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After being closed for several weeks due to the coronavirus outbreak, Chandler Fashion Center Mall welcomes back patrons with many social distancing guideline signs Sunday, May 17, 2020, in Chandler, Ariz.   (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Trump Has Been Pushing for States to Reopen. Americans Say They’re Not Ready Yet.

Only about half of Americans who regularly went to restaurants, exercised at the gym or traveled would feel comfortable doing so again, according to a new poll.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., wears a face mask to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus as he walks to the Senate chamber after meeting with Vice President Mike Pence and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
If You Get Unemployment Benefits, You Need to Read This

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the GOP will not extend the added $600 weekly benefit when it expires at the end of July.

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Weeks After Trump Compels Meat Processors to Remain Open, COVID-19 Breaks Out at NC Tyson Plant

A Wilkesboro chicken plant is the site of another coronavirus outbreak at a North Carolina meat plant, Vice News reported Thursday.

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US Households Are Having Trouble Meeting Basic Needs, Survey Shows

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, participants report not having the means to cover food, health and rent costs.

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Family Discovers $1 Million of Postal Office Cash in the Middle of the Road

A Caroline County family stumbled upon almost a million dollars in cash while taking an afternoon drive last weekend. Emily Schantz was driving when she hit a bag on Broad Street. They thought it was trash and put it and a similar bag they found about 15 feet away in their pick-up truck to dispose...

In this Tuesday, March 3, 2020 file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell pauses during a news conference to discuss an announcement from the Federal Open Market Committee, in Washington. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell expressed optimism Sunday, May 17, 2020 that the U.S. economy can begin to recover from a devastating recession in the second half of the year, assuming the coronavirus doesn't erupt in a second wave. But he suggested that a full recovery won't likely be possible before the arrival of a vaccine.. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
Trump’s Fed Chair Just Contradicted Him on When Things Will Get Better

'I think certain parts of the economy will find it very difficult to have really a lot of activity,' Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said.

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A Proposal to Cover Employee Salaries Till the End of the Year Is Slowly Gaining Support

“Our economy will continue to hemorrhage unless Congress gets serious about ways to rehire workers and get Americans working again. That’s the urgent need, and that’s the focus of our plan."