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作者: qingchengshan    时间: 2020-6-18 08:04     标题: NPR 2020-06-18

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1.    The WH says PDT fully supports the Republican-led Senate proposal to improve policing standards. As NPR's XX explains, law makers are carving out ways to respond to a ground swirl of demand for meaningful change.

WH Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany left little doubt about the WH's position on the legislation introduced by Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina.

"We fully support the Scott Bill and every element of it. And one thing I would note about the Scott Bill is: For years, we've tried to make lynching a federal crime in this country, and the Scott Bill does......"

It would also encourage police departments to stop using chokeholds and no-knock warrants but does not explicitly ban them. The Senate bill does not call for changes to Qualified Immunity that will make it easier to hold police officers accountable for misconduct.

2.    Testifying for a second day on Capitol Hill, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell said one of the most important steps the Central Bank can take in terms of fighting income inequality is to get back to full employment. Powell during an appearance before the House Financial Services Committee said the Central Bank will do everything it can, using interest rates policies to return to fully employment which Powell said especially benefits low income communities.

3.    拉丁裔不愿参加人口普查
Some advocates of the US Census are raising the alarm about low participation in the nation head count among Latinos. NPR's XX reports, advocates say communities with higher shares of Latino residents tend to have lower self-response rates overall.

According to the latest analysis by The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials and Telemundo, the self-response rate for the 2020 Census in some Arizona and Texas counties is almost 20 points lower than the national rate which is currently at around 61%.

4.    Hospitals in Arizona now say they are treating a record number of Covid-19 patients amid a surge of new cases. The state health department is announcing the record number of emergency room visits with more than 18 new cases and 20 deaths being reported there today. The increase in cv cases is putting pressure on the state's governor.

5.    A mix day on Wall Street. NPR's XX report.

Although the number of cv cases in half a dozen states worries some investors, snapping a 3 day winning streak for both DOW and the S$P500 Index, the DOW fell 2/3 of a percent, the S&P was down about 1/3 of a percent. In contrast, the tech-heavy NASDAQ stocks index, ended the day slightly higher.

Shares of Norwegian Cruise Line tumbled more than 8% after the company said it will push back a resumption of operations until October at the earliest.

The Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testified before a House Committee and he warned law makers not to withdraw the federal government's emergency support for the economy too quickly.

The NASDAQ was up 14 points today.  

6.    AT&T公司要裁员
Communication's giant AT&T now says it plans to exit more than 3400 technical and clerical positions across the country over the next few weeks. The company is also announcing it plans to permanently close more than 250 Mobility and Cricket Wireless stores that would affect about 1300 retail jobs. AT&T in a statement announced today said it will be target but sizable reductions in its work force, it will include the executive managers and unit representative employees.

7.    用黑人形象作商标的农产品公司都在考虑更换图标和包装
The companies behind Aunt Jemima, Uncle Ben's, and Missis Butterworth's are all taking a hard look at the racial stereotypes in their branding. They are planning changes in packaging, marketing, while Aunt Jemima will begin an entirely new name and logo. More form NPR's XX.

These products have long faced calls to change their branding and they'd been criticized for evoking images of black people of servants and heart coming back to any souther for the south in the times of slavery. Quaker Foods, which is a subsidiary of PepsiCo now says it recognizes that Aunt Jemima's origins are based a racial stereotype and the brand is expected to get a new logo by the end of the year with a new name to follow. Food giant Mars says "now is the right time to evolve the Uncle Ben's brand", adding that it's evaluating all possibilities for what that might look like. And Conagra says it has begun a complete brand and packaging review of Missis Butterworth's syrup.

8.    The former Bumble Bee Food executive has been sentenced to more than 3 years in prison and 100,000-dollar fine for his role in the canned tuna fish price-fixing case罐装金枪鱼价格垄断案, the judge sentencing former CEO Christopher Lischewski.

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