The Top USA News to Read

07-29-20 | Bloomberg

U.S. Is About to Unveil the Ugliest GDP Report Ever Recorded
Why Read: Bloomberg reports that today’s U.S. GDP report will show the economy contracted by 35 percent (on an annualized basis) over the last quarter.

07-28-20 | Financial Times

It is too soon to write off Donald Trump’s election chances
Why Read: Veteran Republican political advisor Dan Senor explains how President Trump could win reelection, despite recent negative poll results.

07-26-20 | The Washington Post

America’s global standing is at a low point. The pandemic made it worse.
Why Read: Dan Balz, chief national political correspondent for The Washington Post, surveys the impact of President Trump’s “America First” doctrine.

07-22-20 | Reuters

Biden, leading Trump by eight points, also has a big advantage with undecided voters: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Why Read: The latest Reuters/Ipsos poll results confirm what other polls have revealed: that Vice President Biden maintains a substantial polling lead over President Trump. What distinguishes these newest results are the large sample size — nearly 4,000 registered voters — and the data on currently undecided voters.

07-22-20 | Financial Times

US orders China to close its Houston consulate
Why Read: In retaliation for what U.S. authorities say is state-sponsored theft of research and intellectual property by Chinese nationals, the U.S. State Department has ordered China to close its consulate in Houston, Texas. As The Financial Times explains, this represents a significant new step in the ongoing deterioration of U.S.-China relations.

07-21-20 | Associated Press

Trump says virus in US will get worse before it gets better
Why Read: President Trump has resumed his daily briefings on the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. The Associated Press reports on the first of these resumed briefings, held yesterday, where the President said the pandemic likely will worsen, wearing a mask can be an effective public health measure and vaccine development is rapidly progressing..

07-21-20 | The Economist

Young people see covid-19 as a bigger threat than their elders do
Why Read: Younger Americans, aged 18 to 35, who represent one of the fastest growing groups of U.S. voters, feel particularly vulnerable to COVID-19, despite the fact that their risk of developing serious disease symptoms is lower than that of their elders.

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