The Daily Populous

Wednesday December 16th, 2020 morning edition

image for MacKenzie Scott, ex-wife of Amazon's Jeff Bezos, gave away more than $4 billion over the last 4 months to help those affected economically by the pandemic

The news comes as she continues her quest to give away much of her wealth since her $38 billion divorce settlement with Bezos.

In a new Medium post, Scott, who has a net worth topping $60 billion, announced the nearly $4.2 billion in donations to organizations ranging from food banks to emergency relief funds.

The news comes after announcing back in July that she'd already given $1.7 billion to 114 organizations over the past year.

As previously reported by Business Insider, the world's richest have seen their net worths skyrocket by nearly $1 trillion amid the pandemic.

Scott is no exception, with Bloomberg reporting that her wealth increased by $23.6 billion this year, primarily due to her shares in Amazon, which saw a surge.

Chuck Collins, the director of the Program on Inequality and the Common Good at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), endorsed Scott's latest donation.

"MacKenzie Scott's bold and direct giving puts shame to the billionaire class and their perpetual private foundations," he said in a statement. »

Trump must turn over financial documents to New York attorney general, judge rules

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“We will immediately move to ensure that the Trump Organization complies with the court’s order and submits records related to our investigation.

Judge Engoron ruled that the company can’t rely on attorney-client privilege to shield the documents from the state attorney general.

In August, the attorney general filed a motion seeking real estate documents and testimony from several witnesses against the company. »

NLRB: Nestle illegally fired worker for reporting racist comment

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Per court documents, the employee and several co-workers submitted a petition to their HR department complaining about the comment.

However, the employee, who felt the line coordinator should have been terminated, reported the comment to a different supervisor.

Nestlé argued the rep's comment was lawful because the company required confidentiality to ensure the integrity of its investigation. »

Moderna's vaccine is highly effective, FDA says, clearing way for second vaccine

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A second document published on the FDA website Tuesday shows asymptomatic infection was reduced by 63 percent after the first shot.

The meeting will largely mirror the one from last Thursday, when the panel of experts ultimately recommended that the FDA authorize Pfizer's vaccine.

Indeed, officials with Operation Warp Speed are already planning for widespread distribution of the Moderna vaccine. »

Milo Yiannopoulos: 'I Lost Everything Helping Put Trump in Office'

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Disgraced gay speaker and writer Milo Yiannopoulos is having yet another meltdown online, this time over his precious “Daddy,” Donald Trump, losing the presidential election.

Yiannopoulos kept ranting, saying, “I am dedicating the rest of my life to the destruction of the Republican Party.”

Yiannopoulos shows exactly how for many people, whiteness will always trump literally anything else; being gay doesn’t matter when you’re a white supremacist. »