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President Biden Delivers Remarks At Mack Truck Assembly Plant In Pennsylvania
Democrats Make Last-Minute Bid To Extend Eviction Ban
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IRS Sends More Refunds for Jobless Benefit Adjustment
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New Website Makes Rental Aid Easier To Find
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US Families Received $1.5B in Rent Help in June
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Early Data Shows Jobless Claims Drop After Benefits Cut
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US Wipes Out $55.6M in Loans Owed By Misled Students
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Lost Your Job? Free Health Coverage Is Likely Available
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Government Takes Steps To Ban Surprise Medical Bills
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 24: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks alongside Vice President Kamala Harris on the Senate's bipartisan infrastructure deal at the White House on June 24, 2021 in Washington, DC. Biden said both sides made compromises on the nearly $1 trillion infrastructure bill
Biden Pushes Reform Plan Alongside Infrastructure Bill
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Medicaid Enrollment Jumps During Pandemic
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New Alzheimer’s Drug Could Cause Jump in Medicare Bills
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Judge Allows Eviction Pause To Continue, Pending Appeal
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More Red States Slash Federal Unemployment Benefits
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460,000 More ‘Plus-Up’ Payments Have Just Arrived
President Biden delivers remarks on the economy from the East Room of White House on May 10, 2021.
Government Scrambles to Solve Apparent Labor Shortage
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Revamped Rent Aid Program Has More Money, Less Red Tape
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Federal Judge Tosses Nationwide Evictions Freeze
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Federal Program Could Save You $50 on Your Internet Bill
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Consumer Watchdog Is New Head of Student Loan Agency
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen speaks during a virtual roundtable event on Feb. 5.
Yellen: Big Spending Could Require Interest Rate Hikes
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Mortgage Forbearances Cause Consumer Angst, CFPB Says
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Women Lost $800 Billion in Income From COVID-19
U.S. President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress as Vice President Kamala Harris (L) and Speaker of the House U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (R) look on in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol April 28, 2021 in Washington, DC. On the eve of his 100th day in office, Biden spoke about his plan to revive America’s economy and health as it continues to recover from a devastating pandemic. He delivered his speech before 200 invited lawmakers and other government officials instead of the normal 1600 guests because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Here’s What’s in the Proposed American Families Plan
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More Than 3 Million Have Now Gotten ‘Plus-Up’ Payments
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FDIC Wants to Crack Down on Misleading Representations
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Supreme Court Guts FTC’s Power To Seek Restitution
A woman visits the IRS website on a laptop to check on the status of her plus-up payment.
Plus-Up Payments Continue to Roll Out
President Biden delivers remarks and signs executive actions on climate change and creating jobs.
US Treasury Creates Post, Joins Climate Change Fight
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New Regulation Helps Enforce Eviction Ban
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The New Child Tax Credit: Everything You Need to Know
Congressional Democrats Hold Press Conference On Canceling Student Debt
Progressive Plan Would Wipe Out Nearly All Student Debt
President Biden Delivers Remarks On American Rescue Plan From White House Rose Garden
Why Student Loan Forgiveness Is a Step Closer
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Laid Off? Here’s the Form You Need for Free COBRA
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IRS Just Sent You An Extra Stimulus Payment? Here’s Why
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Health Insurance in the New Relief Bill: What to Know
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CFPB to Finance Companies: Pandemic Flexibility Is Over
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Small Businesses Have Two More Months to Get PPP Loans
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Delayed Stimulus Payments to Arrive Soon for Some
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Federal Relief Expands to Some Defaulted (Private) Student Loans
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Eviction Ban Extended 3 Months, But Loopholes Remain
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Rule Change Could Lead to $1B in Forgiven Student Loans
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Check Your Mail: Stimulus Batch No. 2 Is Out, IRS Says
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Unemployment Benefits Stolen? This New Website Can Help
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Stimulus Payment Protection Bill Blocked in Senate
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Answers to the Most Common Stimulus Check Questions
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Bill Would Protect Stimulus Checks From Creditors
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Redlined Communities Face Greater Flood Risk
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Look for Your Stimulus Checks to Post March 17
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Unemployment Benefit Extensions: What You Need to Know
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Just Like That, First $1,400 Stimulus Checks Are Out
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Financial Watchdog Toughens, Ending Trump-Era Policy
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Here’s What’s in the Newly Passed American Rescue Plan
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New Lending Rule Targets LGBTQ Discrimination
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Aid Rolling Out, But May Be Too Slow for Some Renters
President Biden speaks following passage of the American Rescue Plan.
New Rescue Bill Trims Jobless Benefits, Stimulus Checks
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Flood Insurance Rates Need to Rise, Study Says
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks during a press conference about student debt outside the U.S. Capitol on February 4, 2021 in Washington, DC. Also pictured, L-R, Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-NY), Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC), Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA). The group of Democrats re-introduced their resolution calling on President Joe Biden to take executive action to cancel up to $50,000 in debt for federal student loan borrowers.
Will Biden Cancel Student Loan Debt?
Mnuchin And Powell Testify On CARES Act Before Senate Banking Committee
Fed to Keep Stoking the Economy’s Fires
Immigrants sit inside a bus terminal while they are treated by volunteer workers on February 14, 2021 in Brownsville, Texas.
CFPB Sues Group That ‘Preyed’ on Immigrants Amid New Focus
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Smallest Businesses Can Now Go to Front of Lending Line