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Jobless claims are up again, for the first time since March
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The resurgence in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations has sent the number of unemployment claims back up. More information today on the Senate Republicans' COVID-19 relief bill. And, an old oil tanker in Yemen could make the humanitarian crisis there worse.
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They're divided on whether and how to extend emergency pandemic unemployment benefits.
Weekly unemployment claims rose to 1.4 million last week
Diane Swonk, chief economist at Grant Thornton, has more about how the pandemic and the U.S. response to it are affecting the foundation of our economy.
Observers worry that the ship — a "pawn" in Yemen’s civil war — could spill its oil and affect fisheries and drinking water.