The U.S. House on Wednesday easily passed a temporary extension of the Paycheck Protection Program, speeding the measure to President Donald Trump.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is launching a marketing campaign to emphasize the importance of wearing a mask in public to stop the spread of COVID-19.
After months of refusing to provide COVID-19 data on individual nursing homes, state officials have changed their minds. Nearly half of Indiana’s deaths from COVID-19 can be traced to the facilities.
Under Stage 5, which had been expected to begin Friday, almost all restrictions were supposed to be lifted. Instead, the governor said Indiana will implement a “Stage 4.5” from July 4-17.
COVID-19 cases in Indiana have increased over the past week, but were down significantly in June compared with May. Deaths from the virus also saw a big decline in June, while testing rose dramatically.
There was a concerning signal in the Pfizer trial: The majority of people given an intermediate dose of the vaccine developed fevers, chills and other low-grade symptoms that lasted a day.
At least 4 million private-sector workers have had their pay cut during the pandemic, according to economists who worked on a labor market analysis for the University of Chicago’s Becker Friedman Institute.
The payroll company ADP said Wednesday that small businesses reported the biggest increase, adding 937,000 jobs. Among industries, construction firms, restaurants and hotels, and retailers posted large gains in hiring.
Prospects for the legislation in the House, however, were uncertain. Both chambers are set to adjourn for a two-week recess by week’s end.
Dr. Anthony Fauci said areas seeing recent outbreaks are putting the entire nation at risk. He cited recent video footage of people socializing in crowds, often without masks, and otherwise ignoring safety guidelines.
The whiplash that ripped through markets in the second quarter came as investors became increasingly hopeful that the economy can pull out of its severe, sudden recession relatively quickly.
The Indiana State Fair has been called off this year, but the fairgrounds will still feature dozens of rides and vendors selling fair food this summer.
Indiana has seen rising coronavirus case numbers over the past seven days compared with the previous week.
The Children’s Museum said it is projecting a loss of $4 million to $7 million in 2020 because of the three-month health crisis closure.
The tourism group’s new “You Have Earned It” campaign focuses on Indiana residents and relies heavily on Facebook and Google advertising platforms.
Business owners and advocacy groups complain that the money in the Paycheck Protection Program has not fully put to work because the program created obstacles that stopped countless small businesses from applying.
Fed officials say more than 200 banks have signed up to participate since the program began two weeks ago, but that’s a small slice of the nation’s roughly 5,000 lenders. None have made any loans yet.
Amid an alarming resurgence of coronavirus cases in places nationwide, more people are being required to wear masks in public.
U.S. companies are providing reason for hope that an earnings recession may be less severe than some analysts expect.
Business Roundtable’s CEO Economic Outlook Survey fell to 34.3 in the second quarter, its lowest reading since the same three months of 2009, according to results released Monday.