Day: May 15, 2020

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COVID-19 Has Blown Away the Myth About ‘First’ and ‘Third’ World Competence — Global Issues

johannesburg Friday, May 15, 2020 Inter Press Service JOHANNESBURG, May 15 (IPS) – One of the planet’s – and Africa’s – deepest prejudices is being demolished by the way countries handle COVID-19.  For as long as any of us remember, everyone “knew” that “First World” countries – in effect, Western Europe and North America – […]

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Wisconsin bars packed after court lifts stay-at-home order

Almost immediately after the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down Governor Tony Evers’ stay-at-home order on Wednesday, bars in the state opened their doors — and patrons did not hold back. Video from one packed bar in Platteville has gone viral online. The video from Nick’s Bar shows patrons packed together, dancing and banging on the […]

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Big banks able to weather Bank of Canada’s worst-case scenario, but risks higher for households and businesses

Canada’s six biggest banks survived a severe stress test by the Bank of Canada, which is a relief since they might be the only thing standing between a relatively short recession and something much worse. The analysis was part of the central bank’s latest Financial System Review (FSR), which is devoted to the COVID-19 crisis. […]

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