2020 Week #12

This is your weekly news update for March 15th through 21st, 2020.  There is 1 headline summary & 7 notable headlines covered this week.

  • NPR - Governor Expects More Than Half Of Californians To Become Infected With Coronavirus
  • AP News - Government official: Coronavirus vaccine trial starts Monday.
  • WSJ - Gov. Cuomo Orders All Workforce in State to Stay Home
  • WSJ - U.S., World Leaders Step Up Efforts to Slow Spread of Coronavirus
  • AP News - `Accept it’: 3 states lock down 70 million against the virus
  • Reuters - California governor issues statewide 'stay at home' order
  • AP News - California governor issues statewide stay-at-home order
  • NPR - 'Stay Home,' Californians Are Told By Governor As Coronavirus Spreads
  • AP News - Jazz Festival postponed as virus reaches Louisiana capital
  • WWNO - New Orleans Is Outpacing Other COVID-19 Hotspots In Rate Of Cases Per Capita
  • H.R.6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  • Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (S. 3548)
  • NYT - 5 Takeaways From the Coronavirus Economic Relief Package
  • NPR - Senate Republicans Unveil New Coronavirus Relief Package
  • Reuters - U.S. oil plunges to 18-year low as lockdowns trigger market meltdown
  • Reuters - U.S. oil reverses losses, posts largest one-day gain on record
  • NPR - Stocks Go Into Shock. Dow Plunges Nearly 3,000 Points
  • WSJ - Why Are Markets So Volatile? It’s Not Just the Coronavirus.
  • NPR - Dow Dives 6%; NYSE To Close Its Floor, Shift To All-Electronic Trading
  • Forbes - Trump: I’m Waiving Interest On Student Loans
  • U.S. Department of Education - Delivering on President Trump's Promise, Secretary DeVos Suspends Federal Student Loan Payments, Waives Interest During National Emergency
  • Housing Wire - Can the Fed help Americans get mortgage forbearance?
  • WSJ - Fed Cuts Rates to Near Zero and Will Relaunch Bond-Buying Program
  • NYT - Fed Unveils Emergency Lending Programs as Companies Struggle to Raise Cash
  • Reuters - Fed slashes rates, global central banks coordinate to cushion coronavirus blow
  • Reuters - Airline industry crisis deepens as coronavirus kills demand
  • WSJ - Coronavirus Pandemic to Test Limits of How Much Debt U.S. Can Bear
  • WSJ - The Next Coronavirus Financial Crisis: Record Piles of Risky Corporate Debt
  • WSJ - Coronavirus Triggers Wave of U.S. Workers Filing for Jobless Benefits
  • AP News - Jobless claims jump by 70,000 as virus starts to take hold
  • AP News - Trump taps emergency powers as virus relief plan proceeds.
  • AP News - Virus fears fuel spike in sales of guns and ammunition.
  • NPR - Amazon To Hire 100,000 Workers To Meet 'Surge In Demand'.
  • AP News - Cancer, heart surgeries delayed as coronavirus alters care.
  • NPR - Concerned About Taking Ibuprofen For Coronavirus Symptoms? Here's What Experts Say.
  • AP News - Trump vs Fauci: President’s gut sense collides with science.
  • Reuters - Cyberattack hits U.S. health department amid coronavirus crisis.
  • Reuters - Russia deploying coronavirus disinformation to sow panic in West, EU document says.
  • Pro Publica - Senator Dumped Up to $1.7 Million of Stock After Reassuring Public About Coronavirus Preparedness.
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This has been your weekly news update for March 15th through 21st, 2020.  Links to all the sources for each news summary are in the extensively formatted show notes & at our website, wnu.news.  If your particular podcast player doesn’t show the notes neatly, then you might consider a different podcast player.  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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