One executive order President Trump signed over the weekend aims to give Americans an extra $400 per week during the pandemic. That’s down from the $600 per week originally passed by Congress. But whereas the federal government was paying for all of the additional benefits before, Trump’s order requires states to chip some of that money.
Whether Trump can unilaterally extend pandemic relief
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Trump tries to unilaterally extend pandemic relief. But Congress controls the purse
President Trump signed executive orders over the weekend that aimed to extend federal unemployment benefits, extend an eviction moratorium, suspend payroll taxes for some...
Pasadena family relied on unemployment benefits that have now expired. How are they making it work?
As Congress and the president argue over how to help the 30 million Americans who are now unemployed, many of those Americans are struggling to survive.
Mexico has world’s third highest COVID death rate, high distrust in public health system
Mexico now has more than 52,000 coronavirus-related deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. It has nearly 500,000 reported cases, although that number is probably...
In ‘Growing Young,’ author explains how social connections help people stay healthy
Chronic loneliness can increase people’s risk of dying by more than 80%. That’s one of the provocative details in a new book called “ Growing Young: How Friendship,...