Coronavirus Live Updates: $600-a-Week Lifeline for Jobless Expires as Officials Convene on Capitol Hill

Here’s what you need to know: Top officials work to break impasse over jobless benefit. The virus picks up dangerous speed in the Midwest, and in areas that had seen success. Thousands in Berlin protest Germany’s coronavirus measures. Maryland contact-tracing data offers clues as to where people may have gotten the virus. Another U.S. lawmaker […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Officials Meet on Capitol Hill After $600-a-Week Lifeline for Jobless Expires

Here’s what you need to know: Top officials work to break impasse over jobless benefit that helped keep afloat millions of unemployed Americans. Three key developments in the U.S. on Friday that you may have missed. South Korea arrests the leader of a church where the virus spread rapidly. A school opened in Indiana. It […]

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Republicans Fret as Mnuchin Bargains With Democrats to Break Funding Impasse

WASHINGTON — Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, and top Democrats negotiated on Friday to break an impasse over replenishing a stimulus program to help small businesses weather the coronavirus pandemic, even as some Republicans privately worried that Mr. Mnuchin would concede too much in his zeal to unfreeze a critical aid initiative. Top Republicans had […]

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