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Social Security recipients will automatically receive stimulus pay

The Treasury Department, clearing up confusion, has announced Social Security recipients will not have to file a tax return in order to receive the economic stimulus payments the government is preparing to send out amid the coronavirus pandemic. It was unclear in guidance posted earlier this week whether Social Security recipients who don’t normally file…MORE

US freezes shipments of protective gear overseas

The Trump administration will no longer ship personal protective equipment to allies overseas as the United States grapples with critical shortages of supplies and coronavirus cases continue to soar. A congressional source told CNN on Wednesday that they were informed late last Friday night that the coronavirus task force — led by Vice President Mike…MORE

Schumer wants to deal with coronavirus crisis before talking infrastructure recovery plan

Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer on Wednesday dismissed the President’s proposal of a $2 trillion infrastructure plan to counteract the coronavirus’ economic effects, characterizing the effort as premature compared to the health care crisis triggered by the virus. When asked by CNN’s Erin Burnett whether he gave President Donald Trump credit for his willingness to…MORE

Shin-Soo Choo pledges to give every Texas Rangers’ minor league player $1,000

Shin-Soo Choo, an outfielder and designated hitter for the Texas Rangers, is giving every player in the Rangers’ minor league system $1,000 to help alleviate the financial hit they may take amid the coronavirus pandemic. That’s 191 players, meaning the 37-year-old from South Korea is pledging $191,000. “I can help other people,” Choo, who is…MORE

Biden campaign says it will arrange call with Trump about coronavirus

Biden campaign says it will arrange call with Trump about coronavirus

A phone call between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, the leading Democratic contender for his position, is in the works to discuss the coronavirus pandemic. “Our teams will be in touch and we will arrange a call,” said Kate Bedingfield, Biden’s deputy campaign manager, in a statement Wednesday evening. The potential…MORE

FEMA sends EMTs and paramedics to New York City to help amid coronavirus crisis

FEMA sends EMTs and paramedics to New York City to help amid coronavirus crisis

The Federal Emergency Management Agency sent hundreds of ambulances, EMTs and paramedics to New York City this week to help assist FDNY amid the coroanvirus pandemic. New York is considered the epicenter of the American coronavirus outbreak, with at least 83,712 reported cases of the virus and at least 1,941 deaths, according to CNN’s latest…MORE

Only some medical supplies from overseas going directly to coronavirus hotspots

Only some medical supplies from overseas going directly to coronavirus hotspots

Only a portion of the medical supplies being flown in by the Federal Emergency Management Agency from overseas are being allotted to critical hotspots prioritized by the agency and the Department of Health and Human Services. The rest will resupply the private market, where competition between states and the federal government has been a source…MORE

How Covid-19 could redefine labor in America

In Covid-19’s upheaval of the American economy, supply-and-demand patterns were swiftly knocked out of whack. Almost overnight, entire industries were crippled, sidelining workers and putting millions of people on the unemployment rolls. Seeking to ease the pain and balance out volatility in the labor market, corporations now are forging unlikely alliances and striking cross-industry agreements…MORE

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