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Federal Government Continues Mixed Messaging As Coronavirus Spreads

The White House’s coronavirus task force stressed a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendation to cancel gatherings of 50 or more people in a press conference Monday morning.The White House also says more COVID-19 testing kits will be available this week, allowing for widespread testing.

This comes as schools and businesses close across the country, keeping the markets in a nosedive. The Federal Reserve cut interest rates again this weekend in an attempt to bolster the economy, but markets still plummeted at the opening bell.

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