Boeing Cuts Its Workforce Due To The Coronavirus Crisis

On a day the Commerce Department reported that the U.S. economy shrank 4.8% in the first quarter, ending a record long expansion, a company that usually represents American economic might has bad news, as well. Boeing reported a $641 million loss for the first quarter and announced it will be cutting…

White House’s Social Distancing Guidelines Will Be ‘Fading Out,’ Trump Says

President Trump said the existing coronavirus social distancing guidelines that are set to expire with the end of April on Thursday will not be extended further, as more governors begin steps to lift restrictions and reopen their economies. The administration said the existing social distancing recommendations are being incorporated by governors…

Newport Folk And Jazz Festivals Canceled Due To Coronavirus

On Wednesday, two storied, sibling American music festivals — the Newport Folk Festival and the Newport Jazz Festival — announced that they are being canceled for 2020, due to coronavirus concerns. Each event is scheduled to return in the summer of 2021. In a set of nearly twin messages, the executive…

Workers Scared As Trump Orders Meat Plants To Open During Coronavirus Crisis

President Trump invoked the Defense Production Act to keep meatpacking plants in the U.S. open during the coronavirus pandemic. Tuesday’s move comes after more than a dozen beef, pork and poultry plants across the country shut down either temporarily or indefinitely in the past few weeks. The president’s executive order to…