Last Week in the News

Monday, April 20 

  • Israeli leaders agree to form an emergency unity government, leaving Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister for now. 
  • U.S. crude oil futures fall below $0 for the first time in history. 
  • An Ohio prison is now the largest reported source of coronavirus infections in the U.S. 
  • Lord & Taylor explores bankruptcy after temporarily shutting all of its 38 department stores. 

Tuesday, April 21

  • Netflix announces it added nearly 16 million subscribers between January and March. 
  • The last major cruise ship at sea, Costa Deliziosa, reaches port in Italy. 
  • Harvard faces backlash after receiving $8.6 million in relief money from coronavirus stimulus package. 

Wednesday, April 22

  • World celebrates the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.
  • President Trump signs order suspending immigration for 60 days, with exceptions for certain workers and relatives of U.S. citizens. 
  • Two coronavirus-related deaths in February were the earliest in the U.S., officials say. 

Thursday, April 23

  • House approves a $484 billion aid package for small business loans, hospitals and testing. 
  • Cincinnati Bengals pick Heisman winner Joe Burrow first overall in NFL draft. 
  • China pledges additional $30 million in funding for the World Health Organization. 

Friday, April 24

  • Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp reopens some businesses, including tattoo parlors, gyms and hair salons. 
  • U.S. coronavirus death toll surpasses 50,000.
  • FDA issues warning on taking antimalarial drugs like hydroxychloroquine to cure coronavirus, citing serious side effects — including death. This comes after Trump recommended the drug. 
  • Congressional Budget Office forecast a $3.7 trillion deficit for the 2020 fiscal year.