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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

1 day 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

1 day 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

1 day 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

1 day 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

1 day 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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Biden's aid plan could revamp economy, prompt GOP resistance

Biden's aid plan could revamp economy, prompt GOP resistance

BALTIMORE - The $1.9 trillion rescue plan unveiled by President-elect Joe Biden offers the chance to sculpt the U.S. economy toward the Democrats' liking: a $15 minimum wage... Read more ...

The Latest: Mexico hits another record for COVID-19 cases

The Latest: Mexico hits another record for COVID-19 cases

Mexico has posted yet another record increase in coronavirus cases, with 16,468 newly confirmed infections and 999 more deaths. Read more ...

Pelosi taps retired military commander, who oversaw the US response to...

Pelosi taps retired military commander, who oversaw the US response to Hurricane Katrina, to oversee probe into security failures during Capitol siege

Summary List Placement House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has tapped retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré to lead "an immediate review" of the security of the US Capitol Complex after armed... Read more ...

US stocks slide as disappointing bank earnings prompt end-of-week sell-off

US stocks slide as disappointing bank earnings prompt end-of-week sell-off

Summary List Placement US stocks sank on Friday as investors digested disappointing bank earnings and a December slump in retail sales. Retail sales shrank 0.7% in December as... Read more ...

Daily Crunch: WhatsApp responds to privacy backlash

Daily Crunch: WhatsApp responds to privacy backlash

WhatsApp delays enforcement of a controversial privacy change, Apple may get rid of the Touch Bar in future MacBooks and Bumble files to go public. This is your Daily Crunch... Read more ...

The Latest: Oregon governor blames feds for vaccine delay

The Latest: Oregon governor blames feds for vaccine delay

SALEM, Ore. - Gov. Kate Brown said Friday that plans to vaccinate Oregon residents over 65 starting next week would have to be delayed and scaled back substantially as she... Read more ...

The Latest: Wisconsin gov blasts empty federal vaccine vow

The Latest: Wisconsin gov blasts empty federal vaccine vow

MADISON, Wis. - Gov. Tony Evers blasted federal officials Friday for promising to release the remainder of their COVID-19 vaccine stockpile when it apparently was already... Read more ...

The Latest: Biden rebukes unmasked lawmakers in insurrection

The Latest: Biden rebukes unmasked lawmakers in insurrection

WASHINGTON - President-elect Joe Biden issued a rebuke of Republican lawmakers who refused to wear masks while sheltering in crowded rooms during last week's violent... Read more ...

What is ChowNow? How the food-ordering service differs from its competition

What is ChowNow? How the food-ordering service differs from its competition

Summary List Placement Food delivery apps like Uber Eats and DoorDash seem nearly ubiquitous in the restaurant industry - if you're running a restaurant and you want people in... Read more ...

6 things you need to know about Joe Biden's just-released plan to transform...

6 things you need to know about Joe Biden's just-released plan to transform the chaotic covid vaccine rollout

Summary List Placement Long lines in Florida. Appointment website failures in California. Vaccines tossed in the trash in New York . The early weeks of the US coronavirus... Read more ...