The uptick in activity could be a sign that an agreement is near, though COVID-19 relief talks have been notoriously difficult.
By Kelvin Chan, Associated Press
The EU outlined its long-awaited sweeping overhaul of digital regulations while the British government released its own plans to step up policing of harmful material online, signaling the next phase of technology regulation in Europe.
By Associated Press
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is asking a judge to order Amazon to comply with subpoenas issued nearly four months ago as part of an investigation into how the company protects workers from the coronavirus.
As we mark 300,000 deaths from COVID, a deal to provide economic relief still eludes lawmakers. Time is running out, with benefits from CARES Act set to expire the day after Christmas. A bipartisan group offered two proposals Monday afternoon…
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
The proposal that is being unveiled Monday includes billions of dollars for businesses, the unemployed and for schools, along with money for vaccine distribution.
There was a swirl of activity in Washington, D.C. Friday from the U.S. Capitol to the Supreme Court. Congress remains at a stalemate over a bipartisan relief bill, while the Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit brought by Texas that challenged…
By Lorne Cook, Raf Casert, Associated Press
The 1.82 trillion-euro ($2.21 trillion) seven-year budget and recovery package is vital for virus-battered European economies. Hungary and Poland had threatened to veto it over a move to tie the use of EU funds to upholding the rule of law.
By Associated Press
Even as negotiations continue, congressional leaders are placing blame on each other for the lack of a final COVID-19 relief bill. A one-week extension of a potential government shutdown appears to have sapped some urgency from the talks.
By Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press
The Treasury Department reported Thursday that with two months gone in the budget year, the deficit totaled $429.3 billion, up from $343.3 billion in last year's October-November period.
By Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press
The number of people applying for unemployment aid jumped last week to 853,000, the most since September, evidence that companies are cutting more jobs as new virus cases spiral higher.
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