Oct 2, 2020

September jobs report signals a recovery slowdown

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Plus, markets react to Trump's positive COVID test. A federal court blocks Trump's ban on some work visas. Colleges offer grants for research projects on anti-Black racism and commit to hire more professors with expertise in the study of race.

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Trump's positive COVID test adds more uncertainty to volatile markets

It comes after the first presidential debate and the uncertain fate of more coronavirus relief.
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Hiring for September came in lower than expected, but that doesn't tell the whole story

Christopher Low, chief economist at FHN Financial, has more. He says, "What happened is, teachers came back early this year. So they showed up in August and they didn't show up in September. The result is it looks like there's a big drop in government employment, although we are actually up on that the last couple of months." Low also added that the numbers show some "disadvantaged communities are starting to catch up."

Some colleges and universities look to re-up their commitment to Black studies

Oct 2, 2020
Schools around the country are offering grants for research projects on anti-Black racism. And some are committing to hire more professors with expertise in the study of race.
Florida International University anthropology professor Andrea Queeley, seen here teaching on the public university's campus in Miami earlier this year, has been fighting for years for the survival of the African and African Diaspora studies program. Now the administration is committing to "enhance" it as part of a university-wide effort to battle racism and racial injustice.
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