Jul 9, 2020

Don’t get too excited about that slight dip in weekly jobless claims

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States that are seeing large spikes in COVID-19 cases are also seeing jumps in first-time unemployment claims. The Supreme Court rules on who can have access to President Trump's tax records. And, should internet service be treated like a utility?

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1.31 million people filed for unemployment last week, 100,000 fewer than the week before

Diane Swonk, chief economist at Grant Thornton, says some states are going in the wrong direction when it comes to both numbers of COVID-19 cases and weekly jobless claims.

Supreme Court rules Manhattan DA can obtain Trump's tax records, pushes back on congressional subpoena

Jul 9, 2020
The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a prosecutor’s demand for President Donald Trump’s tax returns as part of a criminal investigation.
The financial records are held by Trump’s longtime accounting firm, Mazars USA, which has said it would comply with a court order.
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Should we treat internet service like a public utility?

The idea is that internet is not a luxury, but a fundamental part of participating in the economy.
The digital divide is more obvious than ever, as tens of millions of Americans still don't have access to reliable high-speed internet.
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Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Candace Manriquez Wrenn Producer/Editor
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director