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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – New England Patriots’ Brandon Copeland (L) and Stephon Gilmore tackle Seattle Seahawks’ Chris Carson on September 20, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. Abbie Parr | Getty Images Sport | Getty Images Millions of Americans have been financially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Copeland wants to help. “We can’t
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As if getting in to a top college wasn’t hard enough, Covid-19 adds a new challenge. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, many would-be freshmen have decided to postpone college rather than start their education online.   As a result, colleges and universities are well below their enrollment numbers for the 2020-2021 academic year, a report shows. Overall,
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Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore. Sarah Silbiger | CQ-Roll Call Group | Getty Images Americans are hurting financially amid the Covid-19 pandemic, and that includes the nation’s seniors. Now, two House Democratic lawmakers are hoping to help retirees with a bill to increase next year’s Social Security cost-of-living adjustment. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., is introducing a
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Prisoners are getting a second chance at receiving the $1,200 stimulus checks the government sent this spring. Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently ruled that the government should not withhold those checks from people solely because they are incarcerated. There are roughly 1.5 million incarcerated
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Getty Images The Covid-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected low- and middle-income Americans as well as communities of color, exacerbating inequality and leading to increased financial stress. Those hit hardest by the pandemic are now feeling the most anxiety about their personal finances. Nearly 75% of Americans with annual household incomes of less than $50,000 said
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Airline industry workers protest in favor of pandemic relief in Chicago’s Federal Plaza on Sep. 9, 2020. KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI/AFP via Getty Images Millions of Americans have headed back to work since the depths of the coronavirus-induced recession in the spring. But nearly 13 million remain unemployed — about 7 million more workers than pre-pandemic levels.
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Millions of Americans are hoping another $1,200 stimulus check will make it to their bank accounts. Whether that happens or not depends on Congress. Republicans, Democrats and the White House still have not been able to strike a compromise on how much to spend and where to provide aid for the next coronavirus stimulus package.
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President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act into law on Aug. 14, 1935. FPG | Archive Photos | Getty Images Many people think of Social Security as the program their parents and grandparents rely on for financial support in retirement. For James Roosevelt, Jr., it has a special significance.  His grandfather created it.
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U.S. President Donald Trump waves upon return to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on October 05, 2020 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee | Getty Images News | Getty Images Millions of Americans have been waiting for Congress to pass another stimulus package that would deliver them financial relief during one
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