Imprisoned “Pharma Bro” Says He Would Help Cure Cancer and Coronavirus if Freed

(Associated Press) Convicted former drug company CEO Martin Shkreli, known as "Pharma Bro," wants to get out of prison so he can help research a treatment for the coronavirus, his lawyer said Tuesday. Defense...

Heartless Con Artists Prey on Virus Fears

(Associated Press) Con artists are finding lots of marks amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Watchdog groups and authorities report a surge of complaints about scams targeting people who fear catching the virus or need money due to lost...

Trump Threatens Funding of Pro-China World Health Organization

(Liberty Headlines) President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened to freeze U.S. funding to the World Health Organization, saying the international group had “missed the call” on the Wuhan virus pandemic. Trump also played down the release of...

Massive Effort to Get Los Angeles Homeless into Hotels

(Associated Press) To curb the coronavirus spread, Los Angeles has embarked on a massive effort to bring thousands of homeless people off the streets and into hotels to protect them and others from infection.

Companies, Customers Struggle as Layoffs Keep Coming

(Associated Press) The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Tuesday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus.

Federal Judge Says Gun Stores Can Be Shut Down as “Non-Essential”

(Associated Press) A federal judge on Monday refused to block Los Angeles officials from shutting down gun stores as nonessential businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. It's at least the second time federal judges in...

Sex, Drugs, and Hypocrisy: Venezuela’s Socialist Elites Party During Economic Lockdown

(Associated Press) They whiled away the week on a sex- and drug-fueled romp: dancing on white-sand beaches and frolicking on a paradisaical Caribbean island with prostitutes from Europe, some snapping selfies with famous reggaeton artists.

Worse Than 2008: Coronavirus Shutdown Could Collapse Mortgage Market

(The Economic Collapse Blog) The cascading failures that have been set into motion by this “coronavirus shutdown” are going to make the financial crisis of 2008 look like a Sunday picnic.  As you...

Stocks Rise Sharply on Hopes of Progress in Battling Virus

(Associated Press) Stocks around the world jumped Monday after some of the hardest-hit areas offered sparks of hope that the worst of the coronavirus outbreak may be on the horizon. U.S. stocks were up...

In a First, US Slaps Sanctions on Russian White Supremacists

(Associated Press) The Trump administration on Monday designated a Russian white supremacist group a terrorist organization and hit its members with sanctions. The move against the Russian Imperial Movement is the first time...

Yellen: Federal Reserve Should Have the Ability to Buy Stocks

(CNBC) Former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen thinks the central bank is not in a position where it needs to buy equities but thinks lawmakers should give it more leeway for the future.  “It...
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