Human Rights/Labor Rights
U.S. corporate crisis bailouts may prove bonanza for insider trading, new study warns   
March 26, 2020
Source: Nasdaq - White-collar crime prosecutors and defense attorneys are likely to be busy following a massive economic stimulus package from the U.S. Congress aimed at mitigating the fallout from the coronavirus, according to a new academic...
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Jobless Claims Expected to Soar, U.S. Coronavirus Deaths Top 1,000 - 5 Things You Must Know Thursday   
March 26, 2020
Source: TheStreet.com - Stock futures fall as investors look toward the release of jobless claims that could jump into the millions amid the coronavirus pandemic; the Senate passes a $2 trillion stimulus package; coronavirus deaths in the U.S. pass...
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Widespread forced labour by Uighur Muslim detainees in China, finds US report   
March 26, 2020
Source: The New Indian Express - The US already bans imports made with forced labour, but a bipartisan group of lawmakers said virtually anything coming from Xinjiang should be considered tainted by the mass repression of Uighurs. Published: 12th March 2020...
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Exclusive: Capital One Got CFTC Waiver After Oil Price Plunge Increased Swap Exposure - Sources   
March 26, 2020
Source: U.S. News & World Report - WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. lender Capital One Financial Corp got a waiver from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) after plunging oil prices increased the bank's derivatives ...
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Get ready for one of the worst employment numbers of all-time: Morning Brief   
March 26, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - Some truly shocking economic data is expected to be published in just a few hours. At 8:30 a.m. ET, the Department of Labor will publish its latest weekly report on initial filings for unemployment insurance. Many economists have...
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Don't Dash For Cash: Authorities Say There's No Need To Empty The ATM   
March 26, 2020
Source: NPR - Toilet tissue isn't the only paper product that Americans are hoarding these days. Paper money is also in high demand. Banks are seeing more cash withdrawals as nervous customers try to protect themselves from the uncertainty of...
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The Senate Just Passed the $2 Trillion Relief Bill. Here’s What’s In It.   
March 26, 2020
Source: Barron's - Long after senior legislators announced that they had reached an agreement, the Senate released the final version of its $2 trillion economic rescue package on Wednesday night. The Senate approved the bill just before midnight...
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Asia markets mixed, with falls in Tokyo and Singapore, as traders weigh destruction of coronavirus pandemic   
March 26, 2020
Source: South China Morning Post on MSN.com - Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index is flat after two sessions of back-to-back gains Singapore’s GDP for first quarter falls more than expected – an ominous sign for Asia Asia-Pacific stocks were mixed Thursday, as...
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Dixons Carphone sees 70% jump in online sales as Britons move to home working   
March 26, 2020
Source: The Guardian on MSN.com - Online sales at Dixons Carphone have surged by more than 70% as Britons rushed to buy laptops, games consoles and freezers to cope with the coronavirus outbreak. Britain’s biggest electrical and mobile phone retailer said...
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Ban imports from Xinjiang: U.S. lawmakers   
March 26, 2020
Source: The Hindu - The Fair Labor Association, a collaborative that aims at protecting workers’ rights, said this week it was “deeply troubled” by reports of forced labor in Xinjiang and asked its affiliates to look at alternative...
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