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The economy is recovering in some states, but others remain at Great Depression-era unemployment levels. Why?

The economy is recovering in some states, but others remain at Great Depression-era unemployment levels. Why?

12 minutes ago   |   Fortune

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today . Employers laid-off employees at the...
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As gold strikes a record high, analysts think the rally has only just begun

As gold strikes a record high, analysts think the rally has only just begun

12 minutes ago   |   Fortune

This is the web version of the Bull Sheet, Fortune's no-BS daily newsletter on the markets. Sign up to receive it in your inbox here . Good morning, Bull Sheeters. There are...
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U.S. Economy On High Alert Over Shaky Future of Extra Jobless Benefits

22 minutes ago   |   NPR

As Congress debates whether to renew supplemental unemployment benefits for people thrown out of work by the pandemic, new research shows those benefits offer a critical boost...
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Fast, Less Accurate Covid Tests May Ease the U.S. Backlog, Experts Say

26 minutes ago   |   NY Times

Experts are revising their views on the best methods to detect infections, setting aside long-held standards so that the spread of the virus can be more quickly tracked and...
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China says it has no interest in a ‘new Cold War' with U.S

3 hours ago   |   Fortune

China signaled it did not want relations with the U.S. to worsen and urged against the creation of a “new Cold War” as the world's two biggest economies continue to clash on...
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Treasury yields fall ahead of unemployment data

3 hours ago   |   CNBC

U.S. government debt prices were higher Thursday morning ahead of new unemployment data.
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US talks tougher on Chinese tech, but offers no specifics

8 hours ago   |   Star Tribune   |   2 articles

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called for a big expansion of U.S. government curbs on Chinese technology, saying that it wants to see "untrusted Chinese apps...
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AP Interview: Clyburn warns US lacks plan to stop virus

10 hours ago   |   My Sanantonio

Rep. James Clyburn said Wednesday the COVID-19 crisis is “much, much worse” than the 2008 Great Recession because the U.S. is without a national strategy to contain the...
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Former Guatemalan minister charged in U.S. with laundering $10 million

10 hours ago   |   National Post   |   2 articles

GUATEMALA CITY - U.S. prosecutors charged Guatemalan former Economy Minister Asisclo Valladares on Wednesday with helping launder nearly $10 million in cash from drug...
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U.S. stock futures flat after Nasdaq hits another record, jobless claims data ahead

11 hours ago   |   CNBC

Futures contracts tied to the major U.S. stock indexes traded flat at the start of the overnight session Wednesday evening.
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Twitter temporarily blocked the Trump campaign from tweeting after it shared...

Twitter temporarily blocked the Trump campaign from tweeting after it shared a video of the president spreading COVID-19 misinformation

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Biden will not travel to Milwaukee to accept his Democratic presidential...

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Facebook Launches Reels, Hoping To Lure TikTok Users

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Samsung is launching a new foldable phone called the Galaxy Z Fold 2 that...

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Samsung just announced the Z Fold 2, it's next foldable phone. The phone comes with an improved design compared to the first-generation Galaxy Fold, such as a more durable... Read more ...

'It was an angry speech': Trump slams Obama's eulogy of civil rights icon...

'It was an angry speech': Trump slams Obama's eulogy of civil rights icon John Lewis, calling it 'terrible' and 'ridiculous'

President Donald Trump derided his predecessor's eulogy for civil rights icon John Lewis, in which former President Barack Obama called for expanded voting rights... Read more ...

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