White House Wants Stimulus by August Recess With $1 Trillion Cap

© Bloomberg. Stools are stored on top of a table at a bar temporarily closed in Tucson, Arizona on June 30. Photographer: Cheney Orr/Bloomberg (Bloomberg) — The White House wants Congress to pass another stimulus package by the first week in August before lawmakers head home for their annual summer recess, and to keep the […]

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Facebook Temporarily Stops Hong Kong Data Requests

Facebook said on Monday that it would temporarily stop processing Hong Kong government requests for user data as the company reviews a sweeping national security law that has chilled political expression in the city. The social network’s assessment of the law, which has already been used to arrest people who have called for Hong Kong […]

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New York Judge Blocks Publication of Trump Tell-All Until a July Hearing

A judge in Dutchess County, N.Y., on Tuesday temporarily blocked publication of a tell-all book by President Trump’s niece Mary L. Trump that is currently scheduled for release July 28. Judge Hal Greenwald of the New York State Supreme Court issued the temporary restraining order until a hearing on July 10 to decide whether Ms. […]

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NY judge temporarily blocks Mary Trump’s book publication

A New York state judge has temporarily blocked the publication of President Trump’s niece Mary’s new tell-all book, pending the outcome of a hearing set to take place next month. After a judge in Queens County dismissed a previous lawsuit for being filed in the wrong forum, the president’s brother Robert Trump filed a new […]

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Philadelphia Police Temporarily Ban Tear Gas for Crowd Control

new video loaded: Philadelphia Police Temporarily Ban Tear Gas for Crowd Control transcript Back bars 0:00/0:38 –0:38 transcript Philadelphia Police Temporarily Ban Tear Gas for Crowd Control The announcement came hours after The New York Times published its visual investigation into a protest against police brutality in Philadelphia on June 1. I humbly apologize to […]

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Trump Suspends Visas Allowing Hundreds of Thousands of Foreigners to Work in the U.S.

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday temporarily suspended new work visas and barred hundreds of thousands of foreigners from seeking employment in the United States, part of a broad effort to limit the entry of immigrants into the country. In a sweeping order, which will be in place at least until the end of the […]

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UK may need to suspend wages-pensions link due to COVID distortion: lawmaker

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s government might need to temporarily break the link between wage growth and annual increases in old-age pensions due to the big swings in earnings growth that are likely due to COVID support measures, a senior legislator said on Friday. Pensions stand to go up very sharply because of an expected leap […]

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UK might need to tweak pensions promise for COVID effects: lawmaker

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s government might need to temporarily suspend the way that growth in wages are included in the country’s “triple lock” system for calculating increases in the state pension, the head of parliament’s Treasury Committee said on Friday. Pensions stand to go up very sharply because of an expected leap in wage growth […]

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World 100-meter champ Christian Coleman suspended for missing doping test

The world’s top sprinter has been temporarily suspended for missing a series of random doping tests and is now in danger of being held out of the Tokyo Olympics. Christian Coleman, an American who won the 100-meter title at last year’s world championships, was penalized Wednesday for “whereabouts failures” because he was not at home […]

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Judge orders Seattle to stop using tear gas during protests

A U.S. judge on Friday ordered Seattle police to temporarily stop using tear gas, pepper spray and flash-bang devices to break up peaceful protests, a victory for groups who say authorities have overreacted to recent demonstrations over police brutality and racial injustice in the liberal city. U.S. District Judge Richard Jones issued the two-week order […]

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The Latest: Australia PM apologizes for slavery comment

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Australian PM Scott Morrison apologizes for slavery comment. — Richmond temporarily removes vandalized statue honoring police. — Statues boarded up in London ahead of anti-racism and far-right protests. — Columbus statue in Camden, New Jersey, latest taken down. ___ CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s prime minister apologized Friday to those who […]

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H&M temporarily shutters some stores over George Floyd protests

H&M, the world’s second-biggest fashion retailer, said on Tuesday it had temporarily closed 95 of its stores in the US because of the violent protests following the death of George Floyd in police custody. “We have closed 95 stores temporarily due to the protests,” an H&M spokesman told Reuters. The protests erupted across the US […]

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Target Temporarily Closing or Shortening Hours at 200 Stores

Target is temporarily closing or shortening the hours of about 200 stores in the United States as protests and looting spread across country in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd. The Target store on Lake Street in Minneapolis, the location nearest to where Mr. Floyd died, was engulfed by unrest, badly damaged and […]

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Target temporarily closing stores due to protest dangers

Target is temporarily closing 105 stores in 10 states after several were broken into during protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week. The company is closing 46 stores in California and 33 in Minnesota, where the company is based and where the protests over Floyd’s death began. Target is also closing […]

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Costco to bring back free samples – but it’s not going to be like it was

Don’t expect it to be the same free-food free-for-all you were used to, Costco shoppers. After temporarily discontinuing the practice in early March, Costco is planning to once again offer free samples at its warehouses — but only on a “slow rollout basis.” Speaking in a third-quarter earnings call on Thursday, Costco CFO Richard Galanti […]

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Tyson Foods to close Iowa pork plant amid coronavirus outbreak

Tyson Foods plans to temporarily close an Iowa pork plant where nearly a quarter of the workers have caught the novel coronavirus. The meat-processing giant announced the move Thursday after Iowa officials said 555 of the Storm Lake facility’s 2,517 employees had tested positive for the potentially deadly virus. That’s about 22 percent of the […]

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Amazon to offer 70 percent of recent temporary hires permanent jobs

Amazon plans to offer permanent jobs to about 70 percent of the US workforce it has hired temporarily to meet consumer demand during the coronavirus pandemic, the company told Reuters on Thursday. The world’s largest online retailer will begin telling 125,000 warehouse employees in June that they can keep their roles longer-term. The remaining 50,000 […]

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Key Mexican state for German automakers hits brakes on restart

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: An employee leaves the Volkswagen (VW) plant as the company will temporarily close its factories in Mexico amid growing worries over the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Puebla MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The Mexican state of Puebla said on Friday that conditions “do not exist” yet to re-start activities […]

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Richard Burr Steps Back From Senate Panel as Phone Seized in Stock Sales Inquiry

WASHINGTON — Senator Richard M. Burr, Republican of North Carolina, temporarily stepped down as chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, a day after F.B.I. agents seized his cellphone as part of an investigation into whether he sold hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of stocks using nonpublic information about the coronavirus. The seizure […]

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Patagonia, Quick to Close, Could Be Last to Reopen

When Patagonia announced on March 13 that it was temporarily closing its 39 stores and e-commerce business in North America because of the coronavirus pandemic, it was one of the first major retailers to take such a drastic step. The company’s chief executive thought the situation would last about a month. As it became clear […]

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Jacaré Souza out of UFC 249 after testing positive for COVID-19

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — UFC President Dana White still wants “Fight Island.” He’s temporarily settling for a peninsula — and had to call off a bout after a fighter tested positive for the coronavirus. UFC 249 will serve as the first major sporting event to take place since the pandemic shut down much of the […]

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Hundreds of city workers take on new jobs to meet pandemic needs

Librarian Sasha Neri is temporarily working at Malcolm X College returning calls from people who’ve called 311 asking for food assistance. | Annie Costabile/Sun-Times From librarians to Streets and Sanitation workers, their regular jobs are on hold or taking a backseat as the pandemic grips the city. Sasha Neri’s voice serves her well as a librarian. […]

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Fed Expands Eligibility For Its Main Street Lending Program

© Bloomberg. Businesses stand temporarily closed in downtown Cartersville, Georgia on April 22. Photographer: Dustin Chambers/Bloomberg (Bloomberg) — The Federal Reserve on Thursday said it will expand the scope of its Main Street Lending Program to help more borrowers become eligible. The central bank said businesses with up to 15,000 employees or up to $5 […]

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Trump Is Harsh on Immigration. That Doesn’t Mean Biden Has the Latino Vote.

LOS ANGELES — There’s talk of protecting the country from the “Invisible Enemy” by temporarily blocking people from receiving green cards. New footage of the construction of the southern border wall is available to stream online from a government website. If there was any doubt, this week made it clear: President Trump is making his […]

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Executive Order Halting New Green Cards Includes Exceptions

WASHINGTON — President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday temporarily blocking the issuance of green cards to those outside the United States, but the measure includes numerous exemptions, like those for overseas spouses and young children of American citizens. The order, which will be in place for at least 60 days, will affect thousands […]

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Lord & Taylor explores bankruptcy as stores remain shut in coronavirus pandemic

Lord & Taylor is exploring filing for bankruptcy protection after it was forced to temporarily shut all of its 38 US department stores in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. It is one of several options that the retailer and its advisers are exploring, which also include […]

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