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Trump may bypass Democrats, issue unemployment order; also require preexisting conditions to be covered by insurance

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President Trump said on Friday he could sign executive orders within a week that would extend unemployment benefits that expired on July 31, and that he will also sign an executive order ...

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Republicans announce details of HEALS Act stimulus effort

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As Democrats revive Congressional hearings over the now debunked Russian collusion theory, Senate Republicans have finished a second stimulus plan to nurture the economic expansion. The proposal aims to stimulate the economy ...

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New Republican-led stimulus focuses on ‘kids and jobs’

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Discussions on the next stimulus relief effort will bring Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows to Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Mnuchin said the next round of ...

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Newest economic and employment numbers show strong rebound

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Today, President Donald Trump will deliver remarks on today’s remarkable employment report and sign H.R. 7010 – PPP Flexibility Act of 2020 in the Rose Garden of the White House. The economic ...

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Oops. CDC makes big correction about spread of Covid-19

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After originally recommending the country go on lockdown because of the “easy” spread of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a big “oops” regarding how the agency now ...

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‘State of the Plate’ poll: most churches see giving decline

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A new “State of the Plate” poll involving more than 1,000 churches across all 50 states shows that more than six out of 10 churches have seen a decline in offerings since ...

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Nearly 30 percent of Kansas City workers currently unemployed

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Nearly three in 10 (or 316,000) Kansas City workers currently are unemployed, according to a new study by MoneyGeek. Statewide, Missouri had 52,678 jobless claims this week, and Kansas had 31,920. Thirty-seven ...

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White House will give guidelines on reopening the nation on Thursday

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Americans are ready for the nation to open back up, according to polls and President Donald Trump is planning to begin making that happen Thursday afternoon when it will announce guidelines. He ...

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Here’s what you need to know about your stimulus package

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Americans will soon be getting relief from the U.S. government as  part the COVID-19 Pandemic Phase III Stimulus Package signed into law on March 27 by President Trump. There are also additional ...

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Operation BBQ and Plowboys help employees

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Local restaurants have been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic and are looking for creative ways to help both their employees and the community. Plowboys Barbeque is responding in classic Kansas City ...

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Deal reached on Senate coronavirus bill

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U.S. Senate leaders and the White House reached an agreement on a $2 trillion relief bill amid the COVID-19 pandemic, White House official Eric Ueland said shortly after midnight on Wednesday. “Ladies ...

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President touts historic economy in address

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President Donald Trump delivered his annual State of the Union address extolling not only the strength of the American economy, but the resilience of its citizens. While an expanding middle class, historic ...

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Strong economy ends 2019 with the labor market leading the way

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There’s not a record that the economy has not broken in 2019. From low black unemployment to rising wages within the labor market, the economy is finishing the year in stronger shape ...

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Pastors uncertain if U.S. economy is helping their congregations

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The Christmas shopping season is in full swing, but pastors are divided on whether the economy is helping their congregations this year, according to a new survey from LifeWay Research. Forty-one percent ...

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Jobs report breaks expectations, unemployment at 50-year low

U.S. employers added 266,000 jobs for the month of November, surging past expected gains and continuing growth from October, adding fuel to the economic expansion. The unemployment rate fell to 3.5%, matching the lowest ...

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Black unemployment hits historic low even with trade war

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The unemployment rate among black Americans reached 5.5 percent in August—a historic low. That’s even down from 6 percent the month before and a substantial 0.4 percentage point below the previous record in May ...

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News Briefs: Elon Musk warnings on AI; No ‘gay’ gene detected; Comey leaked secrets

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Second quarter revised up Second-quarter GDP was up a seasonally adjusted, annualized 2%, the Commerce Department said—a solid pace and on par from the previous second-quarter estimate of 2.1%. Weakness in inventory investment and ...

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Here’s how to really view the economy

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As media headlines focus on underperforming areas of the economy, the early story is not getting told.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released some revised employment numbers showing 500,000 fewer jobs ...

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Trump’s workforce initiative reshaping American job market

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A whopping 300+ companies have thrown their support behind President Donald Trump’s  White House workforce initiative, committing to train over 12 million Americans for new job skills over the next five years. ...

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Consumer confidence at 15-year high

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U.S. consumers are the most confident about the economy at any time since the early 200s. Positive views on wages, purchasing and job outlook by Americans  jumped to a 15-year high in early May ...

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Voters respond positively to President’s speech

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Polls taken immediately after the State of the Union speech show broad approval for the President’s themes. A CBS News poll showed 73 percent of Americans liked the tone of the speech ...

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Job growth surges by 312,000 in December; wages increase best since 2009; unemployment at 3.9%

U.S. employers hired the most workers in 10 months in December while boosting wages, pointing to sustained strength in the economy. Nonfarm payrolls surged by 312,000 jobs last month, the largest gain ...

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Black Americans benefiting from lowest unemployment in history

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Black American men are experiencing the lowest unemployment on record as it drops to 6.3 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). With women included in the count, Black unemployment dropped ...

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American employment level hits historic milestone

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The November employment report, released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, shows the economy added 150,000 jobs continuing the momentum of a historically expanding economy. The unemployment rate held steady at ...

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Polls show approval rating increases for Trump, economy, trade, direction of the country and more

President Donald Trump’s approval ratings have been hovering around 50% recently, according to Rasmussen, about the same or higher than Presidents Obama, Clinton or Reagan at this point in their presidencies. This ...

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