U.S. employers likely stepped up their hiring in February as confirmed viral cases declined, consumers spent big chunks of their government aid checks and the economy appeared to be sustaining a tentative recovery.
Senate Democrats looking to push the $.19 trillion COVID-19 relief bill through the upper chamber likely face mountains of GOP amendments and other delays that could take days to plow through.
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits edged higher last week to 745,000, a sign that many employers continue to cut jobs despite a drop in confirmed viral infections and evidence that the overall economy is improving.
One of the businesses hurting the most during this pandemic is music venues.
President Joe Biden and Democrats agreed Wednesday to tighten the upper income limits at which people could qualify for stimulus checks, a Democratic official said.
A North Carolina woman was indicted for fraudulently obtaining a COVID-19 small business loan amounting to nearly $150,000, and is accused of using it to shop at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Louis Vuitton and other retailers, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
All 80 of those businesses will receive grants through the Aaron Rodgers Small-Business COVID-19 Fund at North Valley Community Foundation in Chico. The grants will total over $1 million. These grants will help cover rent for an average of three months or longer, and they also will assist in other operational costs.
Democrats’ hopes of including a minimum wage increase in their massive COVID-19 relief bill seem all but dead.
The House is expected to vote on the COVID-19 relief package this Friday.
Democrats are ready to shove a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package through the House on Friday.
The House passed a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package early Saturday, 219-212, that includes $1,400 checks for most Americans and billions of dollars for schools, state and local governments and businesses. Here's a look at some highlights of the legislation.
The House approved a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill early Saturday in a win for President Joe Biden, even as top Democrats tried assuring agitated progressives that they'd revive their derailed drive to boost the minimum wage.
Some American families could receive as much as $14,000 from the Democrats' new stimulus bill. See if you qualify, here:
A person using the alias “COVID bandit” handed all 34 employees $200, spending a total of $6,400.
The Senate parliamentarian has dealt a potentially lethal blow to Democrats' drive to hike the minimum wage, deciding that the cherished progressive goal must fall from a massive COVID-19 relief bill the party is trying to speed through Congress, Democratic Senate aides said Thursday.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week but remained high by historical standards.
Democrats’ $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package includes one-time $1,400 direct payments for individuals and an incremental minimum wage hike to $15 an hour.
The Biden administration is readying changes to the PPP aimed at targeting assistance to businesses that employ 20 or fewer workers and those that are minority-owned.
On Friday, the Texas-based theme park operator announced plans to reopen all 26 of its locations for the 2021 season, including five locations that stayed closed in 2020 due to continued coronavirus restrictions.
2 Carnival-owned cruise lines set to resume operations next month