Maintaining Business Relations

In almost every profession – whether it’s law or journalism, finance or medicine or academics or running a small business – people rely on confidential communications to do their work. We rely on the space of trust given confidentiality. When someone breaks that trust, we are all worse off.

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Dow 15,000 very likely as coronavirus pandemic hits U.S. economy: strategist

Dow 15,000 very likely as coronavirus pandemic hits U.S. economy: strategist

Veteran markets strategist James McDonald, CEO of Hercules Investments, is staying with a call that he has had throughout the coronavirus pandemic fueled bear market, now going on two months.

That is, at least one more major course correction is ahead for equities as investors realize — once and for all — the U.S. economy is in a severe recession that won’t end anytime soon. It’s a call he has reiterated several times as a guest on Yahoo Finance’s The First Trade.

By McDonald’s math, he continues to see downside risk to the Dow Jones Industrial Average to 15,000 from its current perch just above 21,000. He thinks the economy could begin to show signs of life in the fourth quarter of this year — but until that starts to show up somewhere in the markets or economic data, he prefers putting on trades that profit from extreme volatility and

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Unemployment surges to 4.4%, NYC surpasses 50K cases

Unemployment surges to 4.4%, NYC surpasses 50K cases

The coronavirus pandemic surged past 1.03 million cases and 54,000 deaths Friday. The U.S. leads the world, with more than 257,000 cases and more than 6,500 deaths.New York City surpassed 50,000 cases Friday, putting it far ahead of other major cities as a center of...

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Coronavirus will likely hit these states hardest financially, according to Moody’s

Nevada is likely to be hit the hardest by the coronavirus outbreak, according to research compiled by Moody’s Analytics.“If you're getting hit hard now and businesses are failing, and there's bankruptcy and people are taking on debt or starting to default on debt,...

Disney an early winner as Americans are stuck indoors amid coronavirus pandemic

At-home entertainment is seeing a dramatic surge amid the coronavirus pandemic, with streaming platforms like Disney+ (DIS) and Netflix (NFLX) cashing in on the momentum.According to a recent survey by analytics platform EDO, Inc., approximately 85% of respondents...

Coronavirus and student loans: What borrowers should know

The spread of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, has left 10 million Americans unemployed in the last two weeks, escalating concerns about households and how they’ll manage their finances.While student loan borrowers understood generally that the Department of Education...

ER doctor details ‘surge’ of coronavirus patients

There are over 200,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. More than 7,000 American have died so far from the virus, officially known as COVID-19.And although President Trump stated in late March that the nation’s death rate would likely peak in two weeks,...

The doctor fighting the coronavirus in his own special way

He is just what the world needs right now: Dr. Elvis Francois, an orthopedic surgery resident whose beautiful singing voice is going a long way in healing the world’s broken hearts. One recent day, as the coronavirus death toll mounted across the globe, he and his...