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Congress Just Spent $2 Trillion on Coronavirus Relief. It's Eying More

12 hours ago   |   NY Times   |   2 articles

With the $2 trillion economic stimulus just signed into law on Friday, Washington is already considering a fourth response package to combat the spread of the coronavirus and...
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US Rep. who sought to stall virus aid touts fundraising haul

12 hours ago   |   My Sanantonio   |   2 articles

FRANKFORT, Ky. - He drew the president's wrath for seeking to slow congressional approval of a $2.2 trillion coronavirus-relief package, and now U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie is...
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Congress Just Spent $2 Trillion on Coronavirus Relief. It's Eying More

13 hours ago   |   NY Times   |   2 articles

With the $2 trillion economic stimulus just signed into law on Friday, Washington is already considering a fourth response package to combat the spread of the coronavirus and...
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Small Businesses Face Extinction-Level Event, Congress Ensures Big Corporations Survive

Small Businesses Face Extinction-Level Event, Congress Ensures Big Corporations Survive

14 hours ago   |   The Huffington Post

A large corporate bailout coupled with inadequate small business loans will likely give the biggest firms an even greater advantage in post-virus America.
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U.S. Congress eyes next steps in coronavirus response

15 hours ago   |   Reuters   |   3 articles

Three days after passing a $2.2 trillion package aimed at easing the heavy economic blow of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Congress on Monday was looking at additional...
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Congress eyes avoiding Washington for at least a month

Congress eyes avoiding Washington for at least a month

16 hours ago   |   Politico

After passing the largest economic relief bill in history, Congress is now considering staying away from Washington for a month or more as the coronavirus makes even the...
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A Tale of Two Stimulus Packages

17 hours ago   |   The New Republic

As Congress rushed to pass a $2.2 trillion stimulus package last week, many in the press could only marvel. Not only was the size of the bill itself unprecedented-dwarfing...
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Macy's to furlough majority of its 125,000 workers

18 hours ago   |   Boston Herald   |   2 articles

By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO NEW YORK - Macy's says it will temporarily stop paying tens of thousands of employees who were thrown out of work when the chain closed its stores in...
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Stocks extend losses, oil trades below $20 on virus impact

1 day ago   |   Boston Herald

By ELAINE KURTENBACH BANGKOK - World markets started the week with more losses as countries reported surging numbers of infections from the coronavirus, forcing prolonged...
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Why the progessive movement is suddenly torn over AOC

Why the progessive movement is suddenly torn over AOC

1 day ago   |   Politico

Soon after her upset primary victory against a Democratic Party boss in 2018, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez traveled to St. Louis to prove her victory wasn't a one-off by...
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Idaho Governor Signs 2 Anti-Transgender Bills Into Law

Idaho Governor Signs 2 Anti-Transgender Bills Into Law

The legislation approved by Gov. Brad Little ban trans people from correcting their birth certificates and stops trans girls from competing in gender-aligned sports teams. Read more ...

Judge lifts Texas abortion ban pegged to coronavirus pandemic

Judge lifts Texas abortion ban pegged to coronavirus pandemic

A federal judge on Monday lifted Texas' restriction on abortion during the coronavirus pandemic in a decision that could have repercussions for several Republican-led states... Read more ...

There's Chatter Around Cuomo's Soaring Popularity

There's Chatter Around Cuomo's Soaring Popularity

Just how much is the popularity of Andrew Cuomo rising? On Monday, President Trump was asked about the possibility of running against the New York governor-and not Joe Biden or... Read more ...

FEMA sends refrigerated trucks to New York City to hold bodies

FEMA sends refrigerated trucks to New York City to hold bodies

FEMA is sending refrigerated trucks to New York City to serve as temporary morgues as the death toll from the coronavirus grows. There is a “desperate need” for morgue space in... Read more ...

Trump extends social distancing guidelines through the end of April

Trump extends social distancing guidelines through the end of April

President Donald Trump announced Sunday evening that he is extending the social distancing guidelines through April 30 in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. Read more ...

De Blasio: Trump's suggestion face masks are being stolen is ‘insulting'

De Blasio: Trump's suggestion face masks are being stolen is ‘insulting'

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday dismissed President Donald Trump's suggestion that New York medical workers are stealing face masks. “It's insulting, it's outrageous, it's... Read more ...

Trump says he'll 'rely on' public health experts on social distancing decisions

Trump says he'll 'rely on' public health experts on social distancing decisions

President Donald Trump on Monday said his decision to prolong coronavirus social-distancing guidelines was informed by counsel from his administration's top public health... Read more ...

New York Reels

New York Reels

Workers at Amazon's fulfillment center in Staten Island, N.Y., gather outside to protest work conditions in the company's warehouse, Monday March 30, 2020, in New York. Workers... Read more ...

The Nation Endures The Coronavirus

The Nation Endures The Coronavirus

A man photographs a mural of Cardi B that was updated by the artist Colton Valentine to include a face mask to reflect the coronavirus pandemic, in San Antonio, Monday, March... Read more ...

How New York City will keep the lights on

How New York City will keep the lights on

ALBANY - The nation's largest state utility has initiated talks with New York's private generators to enter into a pact to keep critical power plants staffed and fueled as the... Read more ...