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Washington Post Business
May 30, 2020

New Rules of Retirement
For many Americans, the coronavirus economy has blown up plans for a next chapter after full-time work.

Washington Post Business
May 30, 2020

Trump-fueled push of unproven drugs drove prescriptions, study finds
Publicity about a potential covid-19 treatment created a 200 percent increase in hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine prescriptions in March, researchers said.

Washington Post Business
May 30, 2020

Wearable tech can spot coronavirus symptoms before you even realize you're sick
Researchers say the constant stream of data from Oura rings, Fitbits and Apple Watches could eventually be used as a coronavirus early-warning system.

Washington Post Business
May 29, 2020

U.S. stocks post second straight month of gains after bumpy session
Investors breathe a sigh of relief after President Trump took aim at China without upending their trade deal.

Washington Post Business
May 29, 2020

European government officials call for tech companies to loosen grip on contact-tracing technology
Public health officials, doctors and researchers say fighting the overwhelming spread of the virus requires more access to data.

Washington Post Business
May 29, 2020

U.S. stocks turn lower as investors await word of China from Trump
President Trump is set to outline measures against China on Friday, as the political fallout over the novel coronavirus spurs a broader power struggle between Beijing and Washington on trade, finance and the fate of Hong Kong.

Washington Post Business
May 29, 2020

White House, Congress discuss ‘return to work' bonus of $450 a week
Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) has proposed paying people who return to work this summer an extra $450 a week. President Trump likes the idea.

Washington Post Business
May 29, 2020

Amid coronavirus concerns, dentists face a fraught road to reopening
The proximity to patients and the cost of stepped-up protections test dental practices.

Washington Post Business
May 29, 2020

Argentina is on the verge of defaulting on its debt again
The government's supporters are likely to blame international creditors if there's no deal.

Washington Post Business
May 29, 2020

Argentina is on the verge of defaulting on its debt again. Here's what you need to know.
The government's supporters are likely to blame international creditors if there's no deal.

Washington Post Business
May 29, 2020

House passes bill to ease access to small-business loans, but impasse with Senate remains
The legislation would give businesses more time to have the loans forgiven and paid off by the U.S. government.

Washington Post Business
May 29, 2020

With 40 million Americans unemployed, Congress is mulling a ‘return-to-work' bonus
Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) has proposed paying people who return to work this summer an extra $450 a week. Trump likes the idea, but heavy debate remains about how much aid to give million of Americans who can't find a job.

Washington Post Business
May 28, 2020

House passes bill to ease access to small-business loans in pandemic, but impasse with Senate remains
The legislation would give businesses more time to have the loans forgiven and paid off by the U.S. government.

Washington Post Business
May 28, 2020

People are mistaking stimulus payments for junk mail or a scam
Millions of taxpayers are getting their stimulus payment on a debit card. But many think it's a scam or junk mail.

Washington Post Business
May 28, 2020

Breaking precedent, White House won't release formal economic projections this summer
Two White House said that the coronavirus pandemic is causing extreme volatility in the U.S. economy, making it difficult to model economic trends.

Washington Post Business
May 28, 2020

Democrat accuses OSHA of being ‘invisible' while infections rise among essential workers
GOP lawmakers and regulators contend that the agency's approach gives it flexibility in a fast-changing environment.

Washington Post Business
May 28, 2020

Rates for 30-year fixed mortgage hit all-time lows
Although buyers may have been hoping the pandemic would cause home prices to fall, that hasn't been the case so far.

Washington Post Business
May 28, 2020

SBA to wall off $10 billion for community development organizations
The funding is meant to address concerns that not enough federal stimulus funding is reaching minority-owned businesses and other underserved communities.

Washington Post Business
May 28, 2020

Mortgage rates hit all-time lows
Low rates have caused mortgage applications to rebound strongly lately.

Washington Post Business
May 28, 2020

In the coronavirus environment, workplace retirement celebrations are another casualty
Acknowledging laid-off colleagues, honoring retirees, and leaving a job while on furlough: How to handle departures during the coronavirus pandemic.

Washington Post Business
May 28, 2020

Arizona sues Google over smartphone tracking
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich's lawsuit alleges Google violated its users' privacy by collecting information about their whereabouts even if they thought they had turned off such tracking.

Washington Post Business
May 28, 2020

Americans have filed more than 40 million jobless claims in past 10 weeks, as another 2.1 million filed for benefits last week
More Americans are competing against each other to snag a shrinking number of jobs managing offices, entering data and handling other responsibilities from home, offering early clues about a labor market crunch that threatens to intensify entering the summer.

Washington Post Business
May 28, 2020

‘What good is panic?': CNBC hosts get into shouting match over pandemic response.
The exchange between Andrew Ross Sorkin and Joe Kernen of "Squawk Box" highlights the deep divide in how to respond to what is both a public health and financial crisis.

Washington Post Business
May 28, 2020

The Fed has bracing news for anyone expecting a sharp economic rebound
The central bank's latest survey of conditions on the ground suggests a long slog ahead.

Washington Post Business
May 28, 2020

Record unemployment leaves more Americans vying for shrinking number of 'safe' jobs that don't require face-to-face interaction
More Americans are competing against each other to snag a shrinking number of jobs managing offices, entering data and handling other responsibilities from home, offering early clues about a labor market crunch that threatens to intensify entering the summer.

Washington Post Business
May 28, 2020

Breaking precedent, White House won't release formal economic projections this summer that would forecast extent of downturn
The president's aides will not publish updated economic data this summer, citing volatility in the U.S. economy.

Washington Post Business
May 28, 2020

The end of life as we know it? Get real.
After the coronavirus pandemic, we will still fly, shop in stores and go to concerts. It's other things that will change.

Washington Post Business
May 27, 2020

Pompeo says U.S. should end special treatment for Hong Kong, ramping up economic, diplomatic tensions with China
President Trump's next steps will be watched closely after the secretary of state accused Beijing of reneging on its 1997 pledge regarding the former British colony.

Washington Post Business
May 27, 2020

Arizona sues Google over allegations it illegally tracked smartphone users' locations
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich's lawsuit alleges Google violated its users' privacy by collecting information about their whereabouts even if they thought they had turned off such tracking.

Washington Post Business
May 27, 2020

Dow closes above 25,000 for first time since early March
Stocks rolled higher for the second day in a row as the economy continued its slow return to life amid hopes for more federal stimulus and scientific advances against the coronavirus.

Washington Post Business
May 27, 2020

‘Murder hornet' panic driving a surge in insecticide interest — and fears for bees
Experts worry the backlash over a rare and geographically isolated invasive hornet will lead to the indiscriminate killing of beneficial insects.

Washington Post Business
May 27, 2020

Late-session spurt lifts Dow above 25,000 for the first time since early March
The blue-chip index has added nearly 1,100 points over two days, while the S&P 500 moves above 3,000 for the first time since the pandemic took hold.

Washington Post Business
May 27, 2020

Pandemic bankruptcies: A running list of retailers that have filed for Chapter 11
J. Crew, Neiman Marcus and Stage Stores are among the national brands that have filed for bankruptcy during the crisis. Analysts say many others will likely follow.

Washington Post Business
May 27, 2020

Billionaire Macao casino tycoon known as the ‘King of Gambling' dies at 98
Mr. Ho secured a four-decade monopoly on casinos in Macao and became the richest person in the Chinese territory.

Washington Post Business
May 27, 2020

Disney says its Florida theme parks will reopen in mid-July
Masks will be required, and parades and fireworks displays that attract large crowds will remain suspended. The plan still needs to be approved by Orlando Mayor Jerry Demings before it is sent to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R).

Washington Post Business
May 27, 2020

‘Murder hornet' panic drives a surge in insecticide interest — and fears for bees
Experts worry the backlash over a rare and geographically isolated invasive hornet will lead to the indiscriminate killing of beneficial insects.

Washington Post Business
May 27, 2020

‘What good is panic?': CNBC hosts get into shouting match over pandemic response
The exchange between Andrew Ross Sorkin and Joe Kernen of "Squawk Box" highlights the deep divide in how to respond to what is both a public health and financial crisis.

Washington Post Business
May 27, 2020

The unluckiest generation in U.S. history
They've had the worst economic luck in U.S. history. many Millennials will never recover.

Washington Post Business
May 27, 2020

‘Murder hornet' panic driving a surge in insecticide interest -- and fears for bees
Experts worry the backlash over a rare and geographically isolated invasive hornet will lead to the indiscriminate killing of beneficial insects.

Washington Post Business
May 27, 2020

Stocks keep climbing as hopeful investors look past the pandemic's economic toll
Here are four reasons investors cite for their optimism.

Washington Post Business
May 27, 2020

Stocks soar as New York Stock Exchange reopens its floor to traders
The Standard & Poor's 500 touches 3,000 for the first time since early March as shutdown protocols continue to unwind and more drug companies chase vaccines.

Washington Post Business
May 27, 2020

Millennials are the unluckiest generation in U.S. history
After accounting for the present crisis, the average millennial has experienced slower economic growth since entering the workforce than any other generation in U.S. history.

Washington Post Business
May 27, 2020

FDA rolls back food rules for 5th time during pandemic
The FDA just made it easier for food manufacturers to substitute ingredients and for vending machine operators to ditch calorie information.

Washington Post Business
May 26, 2020

Coronavirus is forcing Uber to return to its start-up roots
The global pandemic presents a major test for large start-ups, putting a huge strain on their business models and raising the question of whether they are too established to innovate.

Washington Post Business
May 26, 2020

The IRS isn't taking your calls now. But it's happy to take your money.
It's been a challenging tax season, and with just about a month and half to go it, will only get more stressful for taxpayers with issues that can't be handled by going to irs.gov.

Washington Post Business
May 26, 2020

Taxpayers paid to develop remdesivir but will have no say when Gilead sets the price
Critics say the government deserves more credit for tens of millions in public money spent to develop the coronavirus treatment.

Washington Post Business
May 26, 2020

Dow rises 530 points as Wall Street bets that the worst is over
U.S. stocks roared as economies continued to reopen and another coronavirus vaccine candidate emerged, allowing investors to lean into the idea of recovery.

Washington Post Business
May 26, 2020

Coronavirus is forcing Uber to return its start-up roots
The global pandemic presents a major test for large start-ups, putting a huge strain on their business models and raising the question of whether they are too established to innovate.

Washington Post Business
May 26, 2020

Stocks soar as New York Stock Exchange reopens floor
Investors were buoyed as pandemic restrictions unwind and more drug companies chase vaccines. The NYSE opened its floor to traders for the first time in two months, under social distancing protocols.

Washington Post Business
May 26, 2020

SpaceX's historic launch could mark a new era in space exploration
It underscores just how much Elon Musk's company has shaken up the business of space.

Washington Post Business
May 26, 2020

The economy is tiptoeing back to life as Americans start spending again
Consumers are buying, from meals to mortgages. But the rebound is fragile.

Washington Post Business
May 25, 2020

The government has spent decades studying what a life is worth. It hasn't made a difference in the covid-19 crisis.
There's a statistic that puts a price dollar amount on a human life. The government has used it for decades to calculate the cost-benefit of regulations. But it's not using it its response to the pandemic.

Washington Post Business
May 25, 2020

The meat industry is trying to get back to normal. But workers are still getting sick — and shortages may get worse.
There are now more than 11,000 coronavirus cases tied to Tyson Foods, Smithfield Foods and JBS, and more than 60 people have died throughout the industry.

Washington Post Business
May 25, 2020

Stimulus turns political as SBA tries to claw back funding from Planned Parenthood
A fight over $80 million in subsidized loans awarded to Planned Parenthood nonprofits is escalating, with 127 Republican lawmakers on Friday calling for a federal investigation of the loans and 31 Democratic senators on Saturday defending them.

Washington Post Business
May 25, 2020

Number of black business owners falls 40 percent, far more than other groups amid the pandemic
Minority-owned businesses have suffered disproportionately in a crisis that's also killing nonwhite Americans at higher rates and eliminating more of their jobs.

Washington Post Business
May 25, 2020

Is Kramerbooks leaving Dupont Circle? Not yet, officials say, as advocates hope to keep it in the D.C. neighborhood.
Owner Steve Salis partly blamed a legal dispute with a landlord for his decision to consider a move.

Washington Post Business
May 25, 2020

Nearly every state had historic levels of unemployment last month, new data shows
Roughly one quarter of the workforce in Nevada, Michigan and Hawaii are unemployed, and nearly every other state registered a record-high jobless rate last month, illustrating the historic, wide-spread economic havoc wrought by the coronavirus.

Washington Post Business
May 25, 2020

Even before coronavirus, Social Security was staring at a shortfall
Absent legislative action to fix a coming shortfall, Social Security will have only enough tax income to pay out 76 percent of scheduled payments, according to a 2020 trustee report.

Washington Post Business
May 25, 2020

Coronavirus economy hits older women harder
Coronavirus has pushed millions of people out of their jobs. One demographic that has been hard hit are women 55 and over.

Washington Post Business
May 25, 2020

‘We saw this coming': Flock is a case study in riding out the coronavirus economy
Even with a sharp drop in revenue this year, the D.C. company says it is counting on preparation and a strong cash position to ensure its survival.

Washington Post Business
May 25, 2020

Americans are drinking more during the pandemic. Craft distillers aren't getting any of the love.
Alcohol sales are booming, yet craft distillers, who depend on edgy restaurants and mad-scientist mixology, are failing

Washington Post Business
May 22, 2020

Retirement planning at this time is tricky but doable. Let our Michelle Singletary bot help.
A digital representation of our personal finance columnist will help you formulate a retirement plan to see you through the pandemic and beyond.

Washington Post Business
May 22, 2020

Nearly every U.S. state had historic levels of unemployment last month, new data shows
Roughly one quarter of the workforce in Nevada, Michigan and Hawaii are unemployed, and nearly every other state registered a record-high jobless rate last month, illustrating the historic, wide-spread economic havoc wrought by the coronavirus.

Washington Post Business
May 22, 2020

Trump's signature effort to direct farm surplus to needy families abruptly withdraws large contract amid criticism of rollout
The first $1.2 billion of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program contracts have been awarded. Food industry experts wonder who some of these people are

Washington Post Business
May 22, 2020

The fall broadcast season could look like nothing we've ever seen before
Get ready for retreads, reruns and really hodgepodge times on television.

Washington Post Business
May 22, 2020

Biden says he won't raise taxes on anyone making under $400,000
The announcement is a firm line on where the presumptive Democratic nominee defines middle class versus rich in the United States.

Washington Post Business
May 22, 2020

Covid-19 is rewriting the future of both fossil fuels and renewables
Even once the world picks up again, the basics of the energy business will reflect the legacy of the 2020 pandemic.

Washington Post Business
May 22, 2020

‘We saw this coming': Flock a case-study in riding out the coronavirus economy
Even with a sharp drop in revenue this year, the Washington, D.C. company says it is counting on preparation and a strong cash position to ensure its survival.

Washington Post Business
May 22, 2020

The Atlantic lays off dozens of staff members
The Atlantic magazine let 68 employees go, citing the pandemic and its impact on advertising and live events.

Washington Post Business
May 22, 2020

Trump's signature effort to direct farm surplus to needy families abruptly withdraws large contract amid criticism of program's rollout
The first $1.2 billion of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program contracts have been awarded. Food industry experts wonder who some of these people are

Washington Post Business
May 22, 2020

Joe Biden says he won't raise taxes on anyone making under $400,000
The announcement is a firm line on where the presumptive Democratic nominee defines middle class versus rich in the United States.

Washington Post Business
May 22, 2020

Homeowners stopped paying mortgages in record numbers in April
The national delinquency rate soared to 6.45 percent in April, with another 1.6 borrowers now past due on their home payments.

Washington Post Business
May 22, 2020

Trying to plan for retirement during the pandemic? We made a bot to help you.
We turned our personal finance columnist into a bot that can help you plan your retirement during the pandemic

Washington Post Business
May 21, 2020

Delta, JetBlue criticized for cutting employee hours after getting billions in virus relief
A group of Senate Democrats led by Elizabeth Warren and Jack Reed say cuts to employee hours at Delta and JetBlue go against the intent of the Cares Act.

Washington Post Business
May 21, 2020

2.4 million filed jobless claims last week; GOP seeks to cut back benefits
The expanded benefits are set to expire in July, but Republicans believe they create incentives for Americans to stay home. Over the span of nine weeks, more than 38 million Americans have filed jobless claims.

Washington Post Business
May 21, 2020

U.S. taxpayers might lose money helping companies. Economists say it's a good thing.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin admitted this week that some of the $454 billion in aid to companies might not be repaid.

Washington Post Business
May 21, 2020

Top White House economic adviser expresses uncertainty about recovery despite Trump's confidence
The president has vowed a swift economic recovery.

Washington Post Business
May 21, 2020

Top banking regulator, Joseph Otting, announces departure during pandemic
Otting often cited his decades of banking industry experience while leading an agency that plays a critical role in regulating massive financial institutions, such as Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase

Washington Post Business
May 21, 2020

The pandemic is changing all aspects of shopping, from store layouts to how jeans are folded
Retailers that spent years trying to get customers to linger are reimagining their stores for a grab-and-go future to make shopping safer and address long-term shifts in consumer expectations and habits.

Washington Post Business
May 21, 2020

Volkswagen apologizes for racist ad showing black man being dragged away from new car
VW officials say the 10-second video clip for its Golf 8 sedan, posted on its Instagram feed, is "an insult to every decent person."

Washington Post Business
May 21, 2020

No one thought SpaceX would beat Boeing. Elon Musk proved them wrong.
Wednesday's scheduled launch of SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule with astronauts aboard would be not only the first crewed launch to orbit by a private corporation but also a major upset in a new kind of space race.

Washington Post Business
May 21, 2020

Oil companies drilling on federal land get break on royalties. Solar and wind firms get past-due rent bills.
The federal government has reduced the royalties that oil and gas producers working on federal lands have to pay. Wind and solar companies are being hit with retroactive rent bills.

Washington Post Business
May 21, 2020

Strong earnings power Wall Street rebound, lifting Dow 369 points
Better-than-expected results from Target and Lowe's, and continuing gains in oil prices help propel markets.

Washington Post Business
May 21, 2020

Mortgage rates plunge to near-record lows
As the 30-year fixed-rate average tumbled to 3.24 percent, encouraging signs in the housing market could be found with the continued rise in purchase applications.

Washington Post Business
May 21, 2020

2.4 million Americans filed jobless claims last week, bringing nine-week total to 38.6 million
The expanded benefits are set to expire in July, but White House officials believe they create incentives for Americans to stay home.

Washington Post Business
May 21, 2020

Being a pig farmer was already hard. Then came coronavirus.
Covid-19's disruption to the meatpacking industry has left a roughly two-month backlog of pigs in Iowa and surrounding states, hundreds of thousands of animals that were ready to be slaughtered weeks ago but increasingly have nowhere to go.

Washington Post Business
May 21, 2020

Upset Amazon shoppers vent at record levels
As the pandemic roiled Amazon's business, clogging its operations with an unexpected surge in orders, shoppers have complained more than ever about shipping problems from the third-party merchants on the site.

Washington Post Business
May 21, 2020

The pandemic is changing every aspect of shopping: From store layouts to how jeans are folded
Retailers that spent years trying to get customers to linger are reimagining their stores for a grab-and-go future to make shopping faster, easier and safer amid long-term shifts in consumer expectations and habits.

Washington Post Business
May 21, 2020

Team building and the coronavirus pandemic: Cash, time off and thank you notes
Readers say paid time off, gift cards and acknowledgment from leadership are still preferred rewards for a job well done during the pandemic — but online team-building has its place, too.

Washington Post Business
May 21, 2020

The hunt for a work-from-home webcam is a story of broken supply chains
Webcams are backordered and sold out across the Internet.

Washington Post Business
May 20, 2020

Golf becomes an oasis for stir-crazy Americans
With few alternatives for outdoor activities, some in the golf industry hope the increased rounds will continue.

Washington Post Business
May 20, 2020

On federal land, oil drillers get a break and renewables get past-due notices
The federal government has reduced the royalties that oil and gas producers working on federal lands have to pay. Wind and solar companies are being hit with retroactive rent bills.

Washington Post Business
May 20, 2020

Oil companies drilling on federal land get break on royalties. Solar, wind get past-due rent bills.
The federal government has reduced the royalties that oil and gas producers working on federal lands have to pay. Wind and solar companies are being hit with retroactive rent bills.

Washington Post Business
May 20, 2020

Coronavirus shutdowns are making golf courses an oasis for stir-crazy Americans
With few alternatives for outdoor activities, some in the golf industry hope the increased rounds will continue.

Washington Post Business
May 20, 2020

Dow rises as strong earnings power Wall Street rebound
Investors brushed off a report questioning a coronavirus vaccine candidate and focused on signs that the reopening of the global economy is gathering momentum.

Washington Post Business
May 20, 2020

Apple and Google launch virus exposure software
Apple launched its "exposure notification" software Wednesday, giving state and national governments the ability to build mobile applications that may tell people when they've been near people who have the coronavirus.

Washington Post Business
May 20, 2020

Apple and Google launch coronavirus exposure software
Apple launched its "exposure notification" software Wednesday, giving state and national governments the ability to build mobile applications that may notify people when they've been near people who have the coronavirus.

Washington Post Business
May 20, 2020

Coronavirus shutdowns are making golf courses an oasis for stir-crazy Americans eager to get out and tee it up
With few alternatives for outdoor activities, some in the golf industry hope the increased rounds will continue.

Washington Post Business
May 20, 2020

Misinformation about covid-19 finds new avenues on unexpected sites
Despite a tougher approach during the pandemic, misinformation continues to elude social media firms' best efforts to police it.

Washington Post Business
May 20, 2020

Millions of people lost their jobs in hard-hit New England. Many fear their homes could be next.
In Massachusetts, New Hampshire and other states in the region, housing struggles offer a cautionary tale: Financial devastation is on the horizon if the U.S. government's recovery efforts fail to keep pace with the coronavirus pandemic.

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