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Will the $400 in extra unemployment benefits actually reach people?

Aug 10, 2020
Calling on states to implement new unemployment programs, as Trump's action has done, may not be practical.
President Trump's actions include $400 extra a week in unemployment benefits and a limited ban on evictions.
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Trump brings back tariff on Canadian aluminum, one month after USMCA takes effect

Aug 7, 2020
The president says Canada is flooding the U.S. with imported aluminum and undercutting American companies.
President Donald Trump speaks to workers at a Whirlpool manufacturing facility on Aug. 6, 2020 in Clyde, Ohio.
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Trump considers carrying out COVID-19 economic relief with executive orders

That includes an eviction moratorium and a payroll tax cut.
President Trump has said he wants to bring back some of the coronavirus pandemic relief himself, through executive orders.
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Black, Latino workers much more likely to have unemployment claims rejected, analysis finds

Jul 31, 2020
Black and Latino workers made up nearly 40% of the unemployed, but were less than 20% of aid recipients.
Analysis from the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington think tank, finds that Black and Latino workers are having their unemployment claims rejected at disproportionately higher rates, compared to white workers.
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Trump turns attention to health care with executive orders he says will lower drug prices

The president is expected to meet with pharmaceutical industry executives, who are opposed to the changes, on Tuesday.
Among the orders is allowing the importation of cheaper drugs from other countries, and requiring drug rebates paid to insurers and others to get passed down to patients.
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Trump denies asking ambassador to help move British Open to his resort

The Turnberry is reportedly not profitable, and a major golf tournament could bring in tens of millions of dollars to the local economy.
Ambassador Robert Wood Johnson IV said Trump asked him to help get the British Open moved to the Trump Turnberry resort in Scotland, pictured above.
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Thousands of workers are walking off the job to "Strike for Black Lives"

Jul 20, 2020
Among the demands are better treatment of employees of color, a $15 minimum wage and more personal protective equipment.
Organizers say the pandemic has worsened socioeconomic inequalities, and they want corporations and politicians to do more to address the problem.
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Apple wins court battle with EU over $15 billion in back taxes

The EU had accused Apple of getting special treatment in Ireland and avoiding paying its fair share of taxes.
Apple’s European operations are based in Ireland, where the corporate tax rate is a lot lower than in many other European countries.
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Millions of newly unemployed Americans have lost health insurance, study finds

More than 5 million people who lost their jobs lost their health insurance and didn’t find an alternative.
Nearly 5.4 million workers lost their employer-provided health care insurance and have been unable to get it elsewhere.
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China hits back with sanctions against U.S. lawmakers

China is responding to U.S. sanctions last week on Chinese officials over the treatment of Uighur Muslims in northwestern China.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is among the U.S. politicians China has imposed sanctions on.
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