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Why Stocks Climb During Bad Economy News

In this pandemic environment, why are stocks climbing when news about the economy isn't good?

I've actually been getting that question a lot. And look, nobody really knows why stock markets move the way they do in real time. But there's a variety of factors why we've seen stock market rallies these days. So, one is improving investor sentiment that some of the government measures to stabilize the economy are working. And the other one is something you saw on Monday, when the Dow rose more than 900 points, there was some news out about a potential coronavirus vaccine. Some positive preliminary results on that experimental trial. So, that helped also improve investor sentiment.

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Financial Historian: COVID-19 Economic Depression

While some European economies have experienced depression in modern times, the US hasn't seen one since the 1930s. In a conversation with Ian Bremmer for GZERO World, Economic Historian Adam Tooze points to a dangerous mix of rising unemployment, skittish investors, and a lack of a social safety net as signs that it's time to discuss the possibility of prolonged economic depression.

Podcast: Is a second Great Depression coming?

Most of us are familiar with recession, and experienced the major economic impact of one from 2008-2010. It turns out, the definition of a "depression" is harder to articulate, even for economists, because the US hasn't had one since the 1930s. But as unemployment rises and lockdowns threaten the existence of businesses here and around the world, it's time to ask the question: Is another depression a possibility, and what would that look like today? On the latest episode of GZERO World, Ian Bremmer poses this question to leading economic historian and author Adam Tooze. The two discuss the strength of the US and global economies before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, and realistic timeframes for when the financial outlook will improve.

Robots and the Rustbelt with John Kasich

This week it's all about J-O-B-S and how automation (yes, robots...kind of) is changing the future of work in America. Then I'll chat with a man from the heart of America's Rust Belt: Governor John Kasich. And of course, I've got your Puppet Regime.

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