• Senate Passes 'Unparalleled' $2.2T Stimulus Package

    4 monthes ago - By Newser

    The Senate late Wednesday passed an unparalleled $2.2 trillion economic rescue package steering aid to businesses, workers, and health care systems engulfed by the coronavirus pandemic. The unanimous vote came despite misgivings on both sides about whether it goes too far or not far enough and capped days of...
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  • Factbox: Latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world

    Factbox: Latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world

    4 monthes ago - By Reuters

    Coronavirus cases across the globe jumped on Thursday as Japan planned to set up a special virus task force and New Zealand went under lockdown. The U.S. Senate unanimously backed a $2 trillion bill aimed at helping unemployed workers and industries hurt by the epidemic.
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  • Factbox: Latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world

    4 monthes ago - By Reuters

    Coronavirus cases across the globe jumped on Thursday as Japan planned to set up a special virus task force and New Zealand went under lockdown. The U.S. Senate unanimously backed a $2 trillion bill aimed at helping unemployed workers and industries hurt by the epidemic.
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  • For the first time ever, Uber drivers and other gig workers would qualify for unemployment insurance as part of the Senate's $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill

    For the first time ever, Uber drivers and other gig workers would qualify for unemployment insurance as part of the Senate's $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill

    4 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    The Senate's $2 trillion coronavirus economic bailout bill includes help for gig economy workers, like Uber and Lyft drivers, who have seen their livelihoods dissolve during the crises.
    For the first time, these workers will qualify for unemployment insurance.
    They will also qualify for the additional four months of extra payments that this bill provides to everyone who collects unemployment.
    It isn't clear exactly how much money per month drivers, contract workers, and freelancers could get, but they should qualify for a weekly payment equivalent to if they were laid-off full-time...
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  • The CDC would set up a coronavirus 'surveillance and data collection system' as part of the Senate's $2 trillion stimulus bill

    The CDC would set up a coronavirus 'surveillance and data collection system' as part of the Senate's $2 trillion stimulus bill

    4 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    The CDC will launch a new "surveillance and data collection system" to track the spread of coronavirus in the US, per the coronavirus relief bill the Senate passed on Wednesday.
    The agency would receive emergency funding as part of the bipartisan stimulus package passed Wednesday. Of that, $500 million will go public health data surveillance and analytics infrastructure modernization.
    Tracking the spread of the virus will be a balancing act for the agency, which will have to navigate privacy laws as it expands its surveillance.
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