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Trump signs $2.2T stimulus after swift congressional votes

Trump signs $2.2T stimulus after swift congressional votes

Associated Press

March 27, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law Friday, after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care providers and help struggling families during the deepening co...

White House, Congress agree on $2 trillion virus rescue bill

White House, Congress agree on $2 trillion virus rescue bill

Associated Press

March 25, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Senate leaders of both parties announced agreement early Wednesday on an unprecedented $2 trillion emergency bill to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic. The urgently needed measure is the largest economi...

What you need to know today about the coronavirus outbreak

What you need to know today about the coronavirus outbreak

Associated Press

March 23, 2020

The head of the World Health Organization says the coronavirus outbreak is accelerating but insists “we can change the trajectory of this pandemic.” More than 1.5 billion people — one-fifth of the world’s population — were urged or ordered to stay home Monday to try to blunt the spread of coronavirus....

Income tax filing deadline moved to July 15 from April 15

Income tax filing deadline moved to July 15 from April 15

Associated Press

March 20, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the Trump administration has decided to push the income tax filing date to July 15 from April 15. Mnuchin announced the decision in a tweet Friday saying that at President Donald Trump’s direction “we are moving Tax Day from April 15 to...

US warns Americans against all overseas travel

US warns Americans against all overseas travel

Associated Press

March 19, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has upgraded its already dire warning to Americans against all international travel as the coronavirus outbreak spreads. The State Department on Thursday issued a new alert urging Americans not to travel abroad under any circumstances and to return home...

Gabbard ends long-shot 2020 bid, gives support to Biden

Gabbard ends long-shot 2020 bid, gives support to Biden

Associated Press

March 19, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is suspending her presidential campaign, ending a long-shot effort that saw her feuding with Hillary Clinton and raising fears among Democrats that she would mount a third-party 2020 bid. She's offering her full support to former Vice President...

Coronavirus layoffs spark surge in state jobless claims

Coronavirus layoffs spark surge in state jobless claims

Associated Press

March 19, 2020

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In Ohio, more than 48,000 people applied for jobless benefits during the first two days of this week. The tally during the same period the prior week: just 1,825. In neighboring Pennsylvania, about 70,000 people sought unemployment aid in a single day — six times the...

US moves nearer to shutdown amid coronavirus fears

US moves nearer to shutdown amid coronavirus fears

Associated Press

March 16, 2020

Officials across the country curtailed many elements of American life to fight the coronavirus outbreak on Sunday, with health officials recommending that groups of 50 or more don't get together and a government expert saying a 14-day national shutdown may be needed. Governors and mayors closed restaurants,...

Some US colleges cancel, postpone graduation over virus

Some US colleges cancel, postpone graduation over virus

Associated Press

March 13, 2020

BOSTON (AP) — Colleges across the U.S. have begun canceling and curtailing graduation amid fears that the coronavirus pandemic will stretch into spring. Some are exploring “virtual" alternatives, while others are considering inviting seniors back for commencement at a later date or just mailing o...

`We can do it,’ say young believers fueling Bernie Sanders’ campaign

`We can do it,’ say young believers fueling Bernie Sanders’ campaign

Associated Press

March 11, 2020

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — They've watched their parents and friends struggle to pay medical bills. They've spent time in Spain, Australia and other countries where people don't have the same worry. They live at home instead of the college dorm to try to cut down on what they'll owe in loans. They question...

WHO declares coronavirus crisis a pandemic, urges world to fight

WHO declares coronavirus crisis a pandemic, urges world to fight

Associated Press

March 11, 2020

GENEVA (AP) — Expressing alarm both about mounting infections and inadequate government responses, the World Health Organization declared Wednesday that the global coronavirus crisis is now a pandemic but added that it's not too late for countries to act. By reversing course and using the charged...

Joe Biden has another big primary night, wins 4 more states

Joe Biden has another big primary night, wins 4 more states

Associated Press

March 11, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden decisively won Michigan’s Democratic presidential primary on Tuesday, seizing a key battleground state that helped propel Bernie Sanders’ insurgent candidacy four years ago. The former vice president's victory there, as well as in Missouri, Mississippi and Idaho, dealt...

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