Stocks Sink, Bonds Soar on Fears Virus Will Stunt Economy Hamodia

Stocks slumped again on Wall Street Tuesday, piling on losses a day after the market's biggest drop in two years as fears spread that the growing virus outbreak will put…

National

Trump Demands Sotomayor Recusal After ‘Inappropriate’ DissentHamodia

President Donald Trump demanded that Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg recuse themselves from future cases involving his administration after a dissent from a decision allowing the…

Supreme Court to Hear Religious Liberty Case on Foster CareRafael Hoffman

The Supreme Court has agreed to weigh in on whether state and local governments can ban faith groups from providing adoption and foster services, based on objections to their religious…

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World

Iran Says Official Who Played Down Coronavirus Fears Is InfectedHamodia

The head of an Iranian government task force on the coronavirus who had urged the public not to overreact about its spread has tested positive for the illness himself, authorities…

Italy Sees 45% Rise in Virus Cases, 10 DeathsHamodia

The number of people in Italy infected with the new virus from China increased 45% in the last day and the number of deaths grew to 10, civil protection officials…

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Regional

Democrats Want Revenge on Jeff Van Drew in New Jersey. First They Have to Pick a CandidateHamodia

Six New Jersey Democrats piled into a Teamsters hall here last week to make the case for why they should be the ones to take on their party’s longtime ally…

Hoboken Gets Boost for Park That Will Also Hold FloodwatersHamodia

Hoboken, one of the areas in New Jersey hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy, is making progress toward completing a large public park that will double as a reservoir for nearly…

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Politics

Democrats Warm Up for Big Debate, Unloading on SandersHamodia

Bernie Sanders’ Democratic rivals prepared to unleash a new wave of attacks against the party’s presidential front-runner, in a high-stakes debate Tuesday night, It’s likely to be the final prime-time…

Clyburn Warns Sanders Victory May Endanger House DemocratsHamodia

The highest-ranking African-American in Congress warned that if Bernie Sanders is the 2020 Democratic nominee the party could lose many of the moderate seats they won to retake the House…

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Business

Banks Made $233.1 Billion in Profits in 2019, Regulator SaysHamodia

The banking industry collectively made $233.1 billion in profits in 2019, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation said Tuesday, the industry’s second-most profitable year ever. The slight drop in profits from…

JPMorgan to Stop Lending to Coal Companies, Arctic DrillersHamodia

JPMorgan Chase & Co. will no longer do business with coal companies and will restrict financing to companies that drill in the Arctic, the company announced Tuesday. The announcement came…

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Health, Science & Technology

No Checkout Needed: Amazon Opens Cashier-Less Grocery StoreHamodia

Amazon wants to kill the supermarket checkout line. The online retailing giant is opening its first cashier-less supermarket, where shoppers can grab milk or eggs and walk out without waiting…

NTSB: Driver in Fatal Tesla Crash Was Playing Video GameHamodia

The National Transportation Safety Board says the driver of a Tesla SUV who died in a Silicon Valley crash two years ago was playing a video game on his smartphone…

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