Hertz, JCPenney, JCrew join list of businesses filing bankruptcy

WASHINGTON — When the history of the COVID-19 pandemic is written, there will be more than a few words devoted to the retailers the virus decimated as it pounded the economy. The last month, in particular, has brought bankruptcies from well-known brands with deep roots around the country. This weekend, Hertz, the rental car giant, joined the list.

But the impacts of the coronavirus are only half the story. In some cases, such as restaurants and travel companies, the virus is undoubtedly the primary cause of trouble, but in others it looks more like an accelerant — gas on a

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Trust me, economy will soar in 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has a new pitch to voters for this fall: Trust me.

As the economy faces a once-in-a-century recession, with more than 38 million people out of work, Trump is increasingly talking up a future recovery that probably won’t materialize until after the November election. He’s asking voters to look past the pain being felt across the nation and give him another four-year term on the promise of an economic comeback in 2021.

“It’s a transition to greatness,” Trump says over and over, predicting a burgeoning economy come the fall. “You’re going to see some

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Police say Dominic Cummings controversy will make lockdown impossible to enforce

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Cummings’ house where police visited – Police say Dominic Cummings controversy will make lockdown impossible to enforce – REUTERS

The police will no longer be able to enforce lockdown because Dominic Cummings’ actions have completely undermined their authority with the public, it was claimed last night.

Senior policing figures and frontline officers said they feared people would no longer be willing to adhere to the Government’s guidance, making their job virtually impossible.

Many senior officers had already admitted they were struggling to explain the rules to an increasingly confused public.

But after the Prime Minister’s most senior aide travelled 260

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Now Is the Best Time to Buy a Car

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The past few months have upended virtually every plan anyone had made anywhere in the world, and that upheaval seems likely to continue for the foreseeable future.

So, with the knowledge that time makes fools of us all, and the understanding that pandemics speed the process, we’d like to make a prediction: This is going to be a great year to buy a car.

In some ways, this is a simple supply-and-demand argument. March was a brutal month for car sales, which fell by 27 percent across the industry in the first quarter

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Everything we know so far about his lockdown drive to Durham

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The country has been in uproar since Friday evening over revelations that Downing Street senior aide Dominic Cummings and his wife drove 260 miles to his parents’ home in Durham while the country was in lockdown. 

After much discussion in Downing Street today, Boris Johnson has concluded that Mr Cummings, as a father to a young son, acted in the best interests of his child and would be staying on in his role. 

Whether this announcement will draw a line under the issue remains to be seen. This is everything we know so far

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