Trump call to reopen schools draws pushback from Dem governors Inslee, Whitmer

At least two Democratic Party governors said Thursday they’ll delay reopening schools for the fall semester if they decide the coronavirus pandemic makes reopening them unsafe for students and staff. The statements by Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan came two days after President Trump said his administration would “very […]

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ECB will be as innovative as needed with policy tools, Villeroy says

© Reuters. The G7 Finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Chantilly PARIS (Reuters) – The European Central Bank is prepared to get more innovative with its monetary tools if necessary, ECB Governing Council member Francois Villeroy de Galhau said on Thursday. “To fulfil its price stability mandate over time, the Eurosystem will keep […]

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Trump says he will pressure governors to reopen schools as virus surges

President Donald Trump said that he’s putting pressure on governors to reopen schools this fall, part of his push to reopen the country despite a recent surge in coronavirus cases. "We hope that most schools are going to be open," Trump said at a White House event, claiming that some places will want to stay […]

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Retailers to governors: Please mandate face mask wearing

Retailers have a message for state governors: Please make everyone wear a face mask By JOSEPH PISANI AP Retail Writer July 7, 2020, 8:01 AM 1 min read NEW YORK — Retailers have a message for state governors: Please make everyone wear a face mask. The Retail Industry Leaders Association, which represents Target, Home Depot […]

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Euro zone needs loose monetary policy until inflation goal near, says Villeroy

© Reuters. The G7 Finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Chantilly PARIS (Reuters) – The European Central Bank will need to keep monetary policy loose until its inflation target is clearly in sight, European Central Bank policymaker Francois Villeroy de Galhau said on Sunday in an interview with German newspaper Handelsblatt. Inflation in […]

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As virus grows, governors rely on misleading hospital data

Governors in places seeing huge spikes in coronavirus infections often cite statewide data to assure the public they have plenty of hospital capacity to survive the onslaught, even as the states routinely miss the critical benchmarks to guide their pandemic response. Public health officials and experts say the heavy reliance on statewide hospital data is […]

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Travel Association rebukes Cuomo, other governors over 14-day quarantine for out-of-state visitors

The U.S. Travel Association rebuked the governors of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut on Thursday for imposing a strict 14-day quarantine and threatening thousands of dollars in potential fines for individuals traveling to the region from states with a surge in coronavirus cases. “States imposing new travel restrictions is not the direction we want […]

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New York, Connecticut, New Jersey to require 14-day quarantine for individuals traveling from states hit with coronavirus surge

The governors from New York, Connecticut and New Jersey on Wednesday announced that individuals traveling to the tri-state area from states experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy in a virtual joint-press conference […]

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Pence Misleadingly Blames Coronavirus Spikes on Rise in Testing

WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence encouraged governors on Monday to adopt the administration’s explanation that a rise in testing was a reason behind new coronavirus outbreaks, even though testing data has shown that such a claim is misleading. “I would just encourage you all, as we talk about these things, to make sure and […]

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Fed eases terms of Main Street loans, says registration will begin soon

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The seal for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is displayed in Washington 2/2 By Howard Schneider and Jonnelle Marte WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Reserve eased the terms of its “Main Street” lending program on Monday, cutting the minimum loan size in half to $250,000 […]

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Fed eases terms of Main Street loans, tells banks to start disbursing

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The seal for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is displayed in Washington By Howard Schneider and Jonnelle Marte WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Reserve eased the terms of its “Main Street” lending program on Monday, lowering the minimum loan size from $500,000 to $250,000 and lengthening […]

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Woj explains how the NBA’s 22-team format will play out for the 2019-20 season | SportsCenter

Adrian Wojnarowski joins SportsCenter to discuss the NBA Board of Governors plans to approve NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s 22-team return-to-play proposal that will allow the 2019-2020 NBA season to resume at Walt Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando, Florida beginning in July. #SportsCenter #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the […]

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The NBA’s 22-team format would extend the 2019-20 season into mid-October – Woj | Get Up

Adrian Wojnarowski joins Mike Greenberg on Get Up to discuss the NBA Board of Governors plans to meet with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to vote on his plan to restart the 2019-2020 season, which would include bringing back 22 teams to Walt Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando, Florida. #GetUp #NBA […]

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Protesters return to the streets as Trump decries ‘lowlifes’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday turned up the pressure on governors to quell the violence set off by the death of George Floyd, demanding New York call up the National Guard to stop the “lowlifes and losers.” As more demonstrations began taking shape around the country, and cities including Washington prepared for another […]

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More protests sweep US cities as Trump decries ‘lowlifes’

President Donald Trump on Tuesday turned up the pressure on governors to quell the violence set off by the death of George Floyd, demanding New York call up the National Guard to stop the “lowlifes and losers.” As more demonstrations began taking shape around the country, and cities including Washington prepared for another possible round […]

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US cities gird for more violence as Trump decries ‘lowlifes’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday turned up the pressure on governors to quell the violence set off by the death of George Floyd, demanding New York call up the National Guard to stop the “lowlifes and losers.” As more demonstrations began taking shape around the country, and cities including Washington girded for another […]

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Death toll climbs as U.S. cities erupt in more violence; Trump decries `lowlifes’

By By ZEKE MILLER and MATT SEDENSKY WASHINGTON  —  President Donald Trump stepped up the pressure on governors to crack down after a week of unrest set off by the death of George Floyd, demanding New York call in the National Guard to stop the “lowlifes and losers.” As cities around the U.S. witnessed a seventh […]

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US cities erupt in more violence as Trump decries `lowlifes’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump stepped up the pressure on governors to crack down after a week of unrest set off by the death of George Floyd, demanding New York call up the National Guard to stop the “lowlifes and losers.” As cities around the U.S. witnessed a seventh straight night of both peaceful demonstrations […]

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Japan has no immediate plan to issue ‘corona-bonds’: finance minister Aso

© Reuters. G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting in Fukuoka TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan has no immediate plan to issue “corona-bonds,” or bonds issued specifically to cover the cost of combating the coronavirus pandemic, Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday. “We’re able to sell bonds in markets in the current form without […]

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Democratic governors reject Trump’s call to send in military

Democratic governors of some of the nation’s most populous states on Monday pushed back against President Donald Trump’s threat to deploy the U.S. military unless they dispatch National Guard units to “dominate the streets” in reaction to the violence that has erupted across the country. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he doesn’t believe the federal […]

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer blasts Trump over criticism on riot response: ‘Deeply disturbing’

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer blasted President Trump on Monday for his criticism of how governors have responded to the widespread protests and rioting in the wake of the death of George Floyd. Following a call with Trump and other governors, Whitmer called the president’s response to the nationwide protests “deeply disturbing” and “a clear signal […]

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Audio: In ‘Unhinged’ Call, Trump Tells ‘Weak’ Governors to ‘Dominate’ Protesters

President Trump pushed governors to use more aggressive tactics against protesters, according to leaked audio of Monday video teleconference call. Several reports quoted the president telling the governors that they are “weak” and “not doing enough” to quell demonstrations. Trump also said that the governors “were a laughingstock all over the world.” “You’re making a […]

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Trump unloads on governors over protest response, calls them ‘weak’

President Trump unloaded on governors in a phone call Monday over how they’ve responded to protests and riots across the country following the death of George Floyd, calling them “weak” and urging them to “dominate.” “Most of you are weak,” Trump said. “You have to arrest people.” “You have to dominate, if you don’t dominate you’re wasting […]

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Protests heat up across US, governors call in National Guard

MINNEAPOLIS — Governors in several states called in National Guard troops as protests over repeated police killings of black men grew Saturday from New York to Tulsa to Los Angeles, where police fired rubber bullets to scatter crowds and at least one police car burned. The protests, which began in Minneapolis following Monday’s death of […]

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NBA sets July 31 as target date to resume games

In a call with the league’s Board of Governors, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver presented multiple return-to-play scenarios and set a target date of July 31 for a return to games, according to people with knowledge of Friday’s call. No decisions have been made on a format for that return, with the league still considering bringing […]

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