Unemployed in the USA: ‘I don’t know what to do’

(Unemployment during COVID-19 March 2020 – Now) COVID-19 has been one of the difficult times for people in this country. Unemployment rates have been going up by the day and it seems like there is no end in sight for the virus. The economy has been slowly crashing too and ...

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Climate Change Is Causing Premature Deaths

December 3, 2020 By Chloe Parkins At this point, most people around the world accept climate change to be a fact and acknowledge that some level of action must be taken to combat it. However, what many people do not fully understand, is how much climate change is impacting the ...

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Paycheck Protection Program Loans Went to More Big Businesses Than We Thought

Rebecca Joseph December 3, 2020 News article: “More than half of emergency small- business funds went to larger businesses, new data shows” from The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/12/01/ppp-sba-data/ The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a federal loan program meant to help small businesses continue to pay their employees for eight weeks during ...

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Automobile Emissions in the US Under The Biden Administration

            General Motors have recently come out and expressed their willingness to work with President-Elect Biden and his administration to reduce emissions from their vehicles. This is a small step in the Biden administration’s plan to move toward the full integration of electric vehicles. Mary Barry, the CEO of General ...

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Nike and Coca-Cola Lobby Against Xinjiang Forced Labor Bill

-Bobby Kincaid 12/1/20 Major companies like Apple have been pressing Congress to alter legislation to crackdown on imports of goods made with forced labor from persecuted Muslim minorities in China. Nike and Coca-Cola are among the major companies and business groups lobbying Congress to weaken a bill that would ban ...

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Those with the least, sacrifice the most. Should they be compensated?

By Devin Davidson November 19th, 2020 Employee frontline worker, charted “hero” during first wave of pandemic, now left without recourse. As the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic settled in, many retail workers received bonuses and raises in appreciation for their commitment to the public, despite increased health risks. As ...

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Airlines Facing Climate Change

“Too Hot to Fly? Climate Change May Take a Toll on Air Travel” NY Times Article By: Zach Wichter Day by day, climate change is proving to be a huge concern for individuals and companies worldwide. Although the media is constantly reminding people to do their part to lessen the negative ...

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OSHA Criticized for Lax Regulation of Meatpacking in Pandemic

In April, Occupational Safety and Health Administration(OSHA) issued a set of guidelines, noting that due to the pandemic, OHSA would avoid inspecting violations in person except for select industries including health care and emergency response. OSHA is a federal regulatory agency under the US Department of Labor that helps to ensure ...

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Facebook Tightens Restrictions on Political Advertisements

David Greenburg 16 November 2020 In the spirit of the recent presidential election, I thought it would be a good idea to analyze and better understand how political advertising functions on social media. The New York Times published an article in early October breaking down Facebook’s policies on this subject. ...

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Covid Is Widening The Gender Pay Gap Among U.S. Doctors

As COVID-19 rages on the need for doctors is becoming higher and more urgent. However, despite this necessity for medical professionals the gender pay gap in the medical field is actually widening. This article briefly describes how across multiple industries, the effects of COVID-19 can be felt and the gender ...

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Uber and Lyft Are Now Not Required to Classify Drivers as Employees

By: Noah Shulman https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/04/tech/california-proposition-22/index.html Wednesday November 4th, 2020 To give a background on the issue, in California a recent proposition was on the ballot this election. The proposition proposed requiring Lyft and Uber to classify drivers as employees of the company. Currently, drivers who use Uber’s and Lyft’s platforms are ...

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Investors Remain Optimistic About a Divided Government

By: Verena Manolis 11/05/2020 Up until the day of the election, many Americans, including investors, were anticipating a blue wave. Now that the votes are coming in, the winds have changed and signs are pointing towards a divided government. While Democrats are set to maintain a majority in the House ...

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OSHA Accused of Putting Workers Safety at Risk

Image from Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times In late October, a lawsuit was filed against the Occupational Safety and Health Administration by several unions representing healthcare workers. These unions claim that OSHA is not doing enough to keep workers safe at a time when a deadly virus is spreading ...

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