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scott horsley
1 day ago:   Friday May 7 - 8:39am
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scott horsley
1 day ago:   Thursday May 6 - 2:46pm
@jasonfurman Thank you!

scott horsley
1 day ago:   Thursday May 6 - 2:43pm
@jasonfurman Do you mean temporary inflation?

scott horsley
2 days ago:   Thursday May 6 - 8:34am
New claims for unemployment dropped sharply last week. State claims fell by 92,000 to 498,000 while federal claims from gig workers and the self-employed dropped by 20,000 to 101,000. As of 17 April, more than 16.1 million Americans were receiving some form of jobless aid.

scott horsley
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 10:27pm
RT @BrianMannADK: Thread: For six+ years I covered @EliseStefanik @RepStefanik as closely as any journalist, following her through rural Upstate #adirondack towns in #ny21, watching her build political strength, visiting her in Washington DC. Here are my takeaways. 1/

scott horsley
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 1:54pm
With funding for the Paycheck Protection Program nearly exhausted, the SBA has stopped taking new applications from lenders other than CFIs, which work w/ underserved borrowers. The program has made forgivable loans to more than 8 million businesses. https://t.co/k4YAm4AXp4

scott horsley
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 12:31pm
@scottdetrow @susanorlean @DCLS_Library What a great time for the event ! https://t.co/8dS2TnhhMX


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scott horsley
3 days ago:   Tuesday May 4 - 6:01pm
@csymrl @OrlandoCitySC @npratc thanks to soccer fan Jaime Lopez, who made that recording after he and his family got vaccinated and attended their first match in over a year https://t.co/PBjlYlD0N8

scott horsley
3 days ago:   Tuesday May 4 - 5:57pm
Newly-vaccinated Americans are venturing out: getting haircuts, attending sporting events, and planning vacations. That's good for the pandemic-battered service sector. Someone has to look after the pets left at home. https://t.co/PBjlYllpoy https://t.co/NSZhBNO6t5


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scott horsley
3 days ago:   Tuesday May 4 - 12:28pm
Happy to join @EconoFactOrg for a conversation about Bidenomics and the president's first 100 days. https://t.co/OpT9YyxZ9v

scott horsley
4 days ago:   Monday May 3 - 10:11pm
RT @KUOW: THIS THURSDAY: Join us for a discussion about the economy and the White House with @NPR's @HorsleyScott and our own @KUOWdebwang. Register at the link below and share your questions! https://t.co/GMKGlmSAfg

scott horsley
4 days ago:   Monday May 3 - 4:46pm
Found these four-legged friends while spending time with shrimp fisherman George Barisich after Hurricane Katrina and was thrilled to see them reunited with their families. Happy 50th NPR. (That's 350 in dog years.) #NPR50 https://t.co/6Lo5cd1kly


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scott horsley
1 week ago:   Friday Apr 30 - 7:30pm
RT @LynnHorsley: On a spectacular afternoon a guest in the garden. https://t.co/c6Mje2Znqy


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scott horsley
1 week ago:   Friday Apr 30 - 5:32pm
Feeling liberated to eat out, go to a ballgame, or take in a concert after getting fully vaccinated? Let NPR's listeners hear about it. Send me a note at shorsley@npr.org

scott horsley
1 week ago:   Thursday Apr 29 - 12:58pm
New coronavirus infections in the U.S. have dropped sharply in the last two weeks. https://t.co/v5JntTpgy4 https://t.co/RliZXKFhRT


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scott horsley
1 week ago:   Thursday Apr 29 - 8:36am
New unemployment claims fell last week. State claims dropped 13k to 553,000 and federal claims fell 11k to 122,000. As of 10 April, 16.5 million people were receiving some form of jobless aid, including 5.6+ million on emergency programs for people out of work more than 6 months

scott horsley
1 week ago:   Thursday Apr 29 - 8:33am
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scott horsley
1 week ago:   Wednesday Apr 28 - 10:03pm
Follow President Biden's speech to a joint session of Congress tonight, with context and background from a team of NPR reporters. https://t.co/hC35RqeK3c

scott horsley
1 week ago:   Wednesday Apr 28 - 4:46pm
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scott horsley
1 week ago:   Tuesday Apr 27 - 7:52pm
RT @pgogoi: Send oxygen to India now! Shubha Varma, a top doctor and dear friend, is working with the Indian embassy to send oxygen to India. The need to help is now and the need is great. Dr Varma has organized a gofundme page to raise money for this initiative https://t.co/zVcEE2mJUZ

scott horsley
1 week ago:   Tuesday Apr 27 - 2:46pm
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scott horsley
1 week ago:   Tuesday Apr 27 - 11:00am
@HandlebarsDC @JamesDoubek @NPR @DMRegister @RAGBRAI_IOWA Yes! Sadly, that’s our only victory. @camilareads —giving the thumbs up—was our secret weapon.

scott horsley
1 week ago:   Monday Apr 26 - 3:23pm
RT @hansilowang: BREAKING: The states gaining U.S. House seats based on population shifts recorded by the 2020 census are... Texas +2 Colorado +1 Florida +1 North Carolina +1 Montana +1 Oregon +1

scott horsley
1 week ago:   Sunday Apr 25 - 2:44pm
RT @LynnHorsley: This is heartbreaking. Another life cut short far too soon to senseless gun violence. This young journalist had already accomplished great things but had so much more to give: https://t.co/SCuzUj3GQz

scott horsley
1 week ago:   Sunday Apr 25 - 2:41pm
@WilliamStLucia1 I’m sorry to hear about that. Did you receive your earlier relief payments—for $1200 last year and $600 in January/February?

scott horsley
2 weeks ago:   Friday Apr 23 - 8:25pm
RT @NPR: JUST IN: The FDA and CDC have ended their pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccinations at the recommendation of an expert panel, giving states the OK to begin administering the single-dose shot again. https://t.co/vWfSTDcsGU

scott horsley
2 weeks ago:   Friday Apr 23 - 5:36pm
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scott horsley
2 weeks ago:   Thursday Apr 22 - 1:50pm
@anUnrelatedThng @kairyssdal Of the 17.4 million receiving some form of unemployment, more than 6 million are on programs for people who have exhausted their regular state benefits-typically after 6 months. There may be more who exhausted state benefits and did NOT enroll in these extended aid programs.

scott horsley
2 weeks ago:   Thursday Apr 22 - 9:32am
Another encouraging decline, albeit from a very high plateau. https://t.co/v5JntTpgy4 https://t.co/FWawNymMIk


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scott horsley
2 weeks ago:   Thursday Apr 22 - 8:35am
State unemployment claims fell last week to 547,000 -- lowest since March '20 and down 39,000 from the previous week's revised level. Federal claims from gig workers, etc. showed little change at 133,000. As of 3 April, 17.4 million people were getting some form of jobless aid.

scott horsley
3 weeks ago:   Saturday Apr 17 - 8:33am
His mellow big sister Ellie, on the other hand, is a flower’s best friend. https://t.co/U2wR6eRDPG


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scott horsley
3 weeks ago:   Saturday Apr 17 - 8:32am
I keep trying to get my dog Ribsy to tiptoe through the tulips. But “tiptoe” is not in his vocabulary. https://t.co/cGFl0mdliu


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scott horsley
3 weeks ago:   Saturday Apr 17 - 8:30am
“Everything is coming up tulips” is how economist @jc_econ describes this week’s flower patch of encouraging economic indicators. (But weeds are always lurking.) https://t.co/XpBELs6RB9 https://t.co/5GZUz2Rwhf


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scott horsley
3 weeks ago:   Friday Apr 16 - 9:50am
@Jonlode Sounds like my descriptive powers haven't completely atrophied from a year of mostly looking at the walls of my spare bedroom.

scott horsley
3 weeks ago:   Friday Apr 16 - 9:00am
Mobile home dwellers have faced more problems than other homeowners during the pandemic, but have fewer protections. https://t.co/52e7XsEj77

scott horsley
3 weeks ago:   Thursday Apr 15 - 5:15pm
My neighborhood bank recently closed its doors, which turns out to be a pretty common story this past year. Our friends @theindicator let me and @sherships explore the challenge of Banking Deserts...as well as the hopeful prospects of some Banking Oases. https://t.co/MDo4esmAjf

scott horsley
3 weeks ago:   Thursday Apr 15 - 4:56pm
Flush with $1400 relief payments, and liberated by COVID vaccinations, shoppers spent freely last month on new clothes, restaurant meals, and sporting goods. https://t.co/fgVpWGgR8G https://t.co/DcTnkJM0p4


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scott horsley
3 weeks ago:   Thursday Apr 15 - 10:50am
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scott horsley
3 weeks ago:   Thursday Apr 15 - 8:40am
Retail sales jumped a whopping 9.8% last month, after a slump in February. Details suggest a spring awakening, with increased sales of clothes, sporting goods, and restaurant meals. Online sales, which have surged during the pandemic, were up by a comparatively modest 6%.

scott horsley
3 weeks ago:   Thursday Apr 15 - 8:39am
New state claims for unemployment benefits dropped sharply last week to 575,000 -- lowest level since March 2020. Claims under the federal program for gig workers also down to 132K. As of 27 March, 16.9 million people were receiving jobless aid, down 1.2M from the week before.

scott horsley
3 weeks ago:   Tuesday Apr 13 - 4:33pm
Is your business wrestling with -unpredictable demand; -shortages of supplies; -transportation bottlenecks; -difficult pricing decisions; -or all of the above? Share your story with NPR. Email me at shorsley@npr.org

scott horsley
3 weeks ago:   Tuesday Apr 13 - 8:37am
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scott horsley
4 weeks ago:   Friday Apr 9 - 12:02pm
Pres. Biden's budget request would boost IRS funding by 10.4%, including nearly a $1 billion for beefed-up tax enforcement to ensure that rich people and corporations pay their fair share. Audits of the wealthy have dropped sharply over the last decade. https://t.co/qxsUr2nYSw

scott horsley
4 weeks ago:   Friday Apr 9 - 11:10am
@davelevinthal Why just pay quietly when you can announce to the world (and your mom) that you've moved in with your boyfriend? https://t.co/zy4k7I11Zs

scott horsley
4 weeks ago:   Thursday Apr 8 - 7:17pm
Honored that my Frito inflation question inspired this classic Indicator episode. (Update: the White House vending machine has no Fritos at the moment but Doritos—a closely watched corn chip proxy—are $1.60 and corn is about $5.60/bushel, an 8-year high.) https://t.co/4vqH1M93CU

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Thursday Apr 8 - 8:34am
New state claims for unemployment benefits rose again last week, to 744,000. Claims under the federal program for gig workers, etc. dropped to 151,000. As of March 20, more than 18 million people were receiving some form of unemployment relief.

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Wednesday Apr 7 - 7:30pm
On @npratc tonight, the pandemic has restaurants running low on single-serve condiments and suppliers are struggling to...catch up. https://t.co/viX0hBr4lb https://t.co/6zg7toNafX


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scott horsley
1 month ago:   Tuesday Apr 6 - 1:34pm
@LukeRunyon Alternate title: the Dolly Dose https://t.co/ZfHZ9JENdB


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scott horsley
1 month ago:   Tuesday Apr 6 - 1:33pm
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scott horsley
1 month ago:   Monday Apr 5 - 4:36pm
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scott horsley
1 month ago:   Friday Apr 2 - 8:17pm
RT @NPR: The MLB announced it will move this summer's All-Star Game out of Atlanta in response to Georgia's new restrictive voting law, saying the organization unwaveringly supports "fair access to voting." https://t.co/bAKvXKkzxz

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Friday Apr 2 - 5:03pm
Jobs: https://t.co/bNkyIsrtMo https://t.co/GL2GcDy6CO


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scott horsley
1 month ago:   Friday Apr 2 - 5:02pm
March was a big month for both jabs and jobs. Jabs: https://t.co/jhzh0x87gP https://t.co/rBr7dA9lvG


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scott horsley
1 month ago:   Friday Apr 2 - 1:03pm
President Biden cheers today's jobs report, showing U.S. employers added 916,000 workers to their payrolls last month, as the unemployment rate dipped to 6%. https://t.co/bNkyIsrtMo https://t.co/FZ0zOIZLRC


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scott horsley
1 month ago:   Friday Apr 2 - 8:41am
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scott horsley
1 month ago:   Thursday Apr 1 - 10:26am
RT @cynthiaccox: Today is savings day for people buying their own insurance — https://t.co/tEFBCsHej7 is now showing lower premium payments under the COVID relief law. Almost everyone buying their own coverage can get lower premiums https://t.co/gKdBdUMDBH

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Thursday Apr 1 - 8:42am
While we're on the subject of this country's crumbling infrastructure, there's also a London bridge that's falling down. https://t.co/3tH8hKglIy

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Thursday Apr 1 - 8:34am
New state claims for unemployment rose last week -- back above 700,000. Claims under the federal program for gig workers and the self-employed were little changed. As of March 13, 18.2 million people were receiving some form of unemployment help.

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Tuesday Mar 30 - 3:44pm
President Biden signed the PPP extension law today, giving small businesses two more months to apply for forgivable pandemic loans, and the SBA an additional month to process the paperwork. https://t.co/oSFEINfs8x


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scott horsley
1 month ago:   Tuesday Mar 30 - 2:36pm
NPR's business desk is hiring. We're in the market for someone to cover markets. https://t.co/Vb8ElouFwK

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Tuesday Mar 30 - 8:48am
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scott horsley
1 month ago:   Monday Mar 29 - 3:23pm
A stark warning from public health officials: Despite the rapid acceleration of the COVID vaccination campaign, it's too soon to let your guard down. New infections jumped 10% in the last week to 60K/day. Hospitalizations and deaths are also climbing. https://t.co/BxlqsT9xxH

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Sunday Mar 28 - 1:41pm
RT @scottdetrow: Power up your smart phone by making a pbbbbbttttt noise with your lips, and listen to this great episode. https://t.co/ikXrKDXJgY

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Saturday Mar 27 - 8:29am
@JonHansenTV @MaraLiasson @DavidBrancaccio your move

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Saturday Mar 27 - 8:17am
RT @NPRWeekend: Life without electricity is debilitating in more ways than we realize. And it may soon become a reality for millions. @HorsleyScott reports on those at risk of having their power shut off due to unpaid electric bills. https://t.co/WcaeRA47FN

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Friday Mar 26 - 8:24pm
@zchace has a lovely tribute to Beverly Cleary, who died yesterday at 104. However, some might challenge Zoe’s claim that Ramona is Cleary’s most famous character—including my dog, Ribsy. https://t.co/7ZkG487jTl https://t.co/OcMEg7htrQ


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scott horsley
1 month ago:   Friday Mar 26 - 8:15pm
Here’s an appreciation from @AndrewLimbong and @npratc tonight. https://t.co/0f7sPauGiQ

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Friday Mar 26 - 3:43pm
When Regions Bank left Moorhead, Miss. a few years ago, they donated the bank building to a credit union, to avoid creating a "banking desert." Many other communities are not so fortunate, as they grapple with a record number of bank closings last year. https://t.co/rTYl5YO4n6 https://t.co/G2A3v0sMpF


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scott horsley
1 month ago:   Friday Mar 26 - 1:38pm
“Why do the worst journeys make the best books?” —Larry McMurtry https://t.co/jS23AXdpuJ


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scott horsley
1 month ago:   Friday Mar 26 - 7:07am
It’s easy to take your bank for granted, until one day the doors are locked and the ATM is gone. That’s a growing hardship for those with few alternatives. https://t.co/rTYl5YO4n6

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Thursday Mar 25 - 1:46pm
@aurvakapoor @nprpolitics My story doesn't mention the act by name, but makes multiple references to Congressional actions to support struggling families and businesses. The Fed Chairman consistently highlights the importance of both fiscal policy and the central bank's own actions.

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Thursday Mar 25 - 8:52am
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1 month ago:   Thursday Mar 25 - 8:51am
As of March 6, nearly 19 million people were receiving some form of unemployment aid, including 13 million enrolled in emergency programs that would have begun to expire this month, had it not been for passage of the American Rescue Plan.

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Thursday Mar 25 - 8:41am
The one other week was in early January, when numbers may have been distorted by the temporary lapse of some emergency jobless programs.

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Thursday Mar 25 - 8:39am
Initial unemployment claims fell to their lowest level since the pandemic began last week: 926,000 including 684k state claims and 242k federal claims. It's only the second time in the last year that combined weekly claims have been under 1 million.

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Wednesday Mar 24 - 10:29am
RT @MorningEdition: A massive cargo ship is grounded in Egypt's Suez Canal, blocking traffic in a crucial East-West waterway for global shipping. https://t.co/o79g1Vd3PI

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Tuesday Mar 23 - 5:54am
Fed Chair Jerome Powell Touts Economic Growth, One Year After Stocks Hit Bottom - https://t.co/C1ppUEdPB2

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Saturday Mar 20 - 11:03pm
@JToohey144 @ernietedeschi Pura vida, baby! https://t.co/k3oePl832R


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scott horsley
1 month ago:   Saturday Mar 20 - 1:22pm
@ernietedeschi https://t.co/7cw0Hqhy25


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scott horsley
1 month ago:   Friday Mar 19 - 8:21pm
@LukeRunyon I hope it’s at least a low-flow model.

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Thursday Mar 18 - 8:36am
State claims for unemployment aid rose last week to 770K. Federal claims from gig workers and the self-employed dropped sharply to 282K. As of 27 Feb, 18.2 million people were receiving some form of jobless aid, including more than 12M on programs just extended thru early Sept.

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Thursday Mar 18 - 7:12am
@BlaCkShIrTMaFiA Thanks for listening !

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Wednesday Mar 17 - 2:15pm
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scott horsley
1 month ago:   Wednesday Mar 17 - 12:22pm
The Senate has unanimously confirmed Katherine Tai to serve as U.S. Trade Representative.

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Tuesday Mar 16 - 4:32pm
In a story last fall, we quoted Univ. of Penn. Law Professor Natasha Sarin on how some rich people get away with not paying taxes. Sarin might have an opportunity to help change that, now that she's been hired as a Deputy Assistant Treasury Secretary. https://t.co/qxsUr2nYSw https://t.co/iybgTgHfDv


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scott horsley
1 month ago:   Tuesday Mar 16 - 12:20pm
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scott horsley
1 month ago:   Monday Mar 15 - 4:26pm
Here's a link to the Inspector General's report: https://t.co/1KVRKm0wnu

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Monday Mar 15 - 4:25pm
An IRS watchdog recommends more focus on rich people who fail to pay their taxes. As we reported in October, the wealthy have been getting less scrutiny from the tax collector with each passing year. https://t.co/qxsUr2nYSw https://t.co/9fh0HHNaEK


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scott horsley
1 month ago:   Monday Mar 15 - 12:17pm
RT @nprpolitics: The Women Powering Biden's Economy Are Rewriting The Course Of American History https://t.co/PUxY3RLQDE

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Saturday Mar 13 - 9:51pm
Before her cushy retirement as RAGBRAI bus for the No Pie Refused team, Evelyn-450 logged a ton of miles for the Red Rose Transit authority in Lancaster, PA. She’s so proud of her former fleet-mates offering FREE rides to people seeking COVID vaccines. https://t.co/E24pJVwxtD https://t.co/Apv5pNh2rD


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1 month ago:   Saturday Mar 13 - 8:17pm
RT @EricTopol: NEW RECORD and a big jump from the one set yesterday 4.58 vaccine doses in the US today! And a new Y-axis. https://t.co/nqBOfp3I7Y


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scott horsley
1 month ago:   Saturday Mar 13 - 8:02am
Biden's Plan Could Help Reshape The Finances Of American Families - https://t.co/t8HtpNfvNU

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Thursday Mar 11 - 2:08pm
@DammitJenna65 @AnnieLowrey Another challenge. Tough enough to reconcile once a year. More so if the payments are issued monthly.

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Thursday Mar 11 - 2:07pm
@AnnieLowrey @PropterMalone Exactly. The $1200, $600, and now $1400 relief payments have brought more people who don't typically file tax returns into the IRS database, but it will take a lot of outreach to make sure everyone who qualifies for the expanded child tax credit gets it.

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Thursday Mar 11 - 12:39pm
RT @nprpolitics: NEW: President Biden will sign the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill in the Oval Office at 1:30 PM today after originally planning to sign the bill tomorrow.

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Thursday Mar 11 - 8:36am
Unemployment claims were flat last week, with a drop in state claims offset by a nearly identical increase in federal claims. As of Feb 20, more than 20 million people were getting jobless aid, including 14M on emergency programs Congress just extended thru early September.

scott horsley
1 month ago:   Wednesday Mar 10 - 5:09pm
With nearly 70% of the tax benefits going to low- and middle-income families, the American Rescue Plan is a mirror image of Republicans' 2017 Tax Cut. https://t.co/IHdUF6FZrF https://t.co/Lel9Wv2mDm


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1 month ago:   Wednesday Mar 10 - 3:53pm
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1 month ago:   Wednesday Mar 10 - 2:08pm
@NPR Attention @kenrudin

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1 month ago:   Wednesday Mar 10 - 1:58pm
RT @NPR: Lou Ottens, who led the invention of the first cassette tape, has died at age 94, according to media reports. "Next time you make that perfect playlist on Spotify, or send a link to share a song, you can thank Lou Ottens," filmmaker Zack Taylor tells NPR. https://t.co/FspI2azUdg