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US stocks rise after Trump sticks to script on China

Yakob Peterseil and Vildana HajricMay 30, 2020 – 6.27amNew York | US stocks erased losses and closed mostly higher after President Donald Trump stopped short of implementing draconian economic restrictions against China even as he blasted the country for its actions on the pandemic and in Hong Kong.The S&P 500 ended May on an up…


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Live Unemployment Numbers Report Tracker – The New York Times

Right NowAnother 2.1 million unemployment claims were filed last week, the Labor Department reported Thursday.Unemployment claims continue to mount, passing 40 million since mid-March. 6 million 40.8 million 5 Claims were filed in the last 10 weeks 4 Initial jobless claims, per week Seasonally adjusted 3 2 RECESSION 1 ’06 ’08 ’09 ’12 ’16 ’20…


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Meghan Markle Or Kate Middleton? Australians Say ‘Neither’

The British royal family is famous all over the world. But who’s the most popular member of “The Firm”? If you ask Australians, their answer is “no one” — and they think our “Meghan vs. Kate” discussions are silly. The British royal family is popular everywhere in the world. Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton are…


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Wall Street ends mixed as China-US tensions weigh

May 23, 2020 – 6.32amNew York | Wall Street ended mixed on Friday in a mostly tame finish to a week of strong gains, as investors gauged China-US tensions and amid ongoing uncertainty about the pace of economic recovery from the coronavirus.President Donald Trump’s warning on Thursday that the US would react strongly to China’s…


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Universities to Their Alumni Networks: Give Our Grads Jobs

Matthew Garza is graduating from Colby College this month. Like many members of the class of 2020, he doesn’t have a job lined up. But unlike many of his peers, he isn’t too worried.That’s because Colby, a private liberal-arts college in Waterville, Maine, has pledged to find a job, internship or fellowship for every senior…



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China’s big chill sets in as ‘fear and greed return’

PolicyForeign AffairsChina relationsThe demise of the China-Australia relationship, framed by fights this week over beef, barley and steel, may appear rapid, but there were plenty of signposts along the way.Scott Morrison and Marise Payne are navigating troubled waters in the Australia-China relationship. Illustration: David RoweMay 16, 2020 – 12.00amThe bar at the Boao Forum Hotel was…


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China’s big chill sets in as ‘fear and greed return’

PolicyForeign AffairsChina relationsThe demise of the China-Australia relationship, framed by fights this week over beef, barley and steel, may appear rapid, but there were plenty of signposts along the way.Scott Morrison and Marise Payne are navigating troubled waters in the Australia-China relationship. Illustration: David RoweMay 16, 2020 – 12.00amThe bar at the Boao Forum Hotel was…


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ASX to fall as markets take fright from a grim Jerome Powell

May 14, 2020 – 4.05amAustralian shares are set to fall after markets suffered a slump across the board and Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell offered a bleak view on the US economy.ASX futures were down 68 points or -1.2% to 5356.The Australian dollar was down -2.6% to US 64.52 cents.At the risk of reawakening President…


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Coronavirus Updates: Uber Cuts 3,700 Jobs; Germany Set to Reopen

15 minutes agoPeloton Rides a Coronavirus Surge in Home WorkoutsPeloton Interactive’s quarterly sales jumped 66%, bolstered by shut-in Americans undeterred by shipping delays, do-it-yourself installation and the exercise bike’s $2,000-plus price tag. Peloton is known for selling exercise bikes equipped with a screen that shows subscription workout classes. Subscribers almost doubled to 886,100 in the…