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News On The Move: DOJ launches investigation into Blake shooting, Jeff Bezos worth $200B

Yahoo Finance’s Julie Hyman highlights Thursday’s trending stories.

Video Transcript

JULIE HYMAN: It's time now for "News on the Move."

The Department of Justice has opened an investigation into the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, as the state attorney general said Blake was near a knife when the shooting took place. Meanwhile, a 17-year-old from Illinois was arrested in connection with another shooting that killed two men during protests in Kenosha on Tuesday night.

A new UNICEF report measures the coronavirus toll on learning for the world's children. At least a third of the globe's schoolchildren-- 463 million kids-- could not access remote learning while their schools were closed because of COVID-19. Even when children could access technology, the report concludes, their learning might be interrupted or prevented by competing factors at home, like pressure to do chores.

Jeff Bezos yesterday became the first person with a $200 billion net worth. The Amazon founder and CEO has seen his wealth surge by about $87 billion this year, mirroring an 85% climb in Amazon shares. Elon Musk also reached a milestone, becoming a centibillionaire-- that's $100 billion-- amid a more than quintupling of Tesla stock.