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CONGRESS AND the White House have reached an agreement on a $2 trillion deal to fight the impacts of COVID-19. / AP FILE PHOTO/CAROLYN KASTER

White House, Congress agree on $2 trillion virus rescue bill

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House and Senate leaders of both major political parties announced agreement early Wednesday on an unprecedented $2 trillion emergency...
THE U.S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT has proposed dedicating $500 billion to start issuing direct payments to Americans by early next month. / AP FILE PHOTO/CAROLYN KASTER

Treasury proposal: Deliver $500B to Americans starting April

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Treasury Department said Wednesday it wants to dedicate $500 billion to start issuing direct payments to Americans by early next...
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP has declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency. / AP FILE PHOTO/EVAN VUCCI

Trump declares virus pandemic a national emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump announced Friday that he is declaring the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency, as Washington struggles with providing Americans...

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