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Some people could get more than $14,000 in new stimulus payments – here’s how

February 26, 2021

Via: BGR

Here’s the latest stimulus update, for anyone wondering what the effect will be of the federal government’s latest infusion of money into the economy in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Basically, everyone is focused on the wrong number. Yes, $1,400 […]


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Senators call to expand Covid aid plan designed to keep employees on the payroll

February 26, 2021

Via: CNBC

A bipartisan group of senators is urging Senate leaders to expand a key economic relief provision when the chamber takes up the $1.9 trillion coronavirus rescue package next week. Nine lawmakers wrote Friday to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., […]


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Trump tax returns are now in the hands of the Manhattan district attorney

February 25, 2021

Via: CNBC

Former President Donald Trump’s tax records have been turned over to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. following the Supreme Court’s rejection of the ex-president’s last-ditch effort to keep the documents shielded. A spokesperson for Vance, Danny Frost, confirmed that […]


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Jobless claims show sharp drop last week though labor market remains challenged

February 25, 2021

Via: CNBC

Jobless claims fell sharply last week despite severe winter storms that swept across Texas and other parts of the South, the Labor Department reported Thursday. First-time filings for unemployment insurance totaled 730,000 for the week ended Feb. 20, well below […]


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New rules make it easier for struggling student loan borrowers to access PPP loans

February 23, 2021

Via: CNBC

Struggling student loan borrowers who own a business received some welcome news this week: They will no longer be excluded from the Paycheck Protection Program. Any business owned 20% or more by a borrower who had fallen behind on their […]


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Feds OK’d Export of Millions of N95 Masks as U.S. Workers Cried for More

February 22, 2021

Via: Government Executive

In the midst of a national shortage of N95 masks, the U.S. government quietly granted an exception to its export ban on protective gear, allowing as many as 5 million of the masks per month to be shipped overseas. The […]


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Supreme Court rejects Trump effort to shield tax records from NY prosecutors

February 22, 2021

Via: CNBC

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a last-ditch bid by former President Donald Trump to keep his financial records, including years of his tax returns, out of the hands of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. The decision, the second […]


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SESO Labor is providing a way for migrant farmworkers to get legally protected work status in the US

February 19, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

As the Biden administration works to bring legislation to Congress to address the endemic problem of immigration reform in America, on the other side of the nation a small California startup called SESO Labor has raised $4.5 million to ensure […]


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Jobless claims show unexpected move higher

February 18, 2021

Via: CNBC

First-time filings for unemployment insurance jumped last week in a sign of continuing strife for the labor market. New claims totaled 861,000, the highest level in a month and above the Dow Jones estimate of 773,000, the Labor Department reported […]


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Federal Labor Authority Restores Dispute Resolution Office

February 18, 2021

Via: Government Executive

The Federal Labor Relations Authority on Wednesday announced that it is re-establishing an office that historically has been used to help settle disputes between unions and federal agencies before they result in costly litigation, a further sign of the Biden […]