April 22, 2024

Coronavirus
South Carolina Reports 4th Straight Record Jump As COVID-19 Cases Surge Across The South: Live Updates
‘Shameful, not cool, a sign of weakness’: Men are less likely to wear face masks to protect against coronavirus, study finds
As coronavirus returns, Beijingers face disruption, anxiety
As Coronavirus Returns to Beijing, Schools Shut and Flights Are Halted
Brazil Coronavirus Total Tops 1 Million, Second Only To US

Economics/Business
“Powell Is Now Helpless”: Even A Modest Market Wobble Threatens To Devastate The Real Economy
The Fed Has Monetized All Treasury Issuance In 2020
24 Hour Fitness Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
Stocks stage biggest turnaround in 3 months to end higher as Fed pledges to buy more corporate bonds
Quaker Oats to end ‘Aunt Jemima’ brand to promote racial equality
Fed chair warns of ‘significant uncertainty’ around US recovery
The Retail Daytrading Euphoria Has Finally Peaked: Here Come The Sellers
AT&T confirms thousands of job cuts, 250 store closings
‘Pandemic pricing’ is here. Rents are dropping across the US
Papa Powell Sees “Tremendous Human and Economic Hardship” (No V-Shaped Recovery)
Hertz stock halted for pending news as SEC has ‘concerns’ about stock sale
Americans Skip Millions of Loan Payments as Coronavirus Takes Economic Toll
Jobless claims dip to 1.51 million in mid-June, but layoffs remain stubbornly high
Almost 46 Million Americans Have Now Filed For Unemployment Claims Since Lockdowns Began
Labor Recovery Stalls, Benefits Not Paid, Massive Unemployment Lines In Kentucky
Cream Of Wheat Becomes Fourth Brand In 24 Hours To Revisit Packaging Over Racist Origins
Every CEO And Leader That Stepped Down Since Black Lives Matter Protests Began
Hertz seeking bankruptcy loan after stock sale fizzled

Government/Politics
Justices rule LGBT people protected from job discrimination
‘I made Juneteenth very famous’: Trump takes credit for holiday celebrating Emancipation Proclamation
Trump presidency in turmoil after bombshell book, Supreme Court vote

Protest/Riots
Republic Of CHAZ Begins Reparations; White Participants Pressured To Give Blacks $10 Each
CNN Camera Crew Attacked Outside Atlanta Wendy’s as Rioters Burn It
36 arrested, Wendy’s burned after protests over Atlanta police shooting
‘All Black Lives Matter’ Painted On Hollywood Street In Honor Of Pride Month, Push For Racial Equality
White Woman Filmed Setting Fire To Atlanta Wendy’s After Latest Police Killing
Seattle’s anarchist utopia breaks down, residents report ‘screams of terror’ on the streets
Protesters pull down statue of Confederate Gen. Albert Pike in DC

Police
NAACP Demands Atlanta Chief Resign Over Latest Police Killing Of Unarmed Black Man
Erika Shields steps aside after 3½ years as APD chief
Officer Fired, Police Chief Steps Down, Wendy’s Set Ablaze After Atlanta Shooting
Atlanta officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks has been terminated
African Americans ‘probably ought to be’ shot more by police, a top Tulsa officer said
Several Minneapolis Police Officers Quit Amid Lack of Support, Low Morale Following George Floyd’s Death
Entire police SWAT team in Florida resigns after chief takes knee with protesters
Police Officers All Over America Are Quitting Their Jobs Because Of The George Floyd Protests
Police killing of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta ruled a homicide
Three NYPD Officers “Intentionally Poisoned” With Bleach At Manhattan Shake Shack; Company Responds
Johns Creek investigating police chief after Facebook post on Black Lives Matter
Georgia cop gets nickname ‘Officer Karen’ after crying over her botched McDonald’s order in viral video
‘Higher than usual number’ of Atlanta officers call out of work
Atlanta Mayor Bottoms: Our Police Morale ‘Is Down Tenfold’ – ‘Streets Won’t Be any Less Safe’ Because of Officers Calling out
As Atlanta Police Protest, Is “Blue Flu” The Next Pandemic?
California: half-brother of black man found hanged killed in police shooting

Global
In Germany, a Smorgasbord of Causes Results in One Vast Protest March
Taiwan warns off intruding Chinese aircraft for fourth time in nine days
A Crisis Is Brewing Between India and China. But This Time There Is a Big Difference.
North Korea ‘to mass troops near border’ and slams ‘mongrel dog’ South Korea after blowing up ’embassy’ building

Technology
GitHub to replace “master” with alternative term to avoid slavery references

Media
Google Demonetizes Zero Hedge

Culture
Not Everyone In Hollywood Supports Cancel Culture: Some Harsh Words for the PC Crowd

Military
Navy Upholds Ouster of Carrier Captain After Furor Over Outbreak