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Daily Archives: April 8, 2020

CRS – COVID-19 and Stock Market Stress

COVID-19 and Stock Market Stress April 3, 2020 IN11309 – “Induced by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the longest U.S. stock market bull run of 11 years ended in mid-March, the quickest drawdown on record (Figure 1). The market subsequently rebounded, responding to the $2 trillion coronavirus relief package (P.L. 116-136). The swing of stock prices has created unprecedented volatility, a risk metric that measures the degree of price dispersion. This Insight explains the function of the U.S. stock market, the different ways to view stock pricing, and how certain pandemic-induced conditions could affect policymaking. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is the primary regulator of U.S. capital markets…”

Financial Sources on the Internet 2020

Via LLRX – Financial Sources on the Internet 2020 – This is Marcus Zillman’s selective and wide ranging guide to mostly free financial, market, benchmarking, data and knowledge discovery resources on the internet. The guide is especially useful during this time of financial tumult, and will be updated in future as we continue to experience… Continue Reading

Library workers fight for safer working conditions amid coronavirus pandemic

NBC News – Over the last month, the #closethelibraries campaign has called to close library buildings not only to the public but also to library staff. “In Hennepin County, Minnesota, 220 library workers face a dilemma: take unpaid leave or get reassigned to work in hotels housing homeless people, including some with COVID-19 symptoms, with… Continue Reading

Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

“CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. CDC also advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus… Continue Reading

COVID-19 Pushed Legal Toward Tech, Remote Work. There May Be No Going Back

Law.com – “Remote work and the move toward more workflow automation could be sticking around as firms continue to cut overhead and bolster efficiency in an increasingly competitive market. The end of the COVID-19 pandemic is nowhere in sight yet, but it’s already becoming evident that there could be some lasting repercussions for the legal… Continue Reading

FTC – Easy-to-pick “smart” locks gush personal data

Ars Technica: “A padlock—whether it uses a combination, a key, or “smart” tech—has exactly one job: to keep your stuff safe so other people can’t get it. Tapplock, Inc., based in Canada, produces such a product. The company’s locks unlock with a fingerprint or an app connected by Bluetooth to your phone. Unfortunately, the Federal… Continue Reading

CFOs looking to make remote work, telecommuting more permanent following COVID-19

ZDNet – Gartner Survey – The move to remote work may be a bit more permanent than many managers and employees realize. “The new normal telecommuting may be a bit more permanent than realized, as 74% of CFOs say they expect to move previously on-site employees remote post-COVID-19, according to a Gartner survey. The survey,… Continue Reading

COVID-19 and the Global Library Field

IFLA – “Key Resources for Libraries in responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic The information and resources below are provided on a non-exhaustive basis but will be updated regularly. It is based on publicly available information, and that submitted to [email protected] We welcome additional ideas, references, suggestions and corrections to this address. Please see also our … Continue Reading