The US stock market has been deeply affected by the Coronavirus outbreak in the USA, as it happened to the Chinese stock market a few months ago when the outbreak happened. The global outbreak, officially designated a pandemic earlier this week by the World Health Organization, has triggered widespread cancellations for major sports and cultural events and corporate conferences, travel restrictions, product shipment delays, and impelled universities across the country to halt in-person instruction.
Amid these concerns, the Federal Reserve applied a half-point interest rate cut last week and announced an additional injection of $1.5 trillion in liquidity operations, along with purchases of Treasury securities across the yield curve. Additionally, in an effort to help and maintain the strong economy, President Donald Trump proposed payroll tax cuts and announced that billions worth of low-interest loans will be available to small and mid-sized businesses getting hit by the coronavirus.
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