Hamilton Journal News : 2020-09-25

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A4 | JOURNAL-NEWS | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 COMPLETE. IN- DEPTH. DEPENDABLE. CORONAVIRU­S: THE LATEST U.S. EMPLOYMENT 34% about the same amount of money 6% earning more than before the spread of the virus. The nationally representa­tive survey of 13,200 U.S. adults was conducted from Aug. 3 to Aug. 16. Separately, survey results highlight the racial divides in Americans’ economic wellbeing. Some 44% of Hispanic Americans say or someone else in their household have takena pay cutbecause of the virus. That compares with 29% of 32% of Black, and 41% of Asian adults who say the same. While about 40% of Black and 43% of Hispanic adults say they have used money froma savings or retirement account to pay their bills since the outbreak began, 29% ofWhite adults and33% of Asian adults say same, the survey results showed. making the study, a consistent with government statistics showing the U.S. has regained about half of the 22 million positions lost in the early spring. shifts in earnings pay structure have been harder to track, with averagehou­rlywage data skewed higher by the disappeara­nce of low-paid service-industry jobs andwithove­rall income inflflated by expanded government benefits that gave Americans a temporary boost. Nearly one-third of adults surveyed by researcher­s say either they or someone in their household had to reduce their hours or accept a pay cut because of the outbreak, with 21% saying this happened to them personally. Among that subsegment of adults, 60% say they are currently earning less than before the outbreak, with fifinding ByJordanYa­doo and BloombergN­ews Paycutsint­roducedbyU.S. employers in early days of the coronaviru­spandemic — meant to stave offff layoffffff­ffffffs and retain key — have proved less temporary than perhaps originally envisioned. The majority of workers who took a reduction as the virus brought the economy to a halt are still earning less than they were prior to the outbreak, according to a Pew Research Center study released Thursday, a sign of fragility in the market as the recovery slowly takes shape. extent of outright losses brought on by efffffffff­ffforts to containthe virushas been well- documented: Half of adultswho say lost a due to the pandemic remain unemployed, according to the But and employees they fifififigu­res Chinese President Xi Jinping is seen on a video screen remotely addressing the 75th session of theUnited NationsGen­eral Assembly. This year’s annual gathering ofworld leaders at U.N. headquarte­rs is almost entirely “virtual.” MARY ALTAFFER / ASSOCIATED PRESS White, UNITEDNATI­ONS labor The job they job the “Inawholenu­mberofcoun­tries there is a temptation to lookabroad for thosewhoar­e responsibl­efortheiro­wninternal problems,” he said. “And we see attempts on the part of individual countries to use current in order tomove forwardthe­ir narrow of moment in order to settle score with theundesir­able government­s or geopolitic­al competitor­s.” That was toomuch for the United States’ U.N. ambassador, Kelly Craft, who opened remarks late in themeeting with a blunt rejoinder. “Shame on each of you. I am and disgusted by the content of today’s discussion,” Craft said. She said other representa­tives were “squanderin­g this opportunit­y for political “PresidentT­rumphasmad­e it very clear: Wewill dowhatever­isright, evenifit’sunpopular, because, let me tell you what, this is not a popularity contest,” Craft said. Wang Yi, speaking first, stressed the importance of U.N.- centered multilater­alism and alluded to countries — including U.S. — opting out ofmaking aCOVID-19vaccinea­globalpubl­ic goodavaila­ble to people everywhere. “In such a challengin­g moment, major countries are evenmoredu­ty-boundtoput the future ofhumankin­dfifirst, discard Cold War mentality ByEdithM. Lederer Associated­Press China, the UnitedStat­esandRussi­abutted headsatthe­UnitedNati­onson Thursday responsibi­lity for thepandemi­c, tradingall­egationsab­outwhomish­andled andpolitic­izedthevir­usinone of thefewreal-timeexchan­ges amongtopof­fiffiffiff­iffifficia­lsatthisye­ar’s COVID-distancedU.N. General Assembly meeting. Theremarks­attheU.N. Security Council came just after U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres decried the lack of internatio­nal cooperatio­n intackling­thestill“out-of-control” coronaviru­s. Thesharpex­changes, atthe end of a virtual meeting on “Post COVID-19 Governance,” reflflecte­d the deep divisions among the three veto-wielding council members that have escalateds­ince emerged in Chinese city ofWuhan. Foreign UNITEDNATI­ONS— the IN-DEPTHCOVER­AGE Missouri governor, opponent ofmandator­ymasks, has virus over the situation interests the the “Right now I feel fine. No of any kind,” Parson said in video. But right nowwe just have to take the quarantine procedures in place.” Gov. Parson postponed several events the remainder of the week. He and his wife had been traveling around the state this week for events that included a ceremonial bill in Girardeau, where a photo posted Tuesday on governor’s Facebook page showed both of them wearing masks. a rapid test that came back positive and a nasal swab test later confirmed the finding. The governor’s rapid test showed he tested positive and he is still awaiting results from the swab test. “I want everybody to know that myself and the first lady are both fine,” Parson said in a posted on his Facebook page. ByDavidA. Lieb andJimSalt­er andideolog­icalbiasan­dcome symptoms together in the spirit of partnershi­p to tide diffifficu­lties,” Wang said. Andinajaba­tU.S. andEuropea­nUnion sanctions including on Russia, Syria and others, he said: “Unilateral sanctionsa­ndlong-armjurisdi­ction needs to be opposed in order tosafeguar­dtheauthor­ityand sanctity of internatio­nal law.” Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the pandemic its “commonmisf­ortunedidn­ot ironout interstate difference­s, but to the contrary deepened the Associated­Press over the “ her Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican who has steadfastl­y refused to require residents to wearmasks, tested positive for the coronaviru­s, his office said Wednesday. Parson was tested after his wife, Teresa, tested positive earlier in the day. Teresa Parson had experience­d mild symptoms, including a cough nasal congestion, spokeswoma­n Kelli Jones said. She took JEFFERSONC­ITY, MO.— astonished through Mike Parson Global purposes.” signing Cape and the video the virus fifirst the and them.” Chinese Minister 937-684-4959 513-401-7945 CALL FOR A FREE IN-HOME CONSULTATI­ON CA R P E T S & F LOO R S Buy one square foot of Stainmaste­r carpet, get the second square foot 50% off. Valid on special order material only. Not valid on stock or previous purchases. See associate for details. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Offer ends 10/7/20. PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R PressReade­r.com +1 604 278 4604 ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW

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