Housing advocates are expressing confidence that the ban running through March 31 will be extended. But they also warn that the existing moratorium hasn't been a blanket protection and that thousands of families have still been evicted.
By Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press
The expansion of the child tax credit, along with other measures, will cut childhood poverty in half this year, according to an analysis done by the Center on Poverty and Social Policy at Columbia University.
By Josh Boak, Associated Press
Biden is nominating Gayle Manchin, the wife of West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, to be the co-chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission. The commission is an economic development partnership involving the federal government and 13 states.
The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to extend the application period for the Paycheck Protection Program until the end of May. Since the program began, over $700 billion have been distributed to small businesses to help cover losses during the…
By Marc Levy, Associated Press
The state Supreme Court said in a 6-1 decision late Wednesday that state consumer protection law doesn't allow sellers to take action against buyers.
By Kevin Freking, Hope Yen, Associated Press
The hearing exposed deep fault lines by party, testing Biden’s campaign promise to reach across the political aisle to address national problems.
By News Desk and Kevin Freking, Associated Press
The bill had already passed the House, so it now goes to President Joe Biden’s desk to be signed into law. Congress started the loan program last year to help businesses survive the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press
The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to 684,000, the fewest since the pandemic erupted a year ago and a sign that the economy is improving.
President Biden regularly touts the promise of his COVID relief legislation, but there are significant problems in the job market that may not be easily solved as more than 9 million Americans remain out of work, and the unemployment numbers…
By Chris Rugaber, Associated Press
The Biden administration is considering a bump in the corporate tax rate to 28 percent, up from the current 21 percent, after the Trump administration cut it from 35 percent. Tax increases on higher-income Americans are also being considered.
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