Apr 30, 2019

Warren attacks JPMorgan Chase for financial advice tweet to customers

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass). Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) led criticism of JPMorgan Chase, the country’s largest bank, after it attempted to offer financial advice to struggling customers Monday.

Details: The bank was roundly criticized on Twitter for its attempt at being relatable on social media. In a series of Twitter posts, Rep. Katie Porter ‏(D-calif.) called for JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon to apologize for the tweet. "And if this tweet does reflect Mr.Dimon’s views, an apology won’t cut it. Might be a #TimetoRetireThursday," she added.

Why it matters: America's big banks are facing heightened scrutiny in Congress. At a House Financial Services Committee hearing this month, Porter challenged Dimon, asking the billionaire how a single mother working as a Chase bank teller should budget her salary, after taking into account the cost of child care and other expenses.

What they're saying: JPMorgan Chase later deleted the tweet and addressed the controversy in a follow-up Twitter post.

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World coronavirus updates: World Bank warns economic pain unavoidable

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens and confirmed plus presumptive cases from the CDC

The novel coronavirus has caused a "global shock" and significant economic pain "seems unavoidable in all countries," the World Bank said in an economic update for
East Asia and the Pacific on Monday.

The big picture: COVID-19 cases surged past 786,000 and the death toll exceeded 37,800 early Tuesday, per Johns Hopkins data. Italy reported more than 11,500 total deaths.

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 2 a.m. ET: 786,228 — Total deaths: 37,820 — Total recoveries: 166,041.
  2. U.S.: Leads the world in confirmed cases. Total confirmed cases as of 2 a.m. ET: 164,603 — Total deaths: 3,170— Total recoveries: 5,896.
  3. Federal government latest: The White House will extend its social distancing guidelines until April 30.
  4. State updates: Rural-state governors say testing is still inadequate, contradicting Trump — Virginia, Maryland and D.C. issue stay-at-home orders to residents, joining 28 other states.
  5. Business latest: Ford and General Electric aim to make 50,000 ventilators in 100 days.
  6. In photos: Navy hospital ship arrives in Manhattan.
  7. What should I do? Answers about the virus from Axios expertsWhat to know about social distancingQ&A: Minimizing your coronavirus risk.
  8. Other resources: CDC on how to avoid the virus, what to do if you get it.

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U.S. coronavirus updates: Death toll tops 3,000

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins; Map: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

The U.S. death toll from the novel coronavirus has now surpassed 3,000, per Johns Hopkins data.

The state of play: The U.S. had by Monday night recorded more than 163,000 positive cases — more than any other country in the world, per Johns Hopkins. The COVID-19 death toll stood at 3,008. The number of recoveries had risen to more than 5,800.

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