Trump Set To Deliver Address As Coronavirus Deemed A Pandemic

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    President Trump is set to deliver a national address from the Oval Office at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday, following the World Health Organization declaring the outbreak a pandemic and with Washington lawmakers scrambling to propose ways to contain the economic fallout of the fast-spreading virus. Watch his remarks live here . Globally, the number of cases has exceeded 125,000, with more than 1,000 of those reported in the U.S. Investors yet again have taken notice. Stocks took a nosedive on Wednesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average slumping 5.9%. The slide moved the market decline from a correction to a bear market, which traders usually define as a drop of 20% or more from a recent high point. It marks the first time since the 2008 financial crisis that the Dow dipped into bear market territory. Outside of Wall Street, as the coronavirus increasingly disrupts daily American life — from school cancellations , companies pushing employees to work from home and cities banning large

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