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Dallas Fed president calls policies relief, rather than stimulus

Mar 27, 2020
Dallas Fed president Robert Kaplan joined us to discuss the many challenges ahead.
 Robert Kaplan, president and CEO of the Dallas Federal Reserve.
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As millions join unemployment rolls, some retailers are in a hurry to hire

Mar 27, 2020
A surge in demand during the pandemic has Amazon, Walmart, CVS and others scrambling to add thousands of new workers.
A global pandemic might seem like an odd time to hire a lot of new workers, but some companies need the extra hands.
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There are no games, sports fans. What are you gonna do?

Mar 27, 2020
With sporting events cancelled, fans are spending their money and time playing sports apps and video games, and watching re-runs.
People sit on a hill overlooking Dodger Stadium on what was supposed to be MLB's opening day — now postponed due to the coronavirus — on March 26 in Los Angeles, California.
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Some communities feel the pinch as U.S. and Canada close border to nonessential travel

Mar 27, 2020
Some businesses seeing fewer customers from the other side of the border.
The U.S.-Canada border is closed to slow the spread of COVID-19.
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Despite imminent federal aid, small businesses are desperate

Mar 27, 2020
Many have already laid off their entire staff.
Many small businesses are struggling during the COVID-19 slowdown.
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Consumer confidence dips with spread of COVID-19

Mar 27, 2020
As people see workplaces close, big layoffs and stock market uncertainty, they fear for their financial security.
Confidence is likely to get a lot worse, and could reach levels last seen in the Great Recession.
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"Cooking with heart" through the COVID-19 crisis

Mar 27, 2020
One east London cafe might be closed during the city's lockdown, but its co-owners are still cooking to serve the more vulnerable members of their community.
A Portuguese Love Affair, a cafe in east London, during normal business hours.
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Stop utility shut-offs during COVID-19 crisis, NAACP Legal Defense Fund president says

"We would love to have a nationwide moratorium on all utility shut-offs, but every day, turn-offs are happening," Sherrilyn Ifill says.
Some states have worked to stop utility shut-offs, including Maryland, Kansas and Kentucky.
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What kind of unemployment benefits are right for the unprecedented time of COVID-19?

Mar 27, 2020
Economists say generous benefits historically can give people an incentive not to look for a new job. But those benefits also stabilize families, and could keep people at home now when social distancing is required.
A closed restaurant after a "shelter in place" order was given to residents to slow the spread of COVID-19 on March 20 in Oak Park, Illinois.
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