How are people spending their $600 checks?

Jan 13, 2021
The federal relief payments are going for things like tattoos and electricity bills, paying down debt and helping others.
A woman pays for a to-go order at a New York restaurant. Some people are splurging a bit and others are putting the relief payment into necessities.
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Trump's relief delay causes unemployment confusion

Dec 28, 2020
Two pandemic programs briefly expired. It could have meant billions in lost relief for one week — but it didn't.
President Donald Trump has signed the COVID-19 relief bill after refusing to do so for several days. Above, the president and first lady Melania Trump depart the White House for Mar-a-Lago last week.
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