Stories tagged: "coronavirus aid"


Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., center, speaks during a news conference on on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, July 27, 2020, to highlight the Republican proposal for the next coronavirus stimulus bill. Joining Graham, from left, is Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Sent. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
The GOP Stimulus Bill Guts Unemployment But Somehow Finds $7 Billion for Weapons

After two months of inaction, Senate Republicans on Monday finally released their own proposal, a roughly $1 trillion package that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called “pathetic.”

A man wearing a face mask due to COVID-19 leaves a check cashing service center, Friday Friday April 3, 2020, in the East Flatbush area of New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Why Millions Still Haven’t Gotten Stimulus Checks

Roughly 14% of Latinos don't have traditional bank accounts. For these workers, the only option is to wait for a stimulus paper check to arrive.

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Latino and Black Business Owners Are Being Left Behind By the Government’s Small Business Bailout

A recent survey showed that of more than 500 Latino small businesses, only 97 received money in the first round of coronavirus funding.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks to the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
McConnell’s Refusal to Help States and Cities Could Plunge U.S. Into Depression, Experts Say

Pleas for help have gone largely unanswered thus far, even though a lack of action could lead to steep cuts in state and local services such as education, housing, and health programs

FILe - In this April 2, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump listens as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
Trump Wants to Take Money Meant for Small Business and Give It to the Oil Companies

The economic slowdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic has led to a historic drop in demand for crude oil.

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Trump—Who Is His Own Landlord—Might Get Financial Help for His D.C. Hotel From Himself

The Trump International Hotel is located in the Old Post office building, a federally owned property that effectively makes the Trump administration the hotel’s landlord.

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PHOTOS: A Day in the Life of 11 Florida Farmers

Farmers struggle to keep the food chain that feeds America going. The #2 industry in Florida is falling apart with no government support. We spent two days with 11 growers in what they call their “fields of dreams.” This is what we saw.