May 29, 2024

Coronavirus
Once upon a virus…
Oregon county creates race-specific ‘grounding space’ to escape ‘whiteness’ during pandemic
Coronavirus: The Hammer and the Dance
FDA authorizes remdesivir for emergency use as coronavirus treatment
Saudi Officials Say Whopping 70% Of Mecca’s Population Likely Infected With COVID-19
Data Shows World Rejecting Governments’ Shelter-In-Place Tyranny
Security guard shot and killed after telling customer to use face mask
China ‘finds new coronavirus strain that lasts for 49 days’ in infected patient
Scientist Whose Doomsday Models Sparked Global Lockdown Resigns After Breaking Quarantine To Bang Married Lover
White House Plans To “Wind Down” Coronavirus Task Force In Coming Weeks
Trump Says Coronavirus Task Force to Shift Focus to Safety and Reopening Economy
3 Hospital Workers Gave Out Masks. Weeks Later, They All Were Dead.

Business/Economics
What You Need to Know About Govt. Grants, Loans, and Forbearance to Survive the Pandemic Economy
Berkshire Sells Entire Stakes in US Airlines
More than 700 lawsuits have been filed across the US against fitness clubs, SXSW, airlines and prisons as Americans get fed up with coronavirus practices from businesses
Here’s what you didn’t see inside Warren Buffett’s annual meeting
U.S. Public Debt Increases More In April Than During Entire 2019
From Houston to New York, America’s Muni Finances Are in Tatters
Treasury’s $4 Trillion Funding Task Signals Record Auction Slate
US Manufacturers New Orders Crash BY Most Ever (And April Will Be Worse)
Elon Musk Puts Two Homes On The Market After Tweeting He Would Sell Most Of His “Physical Possessions”
J. Crew Files For Bankruptcy As Covid Chaos Crushes Retailers
Muscle’d Out: Gold’s Gym Files For Chapter 11 Due To Government Lockdowns
The U.S. Treasury plans to borrow a record $3 trillion in the second quarter for coronavirus relief — more than twice what it borrowed in all of fiscal 2019
Top Amazon executive quits over the firings of warehouse workers and climate activists
Renters Now Have 12 Months To Repay Unpaid Rent In Santa Monica
For Disney, a Stricken Empire
Cancel Rent
The Great Disconnect: Stocks and Just About Everything Else
WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann sues SoftBank over collapse of $3 billion deal
Service side of the U.S. economy crashes in April to recession levels, ISM shows
The Choice For These Workers: Return To Their Jobs Amid A Pandemic Or Lose Them
Airbnb To Lay Off 1,900 Employees As Tourism Industry Collapses
Frontier Airlines Will Guarantee Empty Middle Seat For $39
18 Signs That We Are Facing A Record Breaking Economic Implosion In 2020
Yields Surge After Treasury Announces Record $96BN In Treasury Refunding, Launches 20-Year Coupon Bond
“Unprecedented” – Companies Slashed Over 20 Million Jobs In April, ADP
Lord & Taylor to liquidate its stores as soon as they reopen, sources say
Lufthansa to pay no dividend for 2019 as airline seeks bailout
Double Black Swan Hitting Texas Drags Down the Rest of the U.S.
“Biblical” Wave Of Bankruptcies Is About To Flood The US
Economic expert with perfect record calling recessions is betting this one will be over by the end of 2020
Why Wednesday’s historic jobs data was ‘not really news’
3.2 Million Filed for Unemployment Benefits
It Begins: For The First Time Ever, Futures Price “Fatal” Negative US Rates Starting Dec 2020
Neiman Marcus Files For ‘Prepack’ Bankruptcy, Joining J Crew
US Consumer Credit Unexpectedly Crashes As Americans Repay A Record Amount Of Credit Card Debt
Worst Jobs Report In History: 20.5 Million Jobs Lost As Unemployment Rate Hits Record 14.7%
The Nasdaq Is Now Bigger Than The Rest Of The World’s Stock Market
Something Odd Is Going On In Parking Lots Around The US
A Tragic Record: For The First Time Ever, More Than Half Of The US Population Is Not Working

Politics
White House blocking Fauci from testifying before Congress about coronavirus response
California First To Be Approved For Up To $10 Billion Bailout From Feds To Pay Unemployment Benefits
Knock, Knock. We’re From The Government & We Want Your Family’s Blood

World
‘Kim’s condition has been upgraded to ‘alive!’: Internet reacts with hilarious memes to claims Kim Jong-un is alive after photos of dictator are released for the first time in 20 days following rumours he had died
Rights groups call for probe into Venezuela prison riot that left 46 dead
Spain Seeks Another Bailout as Deficit Skyrockets
Locusts, pandemics, floods: East Africa can’t catch a break
First Quarter Declines in Asia’s Luxury Home Values Foretell Price Falls Elsewhere
‘Economic Fallout Accelerated’ – Hong Kong Records Worst Contraction In History
Greece sees economy tanking this year on coronavirus impact: stability programme
Italy begins to reopen
Three Russian doctors fall from hospital windows, raising questions amid coronavirus pandemic
Quarter of all UK workers paid to stay home on government scheme
India’s Jobless Rate Jumps to 27.1%, Survey Says
Zimbabwe Begs For Aid To Avoid “Collapse”
BoE Warns Of Worst Economic Slump In 300 Years
Venezuela charges Americans with terrorism, conspiracy

Local
Blue Angels, Thunderbirds fly over Atlanta in salute to first responders
Georgia’s Reopening Has Been ‘A Disaster’ For Some Retailers Desperate For Revenue
Atlanta mayor reacts to packed streets on Cinco de Mayo
White father, son charged with murder in Ahmaud Arbery case

Lockdown/Reopening
Cops in tense stand-off with thousands of protesters demanding California beaches are reopened after Gov. Gavin Newsom’s shut them down to contain coronavirus
Protests mark growing unrest with California stay-home order
Dallas salon owner jailed for reopening in violation of court order
Thousands Donate To GoFundMe For Jailed Salon Owner Who Stood Up To Judge In Viral Video

Real estate
Commercial Real Estate Already Gets Hit in Europe: Prices for Retail Properties Plunge, Office Prices Sink
Kentucky REALTORS report sellers aren’t yet reducing prices as buyers stop looking
Massive Drop in Homebuyer Interest

Oil
Bone-Chilling WTF Charts of the Collapse in US Demand for Gasoline, Jet Fuel, and Diesel

Food
U.S. beef output is down way more than shutdowns suggest
Meat Shortages Leave Wendy’s Diners Asking, ‘Where’s the Beef?’
Costco is limiting how much meat customers can buy
Beef Prices Explode To Record High As More Stores Limit Meat Purchases
The American meat shortage is pushing prices to unprecedented heights — here’s how it could affect your grocery bill

Military
Coronavirus survivors banned from joining the military

Prepping
We Should All Be Preppers

Media
Newspaper’s Top Editor Is Now a ‘Homeless’ Blogger
NBC News Chairman Andy Lack Stepping Down

Weather
Record heat returns to the West and record cold plunges into the East

Animals
Tracking the ‘Murder Hornet’: A Deadly Pest Has Reached North America

Photos
Some States Slowly Reopen for Business: Pictures

Op-ed
We Are Living in a Failed State
To save the economy, the Federal Reserve should drop interest rates to less than zero
A radical idea to rescue U.S. households now—without adding to the national debt