“It completely unclear what the rules are, how you would use them, how a state would participate or who would qualify,” said Jesse Rothstein, a professor of economics at UC Berkeley. Even if these questions were answered, he said, it would take several weeks or more to start getting payments out through overtaxed state systems like California’s. … [Read more...] about Weekly jobless claims drop below 1 million while benefits are still in question
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FEM, a company majority-owned by the Portuguese explosives company Moura Silva e Filhos, has come under intense scrutiny since the ammonium nitrate it ordered caused the blast in Beirut on Aug. 4. A spokesperson for the company admitted to CNN that FEM had ordered the substance from Georgia but was told several months later by the company that was supposed to facilitate the transfer to Mozambique that the vessel carrying ammonium nitrate had been seized in Lebanon and that the order was “not going to be delivered.” As a result, according to the spokesperson, FEM “never paid for it.” … [Read more...] about Ammonium Nitrate Blew Up Beirut. It Also Fuels Africa’s Most Dangerous Illegal Mines.
41. "We have a debate a month after the ballots start going out, so people are voting without seeing the debate, so I think they should move one debate forward or have an extra one put in, but I want to do the debates and they are trying to get out of the debates. There's no question about that. You know, I have people that are very good at this stuff. So am I." … [Read more...] about The 42 most shocking lines from Donald Trump’s Fox Business interview
A: From CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta: This is one of the questions I am getting more than any other. As a father of three teen and preteen girls, this has been a constant discussion in our household, and it hasn't been easy. My girls want to go back to school, and they are placing enormous pressure on us parents to make it so. They miss their friends, the social structure and the immersion in humanity that kids need and crave at this age. Virtual learning has played an important role for them, but it is not a substitute for in-person learning, especially for younger kids. … [Read more...] about What you need to know about coronavirus on Thursday, August 13
On Saturday, 3,000 residents of nine densely populated public housing estates were put under full lockdown and from Wednesday, residents in metropolitan Melbourne are no longer allowed to leave their homes, except for grocery shopping, caregiving, exercise or work. … [Read more...] about Localized lockdowns show that we’re in the most complex phase of coronavirus yet