• Factbox: Latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world

    14 days ago - By Reuters

    Coronavirus cases across the globe jumped on Thursday as Japan planned to set up a special virus task force and New Zealand went under lockdown. The U.S. Senate unanimously backed a $2 trillion bill aimed at helping unemployed workers and industries hurt by the epidemic.
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  • Oil prices slip as demand shrinks, but stimulus supports

    14 days ago - By Reuters

    Oil prices slipped on Thursday following three days of gains, with the prospect of rapidly dwindling demand due to coronavirus travel bans and lockdowns offsetting hopes a U.S. $2 trillion emergency stimulus will shore up economic activity.
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  • U.S. Senate passes $2 trillion bill for 'strange and evil' coronavirus crisis

    14 days ago - By Reuters

    The U.S. Senate on Wednesday unanimously backed a $2 trillion bill aimed at helping unemployed workers and industries hurt by the coronavirus epidemic, as well as providing billions of dollars to buy urgently needed medical equipment.
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  • Senate passes $2 trillion bill to blunt coronavirus pandemic's economic impact, as households and businesses gasp for relief

    14 days ago - By Washington Post


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  • U.S. Senate passes $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill

    14 days ago - By Reuters

    The U.S. Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly backed a $2 trillion bill aimed at helping unemployed workers and industries hurt by the coronavirus epidemic, as well as providing billions of dollars to buy urgently needed medical equipment.
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  • Senate Passes Coronavirus Stimulus Bill, House Expected To Follow Suit

    14 days ago - By Forbes

    It's been a long week on the Hill, but the Senate has finally reached an agreement on a bill intended to provide direct economic relief in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The measure passed late Wednesday.
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  • For the first time ever, Uber drivers and other gig workers would qualify for unemployment insurance as part of the Senate's $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill

    For the first time ever, Uber drivers and other gig workers would qualify for unemployment insurance as part of the Senate's $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill

    14 days ago - By Business Insider

    The Senate's $2 trillion coronavirus economic bailout bill includes help for gig economy workers, like Uber and Lyft drivers, who have seen their livelihoods dissolve during the crises.
    For the first time, these workers will qualify for unemployment insurance.
    They will also qualify for the additional four months of extra payments that this bill provides to everyone who collects unemployment.
    It isn't clear exactly how much money per month drivers, contract workers, and freelancers could get, but they should qualify for a weekly payment equivalent to if they were laid-off full-time...
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  • The CDC would set up a coronavirus 'surveillance and data collection system' as part of the Senate's $2 trillion stimulus bill

    The CDC would set up a coronavirus 'surveillance and data collection system' as part of the Senate's $2 trillion stimulus bill

    14 days ago - By Business Insider

    The CDC will launch a new "surveillance and data collection system" to track the spread of coronavirus in the US, per the coronavirus relief bill the Senate passed on Wednesday.
    The agency would receive $1.5 billion in emergency funding as part of the bipartisan stimulus package passed bWednesday. Of that, $500 million will go public health data surveillance and analytics infrastructure modernization.
    Tracking the spread of the virus will be a balancing act for the agency, which will have to navigate privacy laws as it expands its surveillance.
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