‘How do we overcome fear?’ Americans need confidence before life can return to normal.

No matter what President Trump and other leaders might decree about reopening the economy, most people remain worried about risks to their health from the coronavirus pandemic. Politics SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription … Read more…

Coronavirus takes a serious turn in Russia, and Putin no longer radiates confidence

World leaders have been working from home during the coronavirus pandemic, and Vladimir Putin is no exception: On Monday, the Russian President held a videoconference from his official residence outside Moscow with some of the officials leading the government’s efforts … Read more…

Coronavirus Live Updates: China’s Xi Jinping Visits Outbreak’s Center in Sign of Confidence

As Italy restricted travel across the country, Xi Jinping, the Chinese leader, visited Wuhan, the city where the global outbreak began. China signaled that it would begin easing some travel restrictions around Wuhan. NYT > Top Stories SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: … Read more…

New Trump bump? Consumer confidence hasn’t been this high since … Clinton impeachment

Surveys show that the Trump impeachment proceedings, like most current political issues, push Americans into their partisan corners. Economic impact is harder to gauge. The stock market is setting new records, and consumer spending continues to fuel the economy. Economy … Read more…

Small business confidence remains high, Main Street sees more good times ahead: CNBC survey

Small business confidence remains high, according to the latest CNBC|SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey. Main Street sees more good times ahead, but a tight job market is among business conditions keeping optimism below a 2018 record level. Small Business BEST DEAL … Read more…

German Investor Confidence Unexpectedly Improves Amid Brexit, Trade Risks: ZEW

German investor confidence rose strongly in December, defying expectations for a modest weakening, but caution prevailed as financial analysts’ assessment of the current economic situation again deteriorated sharply due to sluggish economic growth and uncertainties linked to global trade and … Read more…

Consumer sentiment falls shy of expectations, but confidence in economic policy is at a 15-year high

Consumer sentiment in October fell just short of expectations on Friday. Economy ECONOMY NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine! SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE: Please help … Read more…