Last Week in the News

Monday, March 16 

  • Kentucky Derby postponed until September. 
  • Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine postpones in-person voting in state’s primary until June. 
  • President Trump says gatherings should be limited to 10 people. 

Tuesday, March 17 

  • White House shows support for proposed plan to send checks to Americans in “next two weeks” to address coronavirus, Secretary Treasury Steven Mnuchin says. 
  • Former Vice President Joe Biden sweeps Arizona, Illinois and Florida primaries. 
  • Tom Brady announces he will not return to the New England Patriots. 

Wednesday, March 18 

  • Trump says U.S. and Canada agree to close border to “non-essential traffic.” 
  • China expels journalists from The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. 
  • U.S. Navy to send two hospital ships — one to each coast — to treat non-coronavirus patients. 

Thursday, March 19 

  • Italy’s coronavirus death toll reaches 3,405, becoming the highest in the world, and surpasses China’s reported total. 
  • Labor Department reports that applications for unemployment benefits surge by 70,000 last week.
  • State Department advises Americans abroad to come home now or prepare to stay put, warns against traveling outside of U.S. 

Friday, March 20 

  • Dow plunges more than 925 points as Wall Street wraps up worst week since 2008 financial crisis.
  • U.S. tax filing deadline has been pushed back from April 15 to July 15, Treasury Department says. 
  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo orders all of the in-state workforce to stay home, says only essential businesses can remain open.