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Coronavirus has killed over 1,000 Americans. How do you choose between saving the U.S. economy and sparing lives?

President Trump warns of ‘suicides,’ and Bill Gates talks of ‘pile of bodies,’ but they’ve both touched upon an economic term known as the Identifiable Victim Effect......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 26th, 2020

Georgia and South Carolina start reopening their economies. Can Trump save the economy and save lives?

‘You can’t ask the people of this state or this country to choose between lives lost and dollars gained,’ New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 27th, 2020

Coronavirus: Steven Mnuchin says economy will rebound over the summer

Mnuchin said the Paycheck Protection Program for small business and stimulus checks for Americans will help the economy reboun.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayApr 26th, 2020

‘It’s appalling to attach a dollar number to a human life — for non-economists.’ Can Trump save the economy and save lives?

‘You can’t ask the people of this state or this country to choose between lives lost and dollars gained,’ New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 26th, 2020

Economic Report: Consumer sentiment stabilizes at end of April — unrealistic hopes of quick recovery?

Consumer sentiment appeared to stabilize toward the end of April after suffering the biggest decline ever, perhaps reflecting the raises hopes of Americans that the economy will improve later in the year after the early onslaught from the coronavirus......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 24th, 2020

Millions of Americans join unemployment line as coronavirus savages economy

A stunning 26.5 million Americans have sought unemployment benefits since mid-March, confirming that all the jobs gained during the longest employment boom in U.S. history have been wiped out as the novel coronavirus savages the economy......»»

Category: topSource: reutersApr 23rd, 2020

U.S. new home sales tumble in March

Sales of new U.S. single-family homes dropped by the most in more than 6-1/2 years in March and further declines are likely as the novel coronavirus outbreak batters the economy and throws millions of Americans out of work......»»

Category: topSource: reutersApr 23rd, 2020

Millions join unemployed ranks as virus ravages economy

A stunning 26.5 million Americans have sought unemployment benefits over the past five weeks, confirming that all the jobs gained during the longest employment boom in U.S. history have been wiped out as the novel coronavirus savages the economy......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralApr 23rd, 2020

U.S. new home sales fall sharply in March

Sales of new U.S. single-family homes dropped by the most in more than 6-1/2 years in March and further declines are likely as the novel coronavirus outbreak batters the economy and throws millions of Americans out of work......»»

Category: topSource: reutersApr 23rd, 2020

Millions of Americans join unemployed ranks as coronavirus ravages economy

A stunning 26.5 million Americans have sought unemployment benefits over the last five weeks, confirming that all the jobs gained during the longest employment boom in U.S. history have been wiped out as the novel coronavirus savages the economy......»»

Category: topSource: reutersApr 23rd, 2020

Economic Report: Unemployed workers applying for jobless benefits seen topping 25 million

The record surge in suddenly unemployed Americans likely grew by another 4 million last week to push the total close to 25 million since the coronavirus pandemic shut down large parts of the U.S. economy a month and a half ago......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 22nd, 2020

The right way to reopen the economy

Going back to work after the coronavirus lockdown isn’t political — and the sooner we can do so safely, the better. Let’s stop politicizing the conversation and start thinking about what we can do to protect Americans and restart the economy......»»

Category: topSource: washpostApr 22nd, 2020

The right way to reopen the economy

Going back to work after the coronavirus lockdown isn’t political — and the sooner we can do so safely, the better. Let’s stop politicizing the conversation and start thinking about what we can do to protect Americans and restart the economy......»»

Category: topSource: washpostApr 22nd, 2020

Every State’s Rules for Staying At Home and Social Distancing

Most of the United States is in lockdown as people are staying inside, keeping clear of the novel coronavirus that has killed about 30,000 Americans as of April 16. Nonessential businesses are........»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstApr 20th, 2020

Trump announces plan to reopen virus-ravaged U.S. economy

U.S. President Donald Trump laid out guidelines on Thursday for reopening the coronavirus-ravaged U.S. economy, saying states should take a phased approach to let Americans return to work as conditions allow......»»

Category: topSource: reutersApr 16th, 2020

Every State’s Rules for Stay at Home and Social Distancing

Most of the United States is in lockdown as people are staying inside, keeping clear of the novel coronavirus that has killed about 30,000 Americans as of April 16. Nonessential businesses are........»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstApr 16th, 2020

Millions unemployed, homebuilding collapses as coronavirus ravages U.S. economy

A record 22 million Americans have sought unemp.....»»

Category: topSource: reutersApr 16th, 2020

Another 5.2M Americans file for unemployment benefits as layoffs continue

Another wave of Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, as the nation grapples with the unprecedented shutdown of the U.S. economy to contain the spread of the coronavirus.   .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayApr 16th, 2020

Economic Report: Jobless claims might top 5 million for third straight week, push unemployment to 15%

Some 5 million Americans likely applied for jobless benefits for the third week in a row in mid-April as the coronavirus took an even bigger bite out of the U.S. economy, pushing the unemployment rate to around 15% unofficially......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 15th, 2020

7 ways coronavirus has affected American spending and saving

The spread of COVID-19 has forced many Americans to take a closer look at their financial situation. Learn how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted Americans' saving and spending habits......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralApr 15th, 2020

Homebuilder confidence index takes biggest monthly dive ever as coronavirus slams economy

This month's HMI survey was conducted from April 1 to April 13, after millions of Americans had been issued orders to stay home to stem the spread of the virus......»»

Category: realestateSource: cnbcApr 15th, 2020