The Week in Business: A Sick Twist for the Economy

Just when it seemed like the country’s pandemic recovery — and the upcoming elections — couldn’t get any more surreal, here we are. Read on for the business and tech news you need to know for the week ahead, and be safe out there. — Charlotte Cowles

And you thought the week’s biggest story would be that train wreck of a presidential debate. Instead, as you’ve surely heard by now, President Trump tested positive for the coronavirus late on Thursday, hours after assuring Americans that “the end of the pandemic is in sight.” Global markets faltered as he began isolating at the White House for an unspecified period, throwing his re-election campaign into uncertainty.

Back to last Tuesday’s debate: Somewhere in its smoldering ashes was a brief exchange about the economic recession. Mr. Trump assured viewers

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