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Alaska Oil Checks Smaller, but They Help Pay Virus Bills

Alaska Oil Checks Smaller, but They Help Pay Virus Bills

By Mark Thiessen | Jul 2
The oil-wealth check, which some in Alaska see as an entitlement, typically is derived from the earnings of a nest-egg investment account the state has seeded with oil money.

A Predicted Surge in U.S. Job Growth for June Might Not Last

A Predicted Surge in U.S. Job Growth for June Might Not Last

By Christopher Rugaber | Jul 2
U.S. employers likely rehired several million more workers in June, thereby reducing a Depression-level unemployment rate, but the most up-to-date data suggests that a resurgent coronavirus will limit further gains.

Maine, Vermont Next in Fight Over Aid to Religious Schools

Maine, Vermont Next in Fight Over Aid to Religious Schools

By David Sharp and Wilson Ring | Jul 2
A Supreme Court decision that states can't cut religious schools out of programs that send public money to private education could support efforts to force Maine and Vermont to help fund religious educations.

Ex-Bush Officials Launch Super PAC Backing Biden over Trump

Ex-Bush Officials Launch Super PAC Backing Biden over Trump

By Alexandra Jaffe | Jul 2
A group of former George W. Bush administration and campaign officials have launched a new super PAC supporting Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

LAPD Funding Slashed by $150M, Reducing Number of Officers

LAPD Funding Slashed by $150M, Reducing Number of Officers

Jul 2
City leaders voted Wednesday to slash the Los Angeles Police Department budget by $150 million, reducing the number of officers to a level not seen for more than a decade.

Senate Extends Small Business Coronavirus Relief Program

Senate Extends Small Business Coronavirus Relief Program

By Andrew Taylor | Jul 1
Democrats drove a temporary extension of a popular subsidy program for small businesses through the GOP-controlled Senate late Tuesday.

Mexico's Legacy Airline Aeromexico Files for Bankruptcy

Mexico's Legacy Airline Aeromexico Files for Bankruptcy

Jul 1
Mexico's oldest legacy airline, Aeromexico, said Tuesday it has filed for Chapter 11 reorganization, a form of bankruptcy in which the carrier can keep operating while its debts and obligations are sorted out.

NYC Passes Austere Budget That Cuts $1B from NYPD

NYC Passes Austere Budget That Cuts $1B from NYPD

By Jennifer Peltz and Michael R. Sisak | Jul 1
New York City lawmakers approved an austere budget early Wednesday that will shift $1 billion from policing to education and social services in the coming year.

Oklahoma Voters Narrowly Approve Medicaid Expansion

Oklahoma Voters Narrowly Approve Medicaid Expansion

By Sean Murphy | Jul 1
Oklahoma voters narrowly decided on Tuesday to expand Medicaid health insurance to tens of thousands low-income residents, becoming the first state to amend its Constitution to do so.

Fed's Program for Loaning to Main Street Off to Slow Start

Fed's Program for Loaning to Main Street Off to Slow Start

By Christopher Rugaber | Jun 30
200 banks have signed up to participate since the program began two weeks ago, but that's a small slice of the nation's roughly 5,000 lenders. None have made any loans yet.

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