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Here's how the abrupt end of the $600 federal unemployment benefit will wreak havoc on jobless Americans

Here's how the abrupt end of the $600 federal unemployment benefit will wreak havoc on jobless Americans

30 minutes ago   |   Business Insider

The lapse of the $600 federal unemployment benefit will prompt a drastic reduction in household spending, experts say. Unemployed people are much likelier to miss credit card...
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Europe has yet to live up to its Covid-19 promises

Europe has yet to live up to its Covid-19 promises

1 hour ago   |   Politico

Welcome to POLITICO's new Global Public Health Spotlight - an extension of the Global Translations newsletter. Each week we track major issues facing the globe. Sign up here...
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In Power for a Year, Puerto Rico Leader Fights for Job at Polls

1 hour ago   |   Bloomberg

Fighting corruption allegations and a resurgence of Covid-19, Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vazquez will face voters Sunday as she vies to lead the U.S. commonwealth out of a...
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Zimbabwe Weighs Plan to Sell Land-Settlement Bond on New Bourse

2 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

Zimbabwe is considering a plan to sell part of a $3.5 billion bond to settle a dispute over the seizure of White-owned commercial farms on a new exchange in Victoria Falls.
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Liverpool credited with strong fight against COVID-19

2 hours ago   |   Al Jazeera

A common criticism of the UK's tackling of the coronavirus crisis has been a lack of clear, decisive leadership, but now one city is being held up as an example of how a...
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U.S. household debt falls for first time in 6 years

U.S. household debt falls for first time in 6 years

3 hours ago   |   Post Gazette


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Extra credit for masks? With no mandates at their schools, teachers urge students to wear them

4 hours ago   |   NBC News

"I need as much protection as I can get," said a 72-year-old cancer survivor in Oklahoma whose students will return to school five days a week but won't be required to wear masks.
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'We're Risking Our Lives': Front-Line Federal Workers Sue For Hazard Pay

'We're Risking Our Lives': Front-Line Federal Workers Sue For Hazard Pay

5 hours ago   |   NPR

From correctional officers to TSA employees, federal workers say their jobs are made more dangerous by the coronavirus. (Image credit: The Washington Post/The Washington Post...
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Two execs who helped expand $1 billion ClassPass into 26 markets give their playbook for scaling a growth company

Two execs who helped expand $1 billion ClassPass into 26 markets give their playbook for scaling a growth company

6 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Fitness startup ClassPass has raised a total of $549 million since it was founded in 2013 to launch its subscription fitness service across the world, and was valued at $1...
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Gov. Says Florida's Unemployment System Was Designed To Create 'Pointless Roadblocks'

Gov. Says Florida's Unemployment System Was Designed To Create 'Pointless Roadblocks'

12 hours ago   |   NPR

Gov. Ron DeSantis says the portal was designed to frustrate users, "so people just say, oh, the hell with it, I'm not going to do that." Florida has been among the slowest...
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US adds 1.8 million jobs in a sign that hiring has slowed

US adds 1.8 million jobs in a sign that hiring has slowed

WASHINGTON - The United States added 1.8 million jobs in July, a pullback from the gains of May and June and evidence that the resurgent coronavirus is stalling hiring and... Read more ...

Georgia student suspended after posting photo of crowded hall

Georgia student suspended after posting photo of crowded hall

DALLAS, Ga. - A Georgia high school student says she was suspended after she posted a photo of a crowded hallway at her school. Hannah Watters, a sophomore at North Paulding... Read more ...

President Trump to ban dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat

President Trump to ban dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat

The move turns up the pressure on negotiations over the popular video app's future through a potential sale. Read more ...

Hagerty rides Trump support to Senate GOP primary win in Tennessee

Hagerty rides Trump support to Senate GOP primary win in Tennessee

Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty has won the Tennessee Republican primary for an open U.S. Senate seat behind the endorsement of President Donald Trump. Read more ...

US economy's growth slows in July, adding 1.8 million jobs amid COVID-19

US economy's growth slows in July, adding 1.8 million jobs amid COVID-19

The US economy's growth slowed in July, adding just 1.8 million jobs following skyrocketing numbers of COVID-19 cases in states like Texas and Florida. Read more ...

Long Road To Recovery: Hiring Slows In July, As U.S. Employers Add 1.8...

Long Road To Recovery: Hiring Slows In July, As U.S. Employers Add 1.8 Million Jobs

U.S. employers added 1.8 million jobs in July, down from 4.8 million the month before. The unemployment rate inched down to 10.2%. Read more ...

Dutch cyclist in Poland crash conscious, in good condition

Dutch cyclist in Poland crash conscious, in good condition

WARSAW, Poland - Dutch cyclist Fabio Jakobsen is in good condition after he was brought out of an induced coma following a controversial crash with one of his countrymen near... Read more ...

Trump Signs Executive Order That Will Effectively Ban Use Of TikTok In the U.S

Trump Signs Executive Order That Will Effectively Ban Use Of TikTok In the U.S

The president also issued an executive order aimed at cutting ties between the U.S. and the owner of the popular Chinese communications and social media app WeChat. Read more ...

UK's Gove sees progress made on Brexit talks, says EU trade deal can be done

UK's Gove sees progress made on Brexit talks, says EU trade deal can be done

Britain's top minister overseeing the post-Brexit talks said on Friday that progress had been made with the European Union so he believed the two sides would clinch a free... Read more ...

Norwegian govt urges citizens to avoid travel abroad to limit virus spread

Norwegian govt urges citizens to avoid travel abroad to limit virus spread

Norwegians should avoid all travel abroad, even to countries with few Covid-19 cases, Health Minister Bent Hoie said on Friday. “There is still little contamination in Norway... Read more ...