Sep 22, 2020

Voting is already difficult enough for people who are homeless

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The pandemic makes it harder. Plus, whether recent stock market gains can be attributed to faith in a COVID-19 vaccine, a preview of Fed Chair Jerome Powell's week in Washington, an update on political fundraising and Tesla's new car batteries.

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On Capitol Hill this week, Fed Chair Jerome Powell expected to call on Congress for more COVID-19 relief spending

Karen Petrou, managing partner of the Washington-based economic consulting firm Federal Financial Analytics, has more.

Supreme Court battle reignites fundraising by Democrats and Republicans

Sep 22, 2020
Some campaign fundraising websites saw a spike in donations after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Volunteers work a phone bank for Joe Biden's presidential campaign. Democratic fundraising site ActBlue saw a surge in donations over the weekend after Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.
Joshua Lott/AFP via Getty Images

COVID-19 makes a difficult voting process for people who are homeless even harder

Sep 22, 2020
The pandemic has limited access to information about how to vote and what the issues are.
People can use the address of a family member, a homeless service provider or even their physical location on the street to register, though it’s difficult to get voter information or mail-in ballots this way.
Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images

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