Over time, the nonprofit built a huge worldwide network comprising artists, landlords, business owners and sponsors, including Zappos, American Express and Lexus, interested in commissioning public artworks to enhance their property and draw foot traffic or social media attention to their businesses. (Street art gets more shares as a category on Instagram than hashtags for concerts, cooking or sports.) … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic | Murals send a message of hope in grim times
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The Fed's lending programs are backstopped by the US Treasury under rules reserved for emergencies. And in an effort to stabilize financial markets, the Fed has ballooned its balance sheet, which it had been trimming before the coronavirus pandemic, to a record-setting level of more than $7 trillion (5.7 trillion pounds). It may need to do more before the crisis is over, to keep borrowing rates low even as the economic recovery takes hold. … [Read more...] about Fed’s Jerome Powell fears second coronavirus wave, reiterates crisis-fighting pledge
"There is every possibility that the Centre will have very limited role with regards to imposing restrictions or giving relaxations from June 1. The states and UTs will take decisions on such issues depending on the situation locally," a senior government official told PTI. … [Read more...] about Centre likely to retain limited role and allow states have more say after Lockdown 4.0
For the past few years, conservative lawmakers have been threatening to remove the Section 230 protections as a way of pressuring social media platforms to stop removing conservative content, even when it contains misinformation or threatening language. For example, Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri last year proposed a law that would subject social media companies to regulatory audits to prove their sites give equal treatment to conservative and liberal viewpoints. … [Read more...] about Trump’s new executive order is a ‘mugging of the First Amendment,’ says Sen. Wyden
Sweden has largely remained open while most of the countries observed an overall shutdown of business. Opting for the rather controversial approach of keeping restaurants, schools and parks open for public (while banning gatherings of more than 50 people and shutting museums), Sweden’s Chief Epidemiologist Anders Tegnell said that the country is focusing on long-term sustainability over drastic short-term tactics. In fact, Sweden’s ambassador to the United States said last month that the capital of the Nordic country, Stockholm, could reach Herd Immunity in May. … [Read more...] about In-Depth: Is Herd Immunity our best bet in the fight against coronavirus?