COVID-19 forces cancellation of spring SAT exams

COVID-19 forces cancellation of spring SAT exams

An estimated 1 million high school juniors won’t be taking the SAT college entrance exam this spring. The College Board, which administers the high stakes exam, has announced it is canceling the June 6 test due to the coronavirus pandemic. It had previously cancelled the March and May exams.  College Board officials said they want […]
Stock futures edge lower after weak economic, earnings data

Stock futures edge lower after weak economic, earnings data

Stock futures opened slightly lower Wednesday evening after a batch of historically weak economic data released earlier in the day revealed the extent of the damage the coronavirus pandemic was unleashing on the domestic economy. Quarterly results from some of the...
We need more talk about how we reopen the economy : Top strategist

We need more talk about how we reopen the economy : Top strategist

The latest print of economic data shows how the U.S. economy is getting crushed by the coronavirus pandemic. But one top market strategist says the conversation has to shift “from the war against the virus, to how are we going to reopen.” Peter Tchir, head of macro...
Why states need help from Washington. Hint: they can’t print money

Why states need help from Washington. Hint: they can’t print money

Senator Angus King (I-ME) says the new stimulus package should include money for the states. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) apparently disagrees. And because of that, and other differences, any discharge of new money from Washington is stalled, for now. Unlike the...