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Dow loses 1,200 points, bond yields tumble as oil crashes

Mar 9, 2020
The S&P 500 plunged as much as 7.4% in the first few minutes of trading, and losses were so sharp that trading was temporarily halted.
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The new coronavirus could dampen emerging markets

Mar 9, 2020
But some developing countries might see a silver lining.
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Keep those planes clean: CDC issues new guidance for airlines amid outbreak

Mar 9, 2020
If airline staff see someone who appears to have a fever, they should do a deep clean of everything within 6 feet of the passenger.
Deep cleaning could be quite time-consuming, and potentially lead to flight delays.
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The new coronavirus shut down the Chinese movie industry

Mar 6, 2020
And Hollywood's fortune's are increasingly tied to the Chinese box office.
Two people wearing face masks work a promotional stand for the Disney movie "Mulan" in an almost empty shopping mall in Beijing.
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February jobs numbers don't reveal much about economic impact of COVID-19

Mar 6, 2020
Economists are tracking other data for clues about where the economy is headed.
The affect of COVID-19 on jobs is likely to show up in shipping and transportation. Above, the cranes are idle at the Port of Los Angeles — the nation's busiest container port — on March 6, 2020.
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10-year Treasury yields, at record lows, are still above zero. Not after inflation, though.

Mar 6, 2020
When you factor inflation, investors are actually losing money by lending to the U.S. government.
Real yields on bonds fell to about negative half a percent on Friday. Above, the floor of the NYSE after the closing bell March 6, 2020.
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COVID-19 response complicated by inequities in health insurance, sick leave

Mar 6, 2020
More than 27 million Americans are uninsured, and millions more are underinsured, hampering public health efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a news conference on Monday about the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in New York.
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"State of emergency" isn't as alarming as it sounds

Mar 6, 2020
They're legal tools to help cut through red tape in a disaster, like the COVID-19 outbreak.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks about COVID-19 at the California Department of Public Health on Feb. 27, 2020 in Sacramento, California.
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Businesses step up cleaning to keep new coronavirus at bay

Mar 6, 2020
"Deep cleaning" companies are in demand.
A utility service worker for King County Metro deep cleans a metro bus on March 3, 2020 in Seattle, Washington.
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What the new coronavirus means for America's busiest port complex

Mar 5, 2020
"We've had 41 vessel cancellations from the middle of February through April 1," said Gene Seroka, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles.
The Port of Los Angeles, the nation's busiest container port, in November 2019.
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