Stories tagged: "coronavirus relief"


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Americans Spent Less Money in August—a Worrying Sign for the Economy

Spending dropped after enhanced federal unemployment benefits expired, making it harder for people to pay for everyday items.

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New Guidelines Exclude Paid Leave for Parents Who Keep Their Kids Out of In-Person Schooling

"This is going to affect the people who have immunocompromised family members at home, immunocompromised kids themselves, people who work in health care and other high-risk industries. Those are going to be the people most affected by this restrictive interpretation."

Evictions could soar as high as 40 million if the GOP doesn't act.
This 61-Year-Old Disabled Man Is One of up to 40 Million at Risk of Eviction

Between 10 and 40 million Americans now face the risk of eviction, according to various studies. That could cause unprecedented levels of homelessness and poverty if the GOP doesn't act.

President Donald Trump leaves the stage after speaking during an event at the Whirlpool Corporation Manufacturing Plant, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Clyde, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
President Trump Loves Executive Orders. But They’re More PR Than Policy.

Many of Trump's orders get challenged in court, because they try to do things that require legislation from Congress.

Congressional leadership including Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of Calif., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, arrive to watch the flag-draped casket of the late Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., as is carried by a joint services military honor guard from Capitol Hill, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Washington. (Brendan Smialowski/Pool via AP)
Congress Is ‘Nowhere Near’ a Deal as Unemployment Benefits Expire

While the Senate takes a three-day weekend, 20 million Americans who relied on that financial lifeline will not see their benefits renew after midnight.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., center, speaks during a news conference on on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, July 27, 2020, to highlight the Republican proposal for the next coronavirus stimulus bill. Joining Graham, from left, is Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Sent. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
The GOP Stimulus Bill Guts Unemployment But Somehow Finds $7 Billion for Weapons

After two months of inaction, Senate Republicans on Monday finally released their own proposal, a roughly $1 trillion package that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called “pathetic.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. rides the subway to a meeting, July 21 on Capitol Hill. Congress is just starting to negotiate new legislation to renew coronavirus aid.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Republicans Want to Cut Unemployment by $400 and Then Some

The plan, expected Monday afternoon, would eventually cut benefits to 70% of workers' former wages