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  • FILE PHOTO: Bottles of medications line the shelves at a pharmacy in Portsmouth

    Will the New Congress Do Anything to Lower Drug Prices?

    More than 100 pharmaceutical companies raised the prices of 636 drugs in the first week of January, according to the advocacy group Patients for Affordable Drugs . The vast majority of the price...

  • FILE PHOTO: U.S. President-elect Joe Biden delivers a speech in Delaware

    Biden Unveils $1.9 Trillion ‘American Rescue Plan’

    President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday unveiled an economic relief package that calls for $1.9 trillion in aid, including money for $1,400 direct payments to most Americans as well as $350 billion in...

  • Restaurants and retail stores in Des Moines' East Village have been forced to close their doors because of the coronavirus on

    Unemployment Claims Surge Along With the Coronavirus

    About 965,000 people filed initial jobless claims in state unemployment systems last week, the Department of Labor announced Thursday. The new filings far exceeded economists’ expectations,...

  • A security camera hangs near a corner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington

    Taxpayer Advocate: The IRS Needs More Funding

    National Taxpayer Advocate Erin Collins released her annual report to Congress Wednesday, and it came with a blunt message: Years of funding cuts have made it difficult for the nation’s tax and...

  • Impeachment Article Engrossment ceremony against U.S. President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

    Trump Impeached Again: What's Next?

    The House on Wednesday impeached President Trump for the second time in 13 months, this time for “incitement of insurrection” for his role in trying to overturn the results of the election and...