There’s no reason to believe Trump will protect pre-existing conditions

During Thursday’s presidential debate, President Donald Trump claimed that he would protect a provision in the Affordable Care Act that prevents health insurers from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. “Pre-existing conditions will always stay,” Trump said on stage. … Read more…

Why stronger labor unions would speed up America’s post-COVID recovery

Recessions always inflict the most pain on Americans in the middle and lower end of the income distribution range, destroying jobs, eroding wages and wiping out savings for those working in industries such as construction, manufacturing, hospitality and retail.  But the crushing economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic … Read more…

U.S. report: Much of the world’s chocolate supply relies on more than 1 million child workers

Child labor among agricultural households in cocoa-growing areas of Ivory Coast and Ghana, the two primary suppliers, increased from 31 percent to 45 percent between 2008 and 2019, according to the Department of Labor survey. Business BEST DEAL UPDATE:

A disputed election could cost the U.S. its ‘AAA’ credit rating

President Trump’s refusal to commit to accepting the results of next month’s presidential election isn’t just threatening America’s democratic norms—it could also damage the country’s pristine credit rating. According to credit rating agency Fitch Ratings, it appears likely that the … Read more…

Facebook defends decision to leave anti-vaccine posts untouched as it bans anti-vaxxer ads

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today. Facebook will ban ads that discourage people from getting vaccines, but it will still let anti-vaxxers and supporters COVID … Read more…

New Queens beachfront French eatery opens during pandemic: ‘Everything is upside down’

When lawyer-turned-restaurateur James Mallios picked Arverne for his newest eatery, Bar Marseille, the narrow strip of oceanfront land in between Far Rockaway and Breezy Point was already going through a renaissance. The Queens beachfront locale — long home to many … Read more…

What Barrett, Republicans and Democrats said about religion at her controversial 2017 hearing

When Judge Amy Coney Barrett first appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee in 2017, Republican and Democratic senators alike probed her religious views. CNN.com – RSS Channel – Politics SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount … Read more…

The next President must tackle the intertwined crises of racial injustice and climate change

Hurricane Delta, the 25th named Atlantic storm of the 2020 hurricane season, made landfall in southwest Louisiana in almost the exact same place Hurricane Laura swept through just weeks ago. Laura struck Gulf Coast communities the week of the 15th … Read more…

Coronavirus looms over vice presidential debate as Pence and Harris clash over Trump’s response

Vice President Mike Pence and California Sen. Kamala Harris will square off Wednesday in their only debate as the Trump administration reels from an outbreak of Covid-19 at the White House and erratic decisions by the commander in chief. CNN.com … Read more…

10.5.20 Census bureau report about widening income gap; New credit card doesn’t look at your credit score

Roughly 80% of Americans have less purchasing power now than they did a decade ago. This is not good news! Clark discusses the significance of what this new Census bureau report means. The X1 credit card looks at your income … Read more…

Virginia Policy Advisor Adele McClure On Organizing And Self-Care | Unfiltered | Forbes

Forbes SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine! SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE: Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating over … Read more…

Trump is being treated with a COVID drug that wasn’t one of the questionable therapies he’s previously touted

An insane year got just a bit crazier Friday with the news that President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump had both tested positive for COVID-19. Hours later, we learned that the President was sick enough, with symptoms such … Read more…

READ: Statement from Trump’s doctor after President and first lady test positive for Covid-19

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for coronavirus, the President announced early Friday morning, an extraordinary development coming months into a global pandemic and in the final stretch of his reelection campaign. CNN.com – RSS Channel … Read more…

Fact check: Almost every single one of Trump’s debate claims about mail-in voting was wrong

President Donald Trump lied about a wide variety of topics — including health care, the economy and the coronavirus pandemic — during Tuesday’s presidential debate. But he was especially dishonest on the subject of voting by mail. CNN.com – RSS … Read more…

House Judiciary Committee could release big tech antitrust report next week

The House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel could release its report on antitrust allegations against four of the country’s largest tech juggernauts by next week. The committee has been investigating Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google to see whether their business practices … Read more…

Two more Chinese tech companies are delisting from U.S. exchanges in on-going exodus

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today. Two U.S.-listed Chinese Internet companies are delisting from New York exchanges and going private in multibillion dollar deals, joining … Read more…

President Trump refuses to urge supporters to “remain calm” while ballots are counted after election day

During Tuesday night’s presidential debate, President Donald Trump refused to agree to urge his supporters to stay calm while the vote is counted after the November 3 election. He also would not say that he would wait for the election … Read more…

Trump claims White House can overrule FDA’s attempt to toughen guidelines for coronavirus vaccine

President Donald Trump claimed Wednesday that the White House could override the US Food and Drug Administration if the agency released tougher standards for the authorization of a Covid-19 vaccine, casting such a move as “political.” CNN.com – RSS Channel … Read more…

U.S. companies make new vows to tackle carbon emissions, even as global action falls short

Morgan Stanley, Walmart and others at NYC’s climate week make new vows to cut carbon emissions. Meanwhile General Electric announced it will no longer build new coal-fired power plants. And with the pandemic sweeping the country, climate week has been … Read more…

China unlikely to approve Oracle and Walmart’s TikTok deal, state media says

TikTok’s proposed US partnership with Oracle and Walmart is unlikely to win approval in Beijing, Chinese state media says. China’s state-run Global Times newspaper published an editorial late Monday saying the deal to keep the video-sharing app alive in America … Read more…

President Trump’s ‘patriotic education’ commission can’t actually tell schools what to teach

President Donald Trump’s controversial move to create a “patriotic education” commission late last week drew criticism, with critics accusing the Trump administration of whitewashing U.S. history. The commission, along with a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to develop a … Read more…

Powell to cast recovery as improving, yet highly uncertain, in remarks before lawmakers

In testimony before the House Financial Services Committee on Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome H. Powell will note that the path forward depends on controlling the coronavirus and “on policy actions taken at all levels of government.” Business BEST DEAL … Read more…

EBay activates plan to shift more business to UPS and away from Postal Service because of mail delays

The online auction site is a massive customer for the Postal Service: its second-largest retail customer, after only Amazon. Increasing unreliability of USPS delivery has led eBay to shift some of its business to private company UPS instead. Business BEST … Read more…