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How Amy Klobuchar is trying to save her rapidly dwindling VP chances

On Wednesday afternoon, the news broke that all four police officers involved in the killing of George Floyd would be charged, with the man who knelt on Floyd’s neck, Derek Chauvin, having his count upgraded to second-degree murder. Who broke that news to (most of) the country and the world? Amy Klobuchar, weirdly. At 1:57…MORE

Thousands of aviation jobs have gone already. The shock wave puts many more at risk

Thousands of aviation jobs have gone already. The shock wave puts many more at risk

The fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has gutted airlines and is now spreading to companies that make the parts and systems powering their planes, threatening to devastate a highly skilled workforce and hamstring the industry’s eventual recovery. About 1.2 million people around the world work in civil aerospace, including engineers, aircraft designers and factory workers,…MORE

New York borrows more than $1.1 billion to pay unemployment benefits

New York borrows more than $1.1 billion to pay unemployment benefits

New York has borrowed more than $1.1 billion from the federal government in recent weeks to pay the surge of unemployment claims triggered by the coronavirus pandemic. The state’s unemployment trust fund has run dry, so it must turn to the federal government for loans to cover its share of jobless benefits, which last up…MORE

Drew Brees issues apology for ‘insensitive’ comments

Drew Brees issues apology for ‘insensitive’ comments

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees issued an apology Thursday for his “insensitive” comments made yesterday in an interview with Yahoo Finance. Brees has been widely criticized by many fellow athletes, with NBA star LeBron James and Brees’ teammate Michael Thomas weighing in. When asked for his opinion about players kneeling to protest police brutality…MORE

The S&P 500 just had its best 50 days ever

The US stock market rally has in many ways been befuddling. But there’s no denying that gains have been extraordinary. The index just notched its strongest 50-day rally of all time as investors opt to look past the risks associated with rising US-China tensions and widespread civil unrest in the United States. What’s happening: Since…MORE

Germany hands out cash for electric cars as part of huge new stimulus splurge

Germany hands out cash for electric cars as part of huge new stimulus splurge

Germany is spending billions of euros on subsidies that will slash the price of electric cars as part of a huge economic stimulus package that could help automakers such as Volkswagen to sell vehicles that are better for the environment. The German government will double existing subsidies to €6,000 ($6,720) on electric vehicles that cost…MORE

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