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Friday, July 3, 2020

Can job market sustain its gains? Uncertainties cloud future

Layoffs are slowing, unemployment is declining and hiring is gradually rising, suggesting that a steady rebound may be afoot in the U.S. job market.

IEHP Members Thrive in New Health Homes Program

More than 9,000 Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) members are thriving thanks to the plan's newly-established Health Homes Program (Health Homes).

IBM quits facial recognition, joins call for police reforms

IBM says it is getting out of the facial recognition business over concern about how it can be used for mass surveillance and racial profiling.

Small Business Administration and Treasury Department Announce $10 Billion for CDFIs...

On May 28, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, announced that it is setting aside $10 billion of Round 2 funding for the Paycheck Protection Program

Racism and economic inequality have predisposed black workers to be most...

A new report by director of EPI’s Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy Valerie Wilson and senior economist Elise Gould explores how racial and economic inequality have left many black workers with few good options for protecting

The Coming Greater Depression of the 2020s

After the 2007-09 financial crisis, the imbalances and risks pervading the global economy were exacerbated by policy mistakes. So, rather than address the structural problems that the financial collapse and ensuing recession revealed

The best way to get more affordable rentals built

I had a career in developing affordable housing, neighborhood preservation and code enforcement in several Southern California cities. One of the biggest challenges we faced was poor property management of duplex and fourplex rentals owned by mom-and-pop landlords.

Buzz kill: Pot shops reopen, but some fear another shutdown

Marijuana shops in many states have enjoyed brisk business during the coronavirus pandemic. In New England? Not so much.

Make the Backyard a Destination for Family Fun

With many events canceled and public venues closed, the backyard is likely going to be the new hot spot destination for families nationwide. But staying home doesn’t have to be boring. Using these tips, you can put together an afternoon of sunshine and fun, right in your own backyard.

Stocks rise on Wall Street, but US braces for 100,000 deaths

Stocks surged on Wall Street to their highest levels since the business shutdowns took hold in the U.S. over two months ago, climbing on optimism Tuesday about the reopening economy even as the nation’s official death