The final bill includes $400 billion in one-time payments of $1,400 to most Americans, $300 a week in extended jobless benefits for the 9.5 million people thrown out of work in the crisis.
President Joe Biden signed a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill on Thursday that brings total federal spending to combat the pandemic over the last year to about $6 trillion. He plans to tee up a huge infrastructure outlay of about $4 trillion over the
India is leaving behind the worst financial year in the years of Independence. Since the colonial period, the financial year has run from April 1 to March 31 of the following calendar year. On March 25 last year, a week before end of the 2019-20 financial
President Joe Biden is riding high thanks to his success in pushing through the massive $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill he signed last week. Polls have found that the bill was supported by as many as 70% of Americans, and the president’s approval rating has hit 55%,
Coming from a prime minister of a European country, which is also awaiting membership of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), Sanna Marin in a speech in Australia made the devastating admission that Europe is weak and it needed the United States. Speaking at the Lowy Institute in Sydney on Friday, she said,
Georgia voters on Tuesday are set to decide the final Senate contest in the country, choosing between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican football legend Herschel Walker after a four-week runoff blitz that has drawn a flood of outside spending to an increasingly personal fight. This year’s runoff has lower stakes than the
Whether Joe Biden will seek a second term is the biggest secret in Washington. Only the man himself increasingly doesn’t seem to be hiding the answer. A long distance day trip Tuesday to Arizona is only the latest indication that at 80, Biden is seriously laying the ground to stay in power for another term — until he’s 86. He’
A key United Nations summit to halt nature loss begins this week in Montreal, Canada. Delegates from nearly 200 countries will spend two weeks hashing out a new global deal to protect the world’s struggling species and fast-vanishing wild places. This month’s Montreal summit is sometimes referred to as COP15, as it is the 15th “conference