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France to extend lockdown as virus deaths soar in Europe, US 9.4.2020 Raw Story
France said Wednesday it would extend a lockdown aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus as the death toll soared across Europe and the US — and experts warned the looming global recession could be the worst in decades. Governments are grappling with how to balance public safety against the devastating economic impact of […]
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Trump Doubles Down on Plan to Slash Crucial Funding for Social Security 8.4.2020 Truthout.com
Yesterday Trump called once again for slashing the payroll tax -- the primary funding mechanism for Social ...
More Than 2 Million Uninsured People May Be Hospitalized for COVID-19 8.4.2020 Truthout.com
More Than 2 Million Uninsured People May Be Hospitalized for COVID-19
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CDC weighs loosening guidelines for some exposed to coronavirus 8.4.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering changing its guidelines for self-isolation to make it easier for those who have been exposed to someone with the coronavirus to return to work if they are asymptomatic.
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Economist who hoped for ‘V-shaped’ recovery now predicting a prolonged downturn even worse than the Great Recession 8.4.2020 Raw Story
Tim Bartik is among the economists who has described the type of “V-shaped” economic recovery he would like to see in the United States following the coronavirus pandemic. Ideally, Bartik has asserted, all the businesses that have been shut down by the pandemic would reopen quickly when it’s safe to do so and put millions […]
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Ted Cruz gets slammed over his claim that reporters are ‘giddy with glee’ over coronavirus disaster 8.4.2020 Raw Story
Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida was recently lambasted by journalists after claiming that the mainstream media “can’t control their glee” over the coronavirus pandemic. And Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is being slammed for making similar comments on Twitter as well as on Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show “The Ingraham Angle.” Appearing on “The Ingraham […]
This is ‘good’ news: The Federal Reserve is saving a lot more American jobs than we are losing 8.4.2020 Raw Story
Bailing banks out? Again? Really? Trillions of dollars provided by the Federal Reserve to keep banks out of trouble should sound familiar and it’s an anger trigger for many. During the Great Recession, the mighty Fed reached out with greenback-stuffed lifesavers for the giant financial institutions whose misfeasance, malfeasance and nonfeasance brought on the calamity. […]
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Newly eligible California workers in limbo over unemployment benefits 8.4.2020 LA Times: Business

States are awaiting federal guidance on expanded unemployment benefits to furloughed employees, gig economy workers and others eligible for the first time.

The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Exposing the Plague of Neoliberalism 7.4.2020 Truthout.com
The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Exposing the Plague of Neoliberalism
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Who Cares for Care Workers During the Pandemic? 7.4.2020 Truthout.com
This pandemic exposes the urgent need for a major transformation in how we think about and support care ...
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People Are Fleeing to Appalachia to Escape COVID-19. That Needs to Stop. 7.4.2020 Truthout.com
People Are Fleeing to Appalachia to Escape COVID-19. That Needs to Stop.
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Column: Coronavirus has turned Republican politics upside down. Will that last? 7.4.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Trump planned to run as a foe of socialism. Now he's handing out direct cash payments to millions of Americans.

Aid to unemployed freelancers lags as California officials await federal guidance 7.4.2020 LA Times: Business

California officials have yet to implement rules that give freelancers unemployment insurance coverage in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Monday Economic Report: Don’t spend that tax refund just yet 7.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Is anyone hiring? Are there loan opportunities for small business owners? Is another round of stimulus checks coming? MPR’s senior economics contributor Chris Farrell joins the program to answer these questions and more.
Latino Nets Sound Alarm Over Loss Of Remittances To Mexico 7.4.2020 NewsBusters
At MRC Latino we have observed, and reported on the way the nation´s liberal Hispanic news outlets have covered Trump's economic relief bill and its exclusion of illegal immigrants: panic-stricken. However, far from being for “humanitarian” reasons, their bottom-line is just what they claim to be against. The economy, particularly Mexico´s economy, seems to have come before health. Anchors and reporters from Univision, Telemundo, and CNN En Español rage about the effects the Administration's actions will potentially have on remittances to Mexico from ...
White House Weighs Tax Cuts for Wealthy as Workers and Small Businesses Struggle 6.4.2020 Truthout.com
White House Weighs Tax Cuts for Wealthy as Workers and Small Businesses Struggle
COVID-19 Will Kill More People Worldwide Due to Water Shortages 6.4.2020 Truthout.com
COVID-19 Will Kill More People Worldwide Due to Water Shortages
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Wall Street Wins Again With Bailouts in the Time of Coronavirus 6.4.2020 Truthout.com
Once this crisis has been “managed,” we’ll be set up for a larger one in an even more disparate ...
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American capitalism has dropped the mask — and its face is cruel and selfish 6.4.2020 Raw Story
Among the countless distressing news stories covering the COVID-19 pandemic over the past month are the heartwarming ones that focus on what ordinary human beings are doing to help one another during this historic crisis. Many of these “good news” reports have focused on a nation-wide effort by fashion industry labels, domestic apparel manufacturers, and amateur seamstresses to […]
‘Smash-and-grab economics’: Trump White House weighing tax cut for rich investors as workers and small businesses struggle 6.4.2020 Raw Story
The Trump administration was condemned for considering “rewarding vulture capitalists profiting off a crisis.” As desperate workers, the unemployed, and small businesses struggle to obtain benefits authorized under the multi-trillion-dollar coronavirus stimulus package President Donald Trump signed into law late last month, the White House is reportedly considering an additional slate of aid measures that […]
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