Tag Archives: Congress

Financial Daily Dose 9.2.2020 | Top Story: Treasury Secretary Calls for More Virus-Related Relief As U.S. Economic Recovery Stalls

BY: Michael D. Reif | September 2, 2020

In a House Select Subcommittee meeting on Tuesday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin called for more Congressional action to provide coronavirus relief and promised a White House initiative to protect renters from eviction. Most in Congress agree, though no bipartisan path forward has yet emerged  – WSJ and Bloomberg and NYTimes Meanwhile, the Fed’s doing its … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 8.26.2020 | Top Story: American Airlines to furlough 19,000 in coming months

BY: Michael D. Reif | August 26, 2020

American Airlines is pushing forward with plans to furlough 19,000 workers this fall, even as the airline industry lobbies a stalemated Congress for another multi-billion dollar bailout. That figure, “when combined with the thousands of employees who have taken buyout packages or agreed to take long-term leave,” will leave the airline with at least 40,000 … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 8.20.2020 | Top Story: Apple Becomes First U.S. Company to Hit $2 Trillion Valuation Mark

BY: Michael D. Reif | August 20, 2020

Apple tipped the $2 trillion mark this week, the first U.S. company to reach that valuation milestone, doing so just 2 years after it first hit $1 trillion. That it’s done so in the middle of a pandemic only punctuates how the coronavirus crisis “has been a bonanza for the tech giants” – NYTimes and … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 3.19.2020 | Top Story: Second COVID-19 Relief Package Now Law But Market Chaos Remains

BY: Michael D. Reif | March 19, 2020

Late action by the Senate to pass a second COVID-19 relief package (that the White House soon signed) may [key word may] help markets yo-yo back upward today after a dismal Wednesday driven by crazy-low oil prices (West Texas Intermediate at just $21/barrel) and a spate of automaker factory closings – NYTimes and WSJ and … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 3.17.2020 | Top Story: The Bear Market Roars, with Markets Falling nearly 13% as Whole Sectors of US Economy Shut Down

BY: Michael D. Reif | March 17, 2020

As Americans [way-too] slowly come to the realization that COVID-19 is a very real and very present threat, the business world is changing around them at a staggering pace. Stocks nosedived again on Monday, with the three major indices in the U.S. charting a drop of between 12-13% in the worst single day since markets … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 6.4.2019 | Top Story: DOJ, FTC, and Congress Set to Investigate Big Tech

BY: Michael D. Reif | June 4, 2019

Much more on the suddenly hot topic of Big Tech antitrust oversight, including a negotiated agreement among regulators that will see the DOJ handling Apple and Google while the Federal Trade Commission will take on Facebook and Amazon. Separately, the House Judiciary Committee is taking up its own probe of the tech industry giants – … Continue reading