Friday - 05/08/20
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Welcome to Bullet Points by News Bling where we give you a well-rounded dose of bias-free news in the fewest words possible so you can start your day smart. Here's what's blinging today... 🧐


House Democrats seeking to pass new coronavirus bill

  • House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi stated the bill’s major components will be additional funding to state and local governments, coronavirus testing, and the U.S. Postal Service
  • There are claims that the bill is premature and the impact of earlier coronavirus relief bills should be assessed before moving forward


UN introduces $6.7 billion appeal to help poor countries fight coronavirus

  • The multibillion-dollar Global Humanitarian Response Plan (GHRP) aims to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 in 63 low and middle-income countries
  • U.N. aid chief Mark Lowcock stated that these countries likely won’t feel the full brunt of the virus for another three to six months


World food prices continue to fall

  • The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reports that world food prices falling for a third consecutive month due to coronavirus 
  • The organization’s food prince index—which measures monthly changes for a set basket of cereals, oils and seeds, dairy products, meat, and sugar—has decreased 3.4%


Neiman Marcus to file for bankruptcy during coronavirus pandemic


Animal Crossing a large win for Nintendo

  • Nintendo’s fourth-quarter profit skyrocketed 200% due to increased demand of its Switch game console and the new game Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • CEO Shuntaro Furukawa stated the profit is likely to be short-lived due to the coronavirus’s impact on the Switch supply chain

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Trump Administration foregoes CDC document detailing reopening 


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