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Surprise! A 1000-foot rainbow is about to illuminate NYC’s sky for Pride – Time Out New York

The New York skyline is about to get a lot more colorful.We’ve had a jam-packed day of #PrideWorldwide celebrations today. Not only in New York, but in Time O

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U.S. weekly jobless claims fell to 963,000, first time below 1 million since mid-March – CNBC

The total claims of 963,000 was well below the estimate of 1.1 million from economists surveyed by Dow Jones.

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First-time claims for unemployment insurance last week fell below 1 million for the first time since March 21 in a sign that the labor market is continuing its recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
The total claims of 963,000 for the week ended Aug. 8 was well below the estimate of 1.1 million from economists surveyed by Dow Jones. That represented a decline of 228,000 from the previous week’s total.
Jobless claims had totaled above 1 million for 20 consecutive weeks as the U.S. economy went…

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The dollar has weakened. Here’s why that actually entrenches its role as the world’s reserve currency – MarketWatch

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It doesnt make much sense for the dollar to be as widely used as it is. Sure, the U.S. economy is the largest in the world, but the dollar is on one side of 88% of all currency trades, despite the U.S. accounting for roughly a quarter of global gross domestic product. Countries, most notably China and Russia, also are upset the U.S. is able to wield its currency dominance to sanction government officials across the world. But even as the dollar has fallen 8.5% from the highs of March, according …

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Face masks with valves or vents do not prevent spread of the coronavirus, CDC says – The Washington Post

« Masks with one-way valves or vents allow air to be exhaled through a hole in the material, which can result in expelled respiratory droplets that can reach others, » the CDC says.

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But, as a burgeoning number of advisories makes clear, not every mask is helpful.
In guidance updated late last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned against wearing masks with exhalation valves or vents, a type of face covering made for hot and dusty construction work that has become a popular pandemic accessory because of its seemingly high-tech design.
The purpose of masks is to keep respiratory droplets from reaching others to aid with source control, the agencys guid…

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