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Yellow Dog Productions The economic fallout from the coronavirus is driving more Americans to seek unemployment benefits. However, the nation’s main financial backstop for laid-off workers is deficient — which could leave many Americans, especially gig workers, in a precarious situation, according to some experts. The $100 billion aid package President Trump signed into law on Wednesday,
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Bill Miller Scott Mlyn | CNBC Investor Bill Miller said during Wednesday’s violent market dive that the current climate is one of the best buying opportunities of his lifetime.  “I think this is an exceptional buying opportunity,” Miller, chairman and chief investment officer of Miller Value Partners, said on CNBC’s “The Exchange” on Wednesday. “I
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Getty Images The coronavirus outbreak is prompting second thoughts about reaching for cash.  As the number of cases tick up in the U.S., some are going cashless to avoid potential hygiene issues around handling banknotes. Regardless of  whether there’s a proven risk, the “psychological factor” of people thinking of cash as “unclean” could change how they
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The U.S. Federal Reserve‘s latest moves — which include cutting interest rates to zero — deserve applause, even though the American economy could still head into a recession given the uncertainty around the coronavirus outbreak, a former Fed official said. “I think recessionary conditions are definitely a risk and we’re dealing with so much uncertainty
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Omar Marques | LightRocket | Getty Images Bitcoin lost its allure as a safe-haven asset this week.  The world’s first and most widely held cryptocurrency dropped 50% over the past two days. Bitcoin — sometimes referred to as “digital gold” — fell more than 30% Friday to its weakest level since March 2019, according to
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Chesnot | Getty Images Investors likely won’t get their fix for newly public companies for a long time thanks to the financial turmoil caused by the spreading coronavirus.  Logistics issues aside for investment bankers unable to travel, market volatility like this scares off companies who want to raise capital. The initial public offering calendar is
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Market researcher James Bianco calls the Federal Reserve’s move to pump $1.5 trillion into the market the “nuclear option” to calm investors gripped by coronavirus fears. Only, it didn’t work Thursday. Instead, stocks saw their worst day since the 1987 Black Monday market crash. “Financial markets are not recovering. It’s incredible to think that a
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Countries around the world are scrambling to rein in the coronavirus and understand its ultimate medical and economic impacts. One prominent business school is using the turmoil as a learning opportunity. The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania will soon begin offering a new course about the coronavirus — the disease that’s infected nearly 128,000
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If coronavirus infections decline and Congress passes a fiscal stimulus package, Invesco’s Kristina Hooper says, stocks will make a sustainable comeback. She made the call as the Dow was plunging into a bear market, which reflects a 20% or more drop from 52-week highs. “I don’t think we’ve hit a bottom yet,” the firm’s chief
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Source: Stitch Fix Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading.  Stitch Fix — Shares of Stitch Fix plummeted nearly 30% after the personal styling service issued a bleak outlook and reported quarterly revenue that missed analysts’ expectations. Stitch Fix reported sales of $451.8 million, below the forecast $452.5 million, according to Refinitiv. Its next
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A man runs past the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Bloomberg Hundreds of Wall Street traders are about to change their commute starting Monday. Citigroup is traders and salespeople from its headquarters in downtown Manhattan to a backup facility in Rutherford, New Jersey next week in contingency plans tied to the coronavirus, according to a
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A visitor holding a revolver by US manufacturer Smith & Wesson (S&W) at the IWA OutdoorClassics trade show for hunting, shooting sports, equipment for outdoor activities and for civilian and official security applications. Daniel Karmann | picture alliance | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines after the bell. American Outdoor Brands — The gun
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Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Dow Jones Industrial Average soars 1,173 points The Dow rallied 1,173.45 points, or 4.53%, to 27,090.86. The S&P 500 jumped 4.22% to 3,130.12. The Nasdaq Composite also surged 3.85% to 9,018.09. Stocks enjoyed a relief rally on victories from former Vice President Joe Biden during Super
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