Coronavirus Live Updates: $600-a-Week Lifeline for Jobless Expires

Here’s what you need to know: Tens of millions of unemployed Americans are losing a benefit that helped keep them afloat. 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 had to […]

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Here’s How Congress Might Replace the Extra $600 Weekly Jobless Benefit

WASHINGTON — An additional $600 per week that has provided a vital financial cushion for unemployed Americans is set to expire next week. On Thursday, top Republicans said they had reached agreement on a proposal to replace a benefit that has helped millions of laid-off workers and been a boon to consumer spending amid a […]

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Why a Rotting Green Bay Boardwalk May Solve America’s Jobs Crisis

WASHINGTON — The governor of Pennsylvania wants to hire two million unemployed workers to help the state track the spread of the coronavirus in the fall. City Council members in Austin, Texas, voted to pay people to help with projects like preparing land for fire season. And in Green Bay, Wis., the city hopes to […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: White House Scrambles to Stem Its Own Outbreak

Here’s what you need to know: The U.S. economy is in tatters. Tens of millions are unemployed. Yet stocks keep climbing. Image The market plunged in early March, as the coronavirus began to spread in the United States. But in April, the S&P 500 logged its best month in 33 years.Credit…Mark Abramson for The New […]

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Protests mark growing unrest with California stay-home order

Californians weary of stay-at-home orders that have left millions unemployed staged displays of defiance Friday, with hundreds of flag-waving protesters gathering at the Capitol and along a famed Southern California beach, while a sparsely populated county on the Oregon border allowed diners back in restaurants and reopened other businesses. While much of the state’s population […]

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Food banks are feeding more New Yorkers amid coronavirus unemployment crisis

The vast ranks of newly unemployed are straining the capacities of food banks, soup kitchens and pop-up services across New York City. One user, Brittany, a 35-year-old Ph.D. candidate at Teachers College at Columbia University, who declined to give her full name, says she started visiting food services at Salem United Methodist Church in Harlem […]

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US job losses mount as Trump presses plan to reopen business

The ranks of America’s unemployed swelled toward Great Depression-era levels Thursday, and President Donald Trump reacted to the pressure on the economy by outlining a phased approach to reopening parts of the country where the coronavirus is being brought under control. Under the plan, presented by Trump in a call with the nation’s governors, the […]

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U.S. job losses mount as Trump presses plan to reopen business

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER and LORI HINNANT WASHINGTON — The ranks of America’s unemployed swelled toward Great Depression-era levels Thursday, and President Donald Trump reacted to the pressure on the economy by outlining a phased approach to reopening businesses in parts of the country where the coronavirus is being brought under control. Under the plan, outlined […]

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Call center workers helping laid-off New Yorkers fear coronavirus exposure

Unemployed and looking for health insurance? New York state has promised to help, but it may be endangering its call center workers in the process, The Post has learned. The contract workers responsible for helping the growing throngs of unemployed New Yorkers find affordable health insurance say they are taking off work to avoid catching […]

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