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."

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.

A new report says 20% of North Carolinians with children report not having enough food to eat. (Image via Shutterstock)
20% of NC Families With Children Say They Can’t Afford Enough Food Right Now

Researchers say millions in NC and across the US are in dire financial straits as federal lawmakers debate another round of coronavirus relief.

Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., left, and Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., in January 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Burr and Tillis: I’m A NC Teacher. We Desperately Need Coronavirus Relief in the HEROES Act.

With coronavirus forcing NC into a billion-dollar budget deficit, why local government and school districts need the relief in the HEROES Act.

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How The Trump Administration Cut NC Small Businesses Out of Coronavirus Relief

A North Carolina lawmaker writes about the struggle for small business owners and minority-owned businesses to access CARES Act relief for COVID-19.

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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.”