Tag Archives: Treasury Department

Financial Daily Dose 8.28.2020 | Top Story: In Major Policy Shift, Fed Embraces Inflation to Keep Rates Low

BY: Michael D. Reif | August 28, 2020

In hotly anticipated comments on Thursday—and yes, such a designation applies to a speech on monetary policy—Federal Reserve Chair Jay Powell “announced a major shift in how the central bank guides the economy, signaling it will make job growth pre-eminent and will not raise interest rates to guard against coming inflation just because the unemployment … 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 7.14.2020 | Top Story: US Deficit Hits New Monthly High in June on Covid Relief Spending

BY: Michael D. Reif | July 14, 2020

The Treasury Department announced on Monday that the U.S. budget deficit hit a new record in June–$864 billion—“as the federal government continued pumping money into the economy to prop up workers and businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic” – NYTimes and MarketWatch That outlay won’t be shrinking any time soon, either, especially now that a … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 11.01.2019 | Top Story: Watching for the GM-strike Impact on the October Jobs Report

BY: Michael D. Reif | November 1, 2019

Jobs Report Friday again. Here’s what we’re watching, including the possibility of scary low numbers thanks to the only-recently-resolved GM strike – Bloomberg and NYTimes and WSJ A former chief of staff to WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann and a series of other women have filed gender discrimination claims against the company accusing it of what … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 8.7.2019 | Top Story: Novartis Hid Altered Drug Test Data From FDA

BY: Michael D. Reif | August 7, 2019

A new report out Tuesday from the Food & Drug Administration reveals that drug maker Novartis “concealed manipulated data” from the agency “while applying for approval of an extremely expensive gene therapy treatment and then delayed reporting the issue.” Still, the FDA is keeping Zolgensma, the drug in question, on the market – NYTimes and … Continue reading