Tag : United States Economy

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In the Stimulus Bill, a Policy Revolution in Aid for Children

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Welfare critics warn the country is retreating from success. Child poverty reached a new low before the pandemic, and opponents say a child allowance could...
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What’s in the Stimulus Bill? A Guide to Where the $1.9 Trillion Is Going

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WASHINGTON — President Biden’s $1.9 trillion economic stimulus plan would have far-reaching effects on society as the country tries to turn the corner on a...
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To Juice the Economy, Biden Bets on the Poor

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But unlike Mr. Biden, Mr. Trump pursued a top-down approach to reinvigorating economic and wage growth. He cut taxes for corporations and other businesses, alongside...
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Divided Senate Passes Biden’s Pandemic Aid Plan

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WASHINGTON — President Biden’s sweeping $1.9 trillion stimulus bill passed a deeply divided Senate on Saturday over unanimous Republican opposition, as Democrats pushed through a...
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Democrats Seek to Trim Jobless Aid to Keep Stimulus Plan on Track

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With the vote still pending after more than eight hours on Friday because of the impasse over the jobless aid, the measure to increase the...
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Republicans Won Blue-Collar Votes. They’re Not Offering Much in Return.

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As the election returns rolled in showing President Donald J. Trump winning strong support from blue-collar voters in November while suffering historic losses in suburbs...
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Democrats Narrow Stimulus Payments as Biden Works to Keep Aid Plan on Track

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The legislation, which Democrats hope to push through the Senate by the weekend, remains among the largest federal relief packages in modern American history. It...
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Empty Office Buildings Squeeze City Budgets as Property Values Fall

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WASHINGTON — At a meeting with Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen last month, Jeff Williams, the mayor of Arlington, Texas, laid out his grim economic...