(ELIANA RODGERS/For The Washington Post)
(ELIANA RODGERS/For The Washington Post)
Black parents feel it’s very important that their children earn a college degree, Michelle Singletary writes. But a degree doesn’t necessarily confer the same advantages it does for Whites.

Virus’s unseen hot zone: The American farm

As American growers harvested summer crops, the migration of seasonal farmworkers who were infected with the virus represented a growing health and humanitarian crisis.

Publicly traded firms paid dividends, bought their own stock after receiving PPP loans to pay employees

Financial records show that a number of publicly traded firms paid dividends and bought back stock after receiving taxpayer-backed SBA loans.
Experts on authoritarianism have expressed alarm over the use of federal powers and agencies to monitor, attack and punish perceived political opponents.
“There’s nothing surprising in this,” said Heidi Shierholz, an economist at the Economic Policy Institute. "It’s just an ongoing crisis in the labor market.”
Newly obtained records appear in conflict with months of Postal Service assertions that blamed lower-level managers for strategies tied to delivery delays.
A junior staffer is instructed by bosses to "call them out" if they forget to wear masks at work. But they're still not changing their careless ways.

Charlie Scharf apologized in a memo to the entire company “for making an insensitive comment reflecting my own unconscious bias.”
Though business conditions and outlooks have improved, the Business Roundtable survey says the path to economic recovery remains fragile.
Trump insists protesters are now throwing Bumble Bee tuna cans, in the midst of pandemic tuna shortage
Black K-pop artists and fans struggle to fit into a genre quickly going mainstream. Their sense of isolation is emblematic of the growing pains of K-pop, as the multibillion-dollar industry tries to respond to the demands of the Black Lives Matter movement and overcome the missteps of the past.
The Government Accountability Office recommended that the Treasury Department and the IRS do more to update estimates of eligible recipients who have yet to file for a stimulus payment.
Morgan Stanley, Walmart and others at NYC's climate week make new vows to cut carbon emissions. Meanwhile General Electric announced it will no longer build new coal-fired power plants. And with the pandemic sweeping the country, climate week has been a lot quieter than it had been last year.
Under the new proposal, the Department of Labor — which has the power to investigate worker complaints about misclassification — said it would adopt a few guidelines to test whether workers should be considered employees or contractors.
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