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Greed and Fear Collide: Wall Street Calls Traders Back to Office

  • With billions at stake, managers want staff on trading floor
  • At JPMorgan, tensions over needing doctor’s note to stay home
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On April 2, the day that coronavirus infections around the globe hit 1 million, managers inside JPMorgan Chase & Co. were emailing their latest plans for staffing New York-area trading floors amid the deadly pandemic.

One worker on the sales team noticed a colleague wasn’t on the list and asked where he’d be.