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Biden: 'Most Difficult Moments In Our History'
(CNN) Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Monday that the United States is facing one of the most difficult moments in the nation's history, with "four historic crises all at the same time." "The worst pandemic in a hundred years, that's already killed nearly 200,000 people and counting.
The worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, that's cost tens of millions of American jobs and counting.
[NFA] President Donald Trump on Saturday nominated Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, and she pledged to become a justice in the mold of the late staunch conservative Antonin Scalia - another milestone in Trump's rightward shift of the top U.S. judicial body. Colette Luke has the latest.
While the US has made it through the Great Depression and a number of recessions, the COVID-19 pandemic has put a new twist on the experience. According to Business Insider, the lowest-earning households have taken the biggest hit to their incomes, in terms of percentage of income lost. However, upper-income consumers have made the deepest spending cuts in total dollar amounts. That's because they have so much budgetary fat to trim.
The U.S. economy suffered its biggest blow since the Great Depression in the second quarter as the COVID-19 pandemic shattered consumer and business spending, and a nascent recovery is under threat from a resurgence in new cases of coronavirus. Conway G. Gittens looks at the numbers.