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Laura Crovo still has some lingering Covid symptoms, despite having contracted the virus last April. It’s been 10 months since Laura Crovo has felt entirely normal. Since testing positive for Covid last April, the 41-year-old Marylander has yet to shake off all of her symptoms. And on top of battling them — mostly a racing
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Al Drago | Getty Images News | Getty Images Unemployment benefits extended Those programs include Pandemic Unemployment Assistance for self-employed, gig and other workers who don’t qualify for state-level assistance; and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation, which pays extra weeks of state benefits to the long-term unemployed. The bill would offer PUA recipients a maximum 74
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Brothers91 | E+ | Getty Images If getting health insurance through a public exchange has been too pricey for you, that could soon change. The $1.9 trillion Covid stimulus package that’s expected to clear the House of Representatives on Friday includes several provisions that aim to make health care more affordable for households. They include:
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Austin Goergen, a student at Oregon State University, started a petition last year to allow dependents ages 17 and up to qualify for stimulus checks. Austin Goergen Washington lawmakers are one step closer to authorizing new $1,400 stimulus checks for millions of Americans. This time, one big group could become eligible for the first time:
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Sinelia Louis will finally be eligible to apply for a PPP loan due to changes by the Biden administration that allow access for non-citizen small business owners. Sinelia Louis When Sinelia Louis, 50, heard about the recent changes to the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, she felt like her prayers had been answered. “I
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Hinterhaus Productions As Congress works to finalize its latest coronavirus relief bill, some American families are poised to receive a financial windfall. Between new $1,400 stimulus checks and an enhanced child tax credit, that could add up to more than $14,000 for some families. “All of the focus has been on the $1,400 when, in
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MoMo Productions | Getty Images Millions of self-employed and gig workers got good news this week. The Biden administration on Monday changed how the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program calculates forgivable loans for the smallest firms and sole proprietors. But there’s a catch. The updated formula — which will likely lead to larger loan
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In this photo illustration, a visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin is on display in front of the Bitcoin course’s graph on February 09, 2021 in Paris, France. Chesnot | Getty Images Bitcoin‘s roller-coaster ride has continued, flashing a warning sign for curious investors who may be interested in putting money in the highly
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The smallest businesses that have had the most trouble accessing forgivable loans from the Paycheck Protection Program will soon get extra help. The Biden administration on Monday announced changes for the pandemic aid program focused on helping small and minority owned firms as well as sole proprietors. For two weeks, starting Wednesday, the Small Business
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US President Joe Biden participates in a CNN town hall at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, February 16, 2021. SAUL LOEB | AFP | Getty Images “We need student loan forgiveness beyond the potential $10,000 your administration has proposed,” Jocelyn Fish, a marketing director for a community theater, told President Joe Biden at CNN’s
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Luc MacGregor | Bloomberg | Getty Images Bitcoin has had blockbuster growth in the last decade, skyrocketing in price and even gaining the support of big banks. Yet for many retail investors, it can be a complicated investment – it’s historically expensive, volatile, can’t be purchased through a brokerage account and isn’t backed by a
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Sarah Casillas | DigitalVision | Getty Images A new coronavirus relief bill could give millions of Americans $1,400 stimulus checks. Congress is poised to pass the legislation in March, at which point individuals and families could see the money in the following days or weeks. But as negotiations continue, one argument has surfaced: Is the
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