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Motorists take part in a caravan protest in front of Senator John Kennedy's office at the Hale Boggs Federal Building asking for the extension of the $600 in unemployment benefits to people out of work because of the coronavirus in New Orleans, La. Wednes
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July 24, 2020 - 2:36 pm
Extra unemployment aid expires as virus threatens new states
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and President Donald Trump listen to a question during a conference call with banks on efforts to help small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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April 08, 2020 - 4:19 pm
Aid checks to Americans heading out next week. Read more about what's being done to help small businesses and a key vote on money to do that coming Thursday.
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President Donald Trump listens to a question during press briefing with the coronavirus task force, at the White House, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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March 18, 2020 - 4:46 pm
By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Confronting twin health and economic crises, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he will invoke emergency powers to marshal critical medical supplies against a coronavirus pandemic threatening to overwhelm hospitals and...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., walks back to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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March 18, 2020 - 12:34 pm
By LISA MASCARO, ZEKE MILLER and ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department said Wednesday it wants to start issuing direct payments to Americans by early next month as the centerpiece of a $1 trillion plan to stabilize the economy as the coronavirus epidemic threatens...
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The Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol are seen in Washington, at sunrise Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The White House has sent Congress an emergency $46 billion spending request for coronavirus-related funding this year. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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March 18, 2020 - 9:18 am
By LISA MASCARO and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In a massive federal effort, President Donald Trump asked Congress to speed emergency checks to Americans, enlisted the military for MASH-like hospitals and implored ordinary people — particularly socially active millennials — to do...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a press briefing with the coronavirus task force, at the White House, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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March 17, 2020 - 3:56 pm
By LISA MASCARO and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press Eds: UPDATES: Updates with McConnell, quotes from senators. With AP Photos. EDITS: Adds hyperlinks. WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is asking Congress to unleash a torrent of emergency economic aid — including direct checks to Americans — an...
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In this Nov. 29, 2019, file photo, a man looks at the shotgun section of Cabela's while shopping on Black Friday in Hazelwood, Mo. (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
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December 03, 2019 - 4:55 pm
By LISA MARIE PANE Associated Press Background checks on gun purchases in the U.S. are climbing toward a record high this year, reflecting what the industry says is a rush by people to buy weapons in reaction to the Democratic presidential candidates' calls for tighter restrictions. By the end of...
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Trays of printed social security checks wait to be mailed from the U.S. Treasury's Financial Management services facility in Philadelphia.(AP Photo/Bradley C. Bower, File)
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October 11, 2018 - 11:43 am
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2.8 percent boost in benefits next year as inflation edges higher. It's the biggest increase most retired baby boomers have gotten. Following a stretch of low...
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