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Stories from Americans who have lost their income amid the pandemic

Stories from Americans who have lost their income amid the pandemic

JUDY WOODRUFF: The huge rise in unemployment claims we learned about today, nearly 3.3 million filed over the past week, dwarfs all historical records in the United States. Many economists say that that number doesn’t fully capture the true number of people who have been laid off or furloughed, or are out of work because they are losing their business. We asked people today to share some of their stories and the real struggles they are facing right now. Here’s…

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COVID 19 Economics – How America And It’s Politicians Have Dropped The Ball And The Economic Affects

COVID 19 Economics – How America And It’s Politicians Have Dropped The Ball And The Economic Affects

to him right now could you do that because you know what I’d like to do I’d like to him to go back to the State Department or as they call it the deep State Department you don’t mind I’d like to have him go back and do this job so does anybody have any question there are two people in our country of America that love a good crisis as quoted by one of these two people a politician…

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Many Americans will be hurt financially by pandemic. Here’s how government could help

Many Americans will be hurt financially by pandemic. Here’s how government could help

JUDY WOODRUFF: Now the talk of federal aid for an ailing economy. It came today as Wall Street recouped some of Monday’s record losses. The Dow Jones industrial average gained back 1,000 points, to close at 21237. The Nasdaq rose 430 points, and the S&P 500 added 143. Much of the market’s reaction was because of the prospect for a major stimulus package, including the idea of potentially giving Americans as much as $1,000 apiece. Jason Furman is an economist…

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What WHO doctor says Americans should do in face of COVID-19 pandemic

What WHO doctor says Americans should do in face of COVID-19 pandemic

JUDY WOODRUFF: The World Health Organization officially characterized the COVID-19 outbreak as a global pandemic today. President Donald Trump will be addressing the nation tonight to discuss the widening spread of the virus. We will be back here on PBS with that live at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time. The novel coronavirus has now killed roughly 4,400 people worldwide and infected about 120,000, including more than 1,000 in the U.S. That triggered another nosedive on Wall Street, as the Dow Jones…

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