June 14, 2024

Coronavirus
Over 50 Cell Towers Vandalized in UK Due to 5G Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories
The Coronavirus Is Mutating. What Does That Mean for a Vaccine?
Alcohol does not protect against COVID-19; access should be restricted during lockdown

Business, Economy
News Media Outlets Have Been Ravaged by the Pandemic
Disney World furloughing 43,000 more workers
Businesses seeking coronavirus rescue funds find ‘absolute chaos’
Wells Fargo again urges small business customers to consider other banks for SBA relief loans
America should be ready for 18 months of shutdowns in ‘long, hard road’ ahead, warns the Fed’s Neel Kashkari
Dick’s Sporting Goods Is Furloughing Most of Its 40,000 Employees
A Second Round of Coronavirus Layoffs Has Begun. Few Are Safe.
Amazon Fires Three More Employees Who Criticized Working Conditions
Delta reaches agreement with Treasury for CARES Act funds
‘Pretty Catastrophic’ Month for Retailers, and Now a Race to Survive
Over 25% of Michigan Workforce Filed For Unemployment
Homebuilder Sentiment Collapses As Mortgage Purchase Apps Plunge To Lowest In 5 Years
J.C. Penney explores bankruptcy as hopes for recovery fade
Here Comes The Depression: Empire State Manufacturing Crashes Most Ever To -78, Lowest In History
US Retail Sales Crash By Most Ever In March, Despite Hoarding
Treasury Cash Balance Soars To Record $959 Billion Following Bill Issuance Tsunami
U.S. manufacturing output posts largest drop since 1946
The economy is literally in free fall
Housing Starts Collapse By Most In 36 Years
Philly Fed Collapses By Most Ever To 40 Year Lows
SBA says it’s out of money for loans to businesses hit by coronavirus pandemic
22 Million Jobless Claims In 1 Month: Last 4 Weeks Erase All Jobs Created Since The Great Recession
First JC Penney, Now Neiman Marcus Set To File For Bankruptcy
The “Unsinkable” US Economy Strikes A Pandemic Iceberg – The Map Ahead
Straggling in a Good Economy, and Now Struggling in a Crisis
‘Unprecedented disruption’ to supply chain slams US port volumes
For The First Time Ever, The Fed Will Monetize Double The Total Treasury Issuance
Gasoline Is Selling for 12 Cents a Gallon and Nobody Wants It
Over 43,000 US millionaires will get ‘stimulus’ averaging $1.6 million each

World
New, larger wave of locusts threatens millions in Africa
Wuhan Rent Protest Shows Unrest Brewing in China After Lockdown
China reclassifies dogs as pets, not livestock, in wake of the coronavirus
Welcome To India’s Hunger Games
The Closing of 21 Million Cell Phone Accounts in China May Suggest a High CCP Virus Death Toll
India PM extends lockdown two weeks to May 3
McDonald’s apologises after China store bans black people
Global economy to suffer worst blow since the 1930s, warns IMF
Amazon to Suspend Operations in France Over Coronavirus Dispute
Australia may keep coronavirus restrictions for a year, schools may work on roster
China’s economy contracts for first time on record
Mexico Downgraded To Just One Notch Above Junk On Imminent “Severe Recession”

Government
‘You Should Be Saying Congratulations’: Here Are 116 Times Trump Has Praised His Own Coronavirus Response
Navarro publicly said Americans had ‘nothing to worry about’ while privately warning coronavirus could cost lives and dollars
Torn Over Reopening Economy, Trump Says He Faces ‘Biggest Decision I’ve Ever Had to Make’
For First Time Ever, All 50 US States Now Under Major Disaster Declaration At Same Time
Trump claims ‘total’ authority, over govs, to reopen economy
Trump halts World Health Organization funding over handling of coronavirus outbreak
Fmr. Secy. Albright: I’m troubled by Trump’s unpredictability
Trump Says States Can Start Reopening While Acknowledging the Decision Is Theirs

Religion
Mississippi city’s coronavirus shutdown bans drive-in church services ahead of Easter
Virginia pastor who defiantly held church service dies of coronavirus

Military
Hit by virus, Pentagon warns enemies: don’t test us

Sports
Coronavirus Ends XFL Comeback: Vince McMahon Signs Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Declaration

Social
Hundreds protest Michigan governor’s social distancing order

Local
Another metro city sees spike in speeders during COVID-19 pandemic

Food
Six THOUSAND families line up in their cars for hours at a food bank in San Antonio
The coronavirus pandemic could threaten global food supply, UN warns
Dumped Milk, Smashed Eggs, Plowed Vegetables: Food Waste of the Pandemic
Smithfield Foods To Close Sioux Falls, SD Plant Indefinitely Amid COVID-19
Amazon stops accepting new online grocery customers amid surging demand
Seed companies can’t keep up as more Americans turn to growing their own food
Coronavirus: 1.5 million go hungry as job losses and supermarket strain hits those at risk, poll suggests
USDA Wants To Purchase Farm Products To Support Food Banks

Oil
Here Is The “Secret Weapon” That Allowed Tiny Oil Producer Mexico To Defy Giant Saudi Arabia
OPEC Reaches “Historic” Deal To Cut Oil Production As Mexico Wins “Mexican Standoff” With Saudis… But It’s Not Enough

Precious metals
Bullion Bank Nightmare as LBMA-COMEX Spread Blows Up Again
Quebec gold mines deemed essential service, to reopen Wednesday
US Mint Halts All Production Over Virus Fears As Gold & Silver Coin Demand Nears Record Highs

Twitter
Everything that is wrong with America, in one image.

Op-ed
Why the rent is due for rich people in the time of coronavirus