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The Beige Book And The Pig Farmer

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President Trump gives remarks Friday on China in the Rose Garden. Alongside him are trade adviser Peter Navarro, from left, national security adviser Robert O'Brien, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Yesenia Ortiz works at a grocery store in Greensboro, N.C. She says she wishes she would get paid more during the pandemic because of the extra level of risk to which she is exposed. Sarah Gonzalez/NPR hide caption

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Nick Hanauer speaks at TEDSummit: A Community Beyond Borders. July 21-25, 2019, Edinburgh, Scotland. Photo: Bret Hartman / TED Bret Hartman/Bret Hartman / TED hide caption

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Nick Hanauer: How Do We Begin To Reinvent Capitalism?

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The IRS has announced that with employer approval, employees will be allowed to add, drop or alter some of their benefits — including flexible spending account contributions — for the remainder of 2020. Virojt Changyencham/Getty Images hide caption

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Bilal Chaudhry, 16, picks up a dozen eggs to give to a person in a car during a free egg distribution in Cumru Township, PA. The distribution was held to help people during the COVID-19 outbreak. MediaNews Group via Getty Images hide caption

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Theory Vs. Reality: Why Our Economic Behavior Isn't Always Rational

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A car drives down an otherwise empty Las Vegas Strip amid the coronavirus pandemic on May 8. Bridget Bennett/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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'The Sheer Volume' Is Hard To Capture: Unemployment In Nevada Soars To Historic High

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Melissa Dell On Security And Prosperity

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Face masks are effective in slowing the spread of the coronavirus, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says. His message was bolstered by Rosie Perez and Chris Rock, who joined Cuomo at a Thursday news conference in Brooklyn. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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The Trump administration issued tough export rules this month, which analysts say could spell a death knell for Huawei's worldwide mobile network ambitions. Wang Zhao/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Hoping to draw tourists to Cyprus this summer, officials cite the "open-air lifestyle, abundance of personal space" and clean air. Here, rows of beach umbrellas await visitors on a nearly empty stretch of Nissi beach at the seaside resort of Ayia Napa earlier this month. Petros Karadjias/AP hide caption

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Amazon is offering permanent jobs for 125,000 workers it hired to deal with a sharp rise in online shopping during the coronavirus pandemic. Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A Seattle barbershop remains closed because of the coronavirus outbreak on May 19. Last week, an additional 2.1 million people filed for unemployment benefits around the country. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Marc Short, chief of staff to Vice President Pence, listens during a coronavirus briefing with health insurers at the White House on March 10. Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Pence Chief Of Staff Owns Stocks That Could Conflict With Coronavirus Response

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Cory Obenour, chef and co-owner of the Blue Plate restaurant in San Francisco, prepares takeout and delivery orders. The restaurant received funds from the Paycheck Protection Program, according to The Associated Press. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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President Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He signed a preliminary trade agreement at the White House on Jan. 15. Since then, tensions between the two countries have grown. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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U.S.-China Tensions Were Already High. Pandemic And Hong Kong Have Made Things Worse

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Los Angeles city attorney Mike Feuer announced a lawsuit against Wellness Matrix Group, alleging multiple scams related to the coronavirus pandemic. The lawsuit was filed in LA Superior Court. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images hide caption

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