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Schools nationwide brace for cuts from new financial crisis
May 30, 2020

Schools nationwide brace for cuts from new financial crisis

More than 13,000 public school districts face the possibility of sharp budget cuts as state tax revenues decline because of the COVID-19 pandemic

Powell: Fed to soon begin 'challenging' Main Street lending
May 29, 2020

Powell: Fed to soon begin 'challenging' Main Street lending

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell acknowledged that the Fed faces a major challenge with the launch in the coming days of a program through which the Fed will lend directly to private companies for the first time since the Great Depression

Virus could lead more states to OK sports, online betting
May 29, 2020

Virus could lead more states to OK sports, online betting

The coronavirus outbreak could lead to a quicker expansion of sports betting and internet gambling in the U.S. as states deal with huge budget deficits

Debate over $600 in jobless aid to intensify as claims rise
May 29, 2020

Debate over $600 in jobless aid to intensify as claims rise

A debate in Congress over whether to extend $600 a week in federally provided benefits to the unemployed looks sure to intensify with the number of people receiving the aid now topping 30 million — one in five workers

Debate over $600 in jobless aid to intensify as claims rise
May 29, 2020

Debate over $600 in jobless aid to intensify as claims rise

A debate in Congress over whether to extend $600 a week in federally provided benefits to the unemployed looks sure to intensify with the number of people receiving the aid now topping 30 million — one in five workers

Rising US job losses stir fears of lasting economic damage
May 29, 2020

Rising US job losses stir fears of lasting economic damage

Roughly 2.1 million Americans lost their jobs last week despite the gradual reopening of businesses around the country

US charges North Koreans in $2.5B sanctions-busting scheme
May 29, 2020

US charges North Koreans in $2.5B sanctions-busting scheme

The Justice Department has accused a network of North Korean and Chinese citizens of secretly advancing North Korea’s nuclear weapons program by channeling at least $2.5 billion in illicit payments through hundreds of front companies

Trump escalates war on Twitter, social media protections
May 28, 2020

Trump escalates war on Twitter, social media protections

President Donald Trump is escalating his war on social media companies, signing an executive order challenging the liability protections that have served as a bedrock for unfettered speech on the internet

All about Section 230, a rule that made the modern internet
May 28, 2020

All about Section 230, a rule that made the modern internet

Twenty-six words tucked into a 1996 law overhauling telecommunications have allowed companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google to grow into the giants they are today

Democrats charge OSHA isn't protecting front-line workers
May 28, 2020

Democrats charge OSHA isn't protecting front-line workers

Deaths from the coronavirus have now topped 100,000 in the United States, and Democrats are criticizing the Trump administration for what they say is a failure to protect front-line workers, including those at meatpacking plants and health-care facilities where outbreaks of the disease are spiking

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