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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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Investigation finds rehab programs across the U.S. require unpaid labor from clients

Jul 8, 2020
At least 300 rehab facilities in 44 states required unpaid labor from participants, investigators found.
Investigators found rehab participants doing everything from picking cotton in Georgia to doing doing construction on high rises in the San Francisco Bay Area, all with no or little pay.
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What does minor league baseball's canceled season mean for teams and the towns that host them?

Jul 6, 2020
Hannah Keyser of Yahoo! Sports says more than half of minor league teams could go under.
"Most minor league revenue is butts in seats, they make their money from having people attend games," says Hannah Keyser of Yahoo! Sports.
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How forced arbitration can hurt Black and brown workers

Jul 3, 2020
Some say forced arbitration favors employers in racial discrimination cases.
Forced arbitration could have negative impacts on Black and brown workers the moment they find a job.
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How the president of the Ford Foundation would reimagine the economy

Jul 2, 2020
“We begin first by asking the question: Why is there so much inequality in our society?” Darren Walker says.
"Inequality makes people believe that the systems that are supposed to serve them are rigged — are designed by we privileged Americans to benefit us, at their expense," Darren Walker said.
Courtesy of the Ford Foundation

Which businesses got PPP loans? Probably those that needed them the least, researchers say.

Because loan amounts were based on how much companies pay their employees, lower-income workers got less money.
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Why the U.S. government would sell bonds that don't need to be paid back

It could help the federal government deal with the debt mountain it's amassing from COVID-19 spending.
Long-term bonds would help the Treasury borrow while locking in the current low interest rates.
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DACA recipient on Supreme Court decision: "I don't think it's enough"

Jun 19, 2020
For Carlos Rodriguez Cortez, the ruling is a relief for now, but "it being repealed later on is still a very viable thing that can happen."
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40 years of CNN, and the birth of 24-hour news coverage

CNN's 40th birthday is an occasion to look back on how the network transformed news consumption.
"Look at what these 300 people who started CNN created back in 1980," says author Lisa Napoli. "News became the story itself, for better or for worse."
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Dallas Fed president says closing racial disparities “very critical” for U.S. economy

Jun 18, 2020
“The better all of us do, the better the economy does," Robert Kaplan said.
President and CEO of the Dallas Federal Reserve, Robert Kaplan.
Courtesy of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas