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“Why You All Mad at Us?” Squeegee Kids Hustle for Cash at Stoplights

(Associated Press) A clock starts ticking when the light turns red at Baltimore intersections. Young men huddled on the sidewalk jump into...

Fed Chairman Pledges to “Use Our Tools” as Trump Urges Quick Action

(Associated Press) Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell sought to calm fears Friday over the viral outbreak by issuing a rare statement...

Americans Are Drinking Less Corona Beer Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

(New York Daily News) What’s next? No lime on your margarita to avoid getting Lyme disease? A new survey...

Stock Market Jitters? Try Some Patience and Perspective

(Associated Press) To state the obvious, the stock market is a little scary these days. A viral outbreak has...

Stocks Suffer WORST Weekly Drop Since 2008, Testing Gold’s Safe Haven Mettle

(Mike Gleason, Money Metals Exchange) Well, what a tumultuous week it’s been in the markets. Fortunately for investors who have diversified into...

Alaska Officials SHRED Chase Credit Cards to Protest JPMorgan’s Oil and Gas Blacklist

(Associated Press) Alaska state officials reacted with alarm this week after a second large U.S. bank said it would not support future...

Controversial Trump Fed Nominee May Be Confirmed After All

(Politico) Judy Shelton’s nomination to the Federal Reserve isn’t dead yet. In fact, it’s showing new signs of life.

Coronavirus Panic Triggers Global Run on Face Masks

(Associated Press) Fear of the spreading coronavirus has led to a global run on sales of face masks despite evidence that most...

Wall Street Awaits Fed Rescue as Markets Swing Wildly on Pandemic Fears

Stocks, Oil, Bond Yields Plummet (Associated Press) Stocks took an early nosedive on Wall Street Thursday before recovering...

Trump Sues New York Times for Libel

(Ben Sellers, Liberty Headlines) President Donald Trump sued The New York Times for libel over a March 2019 opinion piece that claimed—without evidence—that he had a quid pro...