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The extra $600 Americans receive in weekly unemployment benefits ends in July — how that could cost the U.S. more jobs
Two-thirds of Americans are receiving more money from unemployment benefits than they did from their jobs, largely because of a supplemental $600 weekly benefit that's part of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act. But decreasing those benefits could cost the country even more jobs on top of the historic 40 million jobs that have already been wiped away by the coronavirus pandemic, Heidi Shierholz, an economist at the Economic Policy Institute, a left-leaning think-tank based in Washington, D.C., said. If the extra $600 unemployment benefit expires, millions of Americans will have less money to spend in stores, and that could ultimately lead to more unemployment.
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Twenty states reported an increase in new infections during the week ending May 24, up from 13 states the week before.
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Despite health officials saying that wearing a mask is a matter of safety, President Trump continues to frame it as a political statement. He refuses to wear one in public, and Tuesday mocked a reporter for choosing to keep his mask on, saying “you want to be politically correct.” But even Fox News' own Sean Hannity is at this point begging people to don masks in public. As late as March, Hannity called the coronavirus pandemic a “hoax” targeted at Trump’s reelection bid.
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Mitch McConnell is holding stimulus legislation hostage to keep businesses from paying for potentially culpable conduct during the pandemic.
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The current health crisis could have lasting effects on how we view our personal spaces.
A cruise ship crew member died last week of self-inflicted harm, the US Coast Guard said Wednesday as it confirmed the latest in a series of apparent suicides among such workers trapped at sea because of the coronavirus pandemic. A 32-year-old Filipino worker on a ship called Scarlet Lady, the only cruise ship owned by Virgin Voyages, died of "apparent self-harm," the Coast Guard told AFP. The Florida-based company founded by British billionaire Richard Branson expressed its condolences over the death of its employee but gave no details of what happened.