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Reuters BusinessApr 01, 2020
Dollar firms as investors brace for global downturn
The dollar was a touch firmer on Wednesday, buoyed by its safe-haven status with the world staring at what is likely to be one of the worst economic contractions for decades as it locks down to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Yahoo BusinessApr 01, 2020
U.S. Futures Drop, Asian Stocks Mixed, Yen Slips: Markets Wrap
(Bloomberg) -- U.S. stock futures declined as investors assessed worsening American coronavirus figures as a new quarter begins. Asian shares traded mixed.Futures on the S&P 500 Index slid more than 1.5% after President Donald Trump warned of a "painful" two weeks ahead, with the country grappling to get the outbreak under control. Cases in New York state surged by 9,000. Stocks in Japan pared losses, while Australia's outperformed. Hong Kong shares had a modest retreat even as two of the city's largest lenders, Standard Chartered Plc and HSBC Holdings Plc, both suspended dividend payments because of the virus. In China, a private reading on the country's manufacturing sector beat expectations, rebounding in March. Treasuries held recent gains."In the U.S., the data remains fairly worrying and the peak may well be a few weeks on," Bob Parker, an investment committee member at Quilvest Wealth Management, told Bloomberg TV. "The economic data is clearly starting to improve in March in China after a very weak January and February."Global stocks are coming off their worst quarter since the end of 2008, tumbling 22%. That's enticed some investors back into equities, but with volatility elevated, many expect further declines.READ: Rogers, Gundlach Say the Worst of the Rout Has Yet to ComeThe coronavirus is guaranteed to throw the world into recession, and economists are becoming less convinced about the potential for a strong snapback in growth. Data on Wednesday showed the China Caixin manufacturing PMI

Google Business NewsApr 01, 2020
'Everybody's in the same boat': Coronavirus drives New York's hospitals to breaking point - POLITICO
'Everybody's in the same boat': Coronavirus drives New York's hospitals to breaking point  POLITICOCoronavirus: Medical Workers Rush To New York City As Bed Spaces Fill Up | NBC Nightly News  NBC NewsCoronavirus deaths in the US top 3,000, as New York remains US epicenter  Fox News LatinoSorry, mayor, you can't close churches permanently: De Blasio's wild overreaction to houses of worship that bu  New York Daily News

NYTimes BusinessApr 01, 2020
The U.S. Sought Passenger Data, but Airlines Said No
Live updates on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.

Google Business NewsMar 31, 2020
Coronavirus pandemic changes way of life: Live updates - CNN International
Coronavirus pandemic changes way of life: Live updates  CNN InternationalLouisiana coronavirus cases jump to more than 4000 | WNT  ABC NewsLouisiana pastor charged with defying coronavirus order against large gatherings  NBC NewsA second pastor has been charged with violating public orders against large gatherings  CNNLouisiana pastor who defied coronavirus order arrested on m

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MarketWatch MarketPulseMar 31, 2020
Madison Square Garden board approves sports and entertainment spinoff amid COVID-19 pandemic
The Madison Square Garden Co. said late Tuesday that its board of directors had approved the spinoff of its the sports and entertainment business. Madison Square Garden stock gained 1.7% during the extended session. The company said it expected the spin-off to completed in mid April. Madison Square Garden also said it was suspending construction of a venue in Las Vegas called MSG Sphere as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Madison Square Garden executive chairman James Dolan has tested positive for the coronavirus and is in self-isolation, according to the Associated Press.

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Google Business NewsMar 31, 2020
Whole Foods workers hold ‘sick-out' to demand hazard pay during pandemic - The Guardian
Whole Foods workers hold ‘sick-out' to demand hazard pay during pandemic  The GuardianAmazon fires warehouse worker who led Staten Island strike for more coronavirus protection  CNBCAmazon, Instacart workers plan strike for better protection, pay | USA TODAY  USA TODAYWhole Foods Workers Stage Sickout Over Coronavirus Concerns  WCBS 880Daily Crunch: Amazon warehouse workers walk out  TechCrunch

Washington Post BusinessMar 31, 2020
Dow caps worst first quarter of its 135-year history by sliding more than 400 points
Wall Street wrapped up a horrific three-month run defined by trillions in losses from an economy paralyzed by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Stocks under pressure after biggest quarterly drop since 2008 (Reuters Business)

Reuters Company NewsMar 31, 2020
GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks under pressure after biggest quarterly drop since 2008
Asian shares faced another leg lower on Wednesday as the coronavirus sharply slows global growth, leading a gauge of world stocks to post its biggest quarterly decline in more than a decade and oil prices to trade near lows last seen in 2002.

Google Business NewsMar 31, 2020
Asia markets, Dow futures fall after the index finishes its worst month since October 2008 - CNN
Asia markets, Dow futures fall after the index finishes its worst month since October 2008  CNNDow Jones Futures: Stock Market Rally Stalls As US Coronavirus Cases Soar; Amazon, AMD, Nvidia, Microsoft Set Up  Investor's Business DailyOfficially the worst quarter for stocks since 2008  Fox BusinessWall Street rallies, after Trump extends shutdown until April 30  NBCNews.comDow sinks, virus pushes it to sharpest quarterly plunge in over three decades  Reuters

MarketWatch MarketPulseMar 31, 2020
U.S. stock futures fall after grim coronavirus forecast
U.S. stock index futures fell late Tuesday, indicating losses when the market opens to a new month Wednesday. As of 9:45 p.m. Eastern, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were down more than 260 points, or 1.2%, and S&P 500 and Nasdaq-100 futures were also around down around 1%. Earlier in the day, the Dow closed down 410 points, closing out the first quarter down 14%, its worst quarterly performance since 1987. After the markets closed Tuesday, President Donald Trump warned the coming weeks would be "very painful," as the White House projected between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths from the coronavirus outbreak.

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Washington Post BusinessMar 31, 2020
Trump pushes $2 trillion infrastructure package in next coronavirus bill
Citing low interest rates, the president tweeted that now is the time to push forward with a "VERY BIG & BOLD" infrastructure package.

Google Business NewsMar 31, 2020
Florida has not issued a statewide stay-at-home order amid coronavirus crisis. Some support Gov. Ron DeSantis' approach. Others don't. - USA TODAY
Florida has not issued a statewide stay-at-home order amid coronavirus crisis. Some support Gov. Ron DeSantis' approach. Others don't.  USA TODAYFlorida Governor Ron DeSantis refuses to let Zaandam cruise ship dock  CBS This MorningFlorida gov says if White House recommended stay-at-home order it would 'carry a lot of weight' | TheHill  The HillFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis's doubly dicey border order  Washington Examiner

Google Business NewsMar 31, 2020
Trump projects up to 240,000 coronavirus deaths in U.S., even with mitigation efforts - The Washington Post
Trump projects up to 240,000 coronavirus deaths in U.S., even with mitigation efforts  The Washington PostTrump warns of 'painful' two weeks ahead as White House projects more than 100000 coronavirus deaths  CNNMore Americans could die from COVID-19 than Civil War battle: study - Business Insider  Business InsiderTrump warns of 'very bad' weeks ahead during grim coronavirus briefing  Washington Post

Google Business NewsMar 31, 2020
France Announces Plan To Aid Domestic Abuse Victims During Coronavirus Crisis - NPR
France Announces Plan To Aid Domestic Abuse Victims During Coronavirus Crisis  NPRNY domestic violence programs see client numbers decline as coronavirus traps survivors at home  CNBCFrance sees jump in domestic abuse amid coronavirus lockdown, to house victims in hotels  Fox NewsAs domestic abuse rises in lockdown, France to fund hotel rooms  Al Jazeera English

Reuters Company NewsMar 31, 2020
UPDATE 1-Mexico's Pemex vows to maintain oil output as coronavirus erodes demand, prices
Mexico's state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos said on Tuesday that it will maintain crude production levels even as the coronavirus pandemic erodes demand around the world and crude prices continue dropping to historic lows.

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USA Today MoneyMar 31, 2020
Xerox withdraws HP hostile takeover bid amid coronavirus economic 'turmoil'
Xerox pulled out of its hostile takeover of HP Tuesday, citing the economic uncertainty around the coronavirus pandemic.      

MarketWatchMar 31, 2020
Walmart is taking workers' temperatures, and your boss could too — what the coronavirus pandemic means for workplace laws
Workers can't be fired for coughing on the job, and employees can ask their boss to pay for hand sanitizer, experts told MarketWatch.

CNBC BusinessMar 31, 2020
A private survey shows China's manufacturing activity expanded slightly in March
Results of a private survey released on Wednesday showed China's manufacturing activity 50.1 in March as factories began to come online amid a coronavirus outbreak.

Washington Post BusinessMar 31, 2020
More FAQs: Here's how to get a small business loan under the $349 billion aid bill
The recently passed $2 trillion coronavirus aid package includes nearly $350 billion for small business loans. Here's how your small business can receive assistance.

FT.com - USMar 31, 2020
Coronavirus latest: South Korea March factory activity plummets
President changes tone as he tells Americans to prepare for ‘very, very painful two weeks'

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Bond investor Jeffrey Gundlach bets stocks March lows to be surpassed in April (Reuters Business)

Reuters BusinessMar 31, 2020
Risk currencies ease, yen firms as investors brace for global downturn
Risk currencies looked fragile and the yen firmed on Wednesday, the first day of a quarter that looks set to see the worst economic contractions for decades in many countries as they scramble to tackle the coronavirus epidemic.

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China defies coronavirus to top global IPO table in first quarter (FT.com - Financial Markets)

Google Business NewsMar 31, 2020
Amazon Worker Leads Protest Against Working Conditions, Is Fired | All In | MSNBC - MSNBC
Amazon Worker Leads Protest Against Working Conditions, Is Fired | All In | MSNBC  MSNBCAndy Puzder on employee walkouts at Amazon, Instacart: 'Disaster' if online ordering slows down  Fox News'Us grocery store workers need to be fairly compensated.' Protests at Amazon, Whole Foods begin.  USA TODAYCoronavirus Prompts Instacart and Amazon Strikes Over Health Concerns  The New York TimesAmazon auditions to be

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Forbes HeadlinesMar 31, 2020
Rent Strike: What Happens If You Don't Pay Rent On April 1 Because Of The Coronavirus
Activist groups around the country are organizing a rent strike to draw attention to the financial hardships caused by the coronavirus.

MarketWatchMar 31, 2020
Futures Movers: Crude-oil prices post the largest quarterly percentage drop on record
Oil prices on Tuesday reveal the largest quarterly percentage declines on record, and a loss of more than half their value for the month amid a demand slump caused by the coronavirus pandemic and a glut of supply thanks to a Russia-Saudi oil-price war.

FT.com - Financial MarketsMar 31, 2020
Asia stocks fall after Trump warns of big coronavirus death toll
Latest signs of manufacturing recovery in China fail to soothe investors

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US sailors will die unless coronavirus-hit aircraft carrier evacuated, captain warns - The Guardian (Google Business News)

CNBC BusinessMar 31, 2020
Japanese carmakers brace for US sales shock as coronavirus hits consumers
Major automakers are due to report U.S. sales this week, giving investors a better grasp of the damage from coronavirus containment measures, which have shut both dealerships and factories across the country.

Forbes HeadlinesMar 31, 2020
JAY-Z And Rihanna's Foundations Each Donate $1 Million To Coronavirus Relief
Rihanna's Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF) and JAY-Z's Shawn Carter Foundation (SCF) each donated $1 million to COVID-19 response efforts.

CNBC FinanceMar 31, 2020
The Fed's Loretta Mester says to expect 'some really bad economic numbers' before things get better
The coronavirus crisis is going to push unemployment past 10%, but it may not be as bad as some forecasts, Cleveland Federal Reserve President Loretta Mester said in a CNBC interview Tuesday.

Google Business NewsMar 31, 2020
Dow is on track for its worst quarterly performance since 1987 — here's how the stock market tends to perform after damaging quarters - MarketWatch
Dow is on track for its worst quarterly performance since 1987 — here's how the stock market tends to perform after damaging quarters  MarketWatchDow drops 400 points as stocks close out their worst first quarter ever  CNBCCoronavirus economic updates: Markets slip slightly  myCentralOregon.comStocks fall, capping Wall Street's worst quarter since 2008  The Detroit News

Google Business NewsMar 31, 2020
Consumer confidence nosedives, as America braces for more economic pain to come - NBCNews.com
Consumer confidence nosedives, as America braces for more economic pain to come  NBCNews.comConsumer confidence tumbles in March as coronavirus cases surge  CNBCCoronavirus hits the economy where it hurts: Consumer confidence  POLITICOU.S. Consumer Confidence Is Plunging - But More Pain Is Coming  CCN.comBrands should take opportunity 'to shine' as lockdown takes toll on consumer confidence  Marketing Week

The Motley FoolMar 31, 2020
Yum! Brands' KFC Chain to Donate 1 Million Pieces of Chicken to Coronavirus Relief
It'll be up to local franchisees to decide how to distribute the Colonel's bounty.

The Motley FoolMar 31, 2020
J.C. Penney to Furlough Most Store Employees
The coronavirus pandemic and the measures taken to stem its spread left the struggling department store chain little choice.

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AdWeek NewsMar 31, 2020
Facebook Makes Its Community Help Feature Available for Covid-19 Efforts
Facebook will begin rolling out its Community Help feature in Australia, Canada, France, the U.K. and the U.S. over the next few days to enable people to help community members who are most impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The social network debuted Community Help in February 2017 as an extension to its Safety Check feature,...

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KiplingerMar 19, 2020
Online Grocery Shopping in the Coronavirus Era: 8 Things You Must Know
The coronavirus outbreak has forced many consumers to rethink how they'll carry out everyday household errands without putting themselves in harm's way. In recent weeks, grocery stores have been wiped out by frantic shoppers stocking up on essential items such as toilet paper and disinfectant wipes. But as more consumers adhere to shelter-in-place recommendations and more stores limit access, online grocery shopping is fast trending up.

In fact, GroceryDive.com reports that Instacart, Walmart Grocery and Shipt have all seen surges in average daily app downloads in the last month. Instacart led the way with a 218% increase, followed by Walmart at 160% and Shipt at 124%.

Suddenly, the dynamics of online grocery shopping have changed dramatically -- even for longtime customers. We've talked with industry insiders and smart shopping experts about what consumers can expect these days when ordering groceries online. Here's what they had to say.

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