Tag : Unemployment Insurance

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A Year of Hardship, Helped and Hindered by Washington

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Still, Ms. Stewart worked, most happily in solitude. By 2019, Ms. Stewart was a night janitor and living with her sister in Grand Rapids. Her...
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New unemployment claims remain high in the latest weekly report.

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Fresh evidence of the job market’s fragility emerged Thursday, underscoring the economic challenges for the Biden administration and heightening the pressure for a fresh wave...
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Most Americans Are Expected to Save, Not Spend, Their $600 Check

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“The more you hit the stimulus button, the less impact you see,” said Scott Anderson, chief economist at Bank of the West in San Francisco....
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Trump Signs Pandemic Relief Bill After Unemployment Aid Lapses

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WASHINGTON — President Trump on Sunday abruptly signed a measure providing $900 billion in pandemic aid and funding the government through September, ending last-minute turmoil...
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Jobless Benefits Are Set to Expire as Trump Resists Signing Relief Bill

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Hicham Oumlil, a self-employed fashion designer in Brooklyn, said that he and his wife, a furloughed interior designer, are both set to lose nearly $600...
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Unemployment Aid Set to Lapse Saturday as Trump’s Plans for Relief Bill Remain Unclear

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“Why would politicians not want to give people $2000, rather than only $600?” he said on Twitter, possibly referring to his own party’s move on...
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New Signs of Economic Distress Emerge as Trump Imperils Aid Deal

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With the fate of a federal aid package suddenly thrown into doubt by President Trump, economic data on Wednesday showed why the help is so...
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Congress Rushes to Pass Huge Coronavirus Relief Bill

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WASHINGTON — Congress was poised on Monday to approve a $900 billion stimulus package that would send billions of dollars to American households and businesses grappling...