Economic Outlook 

Retail, home sales, and overall business activity have seen improvement. Mnuchin projects a possible end to the recession by the end of the year, while Bloomberg economists have a less positive outlook. 

6/23/20 | Mnuchin says U.S. may emerge from recession by end of year 

6/23/20 | US business activity jumps to a 4-month high in June, showing that the shock of the coronavirus pandemic is easing 

6/23/20 | US stocks climb, Nasdaq hits record as investors pile into tech giants 

6/23/20 | US new-home sales jumped nearly 17% in May, more than economists expected, as buyers rushed back to the market 

6/23/20 | US shoppers are spending more outside the grocery store, but there’s still a long road to recovery in the retail sector 

6/23/20 | Global economy to shrink ‘disastrous’ 4.7% in 2020 amid post-pandemic scarring, Bloomberg economists forecast 

Business News 

Updates on the PPP, Economic Injury Disaster Loans, and Cares Act. The likelihood of a second stimulus check has increased. 

6/23/20 | Virus surges across U.S., throwing reopenings into disarray 

6/23/20 | Second stimulus checks: Your questions answered 

6/23/20 | Good news for PPP borrowers: Additional money may be on the way – but at what cost? 

6/23/20 | Federal Reserve’s CARES Act programs off to slow start 

6/22/20 | Housing rebound during pandemic exposes the wealth divide 

6/21/20 | Small US companies squeezed hardest by Covid-19 effects 

6/19/20 | Master list of U.S. airline seating and mask COVID-19 policies 

6/18/20 | Home foreclosures and evictions banned through summer 

6/17/20 | Economic Injury Disaster Loans are back: A renewed lifeline for small businesses 

6/17/20 | Take a Look at SBA’s New ‘EZ’ Loan Forgiveness Application 

Local Updates 

Florida sees a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases as multiple municipalities issue mandatory mask orders 

6/23/20 | Second wave of infections is upon us, public health expert says 

6/23/20 | Another 3,289 COVID-19 cases reported in Florida 

6/23/20 | Florida cracking down on bars, restaurants that fail to follow coronavirus guidelines 

6/23/20 | Budgets put limits on social distancing options for schools  

6/23/20 | Florida university reopening plans given green light 

6/23/20 | Pinellas County to require face coverings in businesses 

6/23/20 | Pasco adopts face mask requirements to combat COVID-19 

6/22/20 | Florida passes 100,000 coronavirus cases as deaths rise to 3,173 

6/22/20 | Hillsborough County mandates face masks be worn inside county businesses  

6/22/20 | Florida unemployment rate jumps to 14.5 percent 

6/22/20 | Airlines see gradual return of demand for flights in Tampa 

6/22/20 | Curry has no plans to mandate masks as higher percentage of patients test positive for COVID-19 

6/18/20 | Report: Over 75 percent of Floridians had their summer travel plans affected by COVID-19 

6/18/20 | City of Tampa to mandate masks starting Friday 

6/17/20 | DeSantis: Florida is ‘not rolling back’ reopening plans despite increase in cases 

Numbers as of End-of-Day 6/23/20 

There have now been 103,503 cases throughout the state of Florida and 3,238 deaths.  

Totals by county: 

Duval: 3,202 cases and 62 deaths 

Hillsborough: 6,176 cases and 119 deaths 

Orange: 5,502 cases and 51 deaths 

Manatee: 2,013 cases and 127 deaths 

Pasco: 954 cases and 17 deaths 

Pinellas: 4,033 cases and 129 deaths 

Polk: 2,279 cases and 78 deaths 

Sarasota: 1,031 cases and 95 deaths 

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