NBA players really don’t want to go straight to the playoffs – Ramona Shelburne | SportsCenter

Ramona Shelburne joins SportsCenter to discuss the NBA’s Board of Governors plans to hold a virtual meeting today about the 2019-20 NBA season. Shelburne also weighs in on different formats that the NBA should consider if the season returns. #SportsCenter #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on […]

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With ‘Main Street’ in view, Fed weighs risks of job, productivity shocks

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Federal Reserve Board building on Constitution Avenue is pictured in Washington 2/2 By Howard Schneider WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Federal Reserve officials have talked broadly about helping households and firms through the current economic crisis and quickly unleashed trillions of dollars in cash and credit guarantees to build a “bridge” […]

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A long and winding road to recovery for European stocks: Reuters poll

© Reuters. A general view shows the German share prize index DAX board during afternoon trading as markets react on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the stock exchange in Frankfurt By Julien Ponthus LONDON (Reuters) – The recovery from the coronavirus financial crash will take time for European stocks which are expected to end 2021 […]

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Sen. Durbin hits the ‘frontline’ of the county’s battle against COVID-19

Debra Carey, the interim CEO of Cook County Health, joins Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Sen. Dick Durbin to talk about the county’s COVID-19 response. | Rachel Hinton/ Sun-Times The battle against the deadly coronavirus should include more money for testing, Durbin said, standing outside of tents that serve as walk-up and drive-thru […]

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Asian stocks set to rise on optimism of post-lockdown recovery, stimulus

© Reuters. An electronic stock information board displaying zero numbers on the latests stock prices before the opening of the first trading day after the week-long Lunar New Year holiday at a brokerage house in Shanghai By Suzanne Barlyn NEW YORK (Reuters) – Asian stocks were set to rise on Friday amid investor optimism about […]

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Mexico central bank cuts rates to 5.5%, virus impact seen bigger in second quarter

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The Mexican central bank’s governing board unanimously voted on Thursday to cut the key interest rate to the lowest level since December 2016, warning the impact of the coronavirus pandemic will be felt more in the second quarter. Banxico, as the Bank of Mexico is known, cut the benchmark rate by […]

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Preckwinkle offers plan to delay fees on late property tax bills

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle unveiled a plan Wednesday that would waive two months of late fees for property tax payments. | Sun-Times file photo Property taxes are due in early August, but the plan would waive fees for two months until October. Homeowners would get a two-month waiver of fees on late property […]

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Trump administration seeks to stop U.S. federal pension fund investment in Chinese stocks

© Reuters. ASEAN-United States Summit in Bangkok WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration is pressing a board charged with overseeing billions in federal retirement dollars to halt plans to invest in Chinese companies that Washington suspects of abusing human rights or threatening U.S. security. At issue is whether administrators of the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), […]

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Once taboo, investors begin to imagine negative U.S. rates

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Federal Reserve Board building on Constitution Avenue is pictured in Washington By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed and Tom Westbrook NEW YORK/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Negative interest rates in the United States were once unimaginable. The coronavirus has changed that. While the Federal Reserve has all but ruled it out, the sweeping economic and […]

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No ‘V’-shape return from devastating U.S. job loss, Fed policymakers say

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The Federal Reserve Board building on Constitution Avenue is pictured in Washington 2/2 By Ann Saphir SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – As many parts of the world’s biggest economy begin to reopen after weeks of stay-at-home orders that slowed the spread of the coronavirus but gutted jobs, Americans should not expect […]

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U.S. Fed won’t take rates negative, say fund managers, economists

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Federal Reserve Board building on Constitution Avenue is pictured in Washington By Divya Chowdhury (Reuters) – There is little chance the U.S. Federal Reserve will take interest rates into negative territory even as financial markets have begun pricing in such a move for the first time, fund managers and economists said […]

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Nicki Minaj Hints She Might Be Pregnant While Admitting She’s ‘Throwing Up’ & ‘Peeing Non-Stop’

Nicki Minaj might have a baby on board, by way of how she teased fans about a pregnancy. The rapper claimed that she might post a baby bump pic in ‘a couple of months,’ after suffering from ‘nausea.’ Nicki Minaj seems to have weathered whatever marriage issue was going on with husband Kenneth Petty, 42, […]

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Facebook names members of oversight board that can overrule Zuckerberg

Facebook this week announced the members of its content oversight board which will have the power to overrule Mark Zuckerberg on what content to censor. The independent body, which has been dubbed Facebook’s “Supreme Court,” includes a former prime minister, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and a number of constitutional law experts among its 20 members, […]

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Cook County searching for overlooked COVID-19 deaths as far back as November just ‘to cover our bases’

This image from undated video provided by the Office of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle shows set-up for the Cook County Medical Examiner’s surge center in Chicago to handle the influx of COVID-19 cases. | Office of Cook County Board President via AP The state recorded its first COVID-19 death on March 16, but […]

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Vote-by-mail debate raises fears of election disinformation

Ohio voters walk to drop off their ballots at the Board of Elections in Dayton, Ohio on April 28, 2020. – On March 17, 2020 Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton delayed Ohio primaries over coronavirus concerns. The primaries were changed exclusively to a vote-by-mail system to reduce chances of […]

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Trevor Lawrence is the No. 1 prospect on Mel Kiper’s 2021 Big Board | Get Up

Mel Kiper Jr. joins Mike Greenberg on Get Up and reveals his 2021 NFL Big Board predictions, which includes Clemson Tigers QB Trevor Lawrence as the No. 1 overall prospect and North Dakota State QB Trey Lance as the No. 15 overall prospect. #GetUp #NFL #CollegeFootball ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: […]

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White House makes appointments that could impact pension fund decision to invest in China

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House on Monday named three nominees to sit on a board that oversees federal employee pension funds, a move that could see the reversal of a decision to allow one of the funds to invest in Chinese companies under scrutiny from Washington. If confirmed by the Senate, the three individuals […]

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Wendy Williams Calls Out Jessica Simpson For Allowing Her Daughter, 8, To Read Her Memoir

Wendy Williams isn’t on board with Jessica Simpson’s daughter, Maxwell reading her mom’s memoir.  The book highlights serious topics including, alcohol abuse. Wendy said it’s a ‘bad idea’ for the youngster to be exposed to her mom’s past at 8-years-old. Wendy Williams believes Jessica Simpson‘s daughter, Maxwell is “too young” to be reading her mom’s new memoir, Open […]

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Fed officials worry about lasting economic scars from crisis

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The Federal Reserve Board building on Constitution Avenue is pictured in Washington 2/2 By Howard Schneider WASHINGTON (Reuters) – After rolling out trillions of dollars in support for the U.S. economy during the coronavirus pandemic, Federal Reserve officials have begun warning of potentially lasting scars to the workforce and productivity […]

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Some in BOJ voiced doubts on economic rebound post-pandemic: March meeting minutes

TOKYO (Reuters) – A few Bank of Japan board members said it was uncertain whether the economy could make a strong rebound even after the coronavirus pandemic was contained, minutes of the central bank’s March rate review showed on Friday. One member said the BOJ can hold an emergency meeting to respond flexibly from the […]

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County health officials hope to interview potential CEO candidates as early as May or June

Former Cook County Health CEO John Jay Shannon met with the Sun-Times Editorial Board to discuss the budget. He was ousted from that role last November. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times | Sun-Times Media The search for a new CEO began when the board of directors decided not to renew the contract of former CEO Dr. John […]

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Colombia central bank set to cut rate by 50 basis points

BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombia’s central bank board will likely cut its benchmark interest rate another half point at its April meeting on Thursday, ahead of an expected contraction in economic growth because of the novel coronavirus. Twelve of 18 analysts in a Reuters survey last week said the seven-member board will cut borrowing costs to […]

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University Of Delaware board members, who are keeping Biden’s Senate records secret, have close ties to the former VP

Numerous top officials on the board of the University of Delaware, which is refusing to release Joe Biden’s Senate records despite an earlier promise to do so, have close personal and financial ties to the former vice president, records reviewed by Fox News show. The documents suggest a significant conflict of interest as Biden faces […]

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IMF approves $650 million in emergency pandemic aid for Dominican Republic

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday its executive board had approved $650 million in emergency financial assistance to help the Dominican Republic respond to the coronavirus pandemic. The emergency assistance will help the Caribbean nation meet urgent balance of payments needs and support essential health expenditure to combat the COVID-19 disease […]

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