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Will Trump’s Executive Directives Provide Relief?

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President Trump, in announcing his executive measures on Saturday, said he was bypassing Congress to deliver emergency pandemic aid to needy Americans. But his directives...
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Administration Officials Defend Executive Action on Pandemic Relief

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WASHINGTON — Facing sharp criticism, administration officials on Sunday struggled to explain the executive actions President Trump used to circumvent Congress in the absence of...
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Trump Threatens to Bypass Congress as Stimulus Talks Fail Again

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WASHINGTON — Crisis negotiations between the White House and top Democrats teetered on the brink of collapse on Friday, as both sides said they remained...
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Without $600 Weekly Benefit, Unemployed Face Bleak Choices

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When Latrish Oseko lost her job last spring, government aid helped prevent a crisis from becoming a catastrophe. A $1,700 federal stimulus payment meant that...
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Millions of Evictions Are a Sharper Threat as Government Support Ends

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For the 108 million people who live in a rental home or apartment, Aug. 1 was a grim milestone. It marked the first time rent...
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Why Black Workers Will Hurt the Most if Congress Doesn’t Extend Jobless Benefits

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ImageProtesters calling for economic relief this week in New York.Credit…Angela Weiss/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images When Congress expanded unemployment insurance this year to meet the...
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‘It’s Time for a Change’: Workers Idled by the Virus Try New Careers

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MANCHESTER, England — As a national lockdown was imposed in March, a food deliverer, Hanna Scaife, watched her weekly hours plummet from 30, to five,...
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Republican Leaders Couldn’t Care Less About the Unemployed

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In case you haven’t noticed, the coronavirus is still very much with us. Around a thousand Americans are dying from Covid-19 each day, 10 times...