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The extortion economy: Inside the shadowy world of Ransomware payouts

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Marc Bleicher Source: CNBC Marc Bleicher is a hostage negotiator — but he’s not trying to rescue human hostages, he’s trying to rescue data. Bleicher, managing director at cybersecurity consulting firm Arete Advisors, is a specialist who helps companies deal......

Republican Sen. Roy Blunt calls on Biden to slash massive infrastructure plan to $615 billion

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) asks questions during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs & Senate Rules and Administration joint hearing to discuss the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol on March 3, 2021 in Washington, DC. Greg Nash......

30 million people may receive $1,400 stimulus checks after Social Security Administration provides payment information to IRS

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here zimmytws | iStock | Getty Images The Social Security Administration has sent information to the IRS that will help clear the way for almost 30 million people to receive their $1,400 stimulus checks, lawmakers said on Thursday. The development comes......

Lawmakers call for prompt payment of $1,400 stimulus checks to Social Security beneficiaries

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Seniors, who are 65 and over, wait in line at the Department of Health Sarasota COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Sarasota, Florida, U.S. January 4, 2021. Octavio Jones | Reuters As $1,400 Covid stimulus checks go out, some lawmakers are expressing......

Feminist activists are eager to build on Kamala Harris’ ascent to vice president

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), running mate of Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden, attends a coronavirus briefing at a makeshift studio at the Hotel DuPont on August 13, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Drew Angerer | Getty Images......

Biden administration eyes mid-May to begin relaxing Covid travel restrictions, sources say 

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Biden administration is looking toward the middle of May to relax restrictions on travel across the borders with Mexico and Canada and on inbound international travel from the U.K., Europe and Brazil, according to two sources familiar with the......

New York vaccine czar called local officials to determine Cuomo loyalty amid resignation calls: report

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here New York Governor Andrew Cuomo listens to speakers at a vaccination site on March 8, 2021, in New York. SETH WENIG | AFP | Getty Images Larry Schwartz, head of New York’s vaccine rollout and a longtime adviser of Gov.......

Sen. Joe Manchin open to party-line vote on future bills with voting rights legislation now in focus

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Senator Joe Manchin (D-WVA) removes his mask to speak as bipartisan members of the Senate and House gather to announce a framework for fresh coronavirus disease (COVID-19) relief legislation at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, December 1,......

GOP warns Biden against relying on party-line vote for big bills, but Democrats are wary of obstruction

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here During his first year in office, President Barack Obama enjoyed a congressional “supermajority”: Wide enough margins of power in both chambers of Congress that allowed agenda items to pass without Republican support. But when Republican Scott Brown won a special......

How $1,400 stimulus checks could be best targeted based on past payments

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here 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......

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

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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......

New child tax credit proposals could give families more money than the $1,400 stimulus checks

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here 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......

France’s Macron floats pursuing Airbus-Boeing settlement in call with Biden, source says 

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here French President Emmanual Macron speaks on the telephone with U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France November 10, 2020. Ian Langsdon | Reuters French President Emmanuel Macron suggested to President Joe Biden two weeks ago that......

$1,400 stimulus checks: What we know about who could qualify based on House Democrats’ latest plan

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here 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......

How soon new $1,400 stimulus checks and other coronavirus relief could arrive

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President Joe Biden is forging ahead with his plan to provide $1.9 trillion in additional coronavirus pandemic relief. One bit of aid for individuals — $1,400 stimulus checks — could be subject to further negotiation. Meanwhile, another initiative, raising the......

Yellen says U.S. could return to full employment next year if Congress passes $1.9 trillion stimulus

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Outgoing Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen holds a news conference after a two-day Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting in Washington, U.S. December 13, 2017. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters The U.S. could return to full employment in 2022 if President......

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

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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......

How the average stimulus check could change under Biden vs GOP plans

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Signs calling for more relief, a second Paycheck Protection Program and more as part of a campaign by Goldman Sachs supporting small businesses near the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 5, 2021. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI | AFP | Getty Images Millions of......

Two Proud Boys members indicted for conspiracy in U.S. Capitol riots

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Members of the far-right group Proud Boys make ‘OK’ hand gestures indicating “white power” as supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building to protest against the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election......

Op-ed: The surest way to end corporate America’s love affair with money in politics

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump protest in front of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, January 6, 2021. Stephanie Keith | Reuters Somewhere at the intersection of media and politics, violence has grown in the Grand Old Party. And......

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