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Russia is the world’s biggest loser from oil’s crash, and that’s reason to worry

Russia’s economy and power is highly dependent on oil and energy prices, writes George Friedman.

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These 2 maps sum up what your coronavirus purchases say about how you vote

If you stockpiled toilet paper, you’re probably a Democrat.

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This conservative economist says President Trump’s plan to reopen the economy fails in crucial ways

What we now have are guidelines that are too general to be useful and a patchwork response by states that will be much less effective than an assertive — and funded — national plan.

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One $1,200 stimulus check won’t cut it. Give Americans $2,000 a month tax-free to fire up the economy

Emergency Money for the People Act covers what the CARES Act missed, writes Rep. Tim Ryan.

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Why it’s not so crazy that stocks are rising even though 26 million people are out of work

The are many reasons for the stock market’s buoyancy — from incentives in the industry to retirement-account purchases to behavioral biases.