February 29, 2024

Coronavirus
Even Asymptomatic People Carry the Coronavirus in High Amounts
‘It was chaos!’ Students get suspended for posting pictures of packed halls — now the high school is closing after 9 people were infected
Global COVID-19 Pandemic Surpasses 20 Million Confirmed Cases: Live Updates
The CDC issues a dire warning for the fall if coronavirus measures are not followed
Paris Placed On “Red Alert”, German COVID-19 Cases Spike, As ‘Second Wave’ Fears Rattle Europe

Business/Economics
Mortgage rates fall to a record low for the eighth time this year, making buying a home more affordable for many Americans
Job Openings Soar Amid Record Surge In Americans Quitting Their Job
Here’s how record negative ‘real yields’ are driving a crowded rally in stocks, gold and everything else
“Financially Devastated” – 83% Of NYC Restaurants Unable To Pay July Rent
After “Big Jobs Numbers”, Initial Jobless Claims Fall Below 1 Million For First Time In 21 Weeks
AMC to offer 15-cent tickets on first day of reopening
Ford Is Slashing 10,000 Positions And Closing 6 Factories In Europe
$5,630,859,000,000: Federal Spending Has Already Set Annual Record; Deficit at Record $2,807,295,000,000
US Bankruptcies Are Already At 10-Year High As Pandemic Takes Its Toll
1933 Friday – Best 100 Days Since the Great Depression – Markets Love Mayhem!

Government/Politics
Trump extends unemployment benefits, defers payroll tax
Mnuchin ‘Willing To Listen’ On Stimulus As Pelosi Calls Trump Executive Orders ‘Unconstitutional Slop’
Biden Picks Kamala Harris As Running Mate
Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate, first Black woman

Global
Clashes Erupt in Beirut at Blast Protest as Lebanon’s Anger Boils Over
China Mobilizes Invasion Craft On Coast Near Taiwan As Top US Official Arrives In Taipei: Report
Lebanon’s Government Resigns Amid Widespread Anger Over Blast
China Faces Food Shortage As Droughts, Flooding, And Pests Ruin Harvest
UK suffers record recession on virus fallout

Money/Currency
Short on Money, Cities Around the World Try Making Their Own

Gold/Precious metals
Precious Metal Pummeling Continues In Early Asia Trading
Silver Crashes Most Since Lehman Bankruptcy

Protests/Riots
Faculty, Students Across US Stage “Die-Ins” To Protest Return To Campus
Riot declared as fire burns in Portland police union offices
Chicago Police Arrest More Than 100 People After Looting Batters Downtown

Food
Car Line Stretches More Than A Mile At Fair Park Food Giveaway

Earthquakes
Magnitude 5.1 earthquake hits NC, most powerful quake state has seen in over 100 years

Sports
Big Ten cancels football season; no games for Michigan, Michigan State in 2020