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US stock futures down, pointing to another wild week on Wall Street

US stock futures down, pointing to another wild week on Wall Street

US stock futures were lower Sunday night, continuing to give up gains from last week’s historic rally that came to a halt on Friday. Dow futures were down 371 points, or about 1.7%. S&P 500 futures fell around 1.8% and Nasdaq futures were down around 1.5%. Stocks turned positive last week — and the Dow…MORE

Trump extends federal social distancing guidelines to April 30

Trump extends federal social distancing guidelines to April 30

President Donald Trump said Sunday he would extend his social distancing guidelines to April 30 as novel coronavirus continues to spread throughout the US. “The better you do, the faster this whole nightmare will end,” the President said at a White House news conference. “Therefore, we will be extending our guidelines to April 30th, to…MORE

CBS journalist Maria Mercader dies at 54 of coronavirus

CBS journalist Maria Mercader dies at 54 of coronavirus

CBS News producer and talent executive Maria Mercader died of Covid-19 in New York Sunday, CBS said. She was 54. Mercader worked at CBS for three decades, getting her start in the network’s page program, CBS said in a release. She most recently worked as a director of talent strategy. She had been on medical…MORE

How long will Trump’s poll surge last?

How long will Trump’s poll surge last?

The 2020 race, publicly at least, has largely halted as the country battles the coronavirus pandemic. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are off the campaign trail. As is President Donald Trump, although his daily coronavirus task force briefings have begun to resemble campaign events. Given the state of the race,…MORE

Florida coronavirus checkpoints screen for motorists from hardest-hit areas

Florida coronavirus checkpoints screen for motorists from hardest-hit areas

Florida has opened highway checkpoints to screen for motorists entering the state from areas experiencing substantial community spread of coronavirus. Motorists from Connecticut, Louisiana, New Jersey and New York will be required to isolate for 14 days upon entry to Florida or for the duration of their visit, whichever is shorter, the Florida Department of…MORE

Country music star Joe Diffie dies of complications from coronavirus

Country music star Joe Diffie dies of complications from coronavirus

Joe Diffie, a country music singer known for his lighthearted odes to country life that reached mainstream success in the 1990s, died Sunday from complications of coronavirus, his publicist said in a news release. Diffie, a 61-year-old native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, made 13 albums and had more than 20 Top 10 hits to his credit,…MORE

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