How the UK has kept unemployment down — for now

Jul 7, 2020
So far, the nation's businesses have avoided laying off 9.3 million workers.
Government furlough programs and business loan and grant schemes allowed U.K. companies to keep their staff on their payrolls even if their doors were shut.
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Towns along Route 66 are concerned about their future

Apr 19, 2019
Congress is considering legislation that would preserve grant funding for the towns.
A road marking of the historic Route 66 sign is seen painted on the street of the town of Kingman, Arizona.
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Federal money talks — kind of

May 18, 2015
The White House plans to dole out $163 million in grants to local police.

EnergyStar keeps consumer trust, despite bumps

Jul 21, 2014
If Whirlpool pulls out, it's leaving behind a trusted brand.

CFPB to look at college-backed financial products aimed at students

Feb 15, 2013
Many colleges now offer student loans and grants on debit cards, without disclosing their agreements with banks. That's caught the federal government's attention.