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May 15, 2020 | Current events
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  • Percent of Americans have withdrawn from their retirement savings to cover basic expenses since the pandemic began.
  • Billion-dollar loss by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway this past quarter.
  • The daily cash burn rate, in millions, of Delta Airlines' fleet of Boeing 777 jets, which will be retired by the end of 2020.
  • Dollars paid daily to voluntarily self-isolate, as part of a new proposal from health officials incentivizing people to stay home.
  • The percentage increase in grocery-delivery service Instacart's potential valuation as shelter-in-place orders boost profits.
  • Years of Earth Day celebrations, not to be confused with Earth's birthday (which will be it's 4.5 billionth, if you're shopping for cards).
  • Percent decline in pork production at Tyson Foods, despite President Trump's executive order for meat processing plants to remain open.