House passes historic $2 trillion stimulus despite objections from GOP lawmaker
CNN: The House of Representatives today approved the historic $2 trillion stimulus package that passed the Senate earlier this week, overcoming last-minute drama by using an unusual procedural move to thwart a demand by a conservative Republican to force members to vote in person. The bill now goes to President Donald Trump for his signature. The Republican, Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky, infuriated members in both parties by bringing them back to Washington amid uncertainty over whether he would request a full roll call vote. That uncertainty forced many to travel during the public health emergency simply to deny his demand in order to ensure swift passage of the measure today. Ultimately, however, House leadership was able to deny Massie a sufficient second in support of a roll call vote when he made a request for it, shutting down the demand and allowing the House to approve the package by voice vote instead. Key elements of the package include sending checks directly to individuals and families, a major expansion of unemployment benefits, money for hard-hit hospitals and health care providers, financial assistance for small businesses, and $500 billion in loans for distressed companies.

Trump blasts GM, Ford over ventilators; could order action
Reuters: President Donald Trump blasted General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. today, calling on the two  automakers to quickly build badly needed ventilators for COVID-19 patients and suggesting he might invoke the Defense Production Act to force the companies to move faster. GM and Ford separately announced this week that they are working with companies to help boost ventilator production.

– Four dead on Carnival-owned cruise ship amid coronavirus outbreak aboard (CNBC)
– U.S. consumer sentiment near 3 1/2-year low, spending tepid (Reuters)
– Google parent Alphabet to donate $800M in response to coronavirus crisis (Reuters)
– Oil plunges more than 5% despite stimulus efforts (Reuters)
– Wall Street to snap record three-day surge as virus threat intensifies (Reuters