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    Growing Chorus for Stimulus as Job Growth Slows

    By Michael Rainey

    The U.S. economy added a disappointing 245,000 jobs in November, the Labor Department announced Friday, the weakest job growth since the economy started recovering in May from the first wave of...

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    Stimulus Deal Gains Steam as McConnell, Pelosi Talk

    The prospects of a coronavirus relief bill of some sort passing before the end of the year picked up momentum on Thursday, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch...

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    Trump Doubles Down on Veto Threat

    By Michael Rainey

    Despite pushback from both sides of the aisle, President Trump on Thursday reiterated his threat to veto the annual National Defense Authorization Act if lawmakers fail to include in the bill a...

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    Most Small Business Aid Went to Bigger Businesses: Report

    By Michael Rainey

    The Paycheck Protection Program was meant to help small businesses keep employees on the payroll for up to eight weeks at the height of the pandemic last spring and summer, but larger businesses...

  • Congress Pushes Back on Trump’s Threat to Veto Defense Bill

    By Michael Rainey

    In a pair of tweets late Tuesday, President Trump threatened to veto the National Defense Authorization Act unless lawmakers repeal certain legal protections for social media companies. Trump claimed...