The Initial Roger Stone Fallout

The Stone commutation leaves some Republicans cold, Trump dons a mask and Pelosi pushes for another round of relief. It’s Monday, and this is your politics tip sheet. Image Where things stand Some high-profile Republicans — as well as just about every Democrat with a microphone — are crying foul after President Trump announced on […]

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Japan’s pioneer of big data predicts change in BOJ’s approach on prices

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective mask walks past the headquarters of Bank of Japan amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo By Leika Kihara and Takahiko Wada TOKYO (Reuters) – The coronavirus pandemic will force the Bank of Japan to embrace big data as its conventional consumer price […]

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BOJ appoints Shimizu as new head of monetary affairs department

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective mask walks past the headquarters of Bank of Japan amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo TOKYO (Reuters) – The Bank of Japan said on Monday that Seiichi Shimizu, currently head of its markets department, will become head of the bank’s department overseeing monetary policy […]

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Trump wears a mask in public for first time during pandemic to visit military hospital

President Donald Trump wears a mask as he walks down the hallway during his visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Saturday, July 11, 2020. | Patrick Semansky/AP President Trump, who for so long during the coronavirus pandemic refused to wear a mask in public, wears on Saturday as he visited […]

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Fed’s Kaplan Says Mask Use Would Spur Growth, Curb Joblessness

© Bloomberg. A pedestrian wearing a protective mask carries a shopping bag outside the Saks Fifth Avenue store New York, U.S., on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will require visitors from virus hot spots to quarantine for 14 days Photographer: Angus Mordant/Bloomberg (Bloomberg) — Wide-spread mask wearing and following other […]

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The week in pictures, July 4 – July 10

https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2020/07/918/516/11_AP20185688233207.jpg?ve=1&tl=1 A woman wearing a face mask walks past a mural of an Indigenous man in Bogota, Colombia, July 3, 2020. AP Photo/Fernando Vergara https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2020/07/918/516/11_AP20185688233207.jpg?ve=1&tl=1

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Japan to slightly revise up economic view in July: government officials

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A waitress wearing a protective mask cleans a table at Toshirhin restaurant in Tokyo TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan is likely to revise its economic assessment up slightly at its monthly report for July, government officials said, nodding to growing signs the economy is gradually emerging from the impact of the coronavirus […]

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White Sox manager Rick Renteria leaves team to attend funeral

White Sox manager Rick Renteria wears a face mask during baseball practice at Guaranteed Rate Field, Sunday, July 5, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Mark Black) | AP Photos Renteria will rejoin the team as soon as possible after he clears the necessary protocol upon his return. White Sox manager Rick Renteria was en route to […]

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Bill Nye ‘the Science Guy’ urges public to wear face masks

Bill Nye, TV’s “Science Guy,” has weighed in on the ongoing mask debate and, predictably, he’s all for wearing one – saying it “is a matter literally of life and death.” The popular science communicator delivers his message in a pair of videos on TikTok, where he displays a common surgical mask, a scarf that […]

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Pritzker says Trump should order nation to wear masks: ‘It’s not too late for the federal government to make an impact’

Gov. J.B. Pritzker adjusts his face mask after a news conference last month. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times file Pritzker is not the only governor to call for a national mask mandate. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has also done so. Trump does not wear a mask and has said it is a “voluntary” measure, despite […]

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Wearing a Mask Is Simply Good Manners

A fabric mask is highly effective at preventing the spread of respiratory droplets known to carry coronavirus. Now that science has become politicized and governors with authority to pass actual laws would rather hide behind the veil of personal responsibility, here we are, appealing to conservative America’s deathgrip on Civil War–era gentility. Will this work […]

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Japan’s household spending slumps by record as curbs hit travel, dining out

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A waitress wearing a protective mask cleans a table at Toshirhin restaurant in Tokyo By Daniel Leussink and Yoshifumi Takemoto TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s household spending fell at the fastest pace on record in May, as consumers heeded authorities’ calls to stay home to contain the coronavirus pandemic, pushing the world’s […]

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Trump Administration Discloses $521.5 Billion in Virus Aid

© Bloomberg. A worker wearing a protective mask and gloves sets a table outside a restaurant in New York. Photographer: Angus Mordant/Bloomberg (Bloomberg) — The Trump administration released details of almost 4.9 million loans to businesses – from sole proprietors to restaurant and hotel chains – under the federal government’s largest coronavirus relief program so […]

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Bank of Japan to project economic recovery in report next week, say sources

© Reuters. A man wearing a protective mask walks past the headquarters of Bank of Japan amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo TOKYO (Reuters) – The Bank of Japan is expected to roughly maintain its view the economy will gradually recover later this year from the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic, sources […]

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Kourtney Kardashian Urges People To Wear Protective Face Gear While Showing Off Sold Out SKIMS Ones

Kourtney Kardashian is telling fans to ‘wear a damn mask’ during the pandemic, and challenging her famous friends and family to share photos of themselves doing the same. Kourtney Kardashian is doing her part to help get the word out about the importance of wearing a face mask during the COVID-19 pandemic. She’s also helping her […]

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CBO Trims U.S. GDP Forecast for This Year, Lifts 2021 Projection

© Bloomberg. A pedestrian wearing a protective mask waits to cross a street in the Times Square area of New York on May 12. (Bloomberg) — The U.S. economy will see a slightly deeper contraction this year but a bigger rebound in 2021 than previously forecast, according to updated estimates from the Congressional Budget Office. […]

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Does wearing a mask pose any health risks?

Does wearing a mask pose any health risks? No, not for most people. Babies and toddlers should not wear masks because they could suffocate. The same goes for anyone who has trouble removing a mask without help. Others can wear masks without risking their health, according to experts, despite false rumors to the contrary. In […]

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U.S. House approves extension of small business loan program

© Reuters. A person in a mask walks on a nearly empty street in the coronavirus outbreak near the Treasury Department in Washington WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved an extension of a $660 billion lending program in an effort to help small businesses hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, […]

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Rescue talks with the IMF ‘hit the rocks’ as Lebanese suffer

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A demonstrator, wearing a mask as a preventive measure against the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), waves a national flag during a protest in cars against the growing economic hardship and to mark Labour Day in Tyre, By Samia Nakhoul BEIRUT (Reuters) – As accelerating poverty fuels anger, despair and fear […]

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BOJ newcomer Nakamura says must ‘respond early’ to economic risks

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective mask stands in front of the headquarters of Bank of Japan amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo By Takahiko Wada and Leika Kihara TOKYO (Reuters) – The Bank of Japan’s new board member Toyoaki Nakamura said on Wednesday the central bank must “respond early” […]

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Republicans, with exception of Trump, now push mask-wearing to fight coronavirus

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) puts on a face mask after speaking to members of the media following the weekly Senate Republican Policy Luncheon at Hart Senate Office Building June 23, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. | Alex Wong/Getty Images In Republican circles — with the notable exception of the man […]

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Patrick Dempsey Channels Iconic ‘Grey’s’ Character Derek Shepherd To Urge Fans To Wear Face Coverings  

Dr. Derek Shepherd wants you to wear a mask amid the COVID-19 pandemic. See Patrick Dempsey channel his ‘McDreamy’ character in a new selfie on June 29! Patrick Dempsey, aka Dr. Derek (“McDreamy”) Shepherd, sent an important message to fans on Monday about the importance of face coverings. The Grey’s Anatomy actor, 54, shared a closeup […]

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