Friday morning news – April 3rd, 2020

6.6 more Americans apply for unemployment benefits » More than 6-and-a-half million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week. That doubled a record high set one week earlier amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Thursday morning news – April 2, 2020

W.H.O. director “deeply concerned about rapid escalation” of coronavirus » Director of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said Wednesday that he is—quote—“deeply concerned about the rapid escalation and global spread” of the coronavirus.

Wednesday morning news – April 1, 2020

U.S. death rate could peak within two weeks » At the White House Tuesday, President Trump and top health officials said what Americans do over the next month, could save hundreds of thousands of lives. 

Tuesday morning news – March 31, 2020

Cuomo pleads for help has NY death toll mounts » New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is putting out an urgent plea for medical volunteers as the deaths in his state continue to mount. 

Monday morning news – March 30, 2020

CDC issues travel advisory for NYC area » President Trump has backed away from a mandatory quarantine of the New York City “Tri-State” area, including New Jersey and Connecticut. 

Friday morning news – March 27, 2020

House set to approve relief bill as unemployment soars » Lawmakers in the House are expected to send the Senate’s $2 trillion economic rescue package to the president’s desk today. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters Thursday… 

Thursday morning news – March 26, 2020

Senate passed $2.2 trillion economic rescue package » The U.S. Senate last night approved an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package. 

Wednesday morning news – March 25, 2020

Senate reaches deal on $2 trillion coronavirus bill » Senate leaders and the White House have reached a deal on a $2 trillion coronavirus response bill. 

Tuesday morning news – March 24, 2020

Senate again fails to advance coronavirus bill, but reportedly make progress in talks » Another day of deadlock on Capitol Hill as the Senate again failed to make concrete progress on a coronavirus response bill. 

Monday morning news – March 23, 2020

Senate stimulus plan fails to move forward » The Senate failed on Sunday to move forward on a massive bipartisan stimulus plan to prop up the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic.