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New York City-based manufacturers now making low-cost “bridge” ventilators

Several weeks ago, we posed the question: what role could grass-roots innovators play in easing the respirator shortage? Well,...

IMF: “Great Lockdown of 2020” creating worst recession since the 1930s

What the IMF is now calling the "Great Lockdown of 2020" is expected to depress global GDP growth to -3.1 in the...

Car washes morphing into anti-COVID disinfecting stations

It's intriguing to follow small businesses adapt to life in post-COVID America. Autobell Car Wash -- a chain with operations in North...

Working at home can put a strain on the drain

With millions of Americans confined to their homes due to the COVID crisis, home plumbing systems are finding themselves under vastly increased...

Time to sew masks!

My sister found our mom's sewing machine and pulled it out of storage, and I think that the kids and I will...

Amtrak gets $1.02 B in COVID-19 aid, employs new sanitation protocols

Concerns that non-airline and non-truck forms of transportation would be shortchanged in federal COVID-19 relief apportionments were recently allayed by the news that Amtrak,...

Did Everyone @ Fed Forget Valuation 101

Why are all the financial press agreeing with the Fed's easy money bandaid?  Every course I took at Yale School of Management and every book...

5 Reasons Fed efforts are Unlikely to stop market fall

Hey, It's been 30 years since I majored in economics and 28ish years since I got my MBA/MPPM from Yale so my finance skills...

Study: Many U.S. workers unprepared for telework

A new study from Leesman, a workplace productivity consultancy firm, casts doubt on the U.S. economy's ability to effectively work from home....

DeLauro: Insurance issues threaten N95 mask allocation to hospitals

In testimony before Congress on U.S. coronavirus (COVID-19) response, chairwoman DeLauro asked CDC Director Robert Redfield for help addressing what she believes to be...

NY Governor: We’ll Make Hand Sanitizer If EBay and Amazon Can’t Stop Price Gouging

At a press conference today, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that New York State has begun manufacturing hand sanitizer to combat endemic...

Coronavirus Concerns Driving Ammunition Sales Surge in U.S.

While the U.S. federal government's response to the Coronavirus pandemic has lagged in comparison with the responses of other advanced industrialized nations, gun-owning American...
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Trouble Within the Bubble

With the NBA season eyeing a return for July 30th, the league has put their trust into a bubble system in Disney...

A reasoned argument for masks making the rounds on social media

I've seen this argument for masks and social distancing made on Facebook twice so far. Not sure where it came from, and...

New ICE Guidelines Threaten to Disrupt the Lives of Millions of Students

As schools, both private and public, begin to announce plans for operating in the fall, cases of COVID-19 continue to rise across...

YEEZY SLEAZY

Funny how Kanye West announced he is running for president during the same 24 hour window when the largest PPP loans became...