Stories tagged: "stock market"


The New York Times reports that the Trump administration gave wealthy investors a private warning about the toll the COVID pandemic would take. Regular Americans were told that the pandemic would just go away.
Team Trump Gave His Rich Friends—Not You—A Heads Up On How Bad COVID Would Be

Wealthy investors were privately warned about the potential economic devastation of the COVID pandemic. Ordinary Americans were not, and at least 8 million have fallen into poverty.

Experts say Joe Biden's economic plan will help more Americans
Trump Pretends the Stock Market Is the Economy, Again. Experts Say Biden’s Plan Is Better for American Workers.

In Tuesday night's debate, President Trump continued to claim that the stock market would save the country. Meanwhile, economists say Biden and Democrats would be better for jobs.

The US stock market has stayed high despite punishing economic indicators during the pandemic.
Yes, the Stock Market Is Doing Mostly Well. No, the American Economy Is Not.

Little more than half of Americans actually own stock. That helps make the stock market a less-than-ideal indicator of how the US economy is actually doing.

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Sen. Loeffler Sold Off Travel Stocks Hours Before Trump Announced Travel Ban

Loeffler sold $46,027 worth of stock in an online travel company in the day preceding President Trump’s March 11 announcement of a ban on most European travel to the United States.

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If Sen. Burr Resigns He’s Guaranteed to be Replaced by a Republican. Here’s Why.

Republican Sen. Richard Burr dumped as much as $1.7 million in stock ahead of the coronavirus-driven downturn.

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Coronavirus Wiped Out All the Stock Market Gains Under Trump

The president has frequently touted market gains as a reason for voters to reelect him in November.

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This Was the Worst Week on Wall Street Since the 2008 Financial Crisis

On Friday, #StockMarketCrash2020 was one of the top three trending topics on Twitter.