"The disruption resulting from the pandemic is likely to leave long-lasting scars in many economies. Living standards have been reduced significantly, unemployment is being pushed well above pre-crisis levels, raising the risk of many people becoming trapped in longer unemployment spells, and investment is collapsing," the agency said in a report. … [Read more...] about This is the worst peacetime recession in 100 years, OECD says
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"I want to be unambiguous: Facebook does not profit from hate," Nick Clegg, the company's vice president of global affairs and communications, wrote in the letter. "Billions of people use Facebook and Instagram because they have good experiences — they don’t want to see hateful content, our advertisers don’t want to see it, and we don’t want to see it. There is no incentive for us to do anything but remove it." … [Read more...] about Facebook claims it ‘does not profit from hate’ in open letter
Dr. Dave says a virus typically has a lifespan of three to five days on a hard surface. It goes down to only one day on something like cardboard. And when it comes to clothing, it lives a few hours at the most. Dr. Dave also says getting the virus while on a walk is extremely difficult, because moving makes it hard for the virus to land on you. … [Read more...] about Ask Dr. Dave Hnida: How Much Does Wearing A Mask Help Prevent Coronavirus?
By contrast, under the American Workforce Rescue Act, an involuntarily jobless individual is entitled to drastically higher benefits when the unemployment rate is 10 percent than she is when that rate is 5.9 percent. This makes some sense in macroeconomic terms. But it’s a bit bizarre as a matter of economic justice. Why should the prevalence of unemployment determine how much support any individual unemployed person deserves? America’s most vulnerable workers — often nonwhite, disabled, or formerly incarcerated — are typically the last to find decent jobs during a recovery. Thus, making UI benefits less generous when the unemployment rate dips under 6 percent effectively makes such benefits less generous once the pool of workers eligible for them becomes most disadvantaged. … [Read more...] about GOP Hopes to Revive Economy by Making Life Harder for Unemployed
"The United States has responded appropriately to the threats that have been presented to it in Afghanistan consistently through my entire three-and-a-half years, first as the CIA director and now as Secretary of State," Pompeo responded to Baier's question. "There are many folks using the Taliban or who have used the Taliban over years and years and years as proxy forces. There's been money funneled in there from all across the world, unfortunately. … [Read more...] about Baier presses Pompeo on bounty report: ‘Does the Russian government have American blood on its hands’?