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April 14, 2021


Dems kick off a tricky nationwide sales job on Biden’s Covid aid plan

Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “A lot of families were struggling before Covid,” said a third woman at the table, Cheryl Miles, a local housing advocate whose nonprofit has seen surging demand even in some of the state’s wealthiest counties. Houlahan is one of more......

Honduras targets U.S. aid for reconstruction after hurricanes

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden’s special envoy for the Northern Triangle Ricardo Zuniga walks during a news conference, in San Salvador, El Salvador April 7, 2021. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas/File Photo TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) – Honduras said on Friday it wants to use U.S. aid aimed at reducing migratory pressures in Central......

Biden seeks extra $400 a year in Pell grants for college and to expand aid to Dreamers

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Alex Wong | Getty Images News | Getty Images President Joe Biden asked Congress for a $400 annual increase in maximum Pell grants for college students as part of a budget proposal issued Friday. The president also called to broaden......

Reversing Trump, Biden Restores Aid to Palestinians

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here A senior Palestinian official welcomed the move but said the Palestinian leadership, based in Ramallah, still hoped Mr. Biden would reverse several other measures carried out by the Trump administration. “This is a positive, important and constructive step......

FEMA will offer more financial aid for Covid funeral expenses starting next week.

New York Times
People who paid for the funeral and burial expenses of someone who died from Covid-19 will be offered expanded federal financial support starting on Monday, according to an announcement by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The coronavirus has claimed the lives of more than 556,000 Americans, according to a New......

Fourth stimulus checks are unlikely. Here’s what federal aid could be coming next

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here As vaccines ramp up and the economy reopens, many individuals and families may be eager to see this side effect of the Covid-19 pandemic continue: government stimulus checks. A recent poll from Data for Progress found 65% of Americans are......

21 Senate Democrats urge Biden to put recurring stimulus checks, unemployment aid extension in recovery plan

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks as Senator Bernie Sanders looks on. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images More Senate Democrats are pressuring President Joe Biden to extend rescue measures as the U.S. recovers from a coronavirus-fueled economic drubbing. Twenty-one members......

U.S. Treasury’s Yellen says with aid, Hispanic firms can lead recovery

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Treasury Secretary-designate Janet Yellen in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., December 1, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Tuesday that she believes Hispanic entrepreneurs can help lead the United States out of crisis if longstanding barriers to their access to capital......

Germany extends liquidity aid for pandemic companies until year-end

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany has extended its liquidity aid program for pandemic-hit companies until the end of this year, the finance and economy ministries said on Thursday as Europe’s largest economy is struggling to contain a third wave of coronavirus infections. The government also decided to lift the upper limit......

Yellen says tax cut restrictions in aid package a ‘thorny’ issue as lawsuits brew

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Janet Yellen said that the Treasury Department is working to develop guidance about a provision added to the $1.9 trillion spending package that could spark a major legal battle for the Biden administration. The secretary spoke at a Wednesday......

Stocks making the biggest moves after the bell: Rite Aid, RH & more

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Pedestrians cross a street in front of a Rite Aid store in Oakland, California. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines after the bell on Wednesday: KB Home – Shares of the homebuilding......

Biden’s Aid Package Funnels Millions to Victims of Domestic Abuse

New York Times
After her boyfriend threatened to kill her, Davida said she saw no choice but to abandon her home and flee with her son. Fearing she would be stalked — an exceedingly common scenario, experts said — she wound up in a shelter in another state, a move that cost her......

Detroit’s college aid program falls short, but hopes remain

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Alyssa Ratledge, research associate with MDRCThis is a predominately Black population, many are first-generation students, there are a lot of low-income students who are working. All of those things are issues that overall reduce students’ likelihood of graduation and......

Tribal Communities Set to Receive Big New Infusion of Aid

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Construction of a new building began after the tribe received its first batch of funding from the federal government last year and helped offset the tribe’s losses in casino revenue. The recent funds will be used to help complete the project and further stabilize the tribe’s economy. “This will allow......

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