Stories tagged: "coronavirus relief"


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A Bunch of Billionaires and Trump Officials Got PPP Loans While You Were Left With Nothing

PPP beneficiaries included billionaires, Trump administration officials, members of Congress, political donors, and wealthy financial institutions.

The national average in federal assistance per patient was $160,286. Michigan’s allotment was just $31,045 per patient.(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
How the Trump Administration Shortchanged Michigan Hospitals by $130K Per Patient

While federal funds gave most other states $160,000 per patient, Michiganders got just $31,000.

Wilkin Soto works on a customer at the Castillo Barbershop, Friday, June 5, 2020, in Lawrence, Mass. The U.S. unemployment rate fell unexpectedly in May to 13.3% — still on par with what the nation witnessed during the Great Depression — as states loosened their coronavirus lockdowns and businesses began recalling workers. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Trump Thinks the Economy Is Back on Track, But COVID-19 Is Widening the Racial Divide

These diverging jobless rates could only be caused by one thing, said one economic expert: racial discrimination.

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The Democrats Have a New $3 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill. Here’s What’s In It.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said there’s no “urgency” to pass another bill and that Republicans are “assessing what we’ve done already.”

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Bill From Sens. Harris and Sanders Would Give Workers Up to $10,000 a Month

While the Monthly Economic Crisis Support Act is one of the most expensive ideas put forward so far in the discussion of coronavirus relief, the push for more direct financial aid to wage earners and their families has been gaining support in Congress.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks to the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
McConnell’s Refusal to Help States and Cities Could Plunge U.S. Into Depression, Experts Say

Pleas for help have gone largely unanswered thus far, even though a lack of action could lead to steep cuts in state and local services such as education, housing, and health programs

FILe - In this April 2, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump listens as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
Trump Wants to Take Money Meant for Small Business and Give It to the Oil Companies

The economic slowdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic has led to a historic drop in demand for crude oil.