Coronavirus, Economy, Joe Biden: Your Friday Briefing

Here's what you need to know.

4/10/2020 3:00:00 PM

Morning briefing: Here's what you need to know to start your day

Here's what you need to know.

the government’s stimulus programisn’t working, the spread of the coronavirus to workers inU.S. food processing plants, and, for a change of pace,Weird Al Yankovic. And it’s Friday, so there’sa new news quiz.ImageA storefront in Miami. An analysis of small businesses that employ hourly workers suggests more than 40 percent have closed since the coronavirus crisis began.

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Credit...Scott McIntyre for The New York Times‘Sudden black hole’ for the economyMore than 16 million Americans lost their jobs in the past three weeks, and there is a growing consensus among economists thatto prevent businesses from abandoning workers.

The Federal Reserve said on Thursday that it couldpump $2.3 trillion into the economy, using measures that go far beyond anything the central bank attempted during the 2008 financial crisis.It’s as if “the economy as a whole has fallen into some sudden black hole,” said Kathy Bostjancic, chief U.S. financial economist at Oxford Economics.

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How can Joe Biden unify a Democratic Party that's distracted by coronavirus?With Bernie Sanders out, Joe Biden must energize a divided Democratic Party that is distracted by the coronavirus and a ravaged economy.

Bernie Sanders Suspends Presidential CampaignHis campaign once rode high, but Biden’s surge overwhelmed it and then the coronavirus overshadowed it. Sad. This is a sad day for every American as his campaign proposals were specifically for the benefit of all not just one class of voters. I hope the Biden camp embraces Bernie and his proposals.

Fundraising amid the coronavirus pandemic, Trump and Biden campaigns walk narrow lineThe coming months of fundraising will be especially important for Joe Biden, who lags behind Pres. Trump's behemoth joint reelection effort between the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee. How 'bout that Pentagon November intel thing you breathlessly reported Wednesday and the Pentagon promptly denied. What's up with that? A follow up?

Biden says government should pay ‘full cost of COBRA premiums’WATCH: During a virtual town hall, Joe Biden says, 'The government should pick up the full cost of COBRA premiums' during the coronavirus crisis. The dude cant even read his teleprompter. And Trump said that there were people dying that had never died before. And we need universal healthcare for all.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer discusses why coronavirus is disproportionately affecting minoritiesMichigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, widely touted as a potential vice president pick for Joe Biden, is offering fresh evidence that the coronavirus pandemic in her state is disproportionately affecting minorities. Is she saying the Wuhan pneumonia is racist? I think it disproportionately killed Italians, but I guess she doesn’t care about them since they aren’t voters in Michigan.

Trump asked if he'd pardon Joe Exotic during coronavirus press briefingThe president promises he'll 'take a look' at the Tiger King case. Whoever asked that stupid question needs to be eaten by Tigers. He would because like him he is a redneck white trash Yes, 🐅 s need to know if they can shelter in place or if they need to run for the hills!