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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday that people will start getting relief checks within three weeks, as the country reels from the coronavirus pandemic.
SINGAPORE - China has begun buying U.S. liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) again after a hiatus of nearly 20 months as Beijing waived punitive tariffs to boost imports of U.S. goods as part of the Sino-U.S. Phase 1 trade deal,...
While I am in no way belittling the seriousness of the current global pandemic we are facing, I am asking readers to maybe step back and take a different viewpoint on what is unfolding to spur us on towards a better and brighter...
March 27, 2020 Stimulus check: Calculate how much money you could getSource: USA Today
The U.S. Senate approved a sweeping $2 trillion stimulus package that aims to help people affected by the coronavirus pandemic. People who are still working, those who are unemployed, those who are self-employed and contractors...
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate’s unanimous passage of a $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill sent the unprecedented economic legislation to the House of Representatives, whose Democratic leaders hope to pass it on Friday.
March 26, 2020 Dow logs first back-to-back gain in 7 weeks, but stocks stumble badly at the close as $2 trillion coronavirus rescue hits snagSource: MarketWatch
The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Wednesday booked its first back-to-back gains in about seven weeks as investors have waded back into a battered market, but stocks lost ground in the final few minutes of trade as problems...
March 26, 2020 Turning plastic waste into sustainable wax, oil, solventsSource: Israel21
A recently unveiled technology from Israeli-led Clariter might help combat the globally mounting plastic problem.
March 26, 2020 This Is Not SustainableSource: National Review
The nationwide coronavirus shutdowns over the past two weeks have ground parts of the country to a halt. We have probably never before in our history seen so much economic activity vaporize so quickly — within days or even hours....
March 26, 2020 How the Pandemic Will EndSource: The Atlantic
A global pandemic of this scale was inevitable. In recent years, hundreds of health experts have written books, white papers, and op-eds warning of the possibility.
March 25, 2020 White House, Senate reach historic $2 trillion stimulus deal amid growing coronavirus fearsSource: CNN
The White House and Senate leaders struck a major deal early Wednesday morning over a $2-trillion package to provide a jolt to an economy struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic, capping days of marathon negotiations that...
March 25, 2020 From Grocery Stores To Pizza Delivery, Some Companies Are On A Hiring Spree - text/audioSource: NPR
At a time when millions of Americans are losing jobs at restaurants, hotels and airlines because of the coronavirus pandemic, a few large companies are on a hiring spree.
After President Donald Trump made clear during Monday night's press briefing that he plans to lift his self-isolating guidelines soon, aides are scrambling for a compromise option that will avoid what health officials say would...
Source: Yahoo Finance
Mortgage industry trade groups proposed a plan for helping borrowers unable to make their payments because of the coronavirus pandemic that includes deferrals of as long as a year.
March 24, 2020 It’s ‘premature’ to say if the US has failed in its pandemic preparedness, Fauci saysSource: CNBC
The battle against the coronavirus pandemic is like “the fog of war,” top U.S. health official Dr. Anthony Fauci said in an interview with Science magazine. He said it was “premature” to assess whether the U.S. plan has failed or...
March 24, 2020 Boris Johnson issues stay-at-home order, sending UK into lockdown to fight coronavirus pandemicSource: CNN
London - The UK is banning people from leaving their homes apart from for a few "very limited" reasons, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday, as he imposed the most stringent restrictions seen in Britain since the end...
For years, sustainable investing was viewed with suspicion. Could portfolios that avoided oil and gas companies, tobacco, and other profitable but controversial industries have high enough returns to satisfy investors? Would they...
Source: Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.
From all of us on the G&A Institute team, our greetings to you wherever you are working today. From conversations, we know many of you are sheltered in place, and preparing for this period of uncertainty and anxiety. We hope...
March 23, 2020 Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company is donating “millions” of masks to healthcare workersSource: The Verge
Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted Saturday that the company was donating “millions of masks for health professionals in the US and Europe,” to help combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. Cook’s tweet appears to confirm a statement...
March 23, 2020 Cover Story: The Plastics Industry Has A Sustainability Problem. But Can It Fix Itself?Source: Which 50
We’ve all seen the pictures: the giant island of rubbish in the ocean, marine animals with plastic around their necks and streetways blanketed in single-use bags, showing the villainous role plastic has on the world’s habitats.
March 23, 2020 37 million jobs could be lost in the coronavirus crisis and these workers will be the hardest hit, chart showsSource: MarketWatch
The scale of job losses is likely to hit unprecedented levels in the coming weeks and months as business activity in cities, municipalities and states is brought to a sudden halt in an attempt to lessen the spread of the COVID-19...
March 20, 2020 The Coronavirus and the EconomySource: Mother Jones
A few days ago I suggested that the economic impact from the coronavirus pandemic might not be that bad. After all, the Spanish flu was worse, and its impact in the US was surprisingly moderate.
Source: The Guardian
Last year’s summer was so warm that it helped trigger the loss of 600bn tons of ice from Greenland – enough to raise global sea levels by 2.2mm in just two months, new research has found.
March 20, 2020 Sustainable Finance: From Niche to New NormalSource: Global Compliance News
There is an increasing sense of urgency and expectation about putting the global economy on a path toward sustainable development. The urgency stems from a massive projected investment gap of EUR 180 billion each year to meet the...
March 20, 2020 Why there will soon be tons of toilet paper, and what food may be scarce, according to supply chain expertsSource: CNBC
tuck rationing toilet paper because you didn’t stockpile during the coronavirus panic over the last few days? Don’t worry, according to supply chain experts.
Come Thursday (March 19), we will have a change of the seasons: the occurrence of the vernal equinox, marking the official start of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. In fact, it will be a...
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