White House ups offer in virus aid before talks with Pelosi

Oct 9, 2020
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin resumed negotiations on a new stimulus package Friday afternoon.
Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi on Capitol Hill, on Sept. 8, 2020.
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Without more relief spending, the recovery's likely to stall

Oct 7, 2020
And that's likely to hurt families who are already stretched to the limit.
President Trump gives a thumbs up upon his return to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Oct. 05. The president said he was ending stimulus talks Tuesday, but later backtracked.
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What it means when airlines get special aid

Oct 7, 2020
On-again, off-again stimulus talks are impacting the entire economy, but airlines are usually a special case. Here's why.
Airline industry workers call for more federal aid in Federal Plaza in Chicago on Sept. 9.
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Airlines ask for bailout extension

Sep 23, 2020
The industry is warning of a massive wave of layoffs if lawmakers don’t extend funding before Oct. 1.
United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby joins fellow airline executives, union heads and politicians at a news conference calling for additional financial support to avoid layoffs on Sept. 22 outside the U.S. Capitol.
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Despite imminent federal aid, small businesses are desperate

Mar 27, 2020
Many have already laid off their entire staff.
Many small businesses are struggling during the COVID-19 slowdown.
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Hold up on aid threatens for-profit college

Jun 20, 2014
A delay in receiving students' federal grants could sink Corinthian Colleges
A student walks into a building at Heald College, part of the for-profit Corinthian Colleges Inc.. The business, which offers everything from degree programs to trade schools, is heavily dependent on federal student aid.
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How to reduce the price of college

Aug 31, 2012
The cost of college continues to soar higher and higher. An education expert posits that costs can go down if the public sector pulls out of higher education.

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