Even in the all-markets rally that has sent stocks, bonds and commodities rising since the economic shutdown, forest products stand out
Lumber consumption across the U.S. amid pandemic project-building has exceeded even optimistic forecasts, leaving home builders, retailers and craftspeople clamoring for wood.
Economists have long used letters of the alphabet like V and U to describe economic recoveries. But the coronavirus downturn is so different from past recessions that economists are coming up with new shapes to describe the potential recovery. WSJ explains. Illustration: Jacob Reynolds
Nigerian startup helps local churches digitize operations
Henry Okolo has grown accustomed to using his phone to stay in touch with God during the coronavirus pandemic. He uses an app every Sunday morning to listen to a virtual service in Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos.
Any time you need wood, just call Canada 🇨🇦 We have plenty.
The Backstory: What our reporters saw, heard and learned at the Portland protestsTrevor Hughes spent last week in Portland, Oregon, covering the growing unrest. He joined reporter Lindsay Schnell, who grew up near Portland and has been based there for the past nine years, to cover the protests. Here's more on what they experienced. This is garbage.
Black Progress Has Always Been Met with Racist Backlash'It’s time to start preparing for backlash. Because it’s coming. For me, it’s already here.' –andrealgilmore andrealgilmore What progress in looting and destroying futures This sure is unnecessarily divisive. Normal conservatives don’t practise or support racism. Deadbeats regardless of stripe do bad or stupid things. Many different race and colours of skin fall within conservative economic or social values. Media politics have become disgusting. Backward. Democrats have run the racist plantation since 1619. Free yourselves from self serving democrats.
Everyone should always have their read receipts turned onI KNOW YOU SAW MY TEXT. For me it’s more of I wish there was an ability to mark a message as unread so I can be sure to reply to it later. My bad habit is reading and meaning to reply later and not. Or replying in my head. I get around this by reading emails then marking as unread as a reminder to reply Absolutely not. Agreed,
The Salmon Family’s Unusual LegacyIn which we learn the long, strange financial history of Felix Salmon’s family.
Supreme Court Signals Federal Judiciary Won’t Mediate Fights Over Voting and VirusThe high court’s conservative majority sees scant constitutional authority to weigh in on state elections. The 'high court's conservative majority sees scant constitutional authority' to do Congress' job. Governors are in for a rude awakening. Just as they had to face their responsibilities in fighting this virus, they will be facing their responsibilities in vote collections. I suspect someone else should butt out too. Ideologues act in their partisan self-interest. The Supreme Court should be willing to protect voting rights, the basic core of functioning democracy, but because it is conservatives mostly trying to restrict voting access they chose the coward's path.
Networks Plot Coverage Of Scaled-Back Political Conventions: “We Have Never Seen Anything Like This”When Democrats begin their national convention just over two weeks from now, it’ll be a test for the broadcast and cable networks: How to cover an event that will be like no other, where the …