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Here's what civil rights leaders want from Facebook

"It shouldn't be my nonprofit that has to be monitoring and focusing its energy on a corporation that makes $70 billion a year," said Color of Change President Rashad Robinson.
Many of the companies boycotting Facebook are major brands with big budgets.
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President Trump pushes officials to reopen up schools this fall

The main argument is that it's worse for kids to stay at home and stick to remote learning when compared to the risk of illness or even death.
The decision of whether to keep schools and universities open during the pandemic has been mostly a local decision up to this point.
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Who got PPP loans? Trump administration releases the data.

It's clear the loans went to some enterprises that are once again prompting questions about who really needed the government aid.
Larger companies initially took advantage of the Paycheck Protection Program, which was intended to offer forgivable loans to smaller businesses.
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Uber makes food-delivery market move with purchase of Postmates

The companies announced Monday that Uber will acquire Postmates for about $2.65 billion in an all-stock deal.
Food delivery is one area where business has been up during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Warren Buffett's Berkshire acquires natural gas assets from Dominion Energy

Dominion Energy also just announced it's giving up on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline joint project with Duke Energy.
Berkshire Hathaway Energy's acquisition of Dominion Energy's natural gas storage and transmission business is valued at close to $10 billion.
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Unemployment dropped again in June. But the numbers are from before renewed COVID-19 shutdowns.

In other words, these June numbers might not tell the whole story as the U.S. sees unprecedented numbers of COVID-19 infections.
The unemployment rate has dropped to 11%. And 4.8 million more people were on American payrolls in June compared to May.
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Can you care for your kids while working from home?

Florida State University has amended its policy, saying employees while on the clock at home can't also be caring for their children.
Florida State University employees won’t be allowed to watch their kids while working because public schools in the county are scheduled to open.
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PPP loans deadline passes, but not before Senate approves extension

Congress and the Trump administration have not yet agreed on a plan for distributing the unused $130 billion remaining in the program.
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China passes national security law for governing Hong Kong

Some fear that the new law will take away freedoms that make Hong Kong the only real global financial center in China.
Chinese authorities repeatedly said the law is aimed at a few "troublemakers" and not investors, but people are nervous.
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July 15 is Tax Day. And the IRS isn't pushing it back any further.

Except for one or two exceptions: Victims of severe weather in parts of the South this past April will have until Oct. 15.
Despite calls to extend the deadline another three months, the IRS says tax returns are due July 15.
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