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What We’re Reading Today: $2 Tril Virus Bill To House, Jobless Claims Hit 3 Mil, Fed Sees Possible Recession . . . And More

Some headlines that caught our eye.

Coronavirus Bill

Senate unanimously passes $2T coronavirus package, House votes on Friday – The Hill

How a divided Congress united behind a $2 trillion package to confront the coronavirus crisis – USA Today

Mnuchin says Senate stimulus package will keep economy running for 3 months – CBS News

Here’s what’s in the $2 trillion stimulus package — and what’s next – Politico

Donald Trump actually acted presidential — until he didn’t – Andrew Malcolm, McClatchy

Economy And Markets

Jobless claims soar past 3 million to record high – CNBC

Coronavirus sparks U.S. dollar dilemma for China as Fed ramps up easing – South China Morning Post

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell: ‘We may well be in a recession’ – NBC News

Cheesecake Factory, Subway, other major retailers tell landlords they can’t pay April rent due to coronavirus – Yahoo Finance

Ford, Fiat Chrysler plan to restart production at North American auto plants in April – CNBC


U.S. charges Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro with ‘narco-terrorism’ – BBC

U.S.-led forces depart Iraqi military base near Mosul in drawdown – Reuters

Benny Gantz elected Israeli speaker, signalling deal with Netanyahu – The Guardian

Trump administration urges UN Security Council to state coronavirus originated in China – Fox News

China seals borders to most foreigners starting Saturday – Bloomberg News

China lashes out because Wuhan Flu has unmasked it to the world – The Federalist


F.A.Q. on stimulus checks, unemployment and the coronavirus bill – New York Times

Researchers call for relaxed standards in race to find coronavirus vaccine – New York Post

Doctors and nurses treating coronavirus report high rates of depression and anxiety – Vox

Imperial College scientist who predicted 500K coronavirus deaths in UK revises to 20K or fewer – Washington Examiner, via Instapundit

An end to our longest war? – podcast, Cato Institute

And Finally . . . Bottom Story Of The Day

Senate coronavirus bill is full of disappointments for climate advocates – Bloomberg News

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