Posted on April 29 2020
Yes, this is a real slide from NY Governor Cuomo’s presentation. #dontbestupid
China’s steps to avoid a second wave of infections include: Restricting borders, mass testing, tracking apps, and gradual reopening. Despite the reopening of businesses, people are limiting their spending indicating consumer behavior has likely changed.
Worthwhile read – Coronavirus is impacting us all in different ways. Some hurting more financially and/or mentally, and others left without options. Read about What It’s Like To Be Undocumented & Unemployed In The Coronavirus Pandemic.
- If you didn’t get a chance to read Michelle Obama’s memoir, “Becoming”, you can take it off your list. Her documentary based on the book will be available on Netflix on May 6th.
IN BUSINESS / ECONOMY
- Earnings down, not surprising – Southwest first operating loss in 11 years, Starbucks same store sales fell 10%, and Alphabet (Google’s parent company) reports slowdown in ad revenue and misses earnings but surprisingly brought in more revenue than expected.
IN POLITICS / GOVERNMENT
President Trump signed an executive order to keep meat processing plants open, declaring them a “critical infrastructure”. This is controversial because there isn’t clear guidance or enforcement to ensure the safety of factory workers. Anyone else think this is mother earth forcing us to reduce our carbon footprint by eating less meat?
- Hilary Clinton endorsed Joe Biden for President stating, “He has the experience. He knows what needs to be done, he can repair the damage that he would be inheriting." Is that a zing?
JUST FOR YOU
Recipes – Here are 21 Copycat restaurant chain recipes you can make at home. Saving #1, #3, #4, okay who am I kidding – I might try them all.
- Personal Finance – If a pandemic is not enough to scare you into saving, this couple uses a rewards system to incentivize them to save.