Almost forgotten in the rush of doom-and-gloom headlines about the spread of coronavirus and Monday’s record-breaking stock market sell-off is President Trump’s two-week old advice to would be investors to buy stocks.
"For better or for worse, we have a very old population," Giovanni Rezza, chief epidemiologist at Italy's national health institute, said on Monday.
On the eve of what some cable news networks are calling “Super Tuesday 2,” Trevor Noah dubbed the Democratic presidential primary race “2 Old, 2 Furious.” And as Joe Biden looks to extend his delegate lead over Bernie Sanders, The Daily Show host examined the “hostage-style” video endorsement the former vice president’s received from Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA).“Now please send $10,000 in unmarked bills so that my family can see me again,” Noah said, imitating Harris. “I’m very happy to be here.” The host went on to joke that “even the Taliban is looking at this video like, ‘we had better lighting and we were in a cave!’” As an outsider to American politics, Noah said he found the whole thing “a little strange.” Stephen Colbert Unloads on Trump Over Coronavirus: ‘You’re a Monster’Bill Maher Goes Full Sexist, Defends Chris Matthews and Mocks His Sexual Harassment Accuser“How is Kamala gonna endorse Joe Biden and not acknowledge that she once called him a friend of racists who opposed integrated public schools?” he asked, accusing Harris of “gaslighting” voters by pretending their infamous debate confrontation never happened. “For me, you have to at least say, ‘Look, we’ve had our differences, but—’ or something like that,” Noah said. “Otherwise, you make it seem like we’re crazy.” For more, listen to Jordan Klepper on The Last Laugh podcast. Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Scammers are knocking on people's doors and claiming to be part of the official response to the coronavirus, police in New Jersey have warned.The people could then try and take advantage of anxiety around the spread of the disease to sell products at inflated price or otherwise try and scam anyone in the house, authorities warned.
An Olive Garden customer reportedly requested a white server instead of the server already assigned to the table and the manager complied.
A Pakistani F-16 fighter jet crashed in Islamabad Wednesday, killing the pilot, during a rehearsal for a national day military parade, officials said. Footage on social media showed a plume of smoke billowing into the sky after the plane hit the ground having apparently attempted a loop. A Pakistani Air Force spokesman said the pilot, Wing Commander Nauman Akram, died in the crash.
(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump surprised members of his administration by promising details of an economic package to be unveiled Tuesday in response to markets that have been battered by the coronavirus outbreak, according to people familiar with the matter.As outlined by Trump in remarks Monday, the proposal will likely include a payroll tax cut and a short-term expansion of paid sick leave, according to the people, who described the proposal on condition of anonymity ahead of its planned release.Trump’s administration had been working on potential stimulus measures for about 10 days but were unprepared to provide details this quickly, the people said.Trump is under increased pressure to act after days of steep losses in global markets touched off by concerns that the new coronavirus could spark a recession. U.S. stocks plunged more than 7.5% on Monday -- the worst day on Wall Street since the financial crisis -- as a full-blown oil price war rattled investors already on edge over the outbreak.While Trump has been pointing to the Federal Reserve as the front line, economists have stressed that the crisis will require amulti-faceted response from governments, health-care professionals, central bankers and others to stem the human and economic damage.To contact the reporters on this story: Jennifer Jacobs in Washington at email@example.com;Saleha Mohsin in Washington at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Alex Wayne at email@example.com, Kathleen Hunter, Elizabeth WassermanFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
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