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CHARITY HOSPICE: Abby Harcharik-Manni has been hired as a full-time marketer at Charity Hospice.

“I’m excited to join Charity Hospice to advocate for hospice services and improve the quality of life of patients and their families,” she said.

She has a bachelor’s degree in social science from West Liberty University. Harcharik-Manni, who joined the hospice staff in May, had spent three years as an educator and three years working in various positions with a local nursing home. Her work in the nursing home led her to seek a position in hospice care.

“Abby was chosen from a long list of candidates and we are happy to welcome her to our staff. She has already demonstrated great enthusiasm and a commitment to sharing the benefits of hospice care any way and any where she can,”said Jerry Jo Gilham, Charity Hospice CEO.

For information about hospice care in general or Charity Hospice, call (740) 264-2280.

BANK STRESS: worst-case scenario for the U.S. economy ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic would cause nation’s 34 largest banks to collectively lose roughly $700 billion, the Federal Reserve said.

To bolster the banks ahead such a potentially damaging recession, the Fed ordered them to suspend buybacks of their own stock and to cap dividend payouts until Sept. 30.

The move comes as the central bank unveiled its latest “stress tests,” which are designed to test the resiliency of the nation’s largest banks. The annual tests change every year, and passing the tests is a requirement for the banks to start buying back shares or paying out dividends.

While their losses would be astronomical, all the banks survive under the Fed’s tests.

From staff and wire reports

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