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A Post-Pandemic Bright Spot: Cities All Over the World Have Big Plans for a “Green Recovery” 19.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in the Guardian and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The cars that typically throng the huge highways weaving through Los Angeles are such an established part of the city’s fabric that when the coronavirus pandemic hit, their sudden absence felt bizarre to locals even eerie. But many Angelenos […]
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Extreme weather and permanent disaster zones will force a new American migration: research 15.9.2020 Raw Story
August besieged California with a heat unseen in generations. A surge in air conditioning broke the state’s electrical grid, leaving a population already ravaged by the coronavirus to work remotely by the dim light of their cellphones. By midmonth, the state had recorded possibly the hottest temperature ever measured on earth — 130 degrees in […]
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US unemployment claims hold steady at 884,000 10.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits was unchanged last week at 884,000, while new jobless claims in Illinois fell slightly.
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The Fed Invested Public Money in Fossil Fuel Firms Driving Environmental Racism 3.9.2020 Truthout.com
The Fed Reserve should not be propping up a dying industry with a track record of harming communities of ...
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Jailed Asylum Seekers Report Unlivable Conditions in Wake of Hurricane Laura 1.9.2020 Truthout.com
Jailed Asylum Seekers Report Unlivable Conditions in Wake of Hurricane Laura
US unemployment claims rise back above 1 million after two weeks of declines 20.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
The number of laid-off workers seeking U.S. jobless benefits rose to 1.1 million last week, evidence that many employers are still slashing jobs as the coronavirus bedevils the U.S. economy.
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Mitch McConnell’s refusal to help states could cause 4 million Americans to lose their jobs: report 12.8.2020 Raw Story
During the coronavirus crisis, Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell has stressed that he has no interest in “bailing out” blue states that have been suffering budgetary problems because of the coronavirus pandemic. But Democrat-dominated states are hardly the only ones suffering: according to analysis from Moody’s Analytics, the U.S. economy could contract by 3% if […]
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How McKinsey Is Making $100 Million (and Counting) Advising on the Government’s Bumbling Coronavirus Response 22.7.2020 Mother Jones
This story was published originally by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. In the middle of March, as the coronavirus pandemic was shutting down the country, McKinsey & Co., the giant management consulting firm, saw opportunity. […]
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A New Wave of Pan-Africanism Seeks to Combat Global Anti-Black Racism 19.7.2020 Truthout.com
The pandemic has restricted global air travel, but Pan-Africanism is not defeated -- it constitutes a growing ...
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Worker-Run News Outlets Are Good News for the Labor Movement 18.7.2020 Truthout.com
Worker-Run News Outlets Are Good News for the Labor Movement
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How corporate consultant McKinsey is making $100 million — and counting — advising Trump’s bumbling coronavirus response 15.7.2020 Raw Story
In the middle of March, as the coronavirus pandemic was shutting down the country, McKinsey & Co., the giant management consulting firm, saw opportunity. The firm sprang into sales mode, deploying its partners across the country to seek contracts with federal agencies, state governments and city halls. Government organizations had been caught unprepared by the […]
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Yale economists warn there’s only one way the US can truly ‘restore’ its battered economy 10.7.2020 Raw Story
Many far-right allies of President Donald Trump, from Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana to Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick to radio host Glenn Beck, have railed against Democratic stay-at-home orders and argued that too much social distancing is strangling the U.S. economy. But economists Steven Berry and Zack Cooper, in a Politico op-ed published on July 10, […]
Coronavirus, unemployment, uncertainty imperil Texas workers: 'It trickles down' 9.7.2020 LA Times: Health

As coronavirus spikes in Houston, refinery towns to the east that boomed before the pandemic now face business closures and layoffs.

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What mainstream media isn’t telling you about the risks of reopening 5.7.2020 Raw Story
Since this article was published in the Tampa Bay Times (5/28/20), the average daily number of new Covid-19 cases in Florida has risen nearly tenfold. In the second half of June, the story of the United States’ coronavirus pandemic began to shift dramatically, as a massive surge in new infections took hold, particularly across states […]
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COVID-19 messes with Texas: What went wrong and how the state can turn it around 30.6.2020 Raw Story
The July 4 holiday weekend usually means cookouts and big gatherings in Texas, but right now, the state is facing a public health catastrophe. Hospitals in Dallas and Houston are nearing ICU capacity as the number of COVID-19 cases spikes across the state. The death toll from the virus is up 50% from a month […]
As U.S. nears 100,000 coronavirus deaths, governors loosen more restrictions 24.5.2020 LA Times: Nation

With all 50 states at least partially reopened, people across the U.S. face a medley of options and restrictions for celebrating Memorial Day.

Nearly half of Colorado households have lost income because of pandemic 22.5.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The U.S. Census Bureau has launched a weekly Household Pulse Survey, and although it is early days, it is finding some unusual ticks when it comes to the Colorado economy.
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Essential Sanitary Workers Strike for Hazard Pay and PPE in New Orleans 15.5.2020 Truthout.com
Essential Sanitary Workers Strike for Hazard Pay and PPE in New Orleans
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Save Yesterday’s Restaurant Industry—Or “Let It Die”? 12.5.2020 Mother Jones
Weeks before most of us sensed the depth of the pandemic crisis, the country’s servers, chefs, and bartenders were staring it down. Their industry relies on people coming together, in public spaces, and in close quarters. It figures that the majority of the 33 million Americans who have filed for unemployment during the viral pandemic […]
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With quirks and restrictions, many states lift coronavirus lockdowns 2.5.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
More than a dozen states let restaurants, stores or other businesses reopen Friday in the biggest one-day push yet to get their economies up and running again, acting at their own speed and with their own quirks and restrictions to make sure the coronavirus doesn't come storming back.
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