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Fact Check: Is Only 9% of Joe Biden's COVID Stimulus Plan Going to Public Health?

14 days ago   |   By Newsweek

President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion American Rescue Act, his answer to COVID-19 recovery, has divided Congress along party lines as lawmakers work toward drafting a budget reconciliation package.
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House aims to vote on Covid relief bill by the end of next week, Pelosi says

14 days ago   |   By CNBC

Democrats are trying to pass their $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill before March 14, when key unemployment programs expire.
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Pelosi says House Democrats are aiming to vote on their $1.9 trillion stimulus package at the end of next week

Pelosi says House Democrats are aiming to vote on their $1.9 trillion stimulus package at the end of next week

14 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday that House Democrats were aiming to set up a floor vote for President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion federal rescue package at the end of next week. But she acknowledged that some procedural hurdles remained.
Pelosi said at her weekly press conference that Democrats in the House wanted to vote on the package by the end of February.
"At the same time, there is communication with the Senate as to what the Byrd rule will allow in the bills as we go forward," Pelosi said, referring to a part of the reconciliation process that...
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Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema votes against $15 minimum wage with a...

Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema votes against $15 minimum wage with a dramatic thumbs down

Summary List Placement Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, an Arizona Democrat, dramatically indicated her "no" vote with a thumbs-down to the Senate clerk on a measure to raise the federal... Read more ...

Antivirus magnate John McAfee has been indicted on federal charges related...

Antivirus magnate John McAfee has been indicted on federal charges related to 'the fraudulent promotion of cryptocurrencies'

Summary List Placement Cybersecurity mogul and former presidential candidate John McAfee is facing a variety of charges brought by the US Department of Justice, according to a... Read more ...

Trump appointee arrested over Capitol riot took a police riot shield and...

Trump appointee arrested over Capitol riot took a police riot shield and fought with officers, affidavit says

Summary List Placement A Trump appointee who has been arrested in connection with the Capitol riot fought police and used a riot shield to wedge the door to the building open... Read more ...

Staunch Big Tech critic joins White House

Staunch Big Tech critic joins White House

The move could have Apple glancing over its shoulder... What you need to know Tim Wu has joined the White House as part of the National Economic Council. Wu is known as a... Read more ...

Reports: New York officials altered count of nursing home deaths

Reports: New York officials altered count of nursing home deaths

The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times report that the true number of people who had died in nursing homes in New York was altered by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's top aides in a... Read more ...

A business owner's guide to Pa.'s next wave of COVID-19 relief grants

A business owner's guide to Pa.'s next wave of COVID-19 relief grants

The aid is targeted at businesses with fewer than 300 employees that have lost at least 25% of their sales as a result of the pandemic. Read more ...

Virgin Galactic slips as billionaire chairman Chamath Palihapitya sells $211...

Virgin Galactic slips as billionaire chairman Chamath Palihapitya sells $211 million stake

Summary List Placement Shares of Virgin Galactic slumped early Friday after billionaire chairman Chamath Palihapitiya sold his personal stake in the space-tourism company for... Read more ...

Strong 379,000 jobs added in hopeful sign for US economy

Strong 379,000 jobs added in hopeful sign for US economy

WASHINGTON - U.S. employers added a robust 379,000 jobs last month, the most since October and a sign that the economy is strengthening as confirmed viral cases drop, consumers... Read more ...

Bitcoin mining company Cipher to go public via $2 billion SPAC merger with...

Bitcoin mining company Cipher to go public via $2 billion SPAC merger with Good Works

Summary List Placement Newly formed bitcoin mining operation Cipher Mining Technologies announced it will go public in a merger with blank-check company Good Works Acquisition... Read more ...

US economy adds 379,000 payrolls in February, smashing forecasts as virus...

US economy adds 379,000 payrolls in February, smashing forecasts as virus cases tumble

Summary List Placement The US labor-market recovery accelerated in February as daily COVID-19 cases swiftly declined and the pace of vaccinations improved. Businesses added... Read more ...