This is a list of news from around the web which I came across in the last few days. I found these articles interesting and somewhat related to the travel and deal content you regularly see here at Danny the Deal Guru. Sometimes just interesting and not related at all, but I hope you enjoy them just the same. If you come across any interesting articles, or if you have your own blog and have something relatable please send them my way.
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What Chinese Police Should Do if Drivers Don’t Stop at a Coronavirus Checkpoint
😬😬training exercise demonstrating what Chinese police should do if someone tries to go past a #coronavirus checkpoint #china pic.twitter.com/roxYKpl2ir
— Danny the Deal Guru (@dannydealguru) March 3, 2020
Federal Reserve announces first emergency rate cut since the financial crisis
The Federal Reserve slashed interest rates by half a percentage point on Tuesday, a bold attempt to give the US economy a jolt in the face of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. It was the first unscheduled, emergency rate cut since 2008, and it also marks the biggest one-time cut since then. The new benchmark interest rate is a range of between 1% and 1.25%. This is bad news for your money in a savings account. SoFi was one of the first banks to quickly lower its rate from 1.60% to 1.10% APY. Simple Finance is still offering 1.75% and a $400 bonus. Read more here.
My 2009 Swine Flu Cruise & How I Found An Even Better Deal Right Now!
Coronavirus has impacted travel all over the world, but that also means that you can find some great deals. Read more here.
Amazon Same-Day Delivery just got faster
Amazon has announced that it is making its Same-Day Delivery program even faster. Prime members in Philadelphia, Phoenix, Orlando, and Dallas can now enjoy faster Same-Day Delivery—from click to doorstep in just a few hours. Read more here.
Panera Launches MyPanera+ Program ($8.99/Month For Unlimited Coffee)
The program is now available nationwide, costing $8.99 (during the pilot program it was $7.99). Read more here.