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Historic row houses in Colombia Heights neighborhood of Washington DC, USA amedved | iStock | Getty Images Homeowners struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic received some welcome news on Tuesday, with the Biden administration announcing it will extend forbearance and foreclosure relief programs. The White House said that the move will benefit the 2.7 million homeowners
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AleksandarNakic Presidents’ Day is meant to honor our country’s greatest leaders. This year, it also represents another day off from school when parents are already stretched to the limit, juggling work and family obligations amid the coronavirus pandemic. Nearly one year since the Covid-19 outbreak began, mothers and fathers who are currently working remotely increasingly are
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President Joe Biden holds a meeting with US Senators about infrastructure improvements in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, February 11, 2021. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images Covid-relief plan Biden’s stimulus plan, currently being debated in Congress, calls for $1,400 in direct payments to most Americans and an increase
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Sanders Fabares felt that something wasn’t working. Even after years of paying $1,000 a month toward his student loans and his wife’s, their balance hadn’t decreased by much. They still owed around $80,000, down from the $90,000 they’d originally borrowed. “I started trying to understand what we were doing wrong,” Fabares, 41, said. His research
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Stimulus checks printed at the Philadelphia Financial Center in Philadelphia. Jeff Fusco | Getty Images As a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package comes together on Capitol Hill, millions of additional direct payments to Americans could be in the works. Legislation under discussion includes $1,400 stimulus checks that could bring the total direct payments sent to
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U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) participates in a news conference on the third day of the Senate impeachment trial of former U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington, February 11, 2021. Erin Scott | Reuters House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said that a $15 federal minimum wage will be included in the
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Getting America’s workforce vaccinated will go a long way toward helping the country reach herd immunity. Instacart, Target, Trader Joe’s, McDonald’s and Dollar General are among a growing list of companies giving workers time off and extra money to get vaccinated for Covid-19. Others, including Amazon, Uber and DoorDash, are going a step further by lobbying state officials to secure
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Getty Images Many Americans are eager to see more money from the federal government in the form of $1,400 stimulus checks. But another part of Democrats’ $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, changes to the child tax credit, could actually give qualifying families more money than the direct payments. “The child tax credit is going to
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Protestors call for a $15 minimum wage outside of McDonald’s corporate headquarters in Chicago on Jan. 15, 2021. Scott Olson | Getty Images The push for a $15 federal minimum wage continues. Just days after the Senate voted on a nonbinding amendment to prohibit raising the minimum wage during the pandemic, the House of Representatives
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sturti | E+ | Getty Images Democrats are forging ahead with plans to send millions of Americans $1,400 stimulus checks. Their most recent proposal sheds light on just who could be eligible for the money once it’s approved. The House of Representatives unveiled its legislative drafts on Monday. Democrats, under the leadership of President Joe
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