Month: March 2020

New York City is home to 8.4 million waste-producing people; that’s a lot of toilets, drains, and sewers. It takes 14 wastewater treatment facilities scattered throughout the five boroughs to clean up all of our dirty water. We visited the largest facility, the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, to see how the
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Investors who are seeking to capitalize on the stock market’s recent steep declines must be disciplined, Bank of America Vice Chairman Keith Banks said Tuesday.  “I think a lot of people are trying to get clever and time the market,” Banks said on “Squawk Box.” “The reality is, it’s time in the market, not timing the market.”
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The Virgin Orbit ventilator device. Virgin Orbit Richard Branson’s California-based rocket company Virgin Orbit partnered with medical researchers and developed a ventilator device that the company plans to mass produce and send to hospitals around the United States to fight the coronavirus. “[It is] a very, very simple and robust design that we can get out
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Delta Air Lines passenger planes are seen parked due to flight reductions made to slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S. March 25, 2020. Elijah Nouvelage | Reuters Employees of airlines struggling with a record plunge in demand won a reprieve in the $2 trillion coronavirus bill:
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JGI/Jamie Grill There’s one thing you may be overlooking when it comes to managing your cash during the coronavirus outbreak — your health savings account. An HSA is a savings account you can use to pay for qualified medical expenses. You contribute momney pre-tax, the savings grow tax-free and your withdrawals generally aren’t taxed. HSAs
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Paul Tudor Jones Kevin Mazur | Getty Images Hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones said Thursday investors should commend Washington’s policy response to the economic shock from the coronavirus pandemic.  “Investors can take heart that we’ve counteracted this existential shock with the greatest fiscal, monetary bazooka. It’s not even a bazooka. It’s more like a nuclear bomb,”
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College acceptance letters are already in the mail. Now high school seniors must decide their fate for September. Up until now, National College Decision Day, the deadline for high school seniors to choose which college they will attend, has always been May 1. This year, however, the global coronavirus pandemic and extreme economic uncertainty have pushed many
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U.S. airlines and the Department of Transportation may soon have to consider consolidating service to dozens of cities around the country in a bid to help carriers cut losses, several airline industry executives told CNBC. Executives with U.S. airlines are expected to meet with leaders of the Transportation Department this week to discuss the state
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The stock market has gone so haywire amid the coronavirus crisis that some strategists on Wall Street are giving up on forecasting what comes next. Over the past week or so, chief market strategists at BMO, Oppenheimer and Canaccord Genuity have all suspended their year-end targets on the S&P 500, blaming the unprecedented economic uncertainty that makes projecting
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Jocko was in and we asked him about his favorite gear. He talked about GPS, night vision goggles, radios, and even grenade launchers. MORE MILITARY CONTENT: How Marine Recruits Battle Their Fear Of Heights At Boot Camp What New Navy Plebes Go Through On Their First Day At Annapolis Navy SEALs Reveal Misconceptions About The
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FT economics commentator Martin Sandbu analyses the emergency fiscal and monetary measures being taken to deal with the global financial and economic fallout from coronavirus. See if you get the FT for free as a student (http://ft.com/schoolsarefree) or start a £1 trial: https://subs.ft.com/spa3_trial?segmentId=3d4ba81b-96bb-cef0-9ece-29efd6ef2132 ► Check out our Community tab for more stories on the economy.
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Yellow Dog Productions  What does the legislation do? The bill — the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act — expands unemployment insurance, a program enacted in 1935 to provide temporary income support for workers who lose their jobs. The legislation does three primary things: offers bigger unemployment checks, increases the duration of those payments and extends
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