Georgia Businessman Charged With Hoarding Face Masks and Price Gouging

A Georgia businessman has been charged with hoarding 200,000 face masks that he bought from a foreign country and selling them for twice as much as he paid on his baby clothing website, according to the Department of Justice. The man, Milton Ayimadu, 22, allegedly bought the masks from an unnamed foreign country for $2.50 […]

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Prosecutors investigating police who handcuffed Black girls

Prosecutors are investigating whether suburban Denver police officers should face criminal charges for putting four Black girls on the ground and handcuffing two of them after mistakenly suspecting they were riding in a stolen car By COLLEEN SLEVIN and THOMAS PEIPERT Associated Press August 8, 2020, 12:32 AM 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to […]

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GOP House candidate’s China coronavirus mask sparks criticism

Virginia House Delegate Nick Freitas was criticized over a face mask his campaign is selling that features a controversial reference. Freitas, a Republican who is running against first-term Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D) for a rural Virginia district, is now selling red face masks with “Covid-19: Made in China” written on the front. The masks are […]

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Inslee challenger to try and exploit governor’s coronavirus response

Loren Culp, the Republican police chief who advanced the week to the November ballot to face off against Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, the Democrat, said in an interview published Thursday that the incumbent is vulnerable due to his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. TRUMP’S CALL TO REOPEN SCHOOL FACES PUSHBACK FROM INSLEE “Article one, section […]

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Cuba to scrap ‘too restrictive’ private-sector activities list as economic pressures grow

11/11 © Reuters. Pedestrians wearing face masks walk near the Bund Financial Bull statue in Shanghai 2/11 HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba’s Communist government said late on Thursday it would scrap a list that sets out a tight definition of business activities permitted in the island nation’s fledgling private sector, a move seen boosting self-employment, small […]

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Around 1.5 million Australian private sector workers to receive wage subsidy in virus-hit state

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: An essential worker wearing a face mask walks past a ‘Heroes Wear Masks’ sign in Melbourne, the first city in Australia to enforce mask-wearing to curb a resurgence of COVID-19 By Colin Packham SYDNEY (Reuters) – Nearly half the workers at private firms in Australia’s Victoria state, around 1.5 million people, […]

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Rams wide receiver Robert Woods ready to show his worth and ‘get paid’

The Rams face a long list of impending financial decisions with cornerback Jalen Ramsey, receivers Cooper Kupp and Josh Reynolds, tight end Gerald Everett and safety John Johnson all entering the final year of their rookie contracts. Then there’s receiver Robert Woods, in the second-to-last year of a contract that has made him one of […]

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MLB tightens coronavirus protocols, including requiring masks in dugouts

Major League Baseball is requiring all players and staff to wear face coverings at all times. | Kathy Willens/AP The league sent a memo to teams outlining changes to its 2020 operations manual after outbreaks on the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals led to 21 postponements in the first two weeks of a shortened […]

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Indonesia plans cash transfers for nearly 14 million workers

© Reuters. A worker wearing a protective face mask sorts onion at a traditional market amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia plans to give cash transfers to 13.8 million workers at a cost of around $2.15 billion under its stimulus package to prop up household consumption in Southeast Asia’s […]

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White House, congressional Democrats harden stances on coronavirus relief

© Reuters. Police officers wearing face masks guard the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington By Patricia Zengerle and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top congressional Democrats and White House officials appeared to harden their stances on new coronavirus relief legislation on Wednesday, as negotiations headed toward an end-of-week deadline with no sign of an agreement. […]

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Now for the hard part: Argentina must fix economy after debt deal

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A pedestrian wearing a face mask walks past posters on the street that read “No to the payment of the debt. Break with the IMF”, in Buenos Aires 2/2 By Cassandra Garrison and Eliana Raszewski BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – It took months of tough talks for Argentina to reach agreement […]

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Investors raise concerns about migrant workers’ rights in Gulf

© Reuters. Workers wearing protective face masks work on a residential construction site, following the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Dubai By Alexander Cornwell DUBAI (Reuters) – A group of investors is raising concerns about the treatment of migrant workers in the Gulf, warning that labour practices risk leading to abuses such as modern […]

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Pandemic woes keep Japan’s service sector in decline at start of third quarter: PMI

© Reuters. A saleswoman wearing a face shield distributes leaflets on the street amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Tokyo TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s services sector contracted for a sixth straight month in July, suggesting economic activity remained under pressure from the coronavirus crisis as the third quarter got under way. The final Jibun […]

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China pursues economic self-reliance as external risks grow: advisers

4/4 © Reuters. A woman wearing a face mask enters a Huawei store with 5G signs at a shopping mall, in Beijing 2/4 By Kevin Yao BEIJING (Reuters) – China is looking to reduce its reliance on overseas markets and technology for its economic development, government advisers say, as U.S. hostility and a global pandemic […]

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New Jersey Gov. Murphy requires face coverings for students ‘at all times’ inside school buildings

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday said face coverings would be required for students “at all times” while inside a school building, regardless of social distancing, as the state begins rolling out plans for the 2020 school year amid the coronavirus pandemic. “Face coverings will be required for all students at all times while […]

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Veepstakes Heats Up: Guide to Biden’s running mate options

Joe Biden’s VP contenders face harsh spotlight Rep. Karen Bass, believed to be one of Biden’s top contenders, faces scrutiny for past comments about Scientology and the Castro regime in Cuba; Peter Doocy reports from Wilmington, Delaware. The Democratic National Convention is exactly two weeks away and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has yet […]

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Nation’s top CEOs sign letter calling for urgent small businesses aid

Many small businesses across the country face near-certain catastrophe if they do not receive Federal aid soon, a Monday letter signed by some of the biggest names in business claims. Mom and pop shops face “a wave of permanent closures” by Labor Day if the government doesn’t step in with a comprehensive recovery program, according […]

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Harry Styles Appears Unrecognizable With Mustache While Jogging Through Rome — See Pic

Harry Styles was rocking a more grown-in mustache while in Italy, keeping his face hidden behind a blue baseball cap and black sunglasses as he stepped out for a run! Harry Styles, 26, looked so different while jogging in Italy! The Fine Line singer stepped out for a run in Rome on Friday, July 31, rocking a […]

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Argentina creditors seek global support for bond clause changes

© Reuters. A pedestrian wearing a face mask walks past posters on the street that read “No to the payment of the debt. Break with the IMF”, in Buenos Aires By Rodrigo Campos and Tom Arnold NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) – A group of Argentina’s creditors has contacted the Institute of International Finance and other global […]

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Connie Culp, First Face Transplant Recipient in U.S., Dies at 57

Connie Culp, the first patient in the United States to receive a face transplant, died on Wednesday at the Cleveland Clinic, which had performed her procedure in 2008. She was 57. She died of complications from an infection that was unrelated to her transplant, a spokeswoman for the hospital said. The clinic confirmed Ms. Culp’s […]

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Astronauts face final leg of SpaceX test flight: coming home

A pair of NASA astronauts face the final and most important part of their SpaceX test flight: returning to Earth with a rare splashdown. Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken took part in a farewell ceremony Saturday at the International Space Station, several hours ahead of their planned departure on a SpaceX Dragon capsule. Despite approaching […]

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Congressional Democrats, White House set for talks on coronavirus bill

© Reuters. Police officers wearing face masks guard the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top Democrats in Congress resumed talks with two top Trump aides on Saturday to try to reach a deal to pump more money into the U.S. economy to ease the coronavirus’ heavy toll, after […]

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Congressional Democrats, White House set for Saturday talks on coronavirus bill

© Reuters. Police officers wearing face masks guard the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top Democrats in Congress were to meet Saturday with two top Trump aides to try to reach a deal to pump more money into the U.S. economy to ease the coronavirus’ heavy toll, after an essential lifeline […]

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Japan’s factory output rebounds, jobless rate dips as lockdown lifts

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: An employee wearing a protective face mask and face guard works on the automobile assembly line during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the factory of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corp. in Kawasaki By Daniel Leussink and Tetsushi Kajimoto TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s industrial output snapped four months […]

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