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Wall St sets new highs as stimulus hopes outweigh dire jobs report

Wall Street's main indexes opened at record highs on Friday (January 8), as hopes of more economic stimulus to ride out a pandemic-led downturn eclipsed concerns over a significant loss of pace in labor market recovery.

Check, please! Mnuchin says U.S. stimulus payments may arrive as early as Tuesday

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Tuesday (December 29) that $600 stimulus checks could begin arriving in people's bank accounts as soon as this evening. Mnuchin tweeted that payments may begin to arrive...

US House votes to increase COVID stimulus payments from $600 to $2,000

WASHINGTON, DC - The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives is passed a bill to increase direct coronavirus relief payments from $600 to some people to $2,000. Americans who have already received the original...

Beyonce’s BeyGOOD Foundation Announces COVID-19 Assistance

HOUSTON - Beyoncé's BeyGOOD foundation announced on Tuesday (Dec. 22) that it will award $5,000 grants to families and individuals who are facing eviction or foreclosure as the eviction moratorium is slated to end later this...

Mayor Turner’s Statement on Stimulus Relief Check

HOUSTON - "While negotiations continue over the stalled COVID-19 stimulus relief bill in Washington D.C., the City of Houston is leading efforts to help individuals who are struggling financially due to the pandemic. I am grateful that...

Senator Ted Cruz Against COVID Relief Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement after voting against the multi-trillion-dollar end-of-year spending package: "Though the mainstream media and lobbyists will hail this legislative monstrosity...

Wall Street hits record high with focus on stimulus

Wall Street's main indexes opened at record highs on Friday (December 18), as a coronavirus stimulus package remained in focus ahead of a weekend deadline for a deal, with retail stocks rising on the possibility of strong...

Stimulus check of up to $1,200 on the way this month

HOUSTON, TX - Another stimulus check could be on its way! Houston City Hall is prepping to launch a new relief program aimed to distribute out checks of up to $1200 to...

S&P 500 ends lower as investors eye stimulus impasse

The S&P 500 ended lower on Thursday (Oct. 15) after a rise in weekly jobless claims compounded worries about a stalling economic recovery and fading hopes for more fiscal aid before the election. The...

Trump signs executive orders for coronavirus stimulus

 U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday (August 8) signed a series of executive orders intended to provide economic relief to Americans hurt by the coronavirus pandemic after the White House failed to reach a deal with Congress.
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New Zealanders urged to keep calm as earthquakes trigger tsunami warnings

Minister for Civil Defence Kiri Allan on Friday (March 5) urged New Zealanders who evacuated to high ground or inland to stay...

President Biden congratulates NASA on the successful Mars landing

U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday (March 4) congratulated and thanked the team at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) who...

Alien ‘super-Earth’ may offer clues about atmospheres on distant worlds

Scientists have spotted a planet orbiting a star relatively near our solar system that may offer a prime opportunity to study the...