Schools got $122 billion from the American Rescue Plan — and have a deadline to spend it

Jan 31, 2022
School districts have until September 2024 to spend the money. In a letter to Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, they say they need more time.
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How public transit systems can lure riders back

May 17, 2021
Public perception is one of the biggest hurdles in regaining ridership.
The CDC says everyone should still where masks on public transit.
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How far will the $28.6 billion relief fund for restaurants go?

Mar 12, 2021
To help restaurants clear debt and start over, "this is really what they need," an industry representative said.
In its first phase, the Restaurant Revitalization Fund will prioritize disadvantaged businesses and those owned by women and veterans.
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COVID-19 is putting the economy on fast-forward

Nov 24, 2020
Will that make it better or worse? Scott Galloway, professor at the NYU Stern School, weighs in with his new book, "Post Corona: From Crisis to Opportunity."
People wait in line to receive donated groceries on May 6, 2020, in the Queens borough of New York City.
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Will a "skinny" coronavirus relief package help those who need it most?

Nov 12, 2020
Kai Ryssdal talks with Gbenga Ajilore of the Center for American Progress, who argues that pandemic economic relief should be more inclusive.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell meets with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office in July.
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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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