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Pandemic jobs recovery has lost momentum

The pandemic jobs recovery has lost momentum in recent weeks, putting added pressure on Congress to enact more relief. The number of new applications for unemployment benefits ticked up to 870,000 last week, the Labor Department reported Thursday. New claims have not budged significantly in recent weeks, meaning that the labor market is still shedding… Read More »

Madrid, Europe’s pandemic hotspot, mulls targeted lockdowns

Authorities in Madrid say selective lockdowns will be introduced in urban areas where the coronavirus is spreading faster to avoid bottlenecks in health services By ARITZ PARRA Associated Press September 16, 2020, 9:36 AM • 2 min read MADRID — The Spanish capital will introduce selective lockdowns in urban areas where the coronavirus is spreading… Read More »

Coronavirus live updates: Global deaths rising; how pandemic affects energy markets

Global deaths from Covid-19 are accelerating, as the worldwide death toll approaches 1 million. The World Health Organization reported deaths rose by 8% last week compared to the week before, with more than 40,600 fatalities recorded. The U.S., Brazil and India account for the largest shares of that cumulative total, with the U.S. alone accounting… Read More »