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Trump signs measure to provide extra $400 in weekly unemployment benefits

Trump made the announcement as protracted negotiations have been unsuccessful in extending the benefits originally offered through the CARES Act.

Source: Top News and Analysis (pro) | 8 Aug 2020 | 5:06 pm

Trump signs orders aimed at extending some pandemic relief after Congress fails to reach a deal

President Trump's four orders extend unemployment benefits, provide a payroll tax holiday, defer student loan payments through 2020 and extend the federal moratorium on evictions.

Source: Top News and Analysis (pro) | 8 Aug 2020 | 4:28 pm

TikTok plans to sue Trump administration over ban as soon as Tuesday, report says

TikTok will file the federal lawsuit against the administration as soon as Tuesday, NPR reported, citing a person directly involved in the matter.

Source: Top News and Analysis (pro) | 8 Aug 2020 | 1:44 pm

How Ghislaine Maxwell’s arrest upended the filming of ‘Surviving Jeffrey Epstein’

The fourth episode of the new Lifetime docuseries, premiering Sunday, was redone to focus on Maxwell’s alleged crimes and her grooming of potential victims.

Source: Fortune | 8 Aug 2020 | 12:00 pm

Fed's Kashkari advocates six-week economic lockdown to defeat the coronavirus

"To be effective, the lockdown has to be as comprehensive and strict as possible," Kashkari and Michael Osterholm wrote.

Source: Top News and Analysis (pro) | 8 Aug 2020 | 11:36 am

Schools face big virus test as students return to classroom

Newly reopened schools in Mississippi, Indiana and Georgia have already reported infections just days into the academic year.

Source: Top News and Analysis (pro) | 8 Aug 2020 | 11:18 am

States race to pass policing reforms after Floyd's death

Since Floyd's death in late May, there have been about 450 pieces of policing reform proposals introduced in 31 states, according to a count by the NCSL.

Source: Top News and Analysis (pro) | 8 Aug 2020 | 10:58 am

Is it safe to swim during the coronavirus pandemic?

Fortune talks to health experts about whether it's safe to swim in public pools, rivers, or oceans during the coronavirus pandemic.

Source: Fortune | 8 Aug 2020 | 10:00 am

Outlook for cinemas darkens as coronavirus resurges in the U.S.

American studios have had to make tough decisions about film releases due to resurgences of coronavirus cases in the U.S.

Source: Top News and Analysis (pro) | 8 Aug 2020 | 10:00 am

Trump's ban of Chinese apps has lots of precedent in other countries, and Apple and Google comply

Overall, Apple removed 851 apps in the year between July 2018 and June 2019, and the vast majority of requests came from China.

Source: Top News and Analysis (pro) | 8 Aug 2020 | 10:00 am

These restaurant chains cut menu items during the pandemic

Restaurant chains slimmed down their menus during the pandemic to smooth operations, but some of those changes might become permanent.

Source: Top News and Analysis (pro) | 8 Aug 2020 | 10:00 am

Trump advisors urge delisting of U.S.-listed Chinese firms that fail to meet audit standards

Trump administration officials have urged the president to delist Chinese companies that trade on U.S. exchanges and fail to meet U.S. auditing requirements by January 2022.

Source: Top News and Analysis (pro) | 8 Aug 2020 | 9:39 am

From staggered rows to seats that change color when cleaned, here's what air travel could look like

Plus, tray tables that are removable for easy cleaning.

Source: Top News and Analysis (pro) | 8 Aug 2020 | 9:30 am

The end of $600 unemployment boost, slim job prospects leaves many struggling to survive

A $600-a-week boost to unemployment benefits is gone. As Congress negotiates an extension, families are scrambling to make ends meet.

Source: Top News and Analysis (pro) | 8 Aug 2020 | 9:26 am

69% of Americans think the way they work has changed forever

Fortune Analytics got an exclusive look at Salesforce's proprietary data to learn how the pandemic is impacting workers during—and after—the crisis.

Source: Fortune | 8 Aug 2020 | 9:04 am