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April 6, 2020 Fed Goes All Out To Keep Economy Alive During Coronavirus Shutdown

Source: NPR

As the United States tumbles into a coronavirus recession, the Federal Reserve is using its nearly unlimited power to generate cash to cushion the fall.

April 6, 2020 It’s time for billionaires to use their billions to save the economy

Source: NY Post

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. It’s time for the brightest in business to use the bulging billions on their balance sheets to help save the US economy.

April 6, 2020 Goldman Sachs CEO: Remote work policies could ‘attract’ new employees after the coronavirus pandemic is over

Source: CNBC

The coronavirus pandemic could have a lasting impact on companies and remote work policies nationwide, according to consulting organization Global Workplace Analytics.

April 6, 2020 British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized for testing after coronavirus symptoms persist

Source: CBS

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was hospitalized Sunday, 10 days after testing positive for coronavirus. Johnson was admitted "for tests" after displaying "persistent symptoms," according to a press release from his office.

April 3, 2020 The U.S. economy is entering the 'deepest recession on record

Source: Yahoo Finance

On Thursday, we learned that initial filings for unemployment insurance totaled a record 6.648 million for the week ending March 28, more than doubling the prior week’s reported total of 3.238 million that had also marked a...

April 3, 2020 Stocks soar on oil's record gain as Trump expects Russia, Saudi Arabia to cut output

Source: Fox Business

U.S. equity markets rallied Thursday as global oil prices posted their biggest one-day gain in response to President Trump saying he expects and hopes Russia and Saudi Arabia will cut production.

April 3, 2020 Beijing’s coronavirus lies have badly deepened global suffering

Source: NY Post

Bloomberg News reports that the US intelligence community has concluded that China is “intentionally” hiding the true numbers of its coronavirus cases and fatalities — a fact that should surprise no one, and is yet another way...

April 3, 2020 Sustaining sustainability: Lessons from the coronavirus pandemic

Source: GreenBiz

We’re seeing it all: CEOs taking pay cuts amid layoffs, Gap and Zara producing masks in their factories, General Motors and Ford building ventilators, and social media sites such as LinkedIn and Instagram replete with examples of...

April 2, 2020 Understanding the Economic Shock of Coronavirus

Source: Harvard Business Review

As the coronavirus continues its march around the world, governments have turned to proven public health measures, such as social distancing, to physically disrupt the contagion. Yet, doing so has severed the flow of goods and...

April 2, 2020 Who's Sickest From COVID-19? These Conditions Tied To Increased Risk

Source: NPR

The report finds 78% of COVID-19 patients in the U.S. requiring admission to the intensive care unit had at least one underlying condition. And 94% of hospitalized patients who died had an underlying condition

April 2, 2020 Plastic Wars: Industry Spent Millions Selling Recycling — To Sell More Plastic

Source: NPR

For decades, Americans have been sorting their trash believing that most plastic could be recycled. But the truth is, the vast majority of all plastic produced can't be or won't be recycled. In 40 years, less than 10% of plastic...

April 1, 2020 Goldman sees 15% jobless rate and 34% GDP decline, followed by the fastest recovery in history

Source: CNBC

Goldman Sachs has revised its view on how the coronavirus will impact the U.S. economy, seeing a sharper downturn than originally thought followed by an even bigger upturn.

April 1, 2020 2020 Good Housekeeping Sustainability Awards open for entries

Source: Cosmetics Design

This week, the Good Housekeeping Institute began accepting submissions for its now annual awards program. This year the Institute will recognize sustainable packaging innovation in four industries: home care and cleaning, toys,...

April 1, 2020 Bill Gates: How the coronavirus pandemic can help the world solve climate change

Source: CNBC

Though the economic and social shutdowns due to COVID-19 in countries across the globe has meant a temporary reprieve from some of the most obvious environmental effects in places from China to Venice, Italy, the world’s nearly...

April 1, 2020 Report reveals ‘massive plastic pollution footprint’ of drinks firms

Source: The Guardian

Four global drinks giants are responsible for more than half a million tonnes of plastic pollution in six developing countries each year, enough to cover 83 football pitches every day, according to a report.

March 31, 2020 How America’s least sustainable city learned to love recycling

Source: Fast Company

Today, Americans hold the title of biggest trash producers in the world, at 6.5 pounds per person, per day. This problem is perhaps no more evident than in Phoenix, the fastest-growing city in the country.

March 31, 2020 How coronavirus could permanently change our lives, according to Goldman Sachs

Source: Yahoo Finance

As the coronavirus disrupts everyday life, experts are beginning to think about what changes will be temporary and what changes will be permanent.

March 31, 2020 Older workers will jump-start an economy post-pandemic faster than younger ones, argues Citigroup

Source: MarketWatch

What do older workers have over younger ones as an economy tries to recover from a pandemic? They can potentially breathe life into a shut-down economy faster, in part because they have more money to spend and better health...

March 31, 2020 FDA approves emergency use of malaria pill for COVID-19 treatment

Source: Yahoo Finance

The Food and Drug Administration on Sunday approved the anecdotally promising malaria drug for emergency use to treat hospitalized patients for COVID-19.

March 30, 2020 Next-generation GMO crops poised to make major contributions to sustainable farming and medicine

Source: Genetic Literary Project

Transgenic crops have been planted in different countries for over twenty years, starting from 1996. About 191.7 million hectares were planted in 2018 to transgenic crops with high market value, such as herbicide tolerant...

March 30, 2020 The Four Possible Timelines for Life Returning to Normal

Source: The Atlantic

The new coronavirus has brought American life to a near standstill, closing businesses, canceling large gatherings, and keeping people at home. All of those people must surely be wondering: When will things return to normal?

March 30, 2020 McDonald's Just Announced a Big Change Nobody Could Have Predicted a Year Ago. Every Smart Business Leader Should Pay Attention

Source: Inc.

There's more to it, of course, because if you break down the big change that McDonald's announced this week, there's a smart, 7-point checklist for just about any business trying to weather the current storm.

March 30, 2020 Futures return to negative territory as investors brace for another volatile week

Source: CNBC

At around 5:20 a.m. ET, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were down 145 points, pointing to an implied fall of more than 217 points at the Monday open.

March 27, 2020 Coronavirus stimulus checks will come within three weeks, Mnuchin says

Source: CNBC

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday that people will start getting relief checks within three weeks, as the country reels from the coronavirus pandemic.

March 27, 2020 China to resume U.S. LPG imports as Beijing waives trade-war tariff: sources


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,...

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