, but that could create more problems for the economy than it solves.
ABB and LVMH are the latest companies to withdraw their 2020 guidance and warn of revenue shortfalls, as enforced restrictions to fight the coronavirus pandemic continue to hit businesses worldwide.
China is mulling measures to stimulate auto sales and tweak policies for electric vehicles to offset the slump in the industry amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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The retailers will furlough the majority of their store workers, highlighting the limits of the $2 trillion rescue package for U.S. businesses that have been cut off from their customers.
The oil crash deepened, sending prices to an 18-year low in a stark demonstration of how the coronavirus is crippling fuel demand and leaving consumers unable to take advantage at the pump.
Lawmakers and regulators are pressuring insurers to go beyond the legal language of policies to get cash to Americans amid the mounting cost of shutdowns from the coronavirus pandemic.
Americans prepared for a prolonged lockdown and the country’s worst-hit city expanded its capacity to care for sick patients as a continuing surge of confirmed new coronavirus cases brought the U.S. total to nearly 160,000.
When President Trump last week criticized General Motors’ effort to produce ventilators, executives were flabbergasted. GM began collaborating with a ventilator company a couple of weeks earlier, and has mobilized more than 1,000 employees and nearly 100 auto suppliers for the task.
We’re offering you notes on the pandemic, featuring the voices of young adults who are navigating this unsettling moment — and our voices, too, since we’re all in this together.
Investors are grappling with the mounting economic toll after U.S. government officials signaled that measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic may remain in place for many weeks.
The 107-year-old institution has moved faster and farther in just weeks than it did during the 2008 financial crisis, which unfolded over 18 months. Mr. Powell’s team reached for methods used then, while creating new tools on the fly.
Slow Wi-Fi? Incessant notifications? Slack taking over your life? You aren’t alone. WSJ’s Joanna Stern provides daily solutions to readers’ tech problems. She has gathered them here.
The virus preyed on a close-knit circle of Jewish families, showing how perilously connected everyone was to their schools and to each other.
Advice on health, family, travel and helping during the age of Covid-19.
The coronavirus pandemic is making a hard situation worse for China’s growing number of job-seeking college graduates, intensifying pressure on Communist Party officials who see steady employment as critical to maintaining economic and social order.
Hoping they bring along their millions of fans, Brat TV puts social media stars in more traditional scripted series; split up in real life, together on screen.
A Q&A for anyone worried about traveling right now: How to stay safe, what to avoid and do masks really help?
Covid-19 has upended daily life. Here’s a guide to your most pressing questions.
Concern is high about the deadly virus behind a fast-growing global outbreak. Here is what health officials know so far.
The left-leaning nonprofits and super PACs have spent months polling, interviewing voters in battleground states and building digital outreach operations to avoid any missteps from 2016.
President Trump said he was extending the administration’s social-distancing guidelines for another 30 days through the end of April, after saying for days that he was hoping to open up the country in the coming weeks.
More than $200 billion in Chinese overseas lending hasn’t shown up in official data in recent years, allowing emerging markets indebted to China to also borrow from other investors. Now borrowers are at risk of drowning in debt and investors face the reality that China may be ahead of them in collecting.
As coronavirus spreads across the U.S., the trash industry is girding for a potential rise in infectious waste while grappling with concerns about workers’ exposure to the pathogen.