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US Jobless Claims Rise to 419,000 From a Pandemic Low | Business News

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week from the lowest point of the pandemic, even as the job market appears to be rebounding on the strength of a reopened economy.

The Labor Department said Thursday that jobless claims increased last week to 419,000, the most in two months, from 368,000 the previous week. The number of first-time applications, which generally tracks layoffs, has fallen steadily since topping 900,000 in early January.

Economists characterized last week’s increase as most likely a blip caused by some one-time factors and partly

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Upstart Power Announces Expansion of Leadership Team

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SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 22, 2021–

Upstart Power, a leading developer and manufacturer of solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) power systems for backup power and distributed generation, announces today the addition of two executives to expand the company’s management team and further position the company for success.

Jeff Gatto and Georg Bettenhauser have joined the organization as Senior Vice President of Engineering & Manufacturing and Vice President of Business Development, respectively. Jeff Gatto is leading Upstart Power’s efforts to design, develop, and manufacture an expanding portfolio of Upgen™

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Rep. Maxine Waters calls for federal probe into alleged ‘Executioners’ gang in Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department

House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters, takes her mask off to speak during a signing ceremony for the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, H.R. 266, after it passed the House on Capitol Hill, Thursday, April 23, 2020, in Washington. Associated Press/Andrew Harnik

  • Rep. Maxine Waters is asking for a federal probe into the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.

  • Waters called on Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate the alleged “Executioners” gang.

  • The group was accused of celebrating police shootings by a whistleblower within the station.

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Housing Conditions In This Low-Income Neighborhood Pushed Tenants To Sue The Landlord : NPR

María Lara sits in her bedroom in the Bedford and Victoria Station apartment complex in Langley Park, Md., a densely populated, low-income suburb of Washington, D.C.

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María Lara sits in her bedroom in the Bedford and Victoria Station apartment complex in Langley Park, Md., a densely populated, low-income suburb of Washington, D.C.

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María Lara and her 10-year-old daughter, Ashley, live in Langley Park, Md., a densely populated, low-income suburb of Washington, D.C. She says the worst part about living in the Bedford and Victoria Station complex, a multifamily residential property,

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Fraud Is Hitting America’s Small Businesses Hard. How the Feds Can Help.

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A woman walks by a closed barber shop and shoe and watch repair store in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.


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About the author:  John Arensmeyer is the founder and CEO of Small Business Majority.

The pandemic’s emergency loan program was a lifeline for millions of small businesses. For others, the loan amounts weren’t enough, if they arrived at all.

The impact of limited (or stolen) assistance is tragic and, at this point, well-known. Federal Reserve economists estimated that hundreds of thousands of small businesses closed in the first year of

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4 things that stood out on United’s earnings call



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United Airlines held its second-quarter earnings call on Tuesday, part of a quarterly routine carried out by publicly traded companies. During the call, executives typically describe their company’s performance for the previous quarter before answering questions from financial analysts.

As with Delta, which held its call last week, the tone of United’s calls have shifted since the pandemic began. Now, with travel rebounding, the airline’s leadership sounded

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