Human Rights/Labor Rights
U.S. lawmakers seek to tighten ban on forced-labor goods from China's Xinjiang   
March 23, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - Leading U.S. lawmakers proposed legislation on Wednesday aimed at preventing goods made from forced labor in China's Xinjiang region from reaching the United States. The legislation would require importers to obtain certification...
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UN says pandemic could make another 25 million jobless   
March 23, 2020
Source: The Times of Israel - In a fresh study, the International Labour Organization warned that the economic and labor crisis sparked by the spread of the new coronavirus, which has now killed more than 8,000 people ...
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Coronavirus mayhem: FPIs pull out over Rs 1 lakh cr in March so far   
March 22, 2020
Source: The Financial Express on MSN.com - Foreign portfolio investors (FPI) have pulled out over Rs 1 lakh crore from the Indian capital markets in March so far amid heightened fears of a coronavirus-induced global recession. Experts believe, foreign investors are...
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REIT Shares Have Plunged, but Insiders Bought Up These 4 Stocks   
March 22, 2020
Source: Barron's - Real-estate investment trusts have seen shares dive as fears surrounding the coronavirus outbreak have wreaked havoc on the market. REITs focused on shopping malls, casinos, and office buildings, are seeing properties empty of...
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In view of coronavirus COVID-19 scare, Centre shuts trains, Metros, interstate buses till March 31   
March 22, 2020
Source: Zee News on MSN.com - New Delhi: As the number of coronavirus positive cases is on the rise the Centre is taking all steps necessary to curb the spread of the virus outbreak. On Sunday (March 22, 2020) the government announced closing down of all...
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EPR Properties: A Very Bad Bet   
March 22, 2020
Source: Seeking Alpha - While we recognize that in an efficient market high risk comes with potentially high rewards, we’ve turned cautious on many of the REITs that we cover. We caution investors not to make decisions in the present based purely...
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Now is a good time to get a financial tuneup. Here’s how   
March 22, 2020
Source: Los Angeles Times - Dear Liz: I’m hoping you could provide recommendations, referrals or tips on how to help me manage my money. I’m seeking a financial planner who can help me pay my bills on time, learn to budget and pay off credit...
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Coronavirus May Mean No Social Security COLA in 2021   
March 22, 2020
Source: Nasdaq - In relatively short order, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has gone from a novel illness worth watching from afar to something that's prevalent in our own backyards. With the World Health Organization declaring coronavirus to...
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Bruised Hedge Funds Ask Clients for Fresh Cash to Buy the Dip   
March 22, 2020
Source: Bloomberg - We’re tracking the latest on the coronavirus outbreak and the global response. Sign up here for our daily newsletter on what you need to know. First they lost money. Now hedge funds want clients to risk even more cash on...
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Fed's Bullard: Coronavirus shutdown not a recession but an investment in survival   
March 22, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In normal times massive unemployment and a collapse in economic output would be tragic. This time, as the coronavirus cloisters millions of Americans and shuts down the U.S. economy, it should instead be...
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