China sanctions American Senators in retaliation for US move

“China has decided to impose sanctions on some people that behaved badly on Hong Kong-related issues,” foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said Monday, with Human Rights Watch director Kenneth Roth and National Endowment for Democracy president Carl Gershman also on the list.

Sterling’s rally runs out of steam as dollar strengthens

“Cable was ripe for some profit-taking after being overbought. And August is typically a very difficult month for risk-assets, including risk currencies like the pound,” said Kenneth Broux, FX strategist at Societe Generale, who expects cable to edge down further toward $1.28 or even $1.27.

Understaffed SF sheriff leaning in to OT. One deputy boosted pay to $445,000

In an email to health department staff late last month, Health Director Dr. Grant Colfax said the agency would “seriously review” of the current relationship with the Sheriff’s Department in light of employee concerns about the presence of deputies and broader calls to reduce the presence of law enforcement in many public spaces.

Gig work used to be a recession-proof safety net. Not anymore

Kenneth’s choice is reflective of a larger debate taking shape over whether the weekly $600 benefit should be extended in the next stimulus bill. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin echoed concerns that it could disincentivize work for some people, despite several studies that find there’s no evidence of negative effects on the labor market, or on […]

BREAKING NEWS: China sanctions Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio in retaliation for U.S. sanctions on Hong Kong’s top officials – but Beijing does not hit any Trump officials

China issued new national security law in Hong Kong last month, leading to new sanctions from the U.S. and widespread criticism from U.S. officials both politically and in business. Here pro-China supporters protest Saturday against the U.S. sanctions outside the U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong