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C19 Open Discussion Week 27

From MarketWatch: ‘It’s a five-alarm fire, a 100-year fiscal tsunami’ As fall descends on their virus-weary city, New Yorkers have some fresh reasons for optimism. More people are out on the sidewalks. Gyms are open again. Though Broadway’s still dark and Manhattan … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 26c

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C19 Open Discussion Week 26b

From Politico: How Covid-19 made New Jersey’s Phil Murphy the most powerful governor in America New Jersey endows its governors with the most executive power in the nation. Chris Christie knew it and used that broad authority to become a … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 26

From the Star Ledger: N.J. was just approved for the new $300 unemployment benefit. But you’ll have to wait to get it. New Jersey was approved late Friday for an expanded $300unemployment benefit created by President Donald Trump after Congress couldn’t agree on a … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 25b

We haven’t taken a look at the mobility snapshot in a few weeks. Very interesting trends! Congratulations NJ – Keep Walking!

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C19 Open Discussion Week 25

From Eater: New Jersey Will Start Indoor Dining on Friday, While NYC Restaurants Still Have No Plan New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has announced that the state’s restaurants will be allowed to resume indoor dining starting on Friday. Similar to NYC, the … Continue reading

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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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