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Trump wobbles as a wartime President

Trump wobbles as a wartime President

Like his recent predecessors, President Donald Trump sits in the Oval Office at the Resolute Desk. But in battling the coronavirus pandemic, he has been anything but resolute. Again and again, Trump wobbles under pressure from seesawing stock values and poll numbers, criticism and praise, media scrutiny and phone chats with friends. He embraces the…MORE

Economists and investors are flying blind through a pandemic

Economists and investors are flying blind through a pandemic

Faced with an unprecedented crisis, economists and investors are racing to understand the depth of the coronavirus recession and its aftershocks. The problem is, the datasets they’d typically rely on are practically useless. Take the monthly US jobs report, which is due out for March this Friday. In normal times, it provides crucial information: How…MORE

A North Carolina county is using checkpoints to block visitors and keep coronavirus out

A North Carolina county is using checkpoints to block visitors and keep coronavirus out

A North Carolina county is taking extreme measures to prevent coronavirus from spreading in its community. Dare County, a popular summer vacation area in the state’s Outer Banks, has established checkpoints around the county to stop visitors and non-resident property owners from entering. “These restrictions may be inconvenient, disappointing and have financial impacts, however, they…MORE

Trump’s approval rating is up most among those who don’t vote

Trump’s approval rating is up most among those who don’t vote

Poll of the week: A new ABC News/Washington Post poll finds that President Donald Trump’s approval rating among all adults in 48%, while his disapproval rating is 46%. Trump scores a very similar 49% approval rating and 47% disapproval rating with registered voters. What’s the point: There’s no doubt now that Trump is experiencing a…MORE

Coronavirus preys on what terrifies us: dying alone

Coronavirus preys on what terrifies us: dying alone

Steve Kaminski was whisked into an ambulance near his home on New York’s Upper East Side last week. He never saw his family again. Kaminski died days later of covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Because of fears of contagion, no visitors, including his family, were allowed to see him at Mt. Sinai…MORE

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