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Covid-19 Is a Stress Test for China's Economy. Why It Keeps Passing.

“The poison in China’s economy is also the remedy,” says Tom Orlik, of a new book about China’s debt-soaked system.

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Fed warns stock market of a second recession if the coronavirus pandemic isn’t brought under control

The Federal Reserve is a lot more worried about the economy than the stock market or the president are.

by Rex Nutting
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What a long, strange trip summer vacation will be this year

Social-distancing prudence means we’ll drive or stay at 亚游真人官方网站home, and we’ll use media more than ever, writes Dawn Pennington.

by Dawn Pennington
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To avoid a step backwards this summer, Congress must renew enhanced unemployment benefits

The early indicators from the reopening of the U.S. economy are showing positive signs of recovery, but this momentum may be short-lived if the government doesn’t take measures to counter a potential economic dip this summer

by Andrew Duguay
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The Private Sector Must Lead on Diversity

Firms should be incentivized with a public grading system to promote inclusion.

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Why annuities can be a good addition to retirement investments

It’s a way to hedge against uncertainty

by Patrick Rowan