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CNN: Trump signs executive actions after stimulus talks break down on Capitol Hill

(CNN) President Donald Trump tried to assert executive power by signing four actions oncoronavirus reliefSaturday, one of which will provide as much as $400 in enhanced...

AP: ‘Worst nightmare’: Laid-off workers endure loss of $600 aid

An unemployed makeup artist with two toddlers and a disabled husband needs help with food and rent. A hotel manager says his...

NPR: Foreign Workers Living Overseas Mistakenly Received $1,200 U.S. Stimulus Checks

Thousands of foreign workers who entered the U.S. on temporary work visas received $1,200 checks in error during the first round of...

CNN: Big-city dwellers ask: Should I rent or buy a car?

With no end in sight to pandemic lockdowns, an increasing number of cooped-up, big-city dwellers are feeling the lure of the...

AP: Millennial Money: How to move safely during a pandemic

Moving is stressful enough without throwing a pandemic into the mix. Many Americans may be forced to consider moving...

CNN: US economy posts its worst drop on record

The US economy contracted at a 32.9% annual ratefrom April through June, its worst drop on record, the Bureau of Economic Analysis said Thursday.

CNN: MacKenzie Scott, formerly Bezos, says she has given away $1.7 billion of her wealth so far

MacKenzie Scott, formerly MacKenzie Bezos, has already donated nearly $1.7 billion of her fortune to a variety of organizations and causes...

CNN: New York Uber and Lyft drivers win key battle over unpaid unemployment benefits

A federal judge on Tuesday ruled in favor of a group of New York Uber and Lyft drivers who sued the state for taking too long to...

CNN: Here are the differences between the Democratic and Republican stimulus bills

Washington (CNN) Senate Republicans formally unveiled a roughly $1 trillion stimulus proposal this week, offering a starting point for negotiations with Democrats over what...

Rising COVID-19 cases dent U.S. consumer confidence; housing market presses ahead

U.S. consumer confidence fell more than expected in July amid a flare-up in COVID-19 infections across the country, which is threatening...

NPR: $600 A Week: Poverty Remedy Or Job Slayer?

On the face of it, $600 is a pretty unremarkable number. The federal government has been paying this additional...

BBC: Republicans introduce $1tn pandemic recovery plan

Republicans have proposed spending an additional $1tn (£776bn) to address the economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Anouncement

[Champagin] C-U PRIDEFEST Sep. 25-27

Pride Fest is going virtual! Stay apart but rise united with LGBTQ+ community. Uniting Pride of Champaign County will be offering a full schedule...

COV-Course: A Free, Non-credit Course Open to Illinois Alumni

A new University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign course, COV-Course: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding the Pandemic, will offer a comprehensive, interdisciplinary understanding of...

Illinois enrollment remains above 50,000

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign’s 2020 enrollment is 52,331, surpassing last year’s record of 51,196, a status administration officials...

[Urbana] Take a Child Outside Week September 18 – 27

National Take a Child Outside Week begins September 18. The week encourages adults to take their children outside to explore and discover...