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Dec 23, 2020

Trump’s COVID relief package criticism

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The president says Congress' $900 billion COVID relief bill needs to be reconfigured. Plus, how consumers are feeling. And, Congress this year expanded the list of items that can be purchased with Flexible Spending Accounts, including, for the first time, feminine hygiene products.

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Trump criticizes COVID relief bill, demands changes

While Trump did not specifically threaten to veto the COVID bill, there's a chance this could delay relief checks.
Trump assailed the bipartisan $900 billion package in a video he tweeted Tuesday night.
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Consumer confidence lackluster as the pandemic continues

Dec 23, 2020
Even with the rollout of vaccinations and federal action on a relief package, many consumers are wary about the future.
Even with positive news about vaccinations, most of the news about the economy and COVID-spread has been downbeat lately.
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Tampons, pads on expanded list of items OK'd for FSA spending

Dec 23, 2020
The CARES Act expanded the list of items that FSA money can be used to buy, which includes feminine hygiene products.
People can use the money that they put aside for menstrual products if they buy them at the FSA store or with reimbursable expenses.
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Music from the episode

Tell Me Groove Theory

The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Engineer
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director