Month: July 2020

Residents of Imperial County in California wait in a bookkeeping shop in Calexico after filling out unemployment forms on July 24. Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images Senate Republicans unveiled their plan to replace an extra $600-a-week boost in unemployment benefits on Monday. That subsidy — which the federal government has been paying on top of typical
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By Roger McIntosh, Next Avenue Contributor getty As our country braces against the ebb and flow of mandates to stay-at-home, we should give serious consideration to the repercussions of self-quarantine or isolation on the mental and physical well-being of those most vulnerable to Covid-19. As a health psychologist and expert in human immunodeficiency, I know
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TOPLINE President Trump on Wednesday promised U.S. suburban residents that the value of their homes would not be impacted by crime or the construction of low-income housing after an Obama-era rule designed to limit housing segregation was ended last week, the culmination of years of deregulation effort by Trump and a reported appeal to suburban
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The World Health Organization on Wednesday advised public officials against trying to achieve so-called herd immunity to the coronavirus by allowing it to rapidly spread throughout their communities, saying it will overwhelm hospitals and kill a lot of people. Herd immunity is necessary to really contain a virus, according to epidemiologists. That is generally achieved
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The dollar slides may intensify. According to Wells Fargo Securities’ Michael Schumacher, the latest Federal Reserve decision on interest rates and its dovish stance supports the greenback’s weakening trend. “The currency market has been very sensitive to this sort of thing while whereas the Treasury market just sits,” the firm’s head of macro strategy told CNBC’s “Trading
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As Jeff Bezos defends Amazon‘s largess in front of the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary on Wednesday (“Just like the world needs small companies, it also needs large ones,” his prepared remarks read), his ex-wife MacKenzie Scott has announced an update on her own efforts to dismantle the mountain of money and privilege on which
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TOPLINE Senate Republicans unveiled a new coronavirus relief proposal Monday that would replace the extra weekly $600 unemployment aid (which end this week) with a 70% wage-replacement program—but state labor departments are scrambling to figure out how their overwrought systems would handle the payments. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called for an extension of unemployment
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General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra on April 1, 2020 tours one of the company’s facilities in Warren, Michigan that will produce Level 1 face masks. GM General Motors is set to report its second-quarter earnings before the bell on Wednesday as the automaker attempts to recover from the coronavirus pandemic that’s shuttered factories
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10’000 Hours The number of remote workers continues to skyrocket, fueled recently by the pandemic.  In early April, 62% of employed Americans said they were working from home, double the number from mid-March, according to a Gallup poll. Some industries — information, financial activities, professional and business services, and public administration — are naturally more
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getty This past June, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) released new guidelines regarding the proper use of incorporating Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) factors in determining the investments within a retirement plan covered by ERISA. This hasn’t gone over well with ESG advocates. Aron Szapiro, director of policy research for Morningstar MORN , recently wrote,
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