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Shutting economy Has anyone noticed that all of the people who push to keep the economy shut down are still collecting their large paychecks? They have no skin in the game or...
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Merkel won't attend G7 summit in person if US goes ahead

2 hours ago   |     |   2 articles

Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman says she will not personally attend a meeting in the U.S. with the leaders of the world's major economies if President Donald Trump goes...
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Trump cuts WHO funding as US economy clouds speedy recovery

5 hours ago   |     |   2 articles

Grim employment and spending numbers darkened the prospects for a speedy recovery in the U.S. as the economic devastation from the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread...
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Indonesia to Open Malls, Entertainment Sites as Virus Cases Rise

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The Indonesian government will gradually open shopping malls, restaurants and entertainment sites from June in an attempt to jump-start the pandemic-hit economy, even as...
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COVID-19 restrictions could derail Canada's immigration-fuelled growth strategy, RBC report warns

8 hours ago   |  

OTTAWA - The travel and border restrictions currently in place due to COVID-19 risk derailing Canada's strategy of growing the economy through high levels of immigration, says...
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Revisiting Common Economy Questions And Reconnecting With Past Callers

9 hours ago   |  

NPR's chief economics correspondent looks back at the question answered on the National Conversation about the economy. Past callers reconnect to update on how they have fared...
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Brazil Overtakes Spain, Now Fifth in the World in Covid Deaths

10 hours ago   |     |   3 articles

Brazil overtook Spain and now ranks fifth in the world in number of coronavirus deaths as the infection continues to spread through Latin America's largest economy.
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Wall Street ends mostly higher as U.S.-China spat simmers

11 hours ago   |     |   12 articles

U.S. stocks finished mostly higher on Friday after President Donald Trump announced measures against China in response to new security legislation that were less threatening to...
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Brazil to Resume Reforms After Virus, Deputy Economy Chief Says

13 hours ago   |     |   3 articles

Economy Minister Paulo Guedes will resume his push for economic reforms, including an overhaul of Brazil's complex tax system, as part of a strategy to create jobs in the...
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Wall Street ends mostly up; Trump comments on China but takes no action on trade

13 hours ago   |     |   3 articles

U.S. stocks finished mostly higher on Friday after President Donald Trump announced measures against China in response to new security legislation that were less threatening to...
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Supreme Court sides with California's religious gathering limit, rejects...

Supreme Court sides with California's religious gathering limit, rejects church's claim

In a 5-4 decision Friday, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of California Gov. Gavin Newsom's guidance to restrict religious gatherings. Read more ...

White House placed under LOCKDOWN as protests over George Floyd's death...

White House placed under LOCKDOWN as protests over George Floyd's death reach US capital

A massive group of demonstrators has converged on the White House to protest police brutality, reportedly prompting the Secret Service to place the building on lockdown as... Read more ...

VIDEO: Police spray 'pepper bullets' at TV crew covering protest in...

VIDEO: Police spray 'pepper bullets' at TV crew covering protest in Louisville, Kentucky

A TV reporter described an incident of police firing pepper bullets at her. Read more ...

Trump Says U.S. Will Withdraw From WHO. Does He Have The Authority To Do It?

Trump Says U.S. Will Withdraw From WHO. Does He Have The Authority To Do It?

In a press conference on Friday, the president said he would immediately severe ties - and funding - to the World Health Organization because of its relationship with China. Read more ...

Boston protest held demanding justice for George Floyd

Boston protest held demanding justice for George Floyd

The protest comes hours after the Minnesota officer was arrested and charged with murder, after video showed him kneeling on Floyd's neck. Read more ...

CNN headquarters logo defaced as protesters gather

CNN headquarters logo defaced as protesters gather

A protester was seen with a Black Lives Matter flag on top of the sign, which was defaced with writing that included the word "love." Read more ...

Callers to reopening task force raise questions about pools, wedding venues

Callers to reopening task force raise questions about pools, wedding venues

Granite Staters hoping to get their businesses back on track expressed their concerns Friday to the state's reopening commission. Read more ...

Mayor: 'It sent chills through my body being a black man'

Mayor: 'It sent chills through my body being a black man'

Baltimore Mayor Jack Young responds to the arrest in Minneapolis of George Floyd, whose death sparked protests nationwide. Read more ...

US missed early chance to slow coronavirus, genetic study indicates

US missed early chance to slow coronavirus, genetic study indicates

The United States missed out on an early chance to catch imported cases of coronavirus earlier this year, genetics experts say in a new report. Read more ...

Celebrating the class of 2020's one-of-a-kind graduation year

Celebrating the class of 2020's one-of-a-kind graduation year

Every week, local reporters share their 'Field Notes' from the ground Read more ...