Ad claims James supports DeVos’ agenda to cut public school funding: Here’s a fact check

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a man wearing a suit and tie: Senate candidate John James speaks during a President Donald Trump rally at the MBS International Airport in Freeland, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020.


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Senate candidate John James speaks during a President Donald Trump rally at the MBS International Airport in Freeland, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020.

Claim: “John James supported Betsy DeVos’ agenda to cut public school funding and put it into wealthy private schools instead.”

A Facebook ad from the Senate Majority PAC — which helps elect Democratic candidates to the Senate — attacks Michigan Republican Senate candidate John James, claiming that he “backed Betsy DeVos’ agenda to take money away from public schools and give it to wealthy private schools instead.”

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DeVos has long been a proponent in Michigan

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Here’s everything we know about Diablo 4’s skill system



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Diablo 4 is the next major entry in the hack-and-slash isometric RPG series from Blizzard Entertainment. While it’s still in active development, we know a decent bit about how the skill system will work and some changes compared to past titles. Blizzard is actively taking feedback on endgame progression and just how to balance experience systems for both casually interested players and those who will spend thousands of hours in-game. Here’s everything we know about Diablo 4’s skill system.

Diablo 4 skill system Skill Points

The first half of the progression mechanics in Diablo 4’s skill system is in gathering Skill Points. Skill Points are acquired through one of two ways: leveling up or finding certain rare tomes in the game. Unlike Diablo III, which had separate trees for Passive Skills and Active Skills, it appears that in Diablo 4, each class simply has one

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Here’s what 4 economists said about the August jobs report

  • In August, the US economy added 1.37 million jobs and the unemployment rate fell to 8.4%, the Labor Department reported Friday. 
  • The report narrowly beat economist expectations, showing that the labor market recovery from the coronavirus pandemic is moving forward. Still, economists worry that the pace of recovery has stalled. 
  • Here’s what four economists had to say about the report. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Even though the August jobs report beat expectations, economists warned that it also showed that the labor market recovery from the coronavirus pandemic recession has stalled, and that there’s underlying damage to the US economy that could leave lasting scars. 

The US economy added back 1.37 million jobs in August and the unemployment rate ticked down to 8.4%, beating economist estimates for gains and notching the first single-digit unemployment rate of the pandemic recession. The most jobs were gained in sectors hit hardest

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The August jobs report is a lot better than it looks. Here’s why (and why it may not last)

ECONOMIC REPORT



a person in a room: Schools across the country are using remote learning in an effort to continue teaching during the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. economy regained 1.4 million jobs in August.


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Schools across the country are using remote learning in an effort to continue teaching during the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. economy regained 1.4 million jobs in August.

The biggest and undoubtedly best news in U.S. jobs report for August was a huge increase in the number of people who said they went back to work.

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Officially, the government said the economy regained 1.4 million jobs last month based on a survey of business establishments and places where people work. That was a touch better than Wall (DJIA) expected.

Read: U.S. regains 1.4 million jobs in August and unemployment drops to 8.4%

Yet a separate survey of American households indicated that a much larger 3.8 million people found employment in August. And some 2.8 million said they were no longer unemployed. The big moves help explain why the unemployment rate sank to 8.4% last

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Friday’s Jobs Report Is Likely to Affirm Slowing Recovery. Here’s What to Watch.

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Rehiring is likely to have continued in August, though at the slowest pace since the job market began to spring back from mass layoffs in March and April.

High-frequency labor market gauges over the past month suggest that while the economic recovery is ongoing, it is losing some momentum. Job postings, employment across small businesses, and temporary employment all slowed between the July and August payroll reference periods (the Labor Department surveys during the week of the month that contains the 12th). On the other side of the jobs equation, meanwhile, layoffs remain at historic levels.

Given the volatile nature of the U.S. economy’s snapback from March and April levels, it’s been harder than ever for economists to forecast monthly economic readings. That’s especially true for nonfarm payrolls, where issues such as misclassifications of laid-off workers have made the data less predictable.

In other words,

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