April 22, 2024

Coronavirus
Coronavirus pandemic accelerating, warns WHO head
World’s No. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic tests positive for coronavirus after hosting tournament
Virus Surges Across U.S., Throwing Reopenings Into Disarray
U.S. records most daily coronavirus cases since April: ‘We are in deep trouble’
States retreat as confirmed virus cases hit all-time high
The CDC Lost Control Of The Coronavirus Pandemic. Then The Agency Disappeared.

Business/Economics
I, Who Hates Shorting, Just Shorted the Entire Stock Market. Here’s Why
There is a nationwide coin shortage
The Latest Pandemic Shortage: Coins Are The New Toilet Paper
Default Wave Arrives: Weekly Bankruptcy Filings Suddenly Soar Most In 11 Years
Mortgage Delinquencies Surge To Nine-Year High
The Second Great Depression
The TVIX ETF Is Getting Delisted: Here Are The Three Implications For Markets
Bayer paying up to $10.9B to settle Monsanto weedkiller case
SoftBank Chairman Masayoshi Son Steps Down From Alibaba Board After 15 Years
Wirecard Shares Plummet 80% After Company Files For Insolvency Proceedings
Cash for coins: QuikTrip will take your pocket change
Wirecard, the disgraced German payments firm backed by Softbank, files for insolvency over €1.3B in loans coming due
Another 1.38 million new jobless claims predicted. Why aren’t they falling faster?
Q1 GDP Unchanged At -5.0% In Final Revision As Corporate Profits Tumbled 12.3%
Fed’s Balance Sheet Shrinks For Second Consecutive Week
“Historic Decline” Seen In April World Trade Volumes As V-Shaped Narrative Implodes
A Quarter Of All Personal Income In The US Now Comes From The Government
American Airlines will book flights to full capacity
Microsoft to permanently close all of its retail stores
Coca-Cola pauses advertising on all social media platforms globally
Half of U.S. homeowners struggle with mortgage due to COVID-19, consider selling home

Global
Austria’s 100-Year Bond Sale Is 8x Oversubscribed
Canada Loses Its AAA Rating

Politics
Trump Campaign Cancels Plans to Address ‘Overflow Crowd’ Because Not Enough People Showed Up
Trump back in rally form in Tulsa, but the promised crowd doesn’t show
Trump’s campaign was trolled by TikTok users in Tulsa

Demonstrations/March
The March on Atlanta One Race Movement
Leader of Seattle’s ‘autonomous zone’ says many protesters are leaving
Seattle CHOP Leaders Claim “Success”, Urge Protesters To Go Home, Continue “Struggle” Online
Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (Official Account) Twitter account closed

Police/Crime
Minneapolis police chief calls George Floyd’s death a murder
Grand Jury Indicts All 3 Suspects In Ahmaud Arbery Murder
Your barber has more training than your police force
‘No Hate Crime’: FBI Determines ‘Noose’ in Bubba Wallace’s Garage to Be a Rope Handle

Monuments
All the Monuments to Racism That Have Been Torched, Occupied, or Removed
Confederate, Columbus statues destroyed across US amid protests
Statues of Junipero Serra, Ulysses S. Grant toppled at Golden Gate Park
Trump threatens prison time after protesters attempt to topple Andrew Jackson statue near White House

US
It’s not just you — there’s a sudden wave of fireworks exploding in cities across the US

Weather
‘Godzilla dust cloud’ from Sahara heads for US bringing ‘worst air pollution in 50 years’ after swamping the Caribbean
Live Earth Satellite
The Arctic is on fire: Siberian heat wave alarms scientists

Earthquake
Powerful 7.4-magnitude earthquake rocks Mexico; at least six dead

Pests
‘Astonishing’ huge swarm of locusts sweeps through farmland and ruins crops in Argentina