Spending dropped after enhanced federal unemployment benefits expired, making it harder for people to pay for everyday items.
With the number of uninsured and unemployed people surging in NC, Thom Tillis, a Trump ally, questioned about his priorities.
William Barber led a telethon-like ‘virtual march’ Monday, demanding more federal coronavirus aid from Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell.
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.
Researchers say millions in NC and across the US are in dire financial straits as federal lawmakers debate another round of coronavirus relief.
A record number of people, including nearly 240,000 in NC, have no health insurance after losing their jobs during coronavirus' economic carnage.
With federal lawmakers at odds over coronavirus relief in HEROES Act, NC Gov. Cooper says Congress must act quickly to help states and local governments.
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