Month: March 2020

A cashier wears gloves while scanning the groceries of a customer at a Whole Foods in Cambridge, MA on March 24, 2020. Erin Clark | The Boston Globe via Getty Images Temporary wage hikes. Special bonuses. Paid sick time. In recent weeks, tensions are on the rise between grocery workers and their employers, spurring many
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NoDerog | E+ | Getty Images Those government stimulus checks should be on their way soon to millions of Americans. Many people have still have a lot of questions about them. Last week, Washington lawmakers approved a $2 trillion relief bill in response to the coronavirus outbreak that includes a payment of $1,200 for single taxpayers
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Amid a global pandemic and sharp economic slowdown, college-bound high school seniors are giving their state schools a second look. Thanks to heightened financial concerns, students and families may be more likely to choose local and less-expensive public schools rather than private universities far from home, according to Robert Franek, editor in chief of The Princeton Review
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Serial entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk says businesses should begin to innovate in this time of crisis by thinking outside of current strategies and concepts that have always been available. Mary Stevens | CNBC As we navigate through this current landscape and uncharted waters amid coronavirus, a lot of businesses are going to find themselves in challenging
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A visitor looks down an empty hallway at The Fashion Mall at Keystone, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in Indianapolis. Simon Property Group, the largest owner of shopping malls in the nation, is closing all of its malls and retail properties because of the coronavirus outbreak. Darron Cummings | AP The biggest U.S. mall owner, Simon
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Pedestrians walk past an american multinational investment bank and financial services holding company JPMorgan Chase Bank branch. Alex Tsai | SOPA Images | Getty Images JPMorgan Chase said it was instituting mandatory diversity and inclusion training for its managers after a December New York Times article detailed racial discrimination at a branch in Arizona. The
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Investors who are seeking to capitalize on the stock market’s recent steep declines must be disciplined, Bank of America Vice Chairman Keith Banks said Tuesday.  “I think a lot of people are trying to get clever and time the market,” Banks said on “Squawk Box.” “The reality is, it’s time in the market, not timing the market.”
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Ford Motor and GE Healthcare plan to produce 50,000 ventilators within the next 100 days at a facility in Michigan to assist with the coronavirus pandemic. Production of the critical care devices is expected to begin with 500 United Auto Workers union members the week of April 20, according to executives at both companies. Ford’s Rawsonville
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SEC Chairman Jay Clayton said Monday that the practice of short selling — effectively betting that a stock will drop — is needed to “facilitate ordinary market trading.” “We shouldn’t be banning short selling,” Clayton told CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” However, he said the Securities and Exchange Commission did replace the old uptick rule with a
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Delta Air Lines passenger planes are seen parked due to flight reductions made to slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S. March 25, 2020. Elijah Nouvelage | Reuters Employees of airlines struggling with a record plunge in demand won a reprieve in the $2 trillion coronavirus bill:
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Interior Design area of the Restoration Hardware store in the Meatpacking District of New York.  Source: RH Check out the companies making headlines after the bell. RH — The home furnishings retailer’s stock fell 11% in extended trading after the company missed analysts’ estimates on revenue during the fourth quarter. RH reported revenue of $665
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The Virgin Orbit ventilator device. Virgin Orbit Richard Branson’s California-based rocket company Virgin Orbit partnered with medical researchers and developed a ventilator device that the company plans to mass produce and send to hospitals around the United States to fight the coronavirus. “[It is] a very, very simple and robust design that we can get out
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