Will January bring more hiring?

Jan 8, 2021
The latest COVID relief package will have a positive effect on the economy as soon as this month.
A waiter at the outdoor dining area of a restaurant in New York last year.
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How Americans are likely to spend the second round of relief checks

Dec 29, 2020
Back in March, many people didn't spend all of their relief money right away. That may be more difficult this time around.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked Democrats' move for $2,000 relief checks. Above, McConnell arrives on Capitol Hill on Dec. 20.
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Transit agencies get $14 billion in relief, with ridership still down

Dec 29, 2020
The money will let agencies avoid doomsday scenarios of thousands of layoffs and drastic service cuts.
A woman exits a Brooklyn subway station on Nov. 18, 2020, in New York City.
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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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Spending, relief bill phases out planet warming refrigerants

Dec 28, 2020
Whenever a polluting product gets phased out, a cleaner one has to be sold by somebody.
The COVID-19 relief package includes legislation to phase out a polluting chemical coolant known as HFC.
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Even with more stimulus, analysts forecast a slow economic recovery

Dec 17, 2020
COVID-19 is surging, layoffs are rising, consumers are hunkering down. Not a great place to be heading into 2021.
A closed bar in New York at the beginning of the pandemic.
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Congress averts shutdown, buys time for more COVID-19 talks

Dec 11, 2020
A key holdup in talks has been the standoff over more money for the states and disagreement over liability protections.
The Senate passed a one week stop-gap bill on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, avoiding a partial government shutdown.
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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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