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CNN: The pandemic could push 150 million more people worldwide into ‘extreme poverty’

The pandemic is upending more than two decades of progress on reducing extreme poverty around the globe — and estimates of how many people...

CNN: Americans feel better about the economy now than at any point during the pandemic

Six months into the pandemic, Americans are beginning to feel much better about the economic recovery. Consumer confidence soared to its highest level...

CNN: Home sales reach a 14-year high in August, with prices hitting a new record

Home sales surged to a 14-year high in August as record low interest rates brought homebuyers out in droves and pushed prices to a...

Reuters: U.S. median income hit record in 2019, Census data shows

U.S. median household income hit a record high in 2019 and the poverty rate fell, according to a government survey released...

AP: Low rates and heavy buyer demand send US home sales surging

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Spurred by ultra-low mortgage rates, home buyers rushed last month to snap up a limited supply of...

CNN: Investors love stocks because there’s nowhere else to go

If you're asking why US stocks just hit an all-time high in the middle of a pandemic that's triggered the sharpest recession in...

BBC: US jobless claims below 1m for first time since March

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment has dipped below 1 million for the first time since March.

AP: Summer jobs for young people are vanishing with the pandemic

Sara Buie lined up a summer lifeguard job to help pay for a new laptop, textbooks and a backpack for her freshman...

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...

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[Illinois] Verizon 5G Innovation Hub Opens at Research Park

CHAMPAIGN — Verizon Business continues to accelerate the development of real-world 5G use cases with the rollout of its latest 5G Innovation Hub at...