Mass layoffs starting, but no skyrocketing unemployment expected

Large companies like Booking.com, Damen Shipyards, NS and KLM have announced coronavirus crisis-necessitated reorganizations, with thousands of jobs being cut. And more are expected to follow. But that does not mean that unemployment in the Netherlands will skyrocket, Sandra Phlippen, chief economist at ABN Amro, said to Financieele Dagblad. The unemployment rate in the Netherlands […]

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L.A. sheriff has ‘concerns’ about video showing deputies detaining teens at gunpoint

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Monday that he has “concerns” about an encounter captured on cellphone video last week that shows deputies detaining at gunpoint Black teens who, according to their lawyer, had been assaulted by a man with a knife. The lawyer, Robert Brown, said that bystanders called authorities after three teens, […]

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