NewsWatch: Airlines and Boeing want a bailout — but look how much they’ve spent on stock buybacks

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How coronavirus is already threatening the housing market

Mortgage firms must prepare now for a U.S. recession, writes Sanjiv Das. See full story.

These 15 companies are working on coronavirus treatments or vaccines — here’s where things stand

A mix of legacy drugmakers and small startups have stepped forward with plans to develop vaccines or treatments that target the infection caused by the novel coronavirus. See full story.

Wall Street billionaire Bill Ackman says ‘hell is coming’ and urges President Trump to ‘send everyone home now’

Pershing Square’s Bill Ackman is calling for drastic measures. See full story.

Huge spike in Google searches for ‘unemployment benefits’ give a stark picture of economic carnage to come

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