Are the Big Tech companies breaking antitrust rules? Their CEOs testify before Congress.

Members of Congress believe that these companies are abusing their power. But have they done anything illegal?
This composite photo shows, from left to right, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai and Apple CEO Tim Cook.
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Republicans have rolled out a COVID-19 relief bill. Here's what it includes.

One major difference from the Democrats' bill is a sharp decrease in the amount of money for pandemic unemployment assistance.
Despite having a bill, Senate Republicans themselves remain divided on issues of spending and policy.
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What Senate Republicans are proposing for the COVID-19 relief bill

They're divided on whether and how to extend emergency pandemic unemployment benefits.
The unemployment extension for the GOP bill will be based on approximately 70% wage replacement, according to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
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Where does Congress stand on another COVID-19 relief package?

The House has passed a $3 trillion relief bill. Senate Republicans are expected to roll out their own package this week.
Senate Republicans are expected to roll out another coronavirus relief package proposal this week.
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China hits back with sanctions against U.S. lawmakers

China is responding to U.S. sanctions last week on Chinese officials over the treatment of Uighur Muslims in northwestern China.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is among the U.S. politicians China has imposed sanctions on.
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After Supreme Court ruling on LGBTQ rights, activists continue push for legislation on discrimination

It is still not against the law to discriminate because of sex in places open to the public like stores or restaurants.
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Congress passes legislation to extend PPP loan deadlines

Jun 4, 2020
One change: Businesses will have more time to spend their loans and still qualify for forgiveness.
The legislation defers payroll taxes for businesses getting the loans, and it gives them more time to repay any part of a loan that isn’t forgiven.
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Breaking down the new COVID-19 relief bill

The nearly half-a-trillion dollar bill would replenish the program to help small businesses.
$310 billion goes toward loans for small businesses, the Paycheck Protection Program.
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Checks to U.S. households could provide stimulus after COVID-19 downturn

Mar 18, 2020
Government leaders contemplate the idea as part of a multi-billion dollar plan to stimulate the economy.
Democrats have called an aspect of the GOP bill a “slush fund” that would give Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (center) the ability to help industries without transparency.
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U.S. awaits deal on next round of COVID-19 response

Mar 13, 2020
The next step in relief efforts is set to include a variety of provisions making it easier for people to stay home when they are sick.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has introduced a bill to respond to the spread of the coronavirus.
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