May 24, 2019

Trump-owned properties fire undocumented workers after using E-Verify

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The Trump Organization has fired more undocumented workers after all 12 locations implemented the government's online system E-Verify to check the eligibility of new hires, reports The Washington Post.

Why it matters: The increased firings shows President Trump's company is following through on its promise to use E-Verify after news broke that the family business had been hiring undocumented workers for years.

The context: Previously, only 3 Trump properties used E-Verify. Trump's son Eric — who runs day-to-day operations for the business — saying the system is not required in all states and adding that it isn't perfect, per the Washington Post.

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The Americans who can't hide from coronavirus

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The stock markets are in bad shape, but for the millions of Americans who aren’t invested in stocks, coronavirus is presenting a far more imminent concern.

Why it matters: Quarantines usually work with at least 90% participation, but many Americans lack the flexibility to work remotely, take a sick day or absorb having schools close.

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Wall Street notches worst week for stocks since 2008

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Stocks closed down about 1% on Friday, ending the worst week for Wall Street since the financial crisis.

Why it matters: The stretch of declines came after a spike in coronavirus cases around the world earlier this week. The steep losses prompted questions about the fate of the record-long economic expansion, as well as a rare statement from the Federal Reserve.

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