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Biden: Trump and Congress must enact emergency housing measures

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden delivers a speech in Wilmington, Delaware, on Friday. Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Saturday called on President Trump and Congress to work on an emergency housing program after enhanced federal unemployment benefits and an evictions moratorium expired.

Why it matters: A large number of monthly rent and mortgage payments were due Saturday, as the new month began.

Ben Geman, author of Generate
49 mins ago - Energy & Environment

U.S. cities' lagging climate progress

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Reproduced from a Brookings Institution report; Chart: Axios Visuals

A just-published Brookings Institution analysis of U.S. cities' pledges to cut carbon emissions reveals very mixed results.

Why it matters: The potential — and limits — of city and state initiatives have gotten more attention amid President Trump's scuttling of Obama-era national policies.

New state unemployment filings fall to 787,000

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First-time applications for unemployment fell last week, according to Department of Labor data released on Thursday.

Between the lines: The overall number of Americans relying on unemployment also fell to a still-staggering 23 million. But there are continued signs of labor market strain, with more people shifting to an unemployment program designed for the long-term jobless.