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The common thread underlying the riots, COVID, China, Twitter and Trump

The recent spate of shocking news—rioting in Minneapolis and cities across the country, 100,000-plus COVID-19 deaths, unprecedented tension with China and President Trump’s escalated ranting and bizarre-o battle with Twitter—may seem disparate and complex. 

And yet underlying all of this is a single, simple thread. It is an obstruction of truth by those with a personal or political agenda. In a way then, all this news is really one story. It’s about how we’re being distracted from facts and real underlying issues. This clouding is what makes our complicated world that much more difficult to sort out and so too staking a middle ground.

Duh, you say. It’s always been that way.

No, in fact, it hasn’t.

As Americans we yearn for the truth. It’s our nation’s ambition. And yet we are failing in ways we haven’t before. As often happens in situations like this, we’ve slipped into the mire

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These 4 businesses received PPP coronavirus money and have 1 thing in common: small banks

Ten days after the launch of the Trump administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to provide relief to small businesses slammed by coronavirus, 74% of the allotted funds have been earmarked.

As of Tuesday at 1pm EST, the Small Business Administration (SBA) says 1.1 million loan applications have been approved, totaling $257 billion (of the dedicated $349 billion) from 4,700 lending institutions. (The program will run out of money by Thursday, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow says; Sen. Marco Rubio tweeted last week that the PPP needs to add another $250 billion.)

That last figure from the SBA is key: 4,700 different lenders are participating. So while the biggest banks (Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, and Wells Fargo) are getting the most attention and scrutiny for their tech and organizational failures in the process so far, many businesses have successfully applied for PPP loans through small community banks, and have

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Closing on a home purchase virtually is more common amid the coronavirus outbreak

The ability to close on the purchase of a home online has been available, at least in part, for over a decade. But the novel coronavirus pandemic is making the digital option more popular. 

As COVID-19 forces Americans indoors, most homebuyers who started the purchase prior to the outbreak are now completing the purchase online. And as a result, some brokerage firms and digital mortgage companies are seeing explosive growth. 

Seattle-based brokerage Redfin has seen an 18-fold increase in e-closings in March compared to February. San Francisco-based Snapdocs, a digital closing platform that does about 120,000 mortgage closings a month, saw so much demand in March that the company doubled their projected growth for the first quarter from January to March. And New York-based digital mortgage lender Better.com had 200% application growth in March from last month. 

“Now, everyone who is eligible [those whose states, counties, and mortgage providers allow

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