Top Headlines: ‘Tsunami’ of evictions feared, Job picture worsens

The economy may fall off the $600 cliff
A sharp downturn in the economy due to a complete cut-off of the $600 add-on to Weekly Unemployment Benefits would probably push many of companies in sectors weakened by Covid-19 into bankruptcy. The airlines are particularly vulnerable as I indicated in: American Airlines may be the first airline bankruptcy, but it will not be the last. — Seeking Alpha

‘Tsunami’ of evictions feared as extra $600 unemployment payments end
End of the $600 a month extra unemployment benefits will result in a wave of housing evictions, say low income housing experts. — Alabama Public Radio

German auto supplier plans $85 million plant to serve Mercedes, VW
Targeting the growing electric vehicle market, a German auto supplier plans to build an $85 million parts plant near Dalton, Georgia, to serve Mercedes-Benz in Alabama and potentially Volkswagen in Tennessee. — Chattanooga Times Free Press

Job picture worsens, millions more file for unemployment
New claims for unemployment benefits rose last week for the first time in four months — since March 28 — as states began reimposing lockdown restrictions. Restrictions are up again in Alabama, Tennessee, Louisiana. — Alabama Public Radio

Alabama school districts back up on face-to-face reopenings
A domino-effect has begun as more Alabama school districts announce plans not to bring students back into classrooms for the first nine weeks. At least 15 districts have taken this route, representing over 190,000. — Montgomery Advertiser

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3M and Alabama finalize new interim consent order for 3M Decatur operations
3M and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management have announced an Interim Consent Order that resolves matters related to previously disclosed per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) discharges at 3M’s Decatur, Ala. facility. — Business Wire

Huntsville music venue closing, at least through 2021
Popular Alabama music venue Tangled String Studios is closing at least through next year amid the virus crisis. — AP

Save Our Stages Act could help preserve small music venues
If passed, the Save Our Stages Act would offer six months of financial support for small venues. — B’ham Now

NASA’s Juno spacecraft will take first pictures of Jupiter moon Ganymede’s north pole
NASA’s Juno spacecraft flew in the proximity of the north pole of the ninth-most significant object in the solar system, the moon Ganymede. Juno is an element of NASA’s New Frontiers Method, which is managed at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Middle in Huntsville, Alabama. — Winged Express

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