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European Coronavirus Deaths Pass China As Leaders Weigh Orders To Lock Down London & New York

European Coronavirus Deaths Pass China As Leaders Weigh Orders To Lock Down London & New York

Summary:

  • US deaths hit 114
  • Senate to vote on 2nd economic rescue bill
  • Iran reports another 147 deaths
  • Hong Kong reported 14 new confirmed cases
  • Brazil Senate Chief tests postiive
  • France case total nears 2,000, death toll passes 250
  • NYSE to close floor trading
  • McConnell promises vote on 2nd economic bailout package by Friday
  • Kudlow says US might capitalize troubled companies by buying stock
  • WHO declares virus “enemy of humanity”
  • State Department suspends visa services
  • Germany sees 1k new cases as total nears 10k
  • Kudlow says stimulus package should be $1.3 trillion
  • Merkel warns country facing biggest challenge since WWII
  • European Union seals borders
  • PM Johnson prepares ‘London Lockdown’ plan
  • Trump says China hasn’t asked the US to suspend tariffs
  • UAW succeeds in pushing Detroit automakers to shut down factories
  • UK reportedly about to close schools as Boris scrambles to catch up with policy U-turn
  • ECB holding emergency call over virus response
  • Facebook launches coronavirus website information center
  • France follows Germany by eliminating bank capital buffers
  • HUD suspends evictions
  • Cuomo bars NY companies from having more than 50%
  • Wal-Mart shares hit record high
  • US, Canada agree to close border
  • Cuomo says state “looking into” reports of Covid-19 cluster in Borough Park
  • White House now pushing to send 2 $1,000 checks to every American
  • Spanish Olympic Committee head says Tokyo Games should be postponed

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Update (1715ET): Despite myriad misgivings, the Senate passed the first economy-focused coronavirus relief package on Wednesday. A couple hours later, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said a second stimulus bill (the third bill dedicated to fighting the virus) could be passed as soon as Friday, even as Mnuchin and Pelosi continue to haggle over the details.

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