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1:53 p.m. Today - By Philip van Doorn
Weekend reads: How to be safe, with or without a face mask Also, the extra $600 a week, retirement destinations and how to invest for the long term.Also, the extra $600 a week, retirement destinations and how to invest for the long term.
10:45 a.m. Today - By Quentin Fottrell
My friends shame me for being 26 and making $105,000 — far more than they earn. ‘I secretly feel like I’m paid too much’ ‘When I get a raise or a promotion at work I want to be able to celebrate with my friends, and not feel like they’ll judge me or make snide remarks about my salary’‘When I get a raise or a promotion at work I want to be able to celebrate with my friends, and not feel like they’ll judge me or make snide remarks about my salary.’
10:39 a.m. Today - By Elisabeth Buchwald
The extra $600 Americans get in weekly unemployment benefits ends next month — how lawmakers are proposing to replace it Extending the extra $600 could create a disincentive to return to work, some lawmakers sayExtending the extra $600 could create a disincentive to return to work, some lawmakers say.
2:10 p.m. July 3, 2020 - By Tim Rostan
Trump trade adviser Navarro blasts Beijing for ‘spawning’ the coronavirus and then ‘seeding and spreading’ the diseaseWhite House trade adviser Peter Navarro in a Friday afternoon television interview accused China of having “spawned” and “hid” the coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19 and then sending “hundreds of thousands of Chinese nationals” to “seed and spread” the disease “to the United States and Italy and everywhere in between.”
11:01 a.m. July 3, 2020 - Associated Press
U.S. attorney for SDNY ousted by Trump and Barr to be interviewed by House panel As U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, Geoffrey Berman led investigations into allies of President Donald TrumpThe ousted former U.S. attorney for Manhattan will sit down with the House Judiciary Committee next week for a closed-door interview as the panel investigates politicization in the Justice Department.
9:14 a.m. July 3, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Goldman Sachs has done the math and a national mask mandate to halt the spread of coronavirus would have a big impact on the U.S. economy Mask wearing could save the domestic economy from a 5% hit to GDP, Goldman saysWearing a mask has become a uniquely hot-button issue in the U.S., which finds itself in the throes of viral pandemic that appears to be drifting out of control by the day.
10:06 p.m. July 2, 2020 - Associated Press
Covid-19 infection curve rising in 40 of 50 U.S. statesWith the number of daily confirmed coronavirus cases nationwide climbing past 50,000, an alarming 36 states saw an increase in the percentage of tests coming back positive for the virus.
12:31 p.m. July 1, 2020 - Associated Press
The latest Republican group to start a super PAC in support of Joe Biden: 200 people who worked in George W. Bush’s White House The group, 43 Alumni for Biden, has recruited former White House officials, campaign aides and Cabinet secretaries who worked under Bush to join the push against Donald Trump.The group, 43 Alumni for Biden, has recruited former White House officials, campaign aides and Cabinet secretaries who worked under Bush to join the push against Donald Trump.
12:05 p.m. June 30, 2020 - By Archie Mitchell
Five things to know about Leicester: the U.K. city that’s key to preventing a second wave of coronavirus infections Leicester is the U.K.’s first city in a ‘local lockdown,’ a move that could become more common as the world opens back upLeicester, the English town famous for cheese, pork pies, and football, will be kept in lockdown for weeks while the rest of the country enjoys pubs, hairdressers, and restaurants reopening on July 4.
10:48 a.m. June 30, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
Mnuchin, Powell testify before House panel on coronavirus aid: live blog Treasury secretary and Federal Reserve chairman appear Tuesday before House Financial Services committeeTreasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Tuesday are testifying before the House Financial Services Committee, giving their latest assessment of the government’s response to the coronavirus crisis.
9:45 a.m. June 29, 2020 - Associated Press
U.S. likely to be joined by Russia, India, Brazil on EU travel-ban roster Travelers from 15 non–European Union countries likely to be welcomed beginning July 1, says Spanish officialThe European Union is edging toward finalizing a list of countries whose citizens will be allowed to enter Europe again in coming days, with Americans almost certain to be excluded in the short term due to the number of U.S. coronavirus cases.
6:47 a.m. June 29, 2020 - Associated Press
Couple points guns at protesters marching in St. Louis The protesters were demanding the St. Louis mayor resign after she read the names and addresses of several residents who supported defunding the police department during an online briefingA white couple pointed guns at protesters in St. Louis as a group marched toward the mayor’s home to demand her resignation after she read the names and addresses of several residents who supported defunding the police department during an online briefing.
5:16 a.m. June 29, 2020 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
Ending extra $600 in unemployment benefits will impact 20 million Americans, says government agency Keeping the supplemental $600 in place through the middle of next year would provide employment to 5.1 million workers, according to an estimate by the Economic Policy InstituteKeeping the supplemental $600 in place through the middle of next year would provide employment to 5.1 million workers, according to an estimate by the Economic Policy Institute.
7:16 p.m. June 28, 2020 - Associated Press
‘This is as bad as it gets,’ says Pelosi as Trump denies he was briefed on Russian bounties in Afghanistan Growing furor as president downplays allegations of bounties on U.S. troopsPresident Donald Trump on Sunday denied that he had been briefed on reported U.S. intelligence that a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American troops in Afghanistan, and he appeared to minimize the allegations against Moscow.
10:11 a.m. June 28, 2020 - Associated Press
Rural U.S. states risk joining Florida, Arizona and Texas among viral hot spots as global COVID-19 cases hit 10 million Mike Pence calls off campaign events in Florida and Arizona as surges in infections prompt fear that U.S. has lost control of outbreakMike Pence calls off campaign events in Florida and Arizona as surges in infections prompt fear that U.S. has lost control of outbreak.
4:30 a.m. June 27, 2020 - By Chris Edelson
Lincoln Project is needling Trump the way he needled Hillary over her emails Trump’s toughest opponent: Republicans who want him out in NovemberTrump’s toughest opponent are Republicans who want him out in November, writes Chris Edelson.
4:03 p.m. June 26, 2020 - By Laurence Norman
EU set to name countries from which tourists will be welcomed next month, and U.S. didn’t make the cut Approval by European Union’s member states for post-pandemic reopening of travel is expected SaturdayEuropean Union member states have drawn up a list of 15 countries whose citizens may be allowed to travel again to the bloc starting July 1 that excludes the U.S. but includes Canada, Japan and possibly China, diplomats said.
12:58 p.m. June 26, 2020 - Associated Press
Federal appeals court says Trump unlawfully transferred military funds to border-wall constructionThe 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a coalition of border states and environmental groups that contended the money transfer was unlawful and that building the wall would pose environmental threats.
12:04 p.m. June 26, 2020 - Associated Press
Coronavirus case spikes cause states to retreat from reopenings Confirmed coronavirus infections in the U.S. surge to an all-time one-day high of 40,000Confirmed coronavirus infections in the U.S. surge to an all-time one-day high of 40,000.
4:36 a.m. June 25, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Gold and silver penny stocks could be the next Robinhood trader obsession, says this portfolio manager Critical information for the U.S. trading dayCrescat Capital’s global macro analyst Otavio ‘Tavi’ Costa thinks we are in the early stages of a major bull market for precious metals, and that is good news for one unloved group of stocks.
3:04 a.m. June 25, 2020 - Associated Press
Barr agrees to testify amid congressional probe of Justice Department politicizationAttorney General William Barr will testify before the House Judiciary Committee for the first time next month, the Justice Department said Wednesday, as two of his employees testified that he has politicized the department and allowed special treatment for Roger Stone, a longtime ally of President Donald Trump.
8:37 a.m. June 24, 2020 - Associated Press
Phoenix megachurch delivers for Trump the raucous atmosphere he’d hoped Tulsa rally would provide Where the 19,000-seat Tulsa arena was one-third full, the Phoenix church building, with its capacity of about 3,000, was crowdedWhere 19,000-seat Tulsa arena was one-third full, the Phoenix church building, with its capacity of about 3,000, was crowded.
4:41 a.m. June 24, 2020 - Associated Press
Career prosecutor set to tell Congress that Trump ally Roger Stone got special treatment from the Justice Department Democrats launched an investigation earlier this year into Attorney General William Barr’s handling of the Stone case and have since expanded it to look into allegations of Justice Department politicizationDemocrats launched an investigation earlier this year into Attorney General William Barr’s handling of the Stone case and have since expanded it to look into allegations of Justice Department politicization.
12:59 p.m. June 23, 2020 - By Tim Rostan
Trump contradicts narrative that he was speaking in jest when he appeared to advocate a slowdown in coronavirus testing ‘I don’t kid’Aides and allies have spent the three days since President Trump’s rally in Tulsa saying he was teasing about slowing down testing for COVID-19 so as not to discover as many cases in the U.S. Trump on Tuesday undercut the narrative, saying “I don’t kid.”
10:12 a.m. June 23, 2020 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
This one sector will be the hardest hit by Trump’s suspension of work visas On Monday President Donald Trump issued a proclamation that, among other things, would suspend H-1B visas for the remainder of the yearOn Monday President Donald Trump issued a proclamation that, among other things, would suspend H-1B visas for the remainder of the year.
9:16 a.m. June 23, 2020 - By Tim Rostan
Infectious-disease expert says we’re thinking too much about a second wave of COVID-19 when it’s really more like a forest fire ‘I think that wherever there is wood to burn, this fire is going to burn’: Dr. Michael Osterholm‘I think that wherever there is wood to burn, this fire is going to burn’: Dr. Michael Osterholm of the University of Minnesota’s Center of Infectious Disease Research and Policy.
7:42 p.m. June 22, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘We are filling the stockpile in anticipation of a possible problem in the fall’: Government preparing for coronavirus second wave Coronavirus cases in the U.S. have surpassed 2.2 million, and there are record daily highs in half-a-dozen statesCoronavirus cases in the U.S. have surpassed 2.2 million, and there are record daily highs in half-a-dozen states.
11:41 a.m. June 22, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
Coronavirus update: Global case total tops 9 million and U.S. cases rises to 2.3 million, and don’t blame more testing Half of U.S. states see rising trends of new cases; Oklahoma sets daily record for new cases the day after Trump holds rallyThe number of new cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 keep rising in the U.S., with signs of acceleration in half the states, including three states recording more than 3,000 new cases in a day.
8:35 a.m. June 22, 2020 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Sarah Sanders says Mick Mulvaney once called John Bolton a ‘self-righteous, self-centered son of a b----’  The former White House press secretary rips Bolton in her upcoming memoir. Bolton’s own tell-all hits Tuesday.The former White House press secretary rips Bolton in her upcoming memoir. Bolton’s own tell-all hits Tuesday.
6:46 p.m. June 21, 2020 - By Shawn Langlois
Fox News host Chris Wallace: Trump campaign looks ‘silly’ for not owning up to Tulsa rally’s crowd sizeTrump campaign adviser Mercedes Schlapp tried her best to respond to Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday when he pressed her on the size of the president’s rally in Tulsa. But Wallace wasn’t having it.
7:10 a.m. June 21, 2020 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
Trump was being ‘tongue in cheek’ when he said the U.S. should ‘slow the testing down,’ White House adviser Peter Navarro says The U.S. has tested more than 26 million people for the coronavirus causing the disease COVID-19The U.S. has tested more than 26 million people for the coronavirus causing the disease COVID-19.
4:22 a.m. June 21, 2020 - Associated Press
‘Slow the testing down, please’: Trump tells Tulsa audience he recommended fewer coronavirus tests Robust testing, President Trump says, means ‘you’re going to find more people, you’re going to find more cases’President Donald Trump said Saturday he’s asked his administration to slow down coronavirus testing because robust testing turns up too many cases of COVID-19.
4:07 a.m. June 21, 2020 - Associated Press
Trump supporters compete for attention with protesters outside Tulsa arena Just one arrest, say Tulsa police: apparently that of a local woman wearing an ‘I Can’t Breathe’ shirt; Trump claims ‘bad people’ outside the venue doing ‘bad things’ and potentially reducing attendancePresident Donald Trump’s supporters faced off with protesters shouting “Black Lives Matter” Saturday in Tulsa as the president took the stage for his first campaign rally in months amid public health concerns about the coronavirus and fears that the event could lead to violence in the wake of killings of Black people by police.
5:26 p.m. June 19, 2020 - Associated Press
Bolton book adds urgency to Trump bid to depict himself as a China hawk and to paint Biden as a Beijing apologistThe Trump campaign has been running television ads seeking to portray Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden as a puppet of China, but, according to a new book by former Trump national-security adviser John Bolton, Donald Trump in 2019 warned Chinese President Xi Jinping that the Democrats were actually hostile toward Beijing.
2:54 p.m. June 19, 2020 - Associated Press
Trump identifies the biggest threat to his re-election: mail-in votes Republicans have mounted a multimillion-dollar legal campaign to fight the expansion of voting by mail, even with the U.S. still in the throes of the initial wave of a pandemic and a second wave long forecast for the autumnTrump campaign and Republicans have mounted a multimillion-dollar legal campaign to fight efforts to expand voting by mail.
1:42 p.m. June 19, 2020 - By Beckie Strum
New York City hit peak pandemic unemployment last month, as the jobless rate reached 18.3%  The employment situation is expected to improve in June, when the city began its phased reopening strategyAs the 5 boroughs begin to reopen, the latest figures provide a grim snapshot of job numbers in the city.
11:43 a.m. June 19, 2020 - Associated Press
Trump rally attendees dismiss heat and coronavirus concerns as they line up outside Tulsa arena Temperatures in Tulsa have reached the 90s, and the Trump faithful are camped in an area with hardly a spot of shadeTemperatures in Tulsa have reached the 90s, and the Trump faithful are camped in an area with hardly a spot of shade.
5:37 a.m. June 19, 2020 - By Victor Reklaitis
Biden’s running-mate search is getting ‘outsized attention’ and could even shake the stock market — here’s how Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee’s decision on his vice president is expected around Aug. 1As Joe Biden’s campaign works on picking his running mate, the effort is drawing heightened interest for several reasons — some of them arising from 2020’s unprecedented tumult.
11:07 a.m. June 18, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: 100 days since COVID-19 declared a pandemic, and U.S. has highest case and death tallies by a wide margin Kroger’s earnings boosted for demand for staples like pasta, and cruise stocks pressured by Carnival’s bigger-than-expected lossA full 100 days since the official start of the coronavirus pandemic and the U.S. death toll is approaching 118,000, with new cases still climbing in 20 states, even as governors push to reopen more businesses.
3:55 a.m. June 18, 2020 - Associated Press
White House tries last-ditch legal appeal to block Bolton book Deeply critical book alleges Trump asked China for reelection help; appearing on ‘Hannity,’ Trump calls Bolton a ‘washed-up guy’ The White House was working furiously to block release of the book, asking a federal court for an emergency temporary restrainer Wednesday to prevent the spread of allegations, like those about China, that carry echoes of Trump’s efforts to solicit political help from Ukraine.
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