Coronavirus resurgence puts brakes on US rebound | First-time unemployment claims totaled 1.3M last week | Companies have raised a record $190B during pandemic
July 9, 2020
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Business Finance Today
Coronavirus outbreaks in the US are undercutting a nascent economic recovery, forcing businesses in several states to reduce or re-suspend operations. Commercial foot traffic and restaurant-seating rates have declined, while unemployment has risen in some states.
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Your Bottom Line
Liquidity has not fully recovered from the coronavirus pandemic, leaving markets exposed to potential shocks, according to a report from JPMorgan Chase strategists. "Liquidity conditions have improved considerably, though not fully, and overall functioning has mostly been restored, but markets remain in an unstable equilibrium and vulnerable to shocks," the report states.
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In the C-Suite
Having successfully navigated the initial months of the coronavirus pandemic, companies must rethink operations for the next phase of remote working. Several steps can help, such as giving employees access to innovative technology.
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