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India Faces Lost Generation as Virus Pushes Children to Work

3 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing India's children out of school and into farms and factories to work, worsening a child-labor problem that was already one of the most dire...
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One in Three U.K. Employers Plans to Cut Jobs in This Quarter

9 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

One in three U.K. employers plans to cut staff this quarter, highlighting the growing risk of a labor market crisis derailing the post-lockdown recovery as government support...
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Biden Needs Fed's Powell on Board to Fix Racial Wealth Gap

19 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

Joe Biden's promise to bridge the racial economic gap needs buy-in from one powerful person - Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell - and he doesn't sound convinced.
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Suspend OPT program so American college grads can find jobs

23 hours ago   |   Boston Herald

On June 22, President Trump signed an executive order suspending most guest worker visas until the end of the year. This unprecedented move will preserve more than 500,000 jobs...
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Abe Says Japan Must Avoid Declaring Emergency to Help Economy

1 day ago   |   Bloomberg

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the country must try to avoid declaring another emergency, in order to soften the blow to the economy caused by the pandemic.
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Trump said people of color 'just set a record for new jobs.' Data show the unemployment rate for Black Americans has barely changed in the last month

Trump said people of color 'just set a record for new jobs.' Data show the unemployment rate for Black Americans has barely changed in the last month

1 day ago   |   Business Insider

Speaking at a Saturday news conference, President Donald Trump commemorated the US economy for seeing "a new record for jobs" for people of color. But the monthly jobs report...
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Census Bureau drop-outs complicate door-knocking efforts

1 day ago   |   Boston Herald

ORLANDO, Fla. - Bob Garick was looking forward to being a field supervisor during the door-knocking phase of the 2020 census, but as the number of new coronavirus cases in...
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Without Federal Protections, Farm Workers Risk Coronavirus Infection To Harvest Crops

Without Federal Protections, Farm Workers Risk Coronavirus Infection To Harvest Crops

1 day ago   |   NPR

Labor advocates say the lack of enforceable federal standards to ward off the coronavirus allows farmers to prioritize the harvest over worker safety.
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Without $600 Weekly Benefit, Unemployed Face Bleak Choices

1 day ago   |   NY Times

A federal supplement to jobless pay was a lifeline for millions and for the economy. Its cutoff, even if temporary, may have lasting consequences.
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U.S. hiring slows amid signs of longer-lasting economic damage

2 days ago   |   Boston Herald   |   2 articles

U.S. hiring slowed in July as the coronavirus outbreak worsened, and the government's jobs report offered signs Friday that the economic damage from the pandemic could last far...
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Ohio governor's conflicting COVID-19 tests raise backlash from skeptics of...

Ohio governor's conflicting COVID-19 tests raise backlash from skeptics of mask mandates

The Ohio governor's positive, then negative, tests for COVID-19 have provided fuel for skeptics of government pandemic mandates. Read more ...

Israeli jeweler makes $1.5m gold coronavirus mask

Israeli jeweler makes $1.5m gold coronavirus mask

An Israeli jewelry company is working on what it says will be the world's most expensive coronavirus mask, a gold, diamond-encrusted face covering with a price tag of $1.5 million. Read more ...

Puerto Rico Halts Primary Voting For Centers That Never Received Ballots

Puerto Rico Halts Primary Voting For Centers That Never Received Ballots

Hundreds of frustrated voters were turned away from centers across Puerto Rico that never received ballots. Read more ...

Researchers created a test to determine which masks are the least effective

Researchers created a test to determine which masks are the least effective

A group of researchers at Duke University created a simple technique to analyze the effectiveness of various types of masks, which have become a critical component in stopping... Read more ...

‘Collusion with foreign powers': Billionaire Hong Kong protest-backer Jimmy...

‘Collusion with foreign powers': Billionaire Hong Kong protest-backer Jimmy Lai detained, his Apple Daily offices searched

Billionaire media tycoon and Hong Kong protest-backer Jimmy Lai has been arrested on suspicion of “collusion with foreign powers.” Police also searched the offices of his Apple... Read more ...

Simon Cowell breaks back while testing electric bicycle

Simon Cowell breaks back while testing electric bicycle

Simon Cowell broke his back Saturday while testing his new electric bicycle at his home in California, according to a spokesperson. Read more ...

States on hook for billions under Trump's unemployment plan

States on hook for billions under Trump's unemployment plan

A plan from President Donald Trump to extend additional unemployment benefits requires states to provide 25% of the funds, and it's unclear whether states have the money or the... Read more ...

Blue Jackets advance with 3-0 Game 5 win over Maple Leafs

Blue Jackets advance with 3-0 Game 5 win over Maple Leafs

TORONTO - Joonas Korpisalo stopped 33 shots and the Columbus Blue Jackets advanced to the first round of the NHL playoffs with a 3-0 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs in a... Read more ...

Bryson DeChambeau feels closer to first major win after strong PGA Championship

Bryson DeChambeau feels closer to first major win after strong PGA Championship

SAN FRANCISCO - Bryson DeChambeau made the best run of his career at a major championship, but still fell short despite shooting a final-round 66 to finish 10-under for the... Read more ...

White House Reportedly Asked How To Get A New President's Face On Mount Rushmore

White House Reportedly Asked How To Get A New President's Face On Mount Rushmore

Trump wasn't joking when he told South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem he wanted his face on Mount Rushmore, she said. Read more ...