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Uplifting quote of the day: "U.S. still in economic downturn of historic proportions" -Richmond Fed President Thomas Barkin

The middle-class boomed after the war because the American economy broke down barriers that had kept out workers who were not white men. From 1950 to 1980, TWENTY-SEVEN MILLION women entered the labor force.

One trader in white sneakers on casual Friday is told by a senior colleague that he looks like a rapper. Another says their name is mispronounced even by managers who know them. Black finance workers in London face "dire" prospects despite CEO pledges

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Russia says it has vaccine. Gold, silver plunge. Bitcoin stable. TIME to BUY or SELL? If you are a speculator you may want to sell. If investor buy. REAL PROBLEM is massive debt and weak economy. FED MUST PRINT. I am an investor. Great time to buy more gold, silver& Bitcoin.

The US and China is the global economy's most contentious relationship. The stakes got a little higher this week with the arrest of Hong Kong media tycoon & pro-democracy advocate @JimmyLaiApple  Should tweeting be justification for a raid on the media?

Trump's threat could produce a once-unthinkable outcome: pushing allies such as Germany and France to side with Russia and China in the UN Security Council

The symptoms and signs of #COVID19  are remarkably variable, making the diagnosis elusive at times. A great new infographic for this in adults and children by @taraparkerpope  @MikaGron  @eleanor_lutz  @nytgraphics 

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The S&P 500 is up more than 50% from the March lows. Although we don't consider this just a bear market bounce anymore, some have been in that camp the whole way up. Here is where this ranks with the other bear bounces.

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Today, I am calling on the Postmaster General of the @USPS  to reverse course on efforts to undermine the mail delivery that many Americans continue to rely on to exercise their right to vote & access other necessities amid COVID. And to commit to strengthening the Postal Service.

Russia has become the first country to grant regulatory approval to a vaccine against Covid-19, said President Vladimir Putin today. Here’s what you need to know about the claim 👇

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Arrest of Hong Kong media mogul sparks fears of wider crackdown

White-collar crime enforcement is plunging under President Trump, who calls himself a “law and order” leader

How did all these countries, plus Germany and others, achieve control? 2 words: Leadership and Science. The antithesis of that is the US, in this accurate prosecution, with all the facts @Slate  by , key excerpts here @saletan 

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4 signs COVID-19 is on the decline again in the US... 1) Positive cases*: 52,293, lowest since July 8. 2) % Positive*: 7.4%, lowest since July 5. 3) Hospitalizations: 48,612, lowest since July 9. 4) Deaths*: 1,042, down week-over-week for first time in a month. *7-day average

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Trump abruptly leaves his White House press briefing at U.S. Secret Service order

HSBC is a good indicator of US-China relations. Bank has lost more than half of its mkt cap since 2018. Now worth only $88bn, from $220bn in 2018 as Hong Kong's revenue accounted for 34% of the group's top line in 2019. Hong Kong share has slid to 9.5% in 1H, w/2Q bearing brunt.

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He may like his face on Mt Rushmore, but the most likely spot is the Post Office where his picture will be on a most wanted poster for high crimes, misdemeanors and dereliction of duty section. 11/4

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Scoops of the Week

BREAKING: Trump signs executive order forcing the divestment of TikTok by it’s owner, ByteDance. Any company still doing business with TikTok in 45 days is subject to sanctions, Trump said

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BREAKING: U.S. jobs rise by 1.763 million in July, vs 1.48 million expected

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I don't know if anyone else has said this, but payroll tax cuts are the hydroxychloroquine of economic policy. They won't do anything to solve the employment crisis, but will have dangerous side effects. Yet Trump remains obsessed with them as a cure 1/

When seniors understand that he is crippling social security there will be another steep drop in the polls.

We could be out of the pandemic crisis by October but Mr. Incompetent doesn’t believe in science and has no ability to lead.

The USPS is viewed favourably by 91% of Americans despite billions in losses annually

It looks like the FBI official who briefed the senate intel committee on Feb 14, 2018 was Andrew McCabe#BreakingNews 

In the advertiser coveted 18-49 demographic, our prime time outperformed Tucker in prime time by 215%. He did slaughter us in the 70+ plus demographic, so have to give credit there.

JUST IN: Over sixty people are still missing following Beirut port blast

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