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What We’re Reading Today: Pandemic False Alarm, Seattle Under Siege, Fed’s Powell Talks . . . And More

Girl Reading, By Pierre Auguste Renoir

Some headlines that caught our eye.

COVID-19

German Ministry Group Claims COVID-19 Pandemic Is A Global False Alarm — Health Feedback

Will There Be Second U.S. Virus Wave In U.S.? — Bloomberg

Fauci: COVID-19 Not Over Yet — City News Toronto, Via YouTube

Chinese White Paper Praises Coronavirus Response, But Critics Say Secrecy Costs Lives — Polygraph.info

Seattle Siege

Seattle Under Siege As Protesters Take Over City Hall: Report — Fox News

Trump Demands Seattle Officials ‘Take Back’ Cop-Free Protest Zone — New York Post

The Fed Speaks…Better Listen

Fed Says It Will Keep Stimulus Coming For Years — CNN

Fed Chair Powell: Many People May Not Go Back To Their Old Jobs — Fox Business

Central Bank Not Likely To Raise Rates Through 2022 — Bloomberg Quick Take News

How’s Business?

COVID-19: Starbucks Closing Up To 400 Stores In Shift To Takeout Strategy — Litchfield Daily Voice

Tesla Soars Past $1,000 After Musk Seizes On Nikola’s Hype — Yahoo Finance

Grubhub Spurns Uber To Merge With Europe’s Just Eat Takeaway — The Verge

This Is Worst Peacetime Recession In 100 Years: OECD — CNN

Consumer Prices Down For 3rd Month In A Row — UPI

Around The World

EU Accuses China Of Peddling Disinformation — Politico

Taiwan Scrambles To Ready For Influx From Hong Kong — Reuters

U.S. Special Ambassador: China Spearheading The Future Of Oppression — Fox News

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