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Trump Administration May Privatize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac


Jake Heronema

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been kept in conservatorship limbo for over a decade now. But the Trump administration may move to end that before leaving office in January.

Are Interest Rates the "Cure" to a Covid-19 Recovery?


Oscar Garner III

The conditions surrounding the coronavirus-recession are unprecedented and the symptoms of those conditions created an “economic-illness” for which we have no diagnoses. High levels of permanent unemployment, low consumer demand, stagnant inflation, and political deadlock have made it impossible for officials to use conventional methods of attack on an unknown pathogen. Although most leaders have no answer, the Federal Reserve seems to think ‘zero-percent’ interest rates could be our economy’s vaccine. While it may seem simple, one might agree with the Fed’s tactic given what they have been able to do since March.

Pfizer Seeks Authorization of Covid-19 Vaccine


Vincent Pucillo

After lots of speculation and anticipation for a coronavirus vaccine, Pfizer is planning to ask U.S. health regulators on Friday to approve use of it and its partner, BioNTech SE’s Covid-19 vaccine. This is after months of research and effort to find a solution to mitigate and reduce the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Albert Bourla, Pfizer chairman and CEO, said, “Our work to deliver a safe and effective vaccine has never been more urgent, as we continue to see an alarming rise in the number of cases of COVID-19 globally…"

Gov. Whitmer Announces New Lockdown For Michigan


Jake Heronema

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Sunday announced a new series of limitations on indoor gatherings and other activities that will last for three weeks starting Wednesday.

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