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Republican pushback on Covid emergency could cost Wisconsin’s neediest residents $50 million in monthly food stamps

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The Wisconsin Supreme Court late last month blocked Evers from repeatedly extending the state’s public health emergency without approval from lawmakers, immediately striking down the governor’s statewide mask mandate. The legislature had sought to overturn one of Evers’ prior......

China’s auto sales surge 75% in March, 12th straight monthly gain

Newly manufactured cars are seen at a port in Dalian, Liaoning province, China April 10, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS BEIJING (Reuters) – Auto sales in China surged in March for their 12th consecutive month of gains, as the world’s biggest car market leads the sector’s recovery from the COVID-19......

Futures gain after robust monthly jobs report

FILE PHOTO: A U.S. flag flies outside The Federal Reserve Bank of New York in New York City, U.S., March 29, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures gained on Monday, as investors returning from a long weekend cheered data showing strongest jobs growth in seven months......

Asian stocks poised for first monthly loss since Oct on bond rout

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian stocks were on track for their first monthly loss since last October though markets were up on Wednesday and the U.S. dollar stood tall as investors focused on growing signs of a sure-footed global economic recovery. FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians wearing facial masks, following the coronavirus disease......

New $3,000 child tax credit might not come with monthly payments, IRS says

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Marko Geber | DigitalVision | Getty Images The child tax credit payments authorized in the latest Covid relief bill may not be sent monthly and may not even start in July, IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig said. The $1.9 trillion American......

Dozens of famous men support $2,400 monthly payments for mothers for ‘unpaid labor at home’

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Celine Castronuovo A group of 50 famous male politicians, actors and other prominent figures published an open letter this week backing a proposal that calls on the Biden administration to issue $2,400 monthly payments to mothers for “unpaid labor......

F.C.C. Approves a $50 Monthly High-Speed Internet Subsidy

New York Times
WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved an emergency subsidy for low-income households to get high-speed internet, an effort to bridge the digital divide that has cut off many Americans from online communication during the pandemic. The four-member commission unanimously agreed to offer up to $50 a month......

Euro zone corporate lending growth slows as monthly flows dry up

FILE PHOTO: A woman walks past the European Central Bank (ECB) headquarter as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues during an extended lockdown and a demand by the German government for more home office possibilities in Frankfurt, Germany, January 28, 2021. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Lending to......

F.C.C. Broadband Plan Includes $50 Monthly Subsidy for Millions

New York Times
The acting chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission on Monday announced a proposal to use $3.2 billion in emergency funds to significantly subsidize broadband service for millions of households, an attempt to narrow the digital divide that has punished low-income families during the pandemic. The chairwoman, Jessica Rosenworcel, announced that......

A new child tax credit expansion could provide monthly income. Some question whether the help is too much or too little

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Halfpoint Images | Moment | Getty Images A Democratic proposal to expand the child tax credit for one year could give qualifying families up to $300 per child per month. But like all direct payments made by the government as......

Patrick Mahomes strikes twice by winning overall 2020 Hickok Belt(R) Award and January 2021 monthly

Patrick Mahomes wins January 2021 Hickok Belt(R) Award – Mahomes leads Chiefs to Super Bowl LV – Mahomes wins overall 2020 annual award ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Feb. 9, 2021 – — Kansas City Chiefs rising star Patrick Mahomes has kicked off the 2021  Hickok Belt(R) Award by being selected the winner......

How this child tax credit proposal could give some families monthly $300 checks

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President Joe Biden wants to get more money to certain American families by expanding the child tax credit for one year. For those who are eligible, that would mean extra cash could come their way via a refund check. Now......

RTA to Provide Free Monthly Transit Passes to Some New and Expectant Mothers to Combat Infant Mortality

click to enlarge As part of a new program, the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority will use grant dollars from the Ohio Department of Transportation to provide free monthly transit passes to new or expectant mothers in zip codes where infant mortality rates are very high. The “Baby on Board”......

Virtual Brite Winter Festival Gets Started on Jan. 15 With Monthly Performances Through April

click to enlarge Brite Winter, the annual outdoor winter music festival that’s drawn thousands to the west bank of the Flats, will be slightly different this year, like everything else, thanks to the pandemic. Instead of one day, there will be four, and instead of an in-person experience with winter......

Killing monthly MetroCards is the wrong way to fix the MTA

Nicole Gelinas The state-controlled Metropolitan Transportation Authority has a lot of problems — and will need a Biden bailout. But the MTA does control a big part of its own fate: fare and toll increases. Yes, it needs to raise fares and tolls. But no, it shouldn’t eliminate monthly subway......

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