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US job market’s modest improvement may be stalling

US job market’s modest improvement may be stalling

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of laid-off workers seeking U.S. unemployment aid barely fell last week, and the reopening of small businesses has leveled off — evidence that the job market’s gains may have stalled just as a surge in coronavirus cases is endangering an economic recovery. The government also reported that the economy contracted…

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Virus cases surging among the young, endangering the elderly

Virus cases surging among the young, endangering the elderly

(AP) Coronavirus infections are climbing rapidly among young Americans in a number of states where bars, stores and restaurants have reopened. It’s a disturbing generational shift that not only puts young people in greater peril than many realize, but also poses an even bigger danger to the elders who cross their paths. National figures show…

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Trump says he’ll issue executive order to protect monuments

Trump says he’ll issue executive order to protect monuments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he’ll issue an executive order to protect monuments that are coming under new scrutiny as America wrestles with racism during the unrest sparked by the police killing of George Floyd. Trump opposes the removal of monuments of leaders of the Confederacy or other distasteful aspects of American history.…

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Fauci says ‘it will be when not if’ for a COVID-19 vaccine

Fauci says ‘it will be when not if’ for a COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government’s top infectious disease expert has told a House committee he believes “it will be when and not if” there will be a COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Anthony Fauci also says he remains “cautiously optimistic” that some will be ready at the end of the year. He has returned to Capitol Hill…

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From shops to dining out, NYC reopening hits ‘biggest step’

From shops to dining out, NYC reopening hits ‘biggest step’

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is hitting a key point Monday in trying to rebound from the nation’s deadliest coronavirus outbreak. For the first time in three months, New Yorkers are able to dine out, though only at outdoor tables. Shoppers can once again browse in the city’s destination stores, shaggy heads can…

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