Democrats show unity on first night of virtual conventionMichelle Obama picks Trump apart in DNC speechUS recorded 542 coronavirus deaths and 40,022 new cases yesterdayCuomo to publish book on Covid-19 leadershipFlorida, Alaska, Wyoming holding primary electionsSign up to our First Thing newsletter 2.18pm BST Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, the head of the US Postal Service (USPS), will testify even earlier than expected, testifying before the Senate’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Friday, the Washington Post is reporting this morning. The move is likely an attempt from Senate Republicans to get the first word in before DeJoy testifies in front of the House. House Democrats had announced yesterday that they called DeJoy to testify in front of the House Oversight Committee on Monday. 2.00pm BST Just a little bit of economics news in from Reuters. US homebuilding picked up for a third straight month in July in the latest sign the housing sector is emerging as one of the few areas of strength in an economy suffering a record slowdown because of the Covid-19 pandemic.Housing starts increased 22.6% - far more than expected - to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.496 million units last month, the Commerce Department said. Continue reading...
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