economy

Senate Republicans block $2k COVID checks

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC) – Republicans in the Senate have blocked efforts to increase COVID-relief checks to $2,000. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NYU) and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) tried to pass the increase Friday which president Donald Trump has requested, but both …

Dow hits record high to close the year

NEW YORK CITY (NBC) – The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 2020 on a record high after one of the most volatile years in recent memory. The Dow closed up just shy of 197 points to close at 30,606.48. Thursday’s move came …

$2,000 payment proposal fails in the House

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democrats will vote Monday on a stand-alone bill that would provide two thousand dollar direct payments to most Americans. Her announcement comes moments after Democrats tried to approve the payments the same day …

Trump rejects COVID relief bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC News) — President Trump is rejecting the $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill passed by Congress after months of gridlock. In a video posted to Twitter Tuesday, the president complained the bill’s $600 cash payment to Americans is too small. …

Donation dip leaves charities struggling

(NBC News) Every holiday season millions of Americans open their hearts and wallets for a good cause. With the strain of the pandemic this year, those donations could be a lifeline for charities and the communities they serve. The Zawadi Cultural Collective, …