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Coronavirus stimulus: When will checks come? This and other FAQs on $2.2 trillion relief package

The $2.2 trillion relief package approved Friday to help Americans cope with the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic has left many people with more questions than answers. That’s in part because the bill is long, at nearly 900 pages. It’s also complex, covering everything from checks for individual taxpayers to hospital funding to student […]

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Coronavirus: Brazil bans foreign air travelers

By Pedro Fonseca and Jamie McGeever | Reuters BRASILIA – Brazil on Friday barred all non-resident foreigners from entering the country via its airports to slow the spread of the coronavirus, but President Jair Bolsonaro urged Brazilians to return to work instead of practicing social distancing. The justice ministry’s travel ban, published in Brazil’s official […]

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Coronavirus: Newsom orders ban on evictions

Governor Gavin Newsom today ordered a statewide, temporary ban on evictions through May, as unemployment soars and many renters anticipating a struggle to make next month’s rent. The order applies to renters directly affected by the coronavirus pandemic, and requires tenants to declare in writing they have lost work, fallen ill or been forced to […]

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Coronavirus: Airbnb to offer free, low-cost apartments for healthcare workers

Airbnb has launched a program to provide free and subsidized apartments for healthcare workers, allowing exhausted and virus-exposed responders a safe, clean space between work and home. The company announced it has partnered with businesses, governments and nonprofits to provide 100,000 apartments and homes across the globe. “Medical workers and first responders are providing lifesaving […]