Niche U.S. finance firms grease global trade of masks, gloves

Niche U.S. finance firms grease global trade of masks, gloves

NEW YORK/BOSTON (Reuters) – From specialty finance firms to boutique investment banks, a disparate mix of small financiers is bankrolling a U.S. gold rush for masks, gloves and other supplies in the wake of the novel coronavirus. FILE PHOTO: Various N95 respiration masks at a laboratory of 3M, which has been contracted by the U.S. …

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The Government Is Walking Blind Into the Coronavirus Housing Crisis

The Government Is Walking Blind Into the Coronavirus Housing Crisis

The 2008 financial crisis saw failures at every level of elite institutions. There was the failed promise of Federal Reserve Chair Alan Greenspan that the markets would self-regulate. The failure of policymakers to listen to community advocates who repeatedly sounded the alarm about predatory, racist lending practices. And there was a failure to bail out …

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Chicago Cubs Top Boston Red Sox in B/R’s Best MLB Ballpark World Series Bracket

Chicago Cubs Top Boston Red Sox in B/R’s Best MLB Ballpark World Series Bracket

Jonathan Daniel/Getty ImagesWrigley Field is the top stadium in baseball after winning the vote from fans in Bleacher Report’s Best MLB Ballpark bracket. The home of the Chicago Cubs got over 2,900 votes to beat out Fenway Park in the “World Series,” with the Boston Red Sox’s park gaining about 2,600 votes.All 30 stadiums were eligible during the “regular …

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More than 200 schools back lawsuit over foreign student rule

BOSTON (AP) — More than 200 universities are backing a legal challenge to the Trump administration’s new restrictions on international students, arguing that the policy jeopardizes students’ safety and forces schools to reconsider fall plans they have spent months preparing.The schools have signed court briefs supporting Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as …

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Celtics’ Jayson Tatum Talks Life on NBA Campus, Compares It to High School

Celtics’ Jayson Tatum Talks Life on NBA Campus, Compares It to High School

Michael Dwyer/Associated PressNow that Jayson Tatum has had a few days to get acclimated to life in the NBA campus, the Boston Celtics star has provided some insight into what things are like for players. Speaking to reporters on Saturday, Tatum said the experience has been “like when I was in high school…at a McDonald’s All-American …

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Report: Celtics’ Kara Lawson Expected to Be Named Duke Women’s Basketball HC

Report: Celtics’ Kara Lawson Expected to Be Named Duke Women’s Basketball HC

Mitchell Leff/Getty ImagesBoston Celtics assistant coach Kara Lawson is expected to be named Duke women’s basketball head coach, per Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe.”Lawson completed her final interviews and is expected to finalize a deal to become the next women’s head coach for the Duke, according to an NBA source,” Washburn reported Friday.Lawson played …

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If the Patriots can handle Tom Brady’s diva antics, they can definitely handle Cam Newton

If the Patriots can handle Tom Brady’s diva antics, they can definitely handle Cam Newton

Without playing a down for the New England Patriots, quarterback Cam Newton has some in the Boston sports media sphere questioning if he can fit in with the “culture” of the team. But the Patriots already have shown they know how to deal with a talented, demanding, sometimes difficult quarterback with seemingly countless off-field distractions. …

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