February 29, 2024

Coronavirus
Virus America, six months in: Disarray, dismay, disconnect
Eight People In Indonesia Caught Not Wearing Masks Punished By Having To Dig Graves Of COVID Victims
The Latest: United Nations chief: Virus is ‘out of control’
Global coronavirus cases pass 30 million

Business/Economics
Las Vegas is a ghost town where even the strippers put up signs­ saying, ‘Sorry, we’re clothed’
US Industrial Production Big Disappointment In August As “V” Evaporates
A Staggering 84% Of All S&P500 Assets Are Now Intangible
Manhattan Rental Market Sees Another Record Plunge For August With 15,000 Empty Apartments
A Depression For The 21st Century
Fed To Continue “At Least” $120BN In Monthly QE To “Support Flow Of Credit To Households”
Federal Reserve sees rates near zero at least through 2023
More than half of businesses that closed during the pandemic won’t reopen
Yelp Reveals 60% Of Business Closures Are Now Permanent
US Retail Sales Disappoint, Online Spending Growth Hits A Wall As Government Handouts End
860,000 Americans Filed For First-Time Jobless Benefits Last Week

Government/Politics
Scientific American Makes First Presidential Endorsement In Its 175-Year History
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dead At 87

Global
Bank of England eyes sub-zero rates in face of virus, Brexit
Belarus president closes some borders, puts army on alert

Crime
Chicago Logs Whopping 52% Jump In Homicides From 2019: ‘Five Times Any Prior Year’

Race
Breonna Taylor’s Family to Receive $12 Million Settlement From City of Louisville

Culture
Self-censorship in the US

Education
GW University Reports 17% Enrollment Drop As Students Opt Out Of COVID-Restricted Campus Life
College leaders deserve a flunking grade for their reopening

Weather
‘Huge rainmaker’: Hurricane Sally threatens historic floods
Sally is leaving widespread flooding in parts of Alabama and Florida, and rescues are underway

Wildfires
Smoke from US wildfires spreads across country and into Europe
Yosemite National Park closes as wildfires scorch West Coast
Wildfires, smoke continue to impact the West Coast