economy

Liacouras Center
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KYW Staff
March 27, 2020 - 1:49 pm
At his daily press update on Friday, Mayor Jim Kenney announced an agreement between the city and Temple University to use space at the Liacouras Center on campus for hospital bed capacity if city hospitals are strained beyond their limits in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.
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President Donald Trump speaks before he signs the coronavirus stimulus relief package in the Oval Office at the White House, Friday, March 27, 2020, in Washington.
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AP News
March 27, 2020 - 9:30 am
Acting with exceptional resolve in an extraordinary time, the House rushed President Donald Trump a $2.2 trillion rescue package Friday, tossing a life preserver to a U.S. economy and health care system left flailing by the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
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Gov. Phil Murphy
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KYW Staff
March 26, 2020 - 12:04 pm
The federal government has declared a major disaster in New Jersey. Gov. Phil Murphy says it will bring more federal help to the hard-hit state. Read more here.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. gives a thumbs up as he arrives on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in Washington.
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AP News
March 26, 2020 - 6:22 am
The Senate passed an unparalleled $2.2 trillion economic rescue package steering aid to businesses, workers and health care systems engulfed by the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, accompanied by White House Legislative Affairs Director Eric Ueland and acting White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, walks to the offices of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. on Capitol Hill.
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AP News
March 25, 2020 - 6:27 am
The White House and Senate leaders of both major political parties announced agreement early Wednesday on unprecedented emergency legislation to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
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In this image from video, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks on the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Saturday, March 21, 2020.
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AP News
March 24, 2020 - 8:41 am
Top congressional and White House officials say they expect to reach a deal Tuesday on a nearly $2 trillion measure aimed at easing the economic damage inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
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President Donald Trump
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AP News
March 23, 2020 - 8:25 pm
President Donald Trump said Monday that he wants to reopen the country for business in weeks, not months, and he claimed, without evidence, that continued closures could result in more deaths than the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
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President Donald Trump speaks during press briefing with the coronavirus task force, at the White House, Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Washington.
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AP News
March 20, 2020 - 1:42 pm
President Donald Trump has invoked the Defense Production Act to get needed medical supplies on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak and the private sector mobilized against it. Read more here.
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Sen. Kelly Loeffler, RT-Ga., speaks during a re-election campaign rally Monday, March 9, 2020, in Marietta, Ga.
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AP News
March 20, 2020 - 11:19 am
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., sold as much as $1.7 million in stocks just before the market dropped in February amid fears about the coronavirus epidemic. And he wasn't the only lawmaker to do so. Read more here.
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KYW Staff
March 17, 2020 - 2:07 pm
An $8.3 billion stimulus package that passed the U.S. House over the weekend is waiting for action from the Senate. It’s the second of two bills aimed at attacking the coronavirus pandemic, and there will be more coming. Read more here.
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