2020 Week #10

This is your weekly news update for March 1st through 7th, 2020.  There are 2 headline summaries & 8 notable headlines covered this week.

Summary #1. Coronavirus Update, with weekly news update summarizing 40 sources this week.  

  • NYT - With Oil Prices Down 20%, OPEC Pushes for Stability
  • Reuters - Russia quits OPEC+ deal but will monitor situation, says Novak
  • Reuters - Saudi energy minister says he will 'keep you wondering' on oil output
  • Reuters - Russian source says Moscow won't back OPEC's call for deeper oil cuts
  • Reuters - OPEC's pact with Russia falls apart, sending oil into tailspin
  • Reuters - OPEC raises stakes with Russia, seeks biggest oil cut since 2008 crisis
  • Reuters - Dow has biggest daily jump since 2009 as Wall Street buys the dip
  • Reuters - Another foul day on Wall Street after surprise Fed rate cut
  • NYT - Stocks and Bond Yields Sink, Capping a Week of Wild Trading
  • AP News - China trade slumps as anti-virus controls close factories
  • WSJ - President Trump Signs Coronavirus Spending Bill.
  • NYT - Trump Signs $8.3 Billion Spending Bill to Boost Coronavirus Response.
  • NYT - U.S. Added 273,000 Jobs in February Before Coronavirus Spread Widely. 
  • AP News - US job market looked robust before virus outbreak escalated. 
  • WSJ - Another Princess Cruise Ship Is Caught Up in Coronavirus Outbreak
  • NPR - Coronavirus: Cruise Ship In Limbo Off California After A Former Passenger Died
  • Reuters - Pence: 21 people test positive for coronavirus on cruise ship
  • NYT - With Thousands Trapped on Board, Cruise Ship Awaits Coronavirus Test Results
  • NYT - 2,773 People Are Under Quarantines in New York City
  • WSJ - Coronavirus Leaves Cruise Industry With Canceled Trips and Half-Empty Ships
  • NPR - Coronavirus Fears Lead To Canceled Flights And Concerns Within The Travel Industry
  • WSJ - No Crowds at the Mona Lisa: Coronavirus Fears Hammer European Tourism
  • Business Insider#2 - Tech companies have canceled 12 high-profile conferences so far, causing an estimated economic loss of $1 billion amid coronavirus concerns.
  • NYT - London Book Fair Canceled Over Coronavirus Fears.
  • Barron’s - Here’s a List of Big Events Canceled Because of the Coronavirus.
  • NPR - Why China's Air Has Been Cleaner During The Coronavirus Outbreak
  • Nekkei Asian Review - Blue skies return to China as coronavirus cuts coal consumption.
  • Other downstream effects from the outbreak are.
  • From The New York Times.  Nearly 300 Million Children Are Missing Class. 
  • From The Wall Street Journal. Meat Stockpiles Surge as Coronavirus Epidemic Curbs Exports.
  • From The New York Times. Surgeon General Urges the Public to Stop Buying Face Masks.
  • From The Wall Street Journal.  Where’s the Hand Sanitizer? Coronavirus Fears Empty Store Shelves, Disrupt Plans.
  • From The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Test Kits Aren’t Keeping Up With Surging U.S. Demand.  
  • From The New York Times.  Coronavirus Testing Offered With Just a Doctor’s Approval, C.D.C. Says.
  • From The Wall Street Journal.  Coronavirus Poses Dilemma for Workers Who Risk Losing Pay.
  • From Reuters.  Laboratories meet with White House, form consortium for coronavirus tests.
Summary #2. Nashville Struck by Tornadoes Early Tuesday.
  • WSJ - Tornadoes Kill at Least 25 in Tennessee
  • NYT - Tornadoes Kill 25 in Tennessee, Shredding Buildings in Nashville Area
  • NYT - A Tornado Decimated North Nashville. The Rebuilding May Destroy Its Soul.
  • Reuters - After deadly tornadoes, Tennessee rescue teams search for survivors.
  • NPR - 'We Love Them': Trump Tours And Consoles Tornado-Ravaged Tennessee
  • Fox17 - Nashville Devastation: 575+ homes, businesses majorly damaged or destroyed in tornado
Notable headlines from the week were:
  • From The New York Times.  An infographic depicting who’s still running for the president, with Biden and Sanders pulling in the majority of democratic delegate votes.  
  • From The New York Times.  Judge Calls Barr’s Handling of Mueller Report ‘Distorted’ and 'Misleading’.
  • From NPR and The New York Times.  Defense Secretary Gives Go-Ahead For U.S. Troops Withdrawal in Afghanistan.  
  • From The New York Times.  North Korea Launches 2 Unidentified Projectiles, South Korea Says. 
  • From The New York Times.  Suicide Bombers Attack Near U.S. Embassy in Tunisia.  
  • From Reuters.  U.S. legislation targets online child sexual abuse; threatens encryption on Facebook, Google.
  • From The Wall Street Journal.  Here’s Why Health Experts Want to Stop Daylight-Saving Time.
  • From The Wall Street Journal.  Honeywell to Roll Out Quantum Computer.  
This has been your weekly news update for March 1st through 7th, 2020.  Links to all the sources for each news summary are in the show notes & at our website, w n u, dot news.  To ensure we can continue creating this podcast, please subscribe, share it with your friends, & review us on iTunes & Google.  Thank you for listening. 

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