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'We're going to pull out all the stops:' A top Senate Democrat says he'll fight to include a $600 federal unemployment benefit in Biden's stimulus plan

5 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon, the incoming chair of the ranking Senate Finance Committee, suggested on Thursday in an exclusive interview that elements of President-elect Joe Biden's forthcoming economic rescue package could be modified during Congressional negotiations - particularly on enhanced unemployment insurance.
Wyden said he would press for a $600 federal unemployment benefit , a top priority for him and some Senate Democrats. In December, the Oregon Democrat sponsored a plan along with Sens. Chuck Schumer , Michael Bennet, Sherrod Brown, and Jack Reed.
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Biden has promised to extend the pause on student-loan payments during his first day in office. Here are other steps the new administration could take for student-debt relief

Biden has promised to extend the pause on student-loan payments during his first day in office. Here are other steps the new administration could take for student-debt relief

5 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement President-elect Joe Biden plans to prioritize federal student loan debt forgiveness on the first day of his presidency, but questions still remain on the likelihood of carrying out his forgiveness plans.
Last week, Biden's transition official David Kamin told reporters that Biden will direct the Department of Education on day one to extend the student loan forbearance program, which is the first direct promise the president-elect has made in combating the $1.6 trillion student debt crisis.
Kamin also said in the press call that Biden supports Congress canceling...
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Biden Set To Unveil Ambitious New Stimulus Plan To Control Covid-19 And Rescue The Economy

Biden Set To Unveil Ambitious New Stimulus Plan To Control Covid-19 And Rescue The Economy

5 days ago   |   By Forbes

But the new president's options may be limited by Democrats' slim majority in the Senate.
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Biden to unveil emergency coronavirus plan, with major focus on vaccines

5 days ago   |   By Washington Post

President-elect Joe Biden is preparing to unveil an emergency relief plan Thursday evening to combat the coronavirus and deliver direct aid to American families, with a major focus on boosting vaccine production and delivery as the pandemic continues its rampage.
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Biden expected to include child benefits for American households in his new stimulus proposal

5 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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President-elect Joe Biden is expected to expand child benefits in his new economic relief package by providing monthly payments to families with children.
This plan is an addition the Biden's plan to expand the Child Tax Credit, a plan he rolled out in September.
Expanding child benefits is an effort to combat the significant rates of child poverty in the country.
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Gumroad has no full-time employees, meetings, or deadlines - and the company...

Gumroad has no full-time employees, meetings, or deadlines - and the company still made $11 million and grew 85% year-over-year. Here's how they did it

Summary List Placement I started Gumroad in 2011. In 2015, we reached a peak of 23 full-time employees. In 2016, after failing to raise more money, I ended up back where I... Read more ...

Yellen pushes GOP senators on $1.9 trillion relief package

Yellen pushes GOP senators on $1.9 trillion relief package

WASHINGTON - Janet Yellen, President-elect Joe Biden's choice as Treasury secretary, said Tuesday that the incoming administration would focus on winning quick passage of its... Read more ...

The Latest: Canada expects reduction in vaccine deliveries

The Latest: Canada expects reduction in vaccine deliveries

TORONTO - Canadian officials say the country won't be getting any Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine next week and 50% less than expected over the next month. Read more ...

Trump Administration Declares China's Repression Of Uighurs 'Genocide'

Trump Administration Declares China's Repression Of Uighurs 'Genocide'

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said China committed “genocide and crimes against humanity” toward Uighur Muslims. Read more ...

US stocks climb amid stimulus optimism ahead of Yellen hearing

US stocks climb amid stimulus optimism ahead of Yellen hearing

Summary List Placement US stocks rose on Tuesday as investors await Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen's confirmation hearing in which she's expected to urge Congress to... Read more ...

Billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya says he's working on private funding for a...

Billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya says he's working on private funding for a new climate investment

Summary List Placement Billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya tweeted on Tuesday that he's working on private funding for a new climate investment. He did not specify further about... Read more ...

UK: 'Genocide' clause to China trade deals narrowly defeated

UK: 'Genocide' clause to China trade deals narrowly defeated

LONDON - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson narrowly avoided a defeat in Parliament on Tuesday after lawmakers voted against a controversial proposal seeking to bar trade... Read more ...

Vacation Rentals Peaked in 2020, Should Hotels Be Worried? - By Jeremy Razook

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The vacation rental space peaked in 2020 in the United States. According to Google Trends, “vacation rentals” saw its most popularity this year than it had seen over the last... Read more ...

The Latest: UK records more than 90K COVID-19 deaths

The Latest: UK records more than 90K COVID-19 deaths

LONDON - The U.K. has recorded more than 90,000 coronavirus-related deaths, just ten days after it passed the 80,000 threshold. Read more ...

BlackBerry jumps 20% after settling patent dispute with Facebook

BlackBerry jumps 20% after settling patent dispute with Facebook

Summary List Placement BlackBerry shares spiked as much as 20% Tuesday after the company announced it settled a patent infringement suit with Facebook. The terms of the... Read more ...