Fears that the coronavirus outbreak could turn into a pandemic and reach the US are challenging Trump’s sunny assurances that everything is under control

Growing fears that the coronavirus outbreak could turn into a pandemic and reach the United States are challenging President Donald Trump’s sunny assurances that everything is under control. CNN.com – RSS Channel – HP Hero SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today … Read more…

Strong dollar, cheap oil—the twin shocks that could roil markets well beyond coronavirus

Welcome to Bull Sheet, a no-BS newsletter on what’s moving markets. Today, global finance and investing editor Bernhard Warner discusses oil, the dollar and some markets milestones to watch. What else would you like to see from us? Write to bullsheet@fortune.com or … Read more…

Two ‘black swans’ could help Trump deliver historic foreign policy wins – if he can make one change

The coronavirus and the accidental downing of an Iranian jet have given President Donald Trump unforeseen opportunities to advance the two most significant foreign policy issues of his administration – changing China’s unfair trading practices and pushing back against Iran’s … Read more…

Franchising growth could fall to lowest rate in four years amid election year uncertainty

The International Franchise Association’s Franchise Business Economic Outlook for 2020 projects the number of franchised business in the U.S. will increase by 1.5% to a total of 785,316 — adding 232,000 jobs this year to reach 8.6 million employees. Small … Read more…

Panic buying of face masks is unwarranted and could pose risks for health care workers, experts say

“Panic purchases of face masks in low-risk countries like the U.S. is not warranted,” said Annelies Wilder-Smith, a professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request … Read more…

China’s deadly coronavirus could be good for US jobs, manufacturing, says Trump Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross

“The fact is, it does give businesses another thing to consider when they go through their review of their supply chain,” Trump Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said of the deadly coronavirus. Economy ECONOMY NEWS UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today … Read more…

Charles Schwab in talks to buy TD Ameritrade, a deal could be announced as early as today, source says

A deal between Schwab and TD Ameritrade would consolidate an industry that has been going through massive disruption. Top News & Analysis COMMUNITY NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% … Read more…

Tainted beef: How the meat you buy could be supporting Venezuela’s socialist regime

America’s farmers and ranchers are applauding a bipartisan push to formally review a meat-processing conglomerate’s apparent illicit dealings and whether its products are helping support Venezuela’s Socialist regime. Senators Marco Rubio, R-Fla. and Bob Menendez, D-N.J., are spearheading a push … Read more…