Tag Archives: Economy

  • Daily Digest

    Daily Digest 7/8 – Combing Farm Fields to Feed the Newly Hungry, Why The Arctic Is So Hot Right Now

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    Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 6:50 AM

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    • New Data Sheds Light on Who Is Moving Because of the Pandemic
    • Delta, United among airlines that will accept government loans under Cares Act
    • Seattle City Council passes tax on big businesses
    • Warren demands answers from PE lobbying group
    • What Happened In Bethel, Ohio?
    • Bolsonaro Gets Covid After Downplaying Its Impact on Brazil
    • How it feels to predict a pandemic: Interview with David Quammen, author of Spillover
    • The Pandemic Experts Are Not Okay
    • In-Hospital Use of Statins Is Associated with a Reduced Risk of Mortality among Individuals with COVID-19
    • Meet the Gleaners, Combing Farm Fields to Feed the Newly Hungry
    • Why it’s so damn hot in the Arctic right now
    • “Godzilla” Dust Cloud Described As “Amazing” by NASA Astronaut Aboard Space Station

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    Daily Digest 7/7 – Hospitals in Sun Belt Fill Up With COVID Patients, Dakota Access Pipeline Ordered To Shut Down

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    Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 11:38 AM

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    • International students may need to leave US if their universities transition to online-only learning
    • Black Lives Matter May Be the Largest Movement in U.S. History
    • No Coronavirus Spikes Have Been Linked To D.C. Protests, City Says
    • Jared Kushner, Trump’s Golf Buddy and McConnell’s In-Laws Cashed In on PPP Loans
    • U.S. Coronavirus Cases Near 3 Million as Hospitals in Sun Belt Fill Up With Patients
    • Scientists Say Coronavirus Is Airborne and Bars Should Stay Closed
    • So why have there been as many coronavirus deaths in Dallas as in Houston?
    • The Ultimate Crime
    • More Than Three Years After The Standing Rock Protests, A Judge Ordered The Dakota Access Pipeline To Shut Down
    • How new flood risk maps could undermine marginalized neighborhoods
    • China announces ‘No. 1 Flood’ for Three Gorges Dam headwaters

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    Daily Digest 7/6 – Young Adults Returning Home Impacts Rental Market, The COVID-19 Economy Hurts Working Parents

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    Monday, July 6, 2020, 8:35 AM

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    • June’s cautious economic recovery is based in part-time work and vulnerable industries
    • Michael Hudson: Fed’s $10 Trillion Defends Assets of the Rich
    • Nomi Prins: Living in a Permanent Distortion
    • More Self-Employed Workers Are Filing For Unemployment Benefits In Maryland And Virginia
    • Ukraine central bank chief: I quit over smears and pressure to take bad decisions
    • The big factor holding back the U.S. economic recovery: Child care
    • In the Covid-19 Economy, You Can Have a Kid or a Job. You Can’t Have Both.
    • Young adults returning home is impacting the rental market
    • The New Boomerang Kids Could Change American Views of Living at Home
    • World’s Largest Pension Fund Loses $165 Billion in Worst Quarter
    • The Airline Industry Blocked Disclosure Of Trade Data, Helping Conceal The Airlift Of N95 Masks From The U.S. To China
    • Coronavirus will undermine trust in government, ‘scarring body and mind’ for decades, research finds
    • The Looming Bank Collapse
    • US Navy to send two aircraft carriers and several warships to South China Sea
    • ‘Falling off a cliff’: Lebanon’s poor borrow to buy bread
    • ‘Beyond worst nightmares’: Argentina’s child poverty rate soars amid pandemic
    • ‘We’re not going anywhere’: Seattle’s Chop zone dismantled but cause lives on
    • `You broke my wrist!′ Police sued for taking down wrong man
    • Judge blocks Portland police from using physical force against journalists
    • Portland Police Retreat Into Precinct Building as Riot Declared
    • Texas Republicans to host in-person convention despite coronavirus surge
    • DNA Inherited From Neanderthals May Increase Risk of Covid-19
    • A Norwegian-British research paper doesn’t claim the virus causing Covid-19 was man-made
    • Germany is first major economy to phase out coal and nuclear
    • Sensors detect rise in nuclear particles on Baltic Sea, global body says
    • CHART OF THE WEEK: The Collapse Of The U.S. Oil Drilling Rig Count Spells Big Trouble Ahead
    • Groundwater Watch: Below Normal Groundwater Levels Network
    • Blistering heat wave to ramp up in southwestern, central U.S.

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    Daily Digest 7/5 – NYC Real Estate Prices Fall Sharply, COVID-19 Cases Spike In Texas

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    Sunday, July 5, 2020, 7:51 AM

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    • Jeffrey Epstein friend Ghislaine Maxwell arrested on sex abuse charges
    • U.S. trade deficit widens as exports fall to lowest level since 2009
    • EU banks to take on Visa, Mastercard with new payments system
    • Real Estate Prices Fall Sharply in New York
    • Lockheed Says It’s Hired 8,300 Since Coronavirus Hit
    • AP Exclusive: Hair weaves from Chinese prison camps seized
    • ‘This is really embarrassing’: Warren Buffett doesn’t need the Fed to buy his bonds, analysts say
    • Venezuela: UK court blocks Maduro’s attempt to access $1 billion in gold
    • More Than 300 Kids In Texas Day Cares Test Positive For COVID-19
    • Study finds hydroxychloroquine may have boosted survival, but other researchers have doubts
    • Coronavirus: Houston doctor says ‘we’re heading to pure hell’ as COVID-19 cases spike in Texas
    • I’ve lost all trust in medical research – the financial muscle of Big Pharma has been busy distorting science during the pandemic
    • The history behind Japan’s love of face masks
    • Analysts: Fire at Iran nuclear site hit centrifuge facility
    • U.S. farmers scramble for help as COVID-19 scuttles immigrant workforce
    • Fish more vulnerable to warming water than first thought
    • Study: World’s pile of electronic waste grows ever higher

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    Daily Digest 7/3 – Good News Friday: West Coast States Teaming Up to Build Electric Highway, Is The Five-Day Office Week Over?

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    Friday, July 3, 2020, 6:43 AM

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    • Is the Five-Day Office Week Over?
    • Fueled by protests, school districts across the country cut ties with police
    • These Cities Are Stopping Police From Responding to Homelessness, Drug Use, and Mental Health Issues
    • Low, moderate alcohol consumption may improve cognitive function
    • Boston Just Banned Its Government From Using Facial Recognition Technology
    • Money actually can buy happiness, study finds
    • How a Ruling on Gay and Transgender Rights May Help the Climate
    • Massachusetts directs agency to study phase-out of natural gas
    • Board of Colorado Springs Utilities OKs plan that will close coal plants, expand renewables
    • New Rule in California Will Require Zero-Emissions Trucks
    • West Coast States Are Teaming Up to Build an Electric Highway
    • Stanford students create Farmlink project, a nonprofit that connects farms and food banks

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    Daily Digest 7/2 – Dollar’s Dominance To Slowly Melt Away Over Coming Year, How COVID-19 Widened America’s Wealth Gap

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    Thursday, July 2, 2020, 6:17 AM

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    • ‘Extreme inequality was the preexisting condition’: How COVID-19 widened America’s wealth gap
    • Dollar’s dominance to slowly melt away over coming year: Reuters poll
    • Russians grant Putin right to extend his rule until 2036 in landslide vote
    • Protests continue after Seattle police dismantle ‘CHOP’ zone, at least 3 dozen arrested
    • In unusual deal, U.S. Treasury to acquire 30 percent of trucking company in exchange for $700 million loan
    • Federal government now turning to Amazon, Overstock for ‘micro-purchases’
    • Voter Registrations Are Way, Way Down During The Pandemic
    • Hollowed out public health system faces more cuts amid virus
    • Patrolling Public Schools: The Impact of Funding for School Police on Student Discipline and Long‐term Education Outcomes
    • American Academy of Pediatrics: COVID-19 Planning Considerations: Guidance for School Re-entry
    • Schools: What’s It Going To Take?
    • LOCKDOWN LUNACY 2.0: Second wave? Not even close.
    • An Alternative to the Lockdown Strategy in the Fight Against Coronavirus
    • Novartis pays $729 million to settle U.S. kickback charges
    • In Brazil, delivery drivers for Uber, Rappi and others protest amid pandemic
    • The Daily Reckoning: Central Banks Driving Gold
    • Breakingviews – Tesla market milestone puts Musk pay in overdrive
    • $40 Oil Isn’t Enough To Prevent A Wave Of Shale Bankruptcies

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    Daily Digest 7/1 – Senate Reaches Last Minute Deal To Extend PPP, Coronavirus Brings American Decline Out In The Open

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    Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 6:16 AM

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    • Senate reaches deal to extend Paycheck Protection Program hours before it was set to expire
    • Coronavirus Brings American Decline Out in the Open
    • Federal Reserve program could buy corporate debt from Apple and subsidiaries of foreign-based firms, prompting questions of whom relief effort should serve
    • Workers are getting laid off for a second time, as the virus’s surge puts reopenings on hold
    • The True Cost Of Dollar Stores
    • New York City Proves You Don’t Have to Defund the Police, You Can Just Demoralize Them
    • National mask mandate could save 5 percent of GDP, economists say
    • FDA to require covid-19 vaccine to prevent disease in 50 percent of recipients to win approval
    • Virginia’s first offshore wind turbines promise jobs and clean power. They won’t come cheap
    • Lessons From The Lockdown: Why are so many fewer children dying?
    • Could Changing Our Diets Defeat COVID-19?
    • Broadway Actor Nick Cordero’s Wife Amanda Kloots Draws Hope From ‘The Karate Kid’
    • US Report Says China Prizes Rare Earths Industry for Geopolitical Influence
    • Swarms of locusts devastate parts of northern Kenya

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    Daily Digest 6/30 – Cash Cliff Spells Trouble For U.S. Unemployed, The Fed Now Owns Walmart’s Debt

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    Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 7:32 AM

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    • A cash cliff spells trouble for U.S. unemployed, and everyone else
    • China passes national security law in turning point for Hong Kong
    • Powell, Mnuchin enter the lion’s den again to discuss pandemic response
    • California mandates bars close in 7 counties, recommends closures in Sacramento and others
    • Some US states return to previous restrictions to slow surge of coronavirus cases
    • Iran issues warrant for Trump over killing of top general
    • The Fed now owns Walmart’s debt. Here’s why it matters
    • Airbus set to announce thousands of job cuts, unions say
    • Drive-up US citizenship eases backlog, but new threat looms
    • Two teenagers shot in Seattle’s Chop autonomous zone
    • The world needs more independent thinkers
    • White House Blames Rise in Virus Cases on More Testing, as Experts Dispute the Claim
    • Casino workers in Vegas sue over coronavirus safety concerns
    • Alarm in Indonesia over high number of Covid-related deaths among children
    • Serious coronavirus-linked condition hit 285 US children
    • Swine flu strain with human pandemic potential increasingly found in pigs in China
    • Prevalent Eurasian avian-like H1N1 swine influenza virus with 2009 pandemic viral genes facilitating human infection
    • World’s dominant strain of coronavirus ‘is 10 TIMES more infectious than the one that jumped to humans in China’ because it mutated so its vital spike protein doesn’t snap as often in the body, scientists say
    • U.S. Deposits of Rare-Earth Elements Are . . . Not So Rare, after All
    • Shell to write down up to $22 billion after coronavirus hit

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    Daily Digest 6/29 – 500K Coronavirus Deaths Worldwide, Remdesivir Priced At $3,120 For Typical Patient

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    Monday, June 29, 2020, 9:22 AM

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    • Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill U.S. Troops, Intelligence Says
    • Hack Brief: Anonymous Stole and Leaked a Megatrove of Police Documents
    • Tattoo artist sees bump in desire to erase hateful skin art
    • Protesters resist as crews arrive to dismantle Seattle’s autonomous protest zone
    • Coronavirus milestones: 10 million cases, 500,000 deaths worldwide
    • Asian Americans take campaign against ‘Kung Flu’ slur to the streets
    • With the World Focused on the Pandemic, Israel Prepares to Annex Large Swaths of the West Bank
    • 2022: A Vaccination Passport. The EU Keeps Quiet Over Suspicious Documents
    • Covid-19 treatment remdesivir priced at $3,120 for the typical patient
    • Why do some COVID-19 patients infect many others, whereas most don’t spread the virus at all?
    • Maryland Issues $70,000 Fine To Nursing Home Over Failure To Prevent Coronavirus Spread
    • What Parents Can Learn From Child Care Centers That Stayed Open During Lockdowns
    • Intrafamilial Exposure to SARS-CoV-2 Induces Cellular Immune Response without Seroconversion
    • What you need to know about contact tracing apps and privacy
    • A Startup Wants to Use Foam to Pull Junk From Space
    • The Burning Platform: Boiling Point
    • Charting The $1.7B Transfer Of Military Equipment To Police Departments
    • Sensors detect rise in nuclear particles on Baltic Sea, global body says
    • The Trillion Dollar Battle Over North Korea’s Rare Earth Elements Is Just Beginning
    • Venezuela tightens grip on fuel stations after subsidy reform
    • Locusts overtake India’s capital region

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