Tag Archives: stimulus

Financial Daily Dose 10.9.2020 | Top Story: New Jobless Claims Top 800,000 Again As U.S. Recovery Stalls

BY: Michael D. Reif | October 9, 2020

Yesterday’s jobless numbers were down a bit from a week earlier but still topped 800,000 for the 4th week in a row. “Claims remain above the pre-pandemic peak of 695,000 and are higher than in any previous recession for records tracing back to 1967” – WSJ and Marketplace and NYTimes We’ve been talking in the … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 10.8.2020 | Top Story: Feds fine Citi $400M over “Longstanding” Governance Failures

BY: Michael D. Reif | October 8, 2020

Federal regulators—including the Federal Reserve and the OCC—have fined Citigroup $400 million over “longstanding” failures in the areas of risk management, data governance, and internal controls. In addition to the fine, the OCC will require Citi to seek its approval before making even minor acquisitions of credit-card portfolios or non-bank companies  – Law360 and WSJ … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 8.21.2020 | Top Story: Court Stays CA Gig-Worker Law; Uber and Lyft to Keep Operating in State During Appeal

BY: Michael D. Reif | August 21, 2020

A state appeals court in California has preempted Uber and Lyft’s threatened state-wide shutdown over a new state law ordering them to reclassify their drivers as employees by “allowing them to continue operating [under their current model] while the court weighs their appeal” – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg and MarketWatch and Marketplace Initial U.S. … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 8.19.2020 | Top Story: S&P 500 Erases Pandemic Losses Despite U.S. Failure to Control Virus

BY: Michael D. Reif | August 19, 2020

Unlike much of the world, the U.S. has not turned the corner on the coronavirus outbreak. But you wouldn’t know it by looking at the markets. On Tuesday, the S&P 500 topped out at its highest level ever, “capping a remarkable rebound fueled by unprecedented government stimulus and optimism among investors about the world’s ability … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 6.24.2020 | Top Story: Top German Court Upholds Antitrust Ruling Against Facebook Over Illegal Data Harvesting

BY: Michael D. Reif | June 24, 2020

Germany’s Federal Court of Justice upheld a decision by the country’s antitrust watchdog on Tuesday that “Facebook had abused its dominance in social media to illegally harvest data about its users”—a “major victory for proponents of tougher regulation of the world’s largest technology companies” – NYTimes and Law360 Meanwhile, here in the States, the DOJ … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 6.12.2020 | Top Story: American Airlines Pledges Loyalty Program as Collateral for COVID Stimulus Package

BY: Juvian Hernandez | June 12, 2020

American Airlines Group Inc. stated that it plans to pledge its loyalty program “as collateral for a $4.75 billion government loan as it seeks to shore up capital to manage through the coronavirus pandemic.” The company expects second quarter revenue to be down about 90%. – WSJ Market Snapshot: S&P 500 gained 1.9%; Bloomberg Dollar Spot … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 3.18.2020 | Top Story: Markets Gain on Stimulus Promise as Volatility Rules

BY: Michael D. Reif | March 18, 2020

Volatility’s the name of the game these days on Wall Street. So what was down on Monday was up (a bit, at least) yesterday, although the basics of the situation haven’t improved at all – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg A good chunk of that upswing likely came from moves by the White House and … Continue reading