The social distancing of America

April 2nd, 2020|

Large sections of public life came to a standstill over the month of March as the novel coronavirus - which causes the potentially lethal respiratory illness COVID-19 - spread across the United States. State and local governments shut down schools, ordered restaurants and other businesses to close and issued stay-at-home orders for millions. But the

Coronavirus Is Expediting iPhone Makers’ Plans to Move Beyond China

March 31st, 2020|

Wistron Corp., one of Apple’s manufacturing partners, said this week half its capacity could reside outside China within a year. The declaration underscored how the Asian assemblers that keep the world supplied with iPhones and other gadgets are shifting to a higher gear after the coronavirus showed the folly of staking everything on one country.

JPMorgan Says the Market Rout Is Probably Past Its Worst Now

March 30th, 2020|

Strategists at JPMorgan Chase & Co. have concluded that most risk assets -- a universe that typically includes stocks and credit -- have seen their low points for the recession that’s gripped economies around the world. Conditions that JPMorgan had set for market stabilization and revival have largely been met, with recession-like pricing, a reversal

A Plan to Get America Back to Work

March 26th, 2020|

These are days that test every leader — local, state and national. They are each being asked to make huge life and death decisions, while driving through a fog, with imperfect information, and everyone in the back seat shouting at them. My heart goes out to them all. I know they mean well. But as