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Outside the Box: We can celebrate 100 years of women’s economic gains, but must still strive for equality

Outside the Box: We can celebrate 100 years of women’s economic gains, but must still strive for equality

There’s much to celebrate about the progress women have made in the United States over the past century. Overall, women today have obtained more education and opportunities, higher wages, and… Read more »

The Fed: Job report gives Fed time to prepare more bazookas to help the economy

The Fed: Job report gives Fed time to prepare more bazookas to help the economy

The July jobs report was likely viewed with some relief at the Federal Reserve in the sense that officials don’t have to rush forward with more monetary stimulus measures, economists… Read more »

In One Chart: If all Americans wore masks to help prevent COVID-19 spread, here’s how many lives could be saved

In One Chart: If all Americans wore masks to help prevent COVID-19 spread, here’s how many lives could be saved

Feeling lax about masks? Think again. America’s COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. could reach nearly 300,000 by Dec. 1, but consistent mask-wearing beginning today could save approximately 70,000 lives,… Read more »

The Ratings Game: Dropbox boasted solid results, but its CFO’s departure is worrisome

The Ratings Game: Dropbox boasted solid results, but its CFO’s departure is worrisome

Dropbox Inc.’s stock is one of Friday’s big movers — shares are down more than 10% in early-afternoon trading — despite quarterly results that beat analyst predictions. The San Francisco-based… Read more »

Emerging Markets Report: Why global investors can’t ignore Turkey’s latest currency woes

Emerging Markets Report: Why global investors can’t ignore Turkey’s latest currency woes

Investors outside of Turkey need to pay attention to the recent plunge in its currency to an all-time low versus the U.S. dollar as the country burns through its foreign-exchange… Read more »

: Coronavirus aid talks to continue Friday in Congress,  despite gulf between offers, Pelosi says

: Coronavirus aid talks to continue Friday in Congress, despite gulf between offers, Pelosi says

WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 06: U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (R) speaks to reporters alongside Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) (L) following continued negotiations with Treasury Secretary Steven… Read more »

Calculating America’s eviction crisis: Up to 40 million people are at risk of being kicked out of their homes

Calculating America’s eviction crisis: Up to 40 million people are at risk of being kicked out of their homes

As President Donald Trump calls for another federal eviction moratorium, a new report has shed light on just how many Americans are facing housing insecurity as a result of the… Read more »

Top Ten: Weekend reads: Would you volunteer for a COVID-19 vaccine trial?

Top Ten: Weekend reads: Would you volunteer for a COVID-19 vaccine trial?

It’s encouraging that so many biotech and pharmaceutical companies are working on COVID-19 vaccines. Researchers will need a lot of volunteers to run human trials. Maybe you should participate. Arlene… Read more »

: U.K. set to sign its first post-Brexit free trade by the end of August, government said on Friday

: U.K. set to sign its first post-Brexit free trade by the end of August, government said on Friday

The U.K. expects to sign a free trade deal with Japan in August, trade secretary Liz Truss said on Friday. “Negotiations have been positive and productive, and we have reached… Read more »

Coronavirus update: Global case tally climbs above 19 million; U.S. death toll moves above 160,000 after 11 straight days with 1,000-plus fatalities

Coronavirus update: Global case tally climbs above 19 million; U.S. death toll moves above 160,000 after 11 straight days with 1,000-plus fatalities

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 19 million worldwide on Friday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, and the death toll rose… Read more »

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