Monthly Archives: August 2020

C19 Open Discussion Week 24c

From the Jersey Journal: Hudson County real estate market thrives as NYC couples, families, continue migrating for more value For years, Hudson County real estate has enticed scores of New Yorkers to ditch the Big Apple in favor of more … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 24b

From the Star Ledger: Murphy hopes some N.J. indoor dining will reopen before mid-September With the state’s gyms allowed to reopen with restrictions next Tuesday, Gov. Phil Murphy said he hopes to permit some indoor dining at bars and restaurants by the … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 24

6 months… From ROINJ: Gov. Murphy, asking for some internet friends: Where is COVID finish line? I didn’t intend for my tweet to start a Twitter storm. To be honest, I didn’t think it would draw as much attention as my shameless … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 23c

From CNBC: July home sales spike a record 24.7% as prices set a new high Sales of existing homes soared 24.7% in July from June, according to the National Association of Realtors.  That’s the strongest monthly gain in the history … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 23b

From ABC News: NJ restaurant officials call on Gov. Murphy for timeline for indoor dining The New Jersey Restaurant Association is calling on Governor Phil Murphy to give them a timeline for indoor dining as they try to prepare for … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 23

From MarketWatch: Did the expired $600 federal jobless benefit keep people from going back to work? Did generous unemployment benefits discourage many workers from returning to their jobs? A big drop in people seeking or receiving benefits in the past … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 22b

From InsiderNJ: NJ Business Coalition Urges Governor to Let New Jersey Reopen for Business With coronavirus numbers in the state declining, the New Jersey Business Coalition, a collection of more than 100 business and nonprofit groups, submitted a letter to … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 22

From NJ.com: Why Murphy’s borrowing plan scares me to death When this pandemic crushed New Jersey’s economy, it seemed obvious that the state would need to borrow money to survive it, and reasonable to spread the pain across at least … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 21c

More than a million more Americans lost their jobs last week, and we’re celebrating these numbers as good news? Because initial claims fell? The US is still losing jobs at an alarming pace, NJ still losing jobs at an alarming … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 21b

From NBC News: N.J. sees spike in COVID-19 cases as residents slack off on masks and social distancing Alarm bells went off in New Jersey on Monday as a state that appeared to have successfully flattened the coronavirus curve saw the number … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 21

From NJB Magazine: NJ Unemployment Claims Rise 8.8% Amid Broader Implications Unemployment continues to mount in the Garden State, with 28,063 new claims filed for the week ending July 25, marking an 8.8% increase when compared to the week prior … Continue reading

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