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Florida’s Covid-19 cases in children have increased 137% in past month

Florida’s number of official Covid-19 cases in children has more than doubled over the past month, data from the state showed Tuesday. Covid-19 cases among children also spiked across the country during roughly the same period. In Florida, the total number of cases in children 17 and under rose from 16,797 on July 9 to…MORE

Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer duet part of new LGBTQ+ voting campaign

With the help of a Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer duet, a progressive Democratic PAC has released a get out the vote video for LGBTQ+ rights. The spot, produced by MeidasTouch, features the 1979 No. 1 hit duet “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough),” which was co-written by Bruce Roberts and performed by superstars Streisand…MORE

Bindi Irwin announces her pregnancy, five months after her wedding

Bindi Irwin, the 22-year-old daughter of the late conservationist and television personality Steve Irwin, has announced she is expecting her first child. Nearly five months after her wedding to Chandler Powell, Irwin shared the news of her pregnancy on Tuesday, writing on Instagram: “Baby Wildlife Warrior due 2021.” “Chandler and I are proud to announce…MORE

Teen Vogue’s August issue tackles voter suppression

Teen Vogue is joining the ranks of other news organizations by dedicating resources to covering voting rights ahead of the November elections. “The Uncounted,” launched on Tuesday by the Condé Nast-owned magazine, is a series about disenfranchised voters that specifically highlights the stories of women of color. The digital cover for its August issue, titled…MORE

UK sheds 730,000 jobs during the pandemic and wages are falling

The UK economy has shed 730,000 jobs since the coronavirus pandemic shuttered businesses in March, with the young, the old and the self-employed bearing the brunt of the unemployment crisis. The Office for National Statistics said Tuesday that there was a record drop in the number of workers over the age of 65 on company…MORE

Jamie Dimon: The stock market doesn’t reflect Americans’ pain

The stock market’s huge run-up in recent months doesn’t capture everyday Americans’ pain. That’s why the government and Big Business should act to help ease the burden on the least fortunate, said JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, in an interview with CNN Business. “When you have 13 million people out of work, and you’ve got…MORE

Defense pays off for SoftBank’s Masa Son

Investors have piled into tech stocks during the coronavirus pandemic, sending shares in companies such as Facebook, Amazon, Google and Apple into the stratosphere as demand for their services increased. The same has happened for Japan’s SoftBank, but for different reasons. Not so long ago, it looked like the conglomerate was in pretty rough shape.…MORE