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Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Democrats will enter the next Congress with a slighter majority — and less cushion to absorb defections — as they eye an ambitious legislative agenda featuring a host of hot-button issues, from
Congress is set for a chaotic two-week sprint as lawmakers try to wrap up their work for the year.
As Australia announces plans to revive tourism, we look at 10 top travel destinations and their timetables for reopening. The challenge: balancing safety with the need to reboot.
A bipartisan group of senators is holding discussions to try to get a deal on a fifth round of coronavirus relief amid a months-long stalemate between congressional leadership and the White House.
President-elect Joe Biden’s first round of Cabinet picks is so far largely unifying the moderate and progressive wings of the Democratic Party.
Happy Friday and welcome back to On The Money. I’m Sylvan Lane, and here’s your nightly guide to everything affecting your bills, bank account and bottom line.
The White House and Congress have reached a deal on a new funding package that will replenish a lending program meant to aid small businesses hurt by the novel coronavirus outbreak, two administration officials confirmed Tuesday.
Quarantine can make weekends dull. But backyard camping, virtual museum tours, and national park visits make Saturday and Sunday still feel special.
A crucial component of the House GOP’s surprise comeback in 2020 was winning back a majority of the California seats lost in the anti-Trump blue wave just two years earlier.
Happy Wednesday and welcome back to On The Money. I’m Sylvan Lane, and here’s your nightly guide to everything affecting your bills, bank account and bottom line.
House Democrats looking to deliver another round of $1,200 relief checks to Americans are encountering skepticism from an unexpected source — fellow Democrats in the Senate.
The wine world is anxious as tariffs have been threatened against all wines from the European Union. These prices may not last for long.
There’s reason to believe that many who tell pollsters they approve of Trump won’t actually vote for him.
When his skyscraper proved a disappointment, Donald Trump defaulted on his loans, sued his bank, got much of the debt forgiven — and largely avoided paying taxes on it.
Supporting higher education institutions will yield a lasting and more significant economic return than a one-time cancellation of student loan debt.
A group of Democrats has introduced a bill to undo business tax provisions in coronavirus relief legislation that have been at the center of controversy.
Third-party presidential candidates are significantly less of a factor this year than they were in 2016, with experts saying the 2020 vote comes down to a stark choice between President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
The Republican National Convention concluded Thursday under the theme "Land of Greatness" with President Trump formally accepting the GOP nomination from the White House.
It boils down to this: With Georgia’s two Senate seats, there’s nothing Joe Biden can’t accomplish; without them, he may not be able to accomplish anything at all.
A president who exerts his will on Washington in our polarized era will inspire antipathy among his opponents.
Kim Kardashian West expressed her support for Joe Biden's White House win on Saturday, despite the failed presidential bid of her husband, Kanye West.
As the nation reckons with its complicated racial history, issues that impact communities of color are taking center stage in the platforms of each major political party.
A new Trump administration proposal that could push more banks to finance fossil fuel activities is creating divisions in conservative circles as free market groups decry the move as government overreach.
Hundreds of thousands of Americans have died. Coronavirus cases are surging again. There’s still no federal plan.
Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) is facing a formidable challenge in her first reelection bid from Democrat Theresa Greenfield, with outside groups fueling the tight race with exorbitant amounts of cash.
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in global consumer spend in 2019. Not including third-p…
Socially distanced craft classes, virtual tango lessons, a city tour accompanied by an avatar guide: how experience companies — which now include Amazon — are adapting to the pandemic.
America is entering a difficult period. But the outcome is not foregone.
A lightly populated area in the critical swing state of Wisconsin serves as a microcosm for the way coronavirus politics is worsening partisan schisms across America.
Taking steps to bring in extra income or displace the shock of being laid off or furloughed is not unusual in the US.
Both Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren offered their backing this week with vows to continue to press Biden on matters of policy.
Hoping short flights and outdoor appeal will lure visitors, countries in the Caribbean and Latin America are taking different approaches to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday that he learned about a letter Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) sent to him about coronavirus stimulus talks "in the press."
Metro Detroit boasts thousands of small businesses. They are run and staffed by our neighbors, friends, family and members of our community. Community leaders say the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic is hitting local shops hard.
President Donald Trump is stuck at the White House-- sidelined by a COVID-19 diagnosis that turned out not to have upended his campaign messaging much at all.
What to watch, where to watch it, where to buy itand what the heck is going on.
Congress unveiled a $2.3 trillion spending package Monday just hours before its expected passage in both chambers, funding the government though the end of the fiscal year and providing relief to a coronavirus-batte
Social media platforms have repeatedly found themselves in the United States government’s crosshairs over the last few years, as it has been progressively revealed just how much power they really wield, and to what purposes they’ve chosen to wield it. But unlike, say, a firearm or drug …
While Biden may have more reason than most to be offended by the behavior of Trump and some Republicans, he isn't sounding particularly concerned about the hold-up.
According to the calendar, summer starts June 21 and ends Sept. 23.
It’s not at all clear whether being for or against U.S.-China, U.S.-Japan or even USMCA is to support or oppose free trade.
President Donald Trump has never needed an excuse to go after his predecessor.
The next Treasury secretary will join the Biden administration amid an almost yearlong economic downturn and with limited fiscal tools at their disposal to cobble together a recovery plan.
Demonstrations against stay-at-home orders are presenting a new challenge for Facebook in its efforts to combat misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic.
On Tuesday, Maine Democratic voters will elect their nominee to take on Sen. Susan Collins in November. The moderate Republican is set to face her toughest election yet.
Biden wants to undo the chaos Trump has inflicted from the Middle East to China and beyond. It won’t be easy.
Hit hard by job losses and the pandemic’s effect on schooling and child care, American women face short-term difficulties and long-term repercussions.
A law firm linked to prominent Democrats filed a lawsuit Tuesday to keep rapper Kanye West off the ballot in Virginia as the deadline for printing ballots approaches.
We face a new wave of mortgage and rental delinquencies, many of which will come in the next few months.
If you venture out for a treatment or trim, you might encounter plexiglass barriers, tons of cleaning supplies, fewer clients at a time and higher prices.
"A sweatshop in America"
Just 1 percent of borrowers received a quarter of loans from the federal Paycheck Protection Program.
The governor announced new measures to stem the outbreak, focusing on hospital capacity and problem areas rather than on broad shutdowns.
Government's refusal to pass targeted stimulus for our small restaurants, like the Restaurants Act, threatens to kill what remains of a struggling industry.
President-elect Joe Biden's economic team faces a daunting task in delivering policies that will help Black and other minority communities who have been disproportionately rocked by the pandemic.
In October, pubs had a new pitch to lure in customers: They became work spaces. Less than a month later, they were forced to shut again. Now, they hold out hope for December.
Law enforcement authorities are increasingly worried, not just about what they have already seen, but also about what has been threatened, especially online.
Trump’s Treasury secretary said Congress wanted key economic supports to end by Dec. 31, a view he expressed only after the vote count in the presidential election.
Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.), the Problem Solvers Caucus co-chairman, said Sunday that he will vote in favor of House Democrats' bill to provide the $2,000 relief checks that President Trump has demanded.
The industry has enjoyed a boom. Is a bust next?
GOP Rep.-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.) shared a video of herself working out in her hotel room, citing "Democrat tyrannical control" in Washington, D.C.
Federal debt, as a share of the economy, hit 98 percent in the 2020 fiscal year. Many economists are pushing lawmakers to add even more to it.
Businesses at properties owned by the Trump Organization and President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner’s family reportedly received more than two dozen Paycheck Protectio
One crucial lesson: aim big, because there may be only one chance, and an overheating economy is easier to fix than a halting recovery.
Owners are flummoxed by how the loan forgiveness phase of the Paycheck Protection Program will work, as lenders await clarity and guidance.
"we have no evidence leading us to believe this threat is at all credible," one sheriff said
"In the context of schools, fever screening is a particularly bad idea," said Katelyn Gostic, an epidemiologist at the University of Chicago.
Hand sanitizer for voters, students studying videos at home: The government has dubbed life post-COVID-19 an “everyday quarantine.”
The pandemic has worsened longstanding conditions that have widened inequality, hindering Xi Jinping’s vow to “leave no one behind.”
Some activists have downplayed the damage to businesses from looting and arson in racial justice protests around the country. But some small entrepreneurs are struggling.
“I have never seen this much anxiety and fear about money,” one financial counselor said.
Former President Obama's chief economist said on Sunday that Democrats should accept a smaller coronavirus relief package if necessary in order to get at least minimal relief to Americans.
Do the scent of pine and twinkling lights give you a boost? Shop for Christmas trees at these family-run tree lots.
The Little Saigon contest for a California Assembly seat shows the strength — and the growing diversity — of the community.
Google Duplex has been placing calls to businesses for a year, but restaurants still aren’t sure what to make of it.
The pandemic has staggered the industry and left independent operations like the Park Plaza Cinema in Hilton Head Island, S.C., fighting to stay afloat.
Government data on Thursday will show a record-setting rebound in economic output. But the numbers are misleading.
With the city’s economy in a downturn, film production has been a bright spot, with crews again filling the city’s sound stages and, increasingly, the streets.
A.I. developers are committing to end the injustices in how their technology is often made and used.
Goals include ending sales of gas and diesel cars by 2030, achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and, perhaps, pleasing a new sensibility in Washington.
Obstacles to housing affordability have been exacerbated by the coronavirus and will require government assistance to help Americans weather the pandemic, lawmakers and experts said Tuesday.
Business groups are rallying to push Congress to extend alcohol excise tax relief provisions that expire at the end of an already challenging year for the industry.
Senate Democrats on Wednesday introduced a bill that would shore up the supply of protective equipment for health care workers as the U.S. faces another surge of COVID-19 cases.
The president says he will only sign it if Americans receive $2,000 payments.
Can a post-vaccine return to travel be smarter and greener than it was before March 2020? Some in the tourism industry are betting on it.
Astor Place Hairstylists has been a beacon of cool for decades, but the virus devastated its business.
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Senate Republicans on Tuesday urged President Trump to get Dr.
Shifting from disposable to reusable PPE could also contribute to reducing energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, total water consumption and solid waste generation.
In Iowa, one Mexican restaurant takes a stand: "No love, no tacos."
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