How should we spend future pandemic relief money?

Dec 2, 2020
Economic recovery could take a range of different approaches. Check out these three experts' ideas.
Sen. Joe Manchin, Democrat of West Virginia, hands a poster describing a proposal for a COVID-19 relief bill to Sen. Mark Warner, Democrat of Virginia, alongside a bipartisan group of Democrat and Republican members of Congress as they announce the proposal on Dec. 1, 2020.
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Mnuchin rejects renewal of some Fed emergency loan programs

Nov 19, 2020
Mnuchin said that he is requesting that the Fed return to Treasury the unused funds appropriated by Congress for operation of the programs.
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Will a "skinny" coronavirus relief package help those who need it most?

Nov 12, 2020
Kai Ryssdal talks with Gbenga Ajilore of the Center for American Progress, who argues that pandemic economic relief should be more inclusive.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell meets with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office in July.
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Paid sick leave prevents thousands of COVID cases daily, study says

Nov 5, 2020
But the U.S. is way behind most developed countries in mandating paid sick leave.
Nurse and health care workers in the Bronx, New York, rally against a policy requiring a doctor's note to receive paid sick leave in April.
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How the election will shape economic policy before inauguration

Nov 3, 2020
Analysts predict the outcome of the election will play a key role in what legislation makes it through the legislative process before the end of this year.
Election results could determine how much legislation is passed between now and the end of the year.
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House report says Big Tech companies have "too much power"

Oct 7, 2020
The House report calls for the biggest changes in decades in how the government regulates and prevents monopolies.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies via video conference on Capitol Hill in July.
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Trump closes, then reopens, the door on coronavirus relief negotiations

After saying relief will have to wait until after the election, Trump then tweeted he'd be willing to sign certain stimulus measures into law.
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President Trump calls off stimulus talks, stocks take a dive

Oct 6, 2020
The comments from the president came just hours after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell urged Congress to come through with more aid.
President Trump removes his face mask upon returning to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Oct. 05.
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Small businesses await clarity before applying for PPP loan forgiveness

Oct 5, 2020
The uncertainty over whether there'll be another round of loans — and whether small loans will be forgiven automatically — is holding them back.
Chairs are stacked on tables at a closed restaurant in New York City. Many small businesses are waiting until they hear from Congress to apply for PPP loan forgiveness.
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There's a bipartisan effort to change laws that govern speech on the internet

Republicans and Democrats both want to have the laws changed, if for different reasons.
The list of U.S government agencies compromised in the SolarWinds hack continues to expand.
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