Biden signs $1.9 trillion relief bill before speech to nation

Mar 11, 2021
“There is light at the end of this dark tunnel of the past year. There is real reason for hope," President Joe Biden said.
President Joe Biden signs the American Rescue Plan in the Oval Office. He has drawn broad support for his management of the coronavirus response.
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State and local governments could get $350 billion in pandemic aid

Feb 18, 2021
Is it too much? Not enough? Just right? And what's the best way to spend it?
The proposed $350 billion in aid to state, county, municipal and tribal governments is meant to offset losses from pandemic shutdowns and job losses.
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Dems' family agenda: tax credits, child care and school aid, paid leave

Feb 8, 2021
Now that the party's in control in Washington, progressives are aiming high.
Women, especially those with children at home, have lost or left work at unprecedented levels.
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Senate approves budget resolution, key step in passing Biden's COVID plan

Feb 5, 2021
The action came after an all-night session, where senators voted on amendments that could define the eventual bill.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., (left) and Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., at a press conference at the Capitol on Feb. 2, 2021 in Washington.
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How baby bonds could help close the racial wealth gap

Jan 13, 2021
A proposed $1,000 savings account for every baby born in the U.S. could improve future outcomes for an entire generation of families.
Rep. Ayanna Pressley, above, and Sen. Cory Booker are pushing for baby bonds to help close the racial wealth gap.
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Small businesses still struggling with COVID impacts must consider tax implications, too

Dec 29, 2020
Many received PPP loans. And that means new tax questions for 2021 filings.
A closed dining area outside a Manhattan restaurant on Nov. 13, 2020.
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Airlines get relief funds, but travel rebound may take a while

Dec 29, 2020
The measure includes money that will allow the airline industry to bring back furloughed workers through March.
A pilot walks through New York's LaGuardia Airport on Dec. 3.
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