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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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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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U.S. military could influence massive environmental changes with new federal administration

November 19, 2020. By Chloe Parkins As the United States public becomes more environmentally conscious, the federal government has fallen under increased scrutiny. Citizens now have access to data regarding federal greenhouse gas emissions and they are using it to push for greater regulations. What the breakdown of greenhouse gas ...

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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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Access to Faulty Healthcare Poses Major Risk to Government and Railway Employees in China

A worker checking the Sinovac virus in Beijing. Credit: Getty Images Government workers are receiving a trial vaccine, but the risk of side effects is still to be determined By: Hunter Stephens 11/12/20 As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to kill thousands of people every day, many health experts are looking ...

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