Month: June 2020

ROBERTO SCHMIDT It’s impossible to think about racial injustice in the U.S. without looking at the distribution of dollars.  In many ways that Americans work to establish themselves financially — through the stock market,  net worth and homeownership — Black families trail White families. “To put it simply, we don’t have a level playing field,” said Evelyn Brodkin, an
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The logo of Amazon Web Services (AWS) is seen during the 4th annual America Digital Latin American Congress of Business and Technology in Santiago, Chile, September 5, 2018. Ivan Alvarado | Reuters Amazon Web Services, the cloud-computing branch of the e-commerce giant, is further expanding its services in the growing space industry. The company announced
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Adam Jeffery | CNBC Investors should stay bearish on U.S. stocks until the full extent of the economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic is known, according to TS Lombard, which warned that investors were over-estimating a quick recovery in U.S. corporate earnings. Charles Dumas, chief economist at the economic research firm, told CNBC Tuesday that ”the
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Top federal health officials told lawmakers Tuesday the U.S. needs a more unified national response and funding for public health funding if the country faces another pandemic.  The U.S. is now reporting nearly 40,000 new coronavirus cases every day — almost double from about 22,800 in mid-May — driven largely by outbreaks in a number of states
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(L-R) Michael Corbat, chief executive officer of Citigroup Inc., Jamie Dimon, chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co., James Gorman, chief executive officer of Morgan Stanley, Brian Moynihan, chief executive officer of Bank of America Corp., Ron O’Hanley, president and chief executive officer of State Street Corp., Charles Scharf, chief executive officer of Bank
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Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill. Ralf-Finn Hestoft | Corbis | Getty Image The bill, called the Student Recovery Eligibility for Low-Income Individuals to Exact Funds (RELIEF) Act of 2020, would make students receiving Pell Grants eligible to receive $1,200 stimulus checks. Federal Pell Grants are need-based funds given to low-income students to help them complete their
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A Burger King sign outside a restaurant in Glendale, California. Robyn Beck | AFP | Getty Images Burger King’s U.S. same-store sales are trending flat as customers return to its locations for Whoppers and french fries.  The Restaurant Brands International chain saw its same-store sales plunge by mid-30s in March as the coronavirus pandemic led consumers
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The Wirecard logo is seen at the payment company’s headquarters in Aschheim near Munich, southern Germany, on June 24, 2020. Christof Stache | AFP via Getty Images Wirecard’s dramatic fall from grace has thrust corporate governance and industry regulation in Germany firmly in the spotlight. The Munich-based payments processor filed for insolvency on Thursday, reportedly
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Co-director of the intensive care unit at CommonSpirit’s Dignity Health California Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Zafia Anklesaria, 35, who is seven months pregnant, attends to a COVID-19 patient in the hospital where she works, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 18, 2020. Lucy Nicholson | Reuters Coronavirus cases are
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We need to get better at talking with, listening to and learning from each other, says Malcolm Gladwell, host of the popular podcast “Revisionist History.” “You can’t read somebody and make sense of someone in 10 seconds. Don’t even try,” says Gladwell, whose September book, “Talking to Strangers,” analyzes the inadequacies in people’s capacity to do so. “The
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Multiple states are experiencing a spike in Covid-19 cases amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, sparking controversy over whether people should be required to wear masks in public to help slow the spread of the virus. States like Florida, Georgia and Texas, which do not have statewide mask mandates, hit record highs in their average number of
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Biologist Beth Cameron spent nearly two decades preparing for a biological threat like Covid-19. Most notably, in 2014, Cameron, then the Obama Administration’s director of countering biological threats, helped create a “pandemic playbook” to guide the White House in handling a pandemic. They knew one was eventually coming. “[W]e starting working on the playbook following the
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