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Invesco’s Kristina Hooper warns the coronavirus is not the biggest threat to the market. She sees flaring U.S.-China trade tensions potentially doing the most harm to stocks. “The pandemic has largely been isolated and neutralized because of all the monetary policy support that the Fed has provided,” she told CNBC’s “Trading Nation” on Friday. “That
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Assistant store manager Jesus Alvarez rings up groceries from behind a new plexiglass barrier at Ralphs Kroger grocery store after California issued a stay-at-home order in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Los Angeles. Lucy Nicholson | Reuters The U.S. small business relief program may be changed to allow borrowers
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Federal Reserve officials called into action to rescue the economy from the clutches of the coronavirus worried about longer-lasting impacts from the pandemic including a second round of infections and the burden that low-income households would face, minutes released Wednesday from the central bank’s April meeting showed. The meeting, which ended April 29, concluded with
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Consumer spending plunged by a record 16.4% in April, but one category saw a bounce: nonstore retailers. Included in this category, which saw an 8.4% month-over-month increase, is online shopping. With much of the country under shelter-in-place orders during April, consumers increasingly turned towards e-commerce giants like Amazon for their shopping needs. As the pandemic
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