wiar 05-19-20

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May 19 (Tuesday) YRI YRI Video Podcast on April’s Retail Sales Morning Briefing PDF  Daily Markets Markets As more Americans emerge from lockdown, virus vaccine potential lifts markets R The S&P 500 is up 3% over the past 12 months as the market’s resilience continues to mystify many C The Oil Market Is Betting People Want Crude for Christmas W Coronavirus Short-Selling Bans Are Lifted Across Europe W Central banks Powell is correct that the Fed is not out of ammunition ‘by a long shot’ C US Harvard’s Financial Crisis Experts: This Time Really is Different B COVID-19 child care crisis: Who will watch kids when nation reopens? USA Small businesses can apply for PPP loan forgiveness. Questions remain C Mark Cuban on Why the Government Should Directly Hire Millions of People B Mayor Svante Myrick sees ‘cataclysmic trouble’ if Cornell, Ithaca College do not reopen campuses C China Mark Zuckerberg warns about China’s ‘dangerous’ approach to internet C Europe German Auto Lenders Under Scrutiny as Crisis Erodes Car Values B US politics How Donald Trump wins the 2020 presidential election, in 3 sentences NN Geopolitics & trade China Pitches for Global Leadership Role in Coronavirus Fight W Huawei Braces for Latest U.S. Hit, but Some Say Loopholes Remain W Industries & companies Airlines: The New Airline Travel: Fewer Flights, More Layovers, Rules for Bathrooms W Autos: Tesla’s Production Restart Could Ease Path to Inclusion in S&P 500 Index W Retail: Retailers are rushing to get online. But that brings new challenges C Tech: Uber Cuts 3,000 More Jobs, Shuts 45 Offices in Coronavirus Crunch W Virus I Moderna reports positive data on coronavirus vaccine trial, shares surge C Xi Vows China Will Share Vaccine and Gives WHO Full Backing B Coronavirus live updates: Routine vaccinations fall off; a third of small businesses won’t reopen C Virus II Coronavirus infection isn’t just about hygiene and distance. It’s about time, too. NN Summer weather and coronavirus: It may slow spread but won’t halt pandemic WP Coronavirus ‘highly sensitive’ to high temperatures, but don’t bank on summer killing it off, studies say SCMP Brazil, Now Fastest Growing Virus Hotspot, Is Only Getting Worse B Corporate finance SoftBank values WeWork at $2.9 billion, down from $47 billion a year ago C Peet’s Coffee Owner Brews $2.2 Billion IPO W SoftBank in Talks to Sell T-Mobile Shares to Deutsche Telekom W JCPenney will close nearly 30% of its stores as part of its bankruptcy plan NN Offbeat President Trump Says He Is Taking Hydroxychloroquine as Preventive W Hurricane Season List of Storms: Arthur Becomes First of 2020 B Add the death of common sense to the coronavirus’s toll

wiar 05-18-20

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May 18 (Monday) YRI Morning Briefing PDF  Daily Markets Markets Stock Futures Rise as Powell Says the Fed Is ‘Not Out of Ammunition’ BR With Earnings ‘Out the Window,’ Investors Turn to Survival Metrics W Central banks Fed’s Jerome Powell Says Economy Faces Long, Uncertain Recovery W How Long Before U.S. Economy Recovers: Fed’s Jerome Powell B Powell says jobless rate could top 30%, but he doesn’t see another Depression C US After Devastating Economic Contraction, Glimmers of Growth Emerge W Coronavirus News: NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Hints at Layoffs B US politics House Narrowly Passes $3 Trillion Aid Package W U.S. Expected to Revise Small-Business Aid Program W PPP loans: Most companies face little risk of punishment, experts say C Japan Japan’s Economy Sinks Into a Recession Set to Deepen Sharply B Geopolitics & trade Globalisation unwound – Has covid-19 killed globalisation? E Pandemic Shatters World Order, Sowing Anger and Mistrust in Wake B Industries & companies Autos: U.S. auto suppliers need at least $20 billion as plants reopen C FAANGs: Apple, Google Start to Win Over Europe to Their Virus-Tracking Technology W FAANGs: Google Hides News, Tricked by Fake Claims W Wireless: 5G Networks Have Become a New Front in U.S-China Trade War BR Wireless: 5G Service From Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile Is Here. The Networks Look Very Different. BR Virus I How Close Are We to a Coronavirus Vaccine? Inside the Race to Stop Covid-19. BR Coronavirus Vaccine Front-Runners Emerge, Rollouts Weighed W AstraZeneca Aims for 30 Million U.K. Vaccine Doses by September B Virus II As West Cautiously Reopens, New Coronavirus Infection Clusters Emerge in Asia W The CDC ‘let the country down’ with coronavirus testing, Navarro says C Europe Has a Plan to Restart Air Travel. You May Not Like It. BR Corporate finance Bankrupted JC Penney plans to spin properties into new real estate company C Behind Royal Caribbean’s Lifeline, a Shrewd Bond Market Maneuver B Offbeat Your turn – For hours of escape, invent a board game E

wiar 05-16-20

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May 16 (Saturday) YRI Morning Briefing PDF  Daily Markets Markets Few Investors See the S&P 500’s Next Chapter Being a Happy One B ‘Overhedging’ Oil Prices Lands Some Coronavirus-Battered Global Airlines in Further Trouble W Treasury Yields Rise on Consumer Sentiment Data W US I GDP could decline by 42% in the second quarter, according to the Atlanta Fed C Coronavirus pummels U.S. retail sales, industrial production R Industrial Production in U.S. Fell 11.2% in April W Mortgage rates just hit another record low C Who’s on the Hook for Skipped Mortgage Payments? W U.S. companies discover the dark side of a COVID-19 business boom R US II U.S. Unemployment Benefits: Millions Still Waiting for State Help B Coronavirus boosts U.S. layoffs; job openings fall R Coronavirus Employment Shock Hits Women Harder Than Men W How the Coronavirus is Killing the Middle Class Gov. Ned Lamont: People could move from New York City to Connecticut C Coronavirus to Slow U.S. Meat Production for Months, CEO Says W China Chinese Economy’s Recovery From Coronavirus Starts Off Slowly W Europe Brexit Talks Go Nowhere, Adding New European Economic Headache W US politics House aims to pass a $3 trillion coronavirus relief package Friday C Biden campaign sees larger ‘battleground’ in race against Trump R Geopolitics & trade Virus Revives Worst-Case Scenarios for U.S.-China Relationship B Special Report: Caught in Trump-China feud, WHO leader under siege R U.S. Moves to Cut Off Chip Supplies to Huawei W Cramer says this is not the time to start a trade war with China C Industries & companies Airlines: Exclusive: United Airlines only needs 3,000 of 25,000 flight attendants in June – sources R Autos: Coronavirus Bolsters Car Ownership as Consumers Rethink Shared Rides W FAANGs: Google Erases Thousands of Links, Tricked by Phony Complaints W FAANGs: Apple Supplier Foxconn, Hit By Coronavirus, Posts 90% Profit Drop W Financials: How French Banks Lost Big in the Complex World of Structured Finance W Media: Vice Media CEO slams Big Tech as ‘great threat to journalism’ C Retail: This breakdown of retail sales data shows why Amazon is leading the stock market C Retail: Terrible retail sales report shows acceleration in fates of merchants C Virus I States Are Reopening With No Clear Picture of U.S. Coronavirus Cases W NYC Coronavirus Lockdown Extended 2 Weeks to May 28, 2020 B U.S. Deaths Are Up Sharply, Though Covid-19’s Precise Toll Is Murky W Virus II Coronavirus vaccine: Trump downplays need, says disease will ‘go away’ C Coronavirus: WHO raises alert on mysterious inflammatory disease in children C How genetic, antibody and antigen Covid-19 tests work C Inside Boris Johnson’s Tangle With Covid-19 W Corporate finance JC Penney makes $17 million interest payment as it explores bankruptcy C Facebook Buys Giphy, Will Make It Part of Instagram Operations W SoftBank’s Big Bets Are Hit Hard by Coronavirus W Offbeat Dud stock picks, bad industry bets, vast underperformance — it’s the end of the Warren Buffett era MW Corporate America’s Most Underrated Innovation Strategy: 3M’s 15% Rule W Doctors Are Tweeting About Coronavirus to Make Facts Go Viral W Coronavirus live updates: Dog-like robot on social-distancing patrol C The Perfect Prank for These Times: Ding-Dong Ditch is Back W

wiar 05-15-20

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May 15 (Friday) YRI Morning Briefing PDF  Daily Markets Markets Dow Swings Sharply as Jobless Claims Remain Elevated W Why Big Investors Aren’t Betting It All on a Coronavirus Cure W Traders Get First Glimpse of What a 20-Year Treasury Might Yield B Central banks Fed’s Kashkari: U.S. Congress needs to put ‘money in pockets’ R Kuroda Hints Cutting Rates May Now Rank Lower in BOJ Toolkit B US U.S. import prices post largest drop in over five years R Nearly Three Million Sought Jobless Benefits Last Week W Dismal jobs report offered sign that some people are returning to work C Nearly 40% of the poorest households hit with a job loss during pandemic, Fed study shows C Unemployment Insurance system is failing in America, here’s why. C $7 billion bailout not enough to stabilize the U.S. child care system C Firms that took a PPP loan under $2 million are about to get a break C China China’s ‘OK Boomer’: Generations Clash Over the Nation’s Future N US politics States Were Prudent; Here’s Why They Need a Bailout Anyway W Sen. Burr to Step Aside as Intelligence Panel Chair During Stock-Trade Probe W Geopolitics & trade Trump Says He Doesn’t Want to Talk to Xi as China Tensions Rise B Trump May Push for Chinese Companies to Follow U.S. Accounting Rules for Stock Listings W Taiwan Company to Build Advanced Semiconductor Factory in Arizona W Industries & companies Aerospace: Boeing CEO tries to smooth over tensions with airline chiefs after saying a US carrier may go bust C Aerospace: Coronavirus news: Delta to retire Boeing 777s, seeks to burn zero cash by end of 2020 C Autos: Tesla factory inspected by police, authorities approve gradual reopen C Autos: Exclusive: Tesla’s secret batteries aim to rework the math for electric cars and the grid R Autos: Ford Tries to Soothe Weary Shareholders W Energy: Oil Demand Mounts Comeback as Coronavirus Restrictions Ease W FAANGs: Apple AR glasses launch: 2022 at earliest, top analyst says C Financials: Insurance Firms Plan to Fight Federal Pandemic Liability Proposal W Financials: Banks’ Currency-Trading Revenue Surges to Highest in a Decade B Restaurants: Restaurants weigh reopening and review safety precautions NN Restaurants: Starbucks asks for a break on rent for the next year C Restaurants: McDonald’s Sets Conditions for Restaurant Reopenings W Retail: Coronavirus Finishes the Retail Reckoning That Amazon Started W Transportation: FedEx, Strained by Coronavirus, Caps How Much Retailers Can Ship From Stores W Virus I Ending Coronavirus Lockdowns Without a How-To Guide W Trump’s rebuke of Fauci encapsulates rejection of science in virus fight NN HHS Vaccine Expert Details Complaint in House Testimony W The First Shot: Inside the Covid Vaccine Fast Track Wired Convalescent Plasma Is Safe to Treat Covid-19, National Study Shows W Virus II Coronavirus live updates: Trump aims to stockpile 300 million N95 masks C Trump Administration Details Plans to Overhaul Strategic National Stockpile W How 400,000 Masks Were Shipped From China to a U.S. Nursing Home W New York Sent Recovering Coronavirus Patients to Nursing Homes: ‘It Was a Fatal Error’ W Offbeat Ray Dalio on coronavirus effect on economy, society C Don’t Stand So Close to Me: AI Cameras Police Social Distancing at Work W U.S. faces ‘darkest winter’ if pandemic planning falters: whistleblower R

wiar 05-14-20

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May 14 (Thursday) YRI Morning Briefing PDF  Daily Markets Markets Dow drops 550 points after Powell warns of ‘downside risks’ C The Stock Market Is Crazy Expensive—And That’s OK W Central banks Powell’s gloomy outlook has investors predicting another big Fed move C In nod to grim U.S. outlook, Fed’s Powell calls for more fiscal support R Powell Pushes Back Against Possibility of Negative Fed Rates B ECB Signals Euro-Area Slump Has Hit Bottom, Recovery Uncertain B Global Amid pandemic, world economy projected to shrink 3.2% in 2020: U.N. R Emerging India Sets Big Aid Package to Counter Economic Downturn W US U.S. producer prices record largest drop since 2009 as coronavirus suppresses demand R Companies’ Next Coronavirus Challenge: Getting Cash-Strapped Shoppers to Spend W Companies Start Reaping Billions in Tax Breaks to Ride Out Economic Slump W Grocery prices are soaring. Here’s what’s getting more expensive NN US politics Democrats’ Aid Bill Has Seeds for Eventual GOP Deal B Republicans Float Ideas on Jobless Benefits, State Aid for Coronavirus Response W Geopolitics & trade Trump on China: ‘100 Trade Deals’ wouldn’t make up for coronavirus C U.S. Says Chinese, Iranian Hackers Seek to Steal Coronavirus Research W Maternity ward massacre shakes Afghanistan and its peace process R Industries & companies Airlines: Airlines are having trouble enforcing their face mask policies NN FAANGs: Amazon to end wage increases and double overtime pay in June C Financials: What’s Good for Investment Banks Isn’t Necessarily Good for Investment Bankers W Hotels: Hosting Coronavirus Workers Prepares Hotels for Industry’s Future W Retail: Shoppers shift from stockpiling to penny pinching at the grocery store C Tech: Coronavirus making grocery delivery services like Instacart popular C Tech: America Is Stuck at Home, but Food-Delivery Companies Still Struggle to Profit W Virus I Coronavirus: WHO officials warn of ‘vicious cycle’ of economic and health disasters if restrictions are lifted too quickly C Coronavirus: Ousted HHS vaccine official warns Congress of ‘darkest winter in modern history’ C Coronavirus experts can be wrong. We can safely reopen: Rep. Jody Hice House Panel to Hear Coronavirus-Testing Strategies to Reopen U.S. W Yellowstone, Grand Teton Parks to Begin Reopening Monday W Canada, U.S. are likely to extend travel restrictions until June 21: sources R Virus II China’s Wuhan Revs Up Testing Amid Second-Wave Coronavirus Fears W Coronavirus live updates: Europe braces for summer ‘like no other’ C California AG says he’s ‘ready to enforce’ violations of state order C New Jersey Moves Toward Reopening After 60% Drop in Revenue B Why an added month of lockdown will devastate New York small businesses P Connecticut Governor Says Days of Commuting to NYC May Be Over B Virus III Coronavirus: Here are the top drugs and vaccines in development C Gilead’s Remdesivir Tested With Other Drugs to Fight Covid-19 W Can You Get Covid-19 Twice?  W Covid-19 symptoms include blood clots, organ failure NN Offbeat Cryptocurrency Market Is Becoming Even More Concentrated B Coronavirus Propels Nextdoor.com Beyond Lost Pets and Peeved Neighbors W

wiar 05-13-20

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May 13 (Wednesday) YRI Morning Briefing PDF  Daily Markets Markets U.S. Stocks Extend Fall as Dow Drops More Than 400 Points W Opinion: Despite the stock market’s breathtaking rally, investors are closer to despair MW ESG Investing Shines in Market Turmoil, With Help From Big Tech W Bond ETFs Climb as the Fed Kicks Off Historic Purchase Program W Oil Eases on Weak Demand Outlook as U.S. Debates Lockdown Exit B Central banks Fed’s Powell to Address Dire Outlook, Need for Stronger Support B CLOs, Leveraged Loans Get Partial Lifeline in Fed’s TALF Changes B US Coronavirus crisis leads to largest U.S. consumer price decline since 2008 R U.S. reports record $738 billion budget deficit in April R Amazon, Google Help States as Coronavirus Boosts Unemployment Claims W Emerging South Korea Sees Second Month of Job Losses Amid Virus B Indian Companies Are Getting Downgraded Like Never Before B US politics Coronavirus updates: House Democrats unveil $3 trillion relief bill C House Democrats stimulus bill includes a second round of $1,200 checks C House Democrats’ stimulus bill rolls back $10,000 SALT cap for 2 years C PPP Changes Trip Up Small Businesses W Geopolitics & trade Trump Administration Tells Federal Retirement Plan to Avoid Chinese Stocks W Huawei Struggles to Get Along Without Google W Industries & companies Aerospace: Boeing Orders Slip Below 5,000 On MAX Cancellations W Airlines: Coronavirus travel: Complaints about airline refunds jumps as travelers seek cash, not vouchers C Media: From PepsiCo to GM, Big Advertisers Set to Cancel Commitments to TV Networks W Media: Disney+ Takes Its Shot at ‘Hamilton’ Movie with Early Online Debut W Pharma: Moderna CEO says no single drugmaker can produce enough coronavirus vaccine doses for the planet C Pharma: Remdesivir coronavirus treatment: Gilead strikes deal to make drug in 127 countries C Virus I Coronavirus live updates: Fauci delivers somber warnings C Fauci Warns Early Reopening Could ‘Set You Back,’ Cause Deaths B Trump’s Own Experts Shrug Off His ‘We’ve Prevailed’ Virus Claim B Virus II Coronavirus: California offices can reopen with modifications, malls can offer curbside pickup C Los Angeles mayor hedges on plan to extend coronavirus lockdown for three months R On the Ground in Wuhan, Signs of China Stalling Probe of Coronavirus Origins  W U.S. vs. South Korea: Behind the Coronavirus Testing Numbers W Virus III New York turns attention to testing children MW 10-4: How to Reopen the Economy by Exploiting the Coronavirus’s Weak Spot N Corporate finance Grubhub stock halted after report Uber is eyeing a takeover C Tock raises $10 million from Valor Siren as it pivots to food takeout C Offbeat A million people are pretending to be ants on Facebook C

wiar 05-12-20

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May 12 (Tuesday) YRI Morning Briefing PDF  Daily Markets Markets Opinion: Everything you know about growth and value stocks is about to flip MW Credit & commodities Wanted: Somewhere, Anywhere, to Store Lots of Cheap Oil W Oil Prices Fall as Demand Concerns Outweigh Supply Cuts W The Emerging-Market Debt Trap W Central banks After trying for a decade, central banks might succeed at generating inflation C Fed Study Says Pandemic Likely to Have Muted Impact on Deflation B Fed’s Evans sees no inflation risk, and no use for negative rates R Big Money Managers Take Lead Role in Managing Coronavirus Stimulus W US ‘Feels like we’re at the bottom’: Some executives see signs of recovery in April C Economists Expect Recovery Will Be More of a ‘Swoosh’ Than V-Shaped W New York leaders in denial on how badly coronavirus has crashed government revenues P Cities, States That Tap Fed’s $500 Billion Fund Face Big Penalty B Scarred and Scared, the Reshaping of American Consumers Begins B Over 80% of U.S. small businesses expect longer impact of pandemic: survey R As states reopen, homebuyers rush back out, but sellers are staying on the sidelines C China China’s Local Governments Binge on Off-the-Books Debt W US politics Democrats See Stimulus Bill by Friday at Earliest W Republicans Willing to Back $500B Stimulus, Menendez Says  B U.S. has no need to buy back debt, will take advantage of low interest rates: Mnuchin R Mnuchin: Small-Business Aid Program Will Be Fixed to Help Restaurants Participate W Pandemic Renews Push for Medicaid Expansion in GOP-Led States W Election Risk Swells as Wall Street Warns on Tax Cut Reversal B Geopolitics & trade Investment Between U.S. and China Falls W U.S. to Accuse China of Attempts to Hack Coronavirus Research W Tom Cotton Has a China Coronavirus Attack Plan W Trump and Chip Makers Seek Self-Sufficiency W As U.S. meat workers fall sick and supplies dwindle, exports to China soar R Industries & companies Autos: Elon Musk could save billions in taxes if Tesla moves its headquarters to Nevada or Texas C Autos: Detroit’s automakers have enough cash to last the year without a bailout after learning the ‘hard way’ in the Great Recession C Biotech: Moderna Insiders Get Fresh Chance to Cash Out After 200% Surge B Energy: U.S. Approves Giant Solar Project in Nevada W FAANGs: Netflix Special Brings Interactivity to Comedy W Hotels: Marriott’s Occupancy Starts Picking Up After Steep Decline W Pharma: Drugmakers Overhaul the Sales Pitch Amid Coronavirus Lockdowns W Utilities: Pandemic Sparks Slump in Electricity Prices W Virus I New York state begins to ease some coronavirus restrictions this week, allows some outdoor businesses and activities C Texas Businesses Defy Coronavirus Shutdown W Trump wades into Pennsylvania coronavirus plan, governor pushes back R U.S. Drafts Guidelines for Reopening Nursing Homes W Shanghai Disneyland Reopens With the Magic of Social Distancing W Virus II WHO warns that coronavirus cases have jumped in countries that eased lockdowns C China Fires Official After New Coronavirus Cases Emerge in Wuhan Community W Coronavirus patients discharged from hospitals report ‘long struggle,’ some relapse, WHO says C New York City Saw 24,172 More Deaths Than Normal During Outbreak B Virus III One Idea for Speeding Vaccine: Deliberately Infecting People W CityMD mistakenly told 15,000 people with coronavirus antibodies they’re immune C U.S. Falling Short on Needed Contact Tracers, Experts Say W Corporate finance Shale Driller Chesapeake Energy Warns Its Future in Peril W Deutsche Bank Seeks to Bolster Capital Structure W Offbeat Working from home is here to stay, even when the economy reopens C Reopening the Coronavirus-Era Office W A.P. Exams in the Coronavirus Era: Online, and Just 15 to 45 Minutes Long W Bill Gates Has Regrets W

wiar 05-11-20

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May 11 (Monday) YRI Morning Briefing PDF  Daily Markets Markets The market v the real economy E Can stocks and bonds both be right? Making sense of rising equities and ultra-low Treasury yields C Bond Market Veers From Historic Rallies to Record-Smashing Sales B Where Investors Can Put Their Cash During the Coronavirus Crisis BR The Car Is Staging a Comeback, Spurring Oil’s Recovery B Central banks Fed Flying Blind on Economic Outlook as U.S. Slowly Reopens B The Case for Deeply Negative Interest Rates China central bank signals more policy measures to support virus-ravaged economy R US I Home Prices Are Likely to Hold Up Just Fine BR Jobless Rate May Peak Above 20%, White House Aide Hassett Says B 14.7% unemployment is tragic, and it doesn’t even include everyone who’s out of work NN Coronavirus has taken millions of jobs, but here’s where they’re coming back C Dental practices led record health care job losses in April but are already bouncing back this month C US II ‘Hidden’ Defaults Set to Soar as Recession Squeezes Companies B U.S. next week to start purchasing $3 billion worth of farm goods: Trump R Reopening the Restaurant Wasn’t the Quick Fix Its Owners Needed W Americans Are Being Turned Away Trying to Buy Life Insurance W The Class of 2020 Takes Flight as the Job Market Crashes W Europe Europe’s Top Debt Collector Sparks Worry Over Buyback, Debt Goal B Op-ed: EU faces historic test of relevance as 70th anniversary takes place during pandemic C Italy to give further support to companies including tax incentives, hybrid bonds: minister R US politics White House talking to Congress about more coronavirus economic relief, Kudlow says R Trump Eyes FBI After Justice Drops Case Against Flynn W Trump’s Tax Returns Put Supreme Court Back in Political Storm B Geopolitics & trade Governments Could Bring Supply Chains Home. It Would Defy Economic Rationality. BR As Pandemic Spreads, Regard for China Recedes in West W Industries & companies Airlines: U.S. Airlines Endorse Fever Checks as Covid-19 Safety Measure B Autos: Tesla prepared to move out of California amid fight over factory shutdown, Musk tweets C Autos: Tesla Files Suit to Reopen Fremont Factory W Autos: Hardy Truck Sales Bolster Car Companies During Health Crisis W FAANGs: Why ordering from Amazon has been so unpredictable during the coronavirus crisis C FAANGs: Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan Health-Care Venture Looking for New CEO W Media: TV Cord-Cutting Hits Record as Coronavirus Shuts Businesses W Real Estate: Where to Find Value in Real Estate Stocks BR Tech: The Results Are In for the Sharing Economy. They Are Ugly. N Virus I Global Virus Cases Top 4 Million as U.S. Moves to Boost Tests W We know everything – and nothing – about Covid Johnson tells Britons to ‘Stay Alert’ as lockdown easing starts R Virus II FDA gives emergency authorization for new antigen test to help detect coronavirus quicker and cheaper C Some Doctors Pull Back on Ventilators W Rare syndrome tied to COVID-19 kills three children in New York, Cuomo says R Virus III Anthony Fauci will follow ‘modified’ quarantine after exposure to White House aide with coronavirus C FDA director self quarantines after contact with individual who tested positive for coronavirus C Curbing Coronavirus With a Contact-Tracing App? It’s Not So Simple. W Corporate finance Bank M&A Will Resume Postcrisis. How to Prepare. BR Shaky Retail Sector Off the Menu for Activists – for Now BR Carlyle, GIC Back Away From AmEx Global Business Travel Deal W LiveXLive to Join Podcast Fray With PodcastOne Acquisition W Offbeat Wildlife habitat destruction will cause more deadly pandemics like coronavirus, scientists warn C The Quant Taking On Climate Change W Little Richard dead at 87 C

wiar 05-09-20

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May 09 (Saturday) YRI Morning Briefing PDF  Daily Markets Markets Dow rises more than 400 points despite record job losses C S&P Rally Reaches Escape Speed Even as Earnings Slide B Why the stock market is up even with historic job losses C Traders Are Baffled Why the Futures Market Is Pricing in Negative Rates B Central banks Buybacks Are an Endangered Species. Will the Fed Buy Stocks? B US I A record 20.5 million jobs were lost in April as unemployment rate jumps to 14.7% C This chart shows how coronavirus jobs losses dwarf those in prior recessions C As unemployment surges, essential workers fear calling out sick could cost them their jobs C Here’s why restaurants reopening could be good news for summer jobs C When will restaurants and bars reopen? Here’s what experts are saying C US II SBA Veered From Guidelines on Small-Business Loans, Report Says W Americans Are Pumping Gas Again as States Reopen W Virus Pushes America’s Hospitals to the Brink of Financial Ruin B US politics Trump in ‘No Rush’ on New Relief Bill After 20 Million Jobs Lost B Formal Talks Paused on Next Stimulus Package, Trump Adviser Says W Democrats want to give Americans $2,000 a month during coronavirus crisis C Geopolitics & trade US drafts rule to allow Huawei and US firms to work together on 5G standards, sources say C Industries & companies FAANGs: Apple to reopen stores in US starting next week C FAANGs: Alphabet CEO in internal memo: Offices reopening at 10% to 15% capacity starting in June C Media: Media companies expect a tough quarter for TV advertising, with no live sports and spending delayed C Corporate finance United Air Scraps $2.25 Billion Bond Deal After Terms Disappoint B JC Penney in talks to fund potential bankruptcy filing next week C Department stores had an insane week. Here’s everything that happened C Virus Coronavirus live updates: ‘Delayed epidemic’ takes hold in eastern Europe, Italy reaches 30,000 deaths C Melinda Gates says US coronavirus response is ‘chaos,’ gives Trump administration a D-minus grade C Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary tests positive for coronavirus C A Chaotic Gray Market Determines Who Gets Coronavirus Gear—and Who Doesn’t W Offbeat Is 5G Going to Kill Us All?

wiar 05-08-20

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May 08 (Friday) YRI Morning Briefing PDF  Daily Markets Markets US stock futures rise slightly after Nasdaq Composite claws back 2020 losses, jobs report ahead C The economy is in free fall. So why isn’t the stock market? Stay-at-home stocks Amazon, Microsoft lift Nasdaq into gain for 2020 R Nasdaq Composite Index Erases 2020 Losses W Two-Year Treasury Yield Now at Record Low W Central banks As U.S. states start to reopen, Fed official sees little sign of economic resurgence R US Unemployment Data Point to a Record Wave of Job Losses W This realtor became a trucker after the housing crisis and now pulls in six figures during the coronavirus pandemic C Companies got emergency government loans despite having months of cash R China China Counters Coronavirus Crunch With a Surprise Rise in Exports W China’s WeChat Monitors Foreign Users to Refine Censorship at Home W US politics House Democrats Close In on New Stimulus Proposal W GOP groups to use Biden sex assault allegation, Kavanaugh treatment against Democrats in key Senate races C ‘The best we’re going to do is a slow recovery,’ ex-Treasury Secretary Lew says C Industries & companies Agriculture: The meat supply chain is broken. Here’s why shortages are likely to last during the coronavirus pandemic C Agriculture: Why Meatpacking Plants Have Become Covid-19 Hot Spots Agriculture: The great potato giveaway: U.S. farmers hand out spuds to avoid food waste R Airlines: Frontier Airlines to check passenger temperatures. Too high, you won’t fly C Airlines: Cargo carriers reap rewards of coronavirus chaos C eCommerce: ‘It was suddenly Cyber Monday’ — Etsy CEO says sales spiked 79% in April C Energy: Inside the Biggest Oil Meltdown in History Tech: Uber reports massive losses, and big layoffs hit Silicon Valley’s lucrative start-up sector: CNBC After Hours C Tech: Uber shares shoot up after CEO says ride volume is increasing again after April bottom C Virus I Daily Coronavirus-Case Count Surges W California identifies nail salons as source of coronavirus community spread, Gov. Newsom says C Sweden Avoided a Coronavirus Lockdown. Its Economy Is Hurting Anyway. W Coronavirus Hijacks the Body From Head to Toe, Perplexing Doctors W Virus II Among New Coronavirus Antibody Tests, Limited Value and Many Unknowns W Antimalaria Drug Doesn’t Help Treat Covid-19, Study Finds W Corporate finance Neiman Marcus, the Retailer to the Rich, Files for Bankruptcy W Neiman Marcus’s attempt to manage crushing debt undone by COVID-19 R