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‘They get free money’: People will receive more stimulus payments and unemployment insurance. Why is there no accountability?

‘I’ve heard of one case where a young adult purchased a ‘new’ used car with cash. Another one is approaching the $13,000 mark in savings from unemployment.’

‘Deaths of despair’ during COVID-19 have risen significantly in 2020, new research says

They were disproportionately experienced by working aged men, driven in part by synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, according to Casey Mulligan, professor of economics at the University of Chicago.

Why do I need to wear a mask if I’ve had COVID-19? Who is it protecting? Can I really be reinfected?

‘Like everyone else, I am hoping that the vaccine will help infection rates, and more people can get back to work.’

For some, Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 rescue plan is a ‘lifeline’ — and wouldn’t come a moment too soon

President-elect Biden said he will call for $1,400 stimulus checks and more vaccine funds in a new coronavirus economic relief package when he takes office this month.

Biden’s $170 billion stimulus plan for schools leaves one key question unanswered

The relief plan seeks to help K-12 schools reopen safely and shore up struggling public colleges. But one group isn't included.

Dry January making you thirsty for a beer? This Budweiser is buzz-free

This alcohol-free version of the perennially popular lager has a ‘pleasing crispness,' says our Weekend Sip columnist.

Two ways Joe Biden’s proposed stimulus checks are different from the first two rounds

‘The $600 already appropriated is simply not enough,' President-Elect Joe Biden said Thursday.

I didn’t receive a $1,200 stimulus check during the first surge of COVID-19. Will I get a payment this time around?

President-elect Bidens said Thursday he will call for $1,400 stimulus checks and more vaccine funds in $1.9-trillion COVID-19 relief plan.

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Biden economic plan to test Congress’ COVID relief fatigue

President-elect Joe Biden's ambitious economic recovery plan outlined Thursday met with plaudits from Capitol Hill Democrats, but much of its fate hinges on Republicans in a narrowly divided Congress.

Companies donate to Biden’s inauguration: It’s ‘a way to try to ingratiate yourself with an incoming president,’ expert says

As President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office on Wednesday, prominent U.S. companies are making donations toward his inaugural events, even as the proceedings will be largely online and scaled back.

Here’s what you really should know about the ‘First 5 Days of January’ indicator

One week or even one month does not make a year for stock investors.

Here are the biggest stock market winners and losers in Biden’s massive stimulus plan

Sectors including banking, biotech, gold mining, green energy and infrastructure will be in play this year.

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