One of the local news videos posted further below had two reader comments that said the following.
- Why don’t you [local news media] talk about the number of deaths?
- Stop spreading fear. Cases don’t matter. Deaths matter. And new deaths are approaching zero. Worse, MANY “covid” deaths are fakes.
Those comments are not so different than those heard on talk radio or on certain conservative news platforms.
The number of protesters involved in the Bar Lives Matter protests shown further below pales in comparison to a Black Lives Matter (BLM) protest, as the first video in the featured focus section will reveal.
That noted, those taking up this cause included an African American woman who was urging others along using a microphone. She was demanding that their constitutional rights as Americans to work and earn a living be respected.
Tonight’s featured focus is a mix of vexing, conflicting concerns.
The argument about constitutional rights is a issue that has been voiced by small businesses in several states before the George Floyd protests erupted.
Those other complaints for a redress of grievances included protests from religious groups who believe that their constitutional rights to the free exercise of their faiths have been violated. If it seems odd to some to have bars and faith groups making a similar argument, welcome to the battle for the narrative in America.
As Dr. Mehmet Oz put it recently, politics mixed with medicine equals politics.
These are not just political issues. They are also economic, civil rights, and general health issue. On a practical level, the U.S. economy can’t stand continuous or on-and-off shutdowns. It is entirely up for debate if the first shutdown was the correct course of action.
Small businesses like those bars, restaurants, and other businesses are part of the client base for our industry and so many others. Following the left-right headlines, quotable quotes and 2 of our 3 evening snapshots is the featured focus for tonight.
Additional information from the AEI Nowcast as it relates to COVID19 and business will also be included.
Quotes That Shed Light – American Social, Industry, National Issues…
Headlines from left-of-center CNN Business
- Stocks are on fire
- A view of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is seen at Wall Street on June 29, 2020 in New York City. – Stock markets on both sides of the Atlantic struggled Monday to rebound from last week's losses as optimism over easing lockdowns was torpedoed by fear over surging coronavirus infections.
- The economy is falling apart but Wall Street had its best quarter in decades
- Trump says masks are a ‘double-edged sword.’ Goldman Sachs says they could help save the economy
- Boeing’s biggest hit to orders yet: Norwegian cancels 97 jets
- Airbus is cutting 15,000 jobs because of the pandemic
- Many small business owners worry a second shutdown would be devastating
- INTERACTIVE Track America’s recovery
- Judge temporarily blocks tell-all book by President Trump’s niece
- Netflix is investing $100 million in Black-owned banks
- Facebook bans hundreds of accounts related to the Boogaloo extremist movement
- View the list of companies pulling ads from Facebook
- Amazon is giving $500 million in one-time bonuses to front-line workers
- Beijing says it’s ‘strongly concerned’ by India’s decision to ban Chinese apps
- Dan Kelley on his farm near Normal, Illinois.
- Opinion: America’s farmers are on the brink. This could help us survive
- SAN BRUNO, CALIFORNIA – MAY 15: A view of a temporarily closed JCPenney store at The Shops at Tanforan Mall on May 15, 2020 in San Bruno, California. JCPenney avoided bankruptcy after the company paid down paid $17 million in debt on Friday after missing two previous payments. JCPenney has an estimate $3.6 billion in debt.
- JCPenney is doing even worse than we thought
- Customers sit at tables separated by dividers outside Boucherie restaurant in the West Village as New York City moves into Phase 2 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to curb the coronavirus pandemic on June 26, 2020. Phase 2 permits the reopening of offices, in-store retail, outdoor dining, barbers and beauty parlors and numerous other businesses. Phase 2 is the second of four-phased stages designated by the state.
- Americans were disappointed in chain restaurants even before the pandemic
- FINANCIAL STRAINS
- A natural gas drilling rig stands on a Chesapeake Energy Corp. drill site in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Tuesday, April 6, 2010. Companies are spending billions to dislodge natural gas from a band of shale-sedimentary rock called the Marcellus shale that underlies Pennsylvania, West Virginia and New York. The band of rock, so designated because it pokes through near a city of that name in northern New York, may contain 262 trillion cubic feet of recoverable gas, the U.S. Department of Energy estimates.
- Fracking pioneer Chesapeake Energy files for bankruptcy protection
- Cirque du Soleil files for bankruptcy
- Chuck E. Cheese’s parent company files for bankruptcy
- GNC is looking for a buyer after filing for bankruptcy
- These mall staples announced thousands of store closures in June
- POLICING HATEFUL CONTENT
- Reddit bans pro-Trump forum The Donald and 2,000 other subreddits
- YouTube removes prominent white supremacists
- Twitch suspends Trump campaign account
- Facebook under pressure as ad boycott continues
- Report: White supremacists openly organize violence on app
Headlines from right-of-center Fox Business
- Dow posts best quarter since 1987 as stocks rebound from coronavirus lows
- The major U.S. stock indexes posted a strong rally during the final minutes of trading on Tuesday.
- This health measure would strengthen US economy, Goldman Sachs analysts say
- Walmart drops ‘All Lives Matter’ merchandise after flood of complaints
- BUSINESS LEADERS
- Adidas HR chief to retire after criticism from black employees
- Mike Braun: It’s time to reveal health care prices, and bring costs down
- ‘TARGETED LIST’
- PERSONAL FINANCE
- As PPP borrowers become public, will they also become targets?
- GETTING CREATIVE
- Mnuchin says remaining $135B in PPP fund could find a new purpose
- IT AIN’T PRETTY
- Beauty and make up industry show blemishes as coronavirus wears on
- SPORTS SHORTAGE
- Disney may soon hike up the price of ESPN+
- PAPA JOHNS DELIVERS
- FOOD & DRINKS
- Papa John’s sales growth keeps up booming pace
- JOBS JOBS JOBS
- Lawmakers consider new stimulus bill with a different focus
- HE SPEAKS!
- Biden takes questions from reporters for first time in nearly 3 months
- STRANGER THAN FICTION
- ‘Real Housewives’ star’s ex accused of hiring mobster to carry out assault
- INDUSTRY DOWNTURN
- Airbus cutting 15,000 jobs amid coronavirus crisis
- WITHDRAWAL PLAN
- PERSONAL FINANCE
- The $320 million retirement mistake Americans are making
- TRACK YOUR BENEFITS
- When you can expect to start seeing Social Security cuts
- FLAG ON THE PLAY
- Robert Kraft massage parlor sex case prompts court clash over warrants
- Gym owner sues governor over decision to re-close facilities amid virus surge
- Coronavirus causes Royal Caribbean to push back new ship Odyssey of the Seas until April 2021
- PRODUCT RECALLS
- FDA issues recall alert for product sold at popular supermarket chain across US
- Coronavirus drives Uber, Clorox to strike deal on 270,000 wipes for drivers
- FCC designates Huawei, ZTE national security threats
- Brown University sports team cuts violate Title IX agreement: Lawyers
- REAL ESTATE
- How to take advantage of today’s low mortgage rates: Credible CEO
- Biden pledges to roll back Trump cuts: ‘A lot of you may not like that’
- FOX Business Network posts best quarter ever among Business Day viewers
- WATCH: Hampton Inn staffer calls police on black guests using pool
- RICH & FAMOUS
- This city boasts more billionaires than anywhere else in the world
- Coronavirus cash: 13 ways to tap your money if you need It
- There’s still time to reap this lucrative tax break
- Carl Reiner, beloved creator of ‘Dick Van Dyke Show,’ passes away at 98
- PPP set to expire with $134 billion left over as Congress weighs next steps
- SOCIAL MEDIA
- Facebook rakes in political ad money while companies flock to boycott
- Nikola fuel cell byproduct will be water you can drink: CEO
- REAL ESTATE
- US home prices increase 4% in April
- Europe restricts visitors from the US amid coronavirus resurgence
- Johnny Mandel, composer who wrote ‘M*A*S*H’ theme song, dead at 94
- Varney: It’s time for Joe Biden to face real questions
- Poll reveals how New Yorkers feel about ‘defunding police’
- Fed buys debt from major companies as part of coronavirus recovery effort
- US consumer confidence beats expectations in June
- SOCIAL MEDIA
- Facebook updates how it prioritizes news on users’ timelines
- Read this before getting on an airplane
10 Market Indicator Closing Summaries – Yahoo Finance Closing Tickers on MHProNews…
Featured Focus –
Where Business, Politics and Investing Can Meet
“Protesters gathered Tuesday at the Texas state capitol in Austin to voice opposition of new restrictions put in place to slow the spread of coronavirus,” said KVUE in a report earlier today.
“Some signs at the rally read “Texas Bars Fight Back” and “Bar Lives Matter.” (RELATED: ‘Operation Haircut’: Michigan Barbers Defy Lockdown, Offer Haircuts On Capitol Lawn)”
KVUE reported that Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott recently ordered all bars in the state to close after the state experienced a surge in coronavirus cases and a record number of hospitalizations. The governor said that he believed people gathering in bars were responsible for the surge. KVUE noted that in Los Angeles, beaches won’t be closed.
“At this time, it is clear that the rise in cases is largely driven by certain types of activities, including Texans congregating in bars,” Abbott said. “The actions in this executive order are essential to our mission to swiftly contain this virus and enhance public health.”
Bar Owners are Suing to Protect Their Rights
A group of bar owners in Texas announced a lawsuit Monday against Abbott, accusing him of violating their constitutional rights. Protests against coronavirus restrictions have become common in recent months, as most of the U.S. shut down earlier this year to combat the spread of the virus.
One of the more publicized protests against coronavirus restrictions occurred at the Michigan state capitol in April, when a group of armed protesters stormed the capitol building in defiance of Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s shutdown order.
Some additional information about COVID19 and economics are captured in these AEI Nowcast graphics.
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