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Dallas Fed president calls policies relief, rather than stimulus

by Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry Mar 27, 2020
Dallas Fed president Robert Kaplan joined us to discuss the many challenges ahead.
President and CEO of the Dallas Federal Reserve, Robert Kaplan
Courtesy of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

As millions join unemployment rolls, some retailers are in a hurry to hire

by Meghan McCarty Carino 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?

by Andy Uhler 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

by Emma Jacobs 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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Market reactions to COVID-19: Stocks tumble, but end higher than last Friday

by Janet Nguyen Mar 27, 2020
The Dow increased by more than 2,460 points since last Friday.
President Donald Trump speaks during a bill signing ceremony for H.R. 748, the CARES Act, in the White House on Friday in Washington, D.C.
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Despite imminent federal aid, small businesses are desperate

by Kimberly Adams 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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What the $2 trillion economic stimulus package will mean for you

by Janet Nguyen Mar 27, 2020
Some Americans will see $1,200 checks and expanded unemployment benefits.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and incoming White House Chief of Staff Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) head to a meeting with Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY).
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Consumer confidence dips with spread of COVID-19

by Mitchell Hartman 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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Today's numbers on COVID-19

by Scott Tong Mar 27, 2020
A daily snapshot of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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"Cooking with heart" through the COVID-19 crisis

by Victoria Craig 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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