Government Finance
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

White House punts economic update as election draws near
May 28, 2020

White House punts economic update as election draws near

The White House is taking the unusual step of deciding not to release an updated economic forecast for this year

White House won't issue economic projections this summer
May 28, 2020

White House won't issue economic projections this summer

A Trump administration official says the White House won't release its official midyear economic update this summer

New York City now alone in state in keeping economy closed
May 27, 2020

New York City now alone in state in keeping economy closed

Long Island has become the latest region of New York to begin easing restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus

Long Island enters first phase of NY's reopening process
May 27, 2020

Long Island enters first phase of NY's reopening process

Long Island has become the latest region of New York to begin easing restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus as it enters the first phase of the state’s four-step reopening process

White House moves to weaken EPA rule on toxic compounds
Apr 18, 2020

White House moves to weaken EPA rule on toxic compounds

The White House has intervened to weaken public health protections to regulate toxic substances

Senator tells VP failed virus testing is 'dereliction'
Apr 18, 2020

Senator tells VP failed virus testing is 'dereliction'

Tensions over testing boiled over on a conference call between Democratic senators and Vice President Mike Pence during a private conference call Friday

GOP signals possible movement in business virus aid standoff
Apr 17, 2020

GOP signals possible movement in business virus aid standoff

Republicans say they are willing to accept Democratic demands for additional federal funding for hospitals to break a stalemate over the Trump administration’s $250 billion request for a small-business coronavirus aid program that's out of money

Abortion opponents send bill to Kentucky governor
Apr 17, 2020

Abortion opponents send bill to Kentucky governor

Kentucky's anti-abortion attorney general is embracing the opportunity to regulate abortion clinics

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