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Here’s a breakdown of the $2T coronavirus bailout

President Trump on Friday signed a $2.2 trillion coronavirus rescue package as the pandemic devastates the nation’s economy, sickens more than 103,000 Americans and killed nearly 1,700 others. “This will deliver urgently needed relief to our nation’s families, workers and businesses and that’s what this is all about,” Trump said …

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President Signs Into Law Bill to Keep Paychecks Coming For Workers and Relieve Financial Burdens For Americans Hurt By COVID-19

United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said legislation the president signed into law today provides “sweeping relief to keep paychecks coming for workers, to relieve financial burdens for Americans hurt by COVID-19, and especially, to contain the disease.” Alexander voted for and the Senate passed the legislation Thursday by a …

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Doctor: Cracker plant workers make county more vulnerable

Beaver County could be more susceptible to the novel coronavirus due to the region’s strong manufacturing community, according to one health expert. Beaver County could be more susceptible to the novel coronavirus due to the region’s strong manufacturing community, according to one health expert. Dr. Stacy Lane, founder of Central …

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Texas child abuse may be rising amid coronavirus closings

On paper, the number of children being abused and neglected in Texas appears to be going down as the state reckons with a deadly viral outbreak. If only that were true. Fewer suspected cases are being reported to the state’s abuse hotline, but child welfare advocates say that decline is …

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Weekend Reading on Representation: Whose Job is it to Homeschool? How Many Editors are Men? Will We Ever Have a Woman President?

Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation in politics, on boards, in sports and entertainment, in judicial offices and in the private sector in the U.S. and around the world—with a little gardening and goodwill mixed in for refreshment! A World Bank Cambodia Health …

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Virus Loans to Come With Union Neutrality Pledge for Companies

Mid-size businesses seeking loans under new coronavirus stimulus legislation moving in Congress would have to agree not to oppose unions looking to organize their workers. Companies with between 500 and 10,000 employees applying for a direct loan from the Treasury Department would be required to “make a good-faith certification that …

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The Child-Care Crisis Is Even Worse for Health-Care Workers

After Lubbers’s Google Doc proved to be an unsustainable system, she created an online form, where health-care workers who needed help and students willing to babysit could enter info about themselves into a database—where they lived, what hours they needed assistance or were available, what kind of assistance they needed …

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NJ Assistance For Workers, Businesses Affected By COVID-19

New Jersey has launched a one-stop jobs portal to match job-seekers with immediate openings at businesses serving on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies across New Jersey are hiring for thousands of positions. The state is advising job-seekers to check the site frequently because it is adding information …

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