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VOA: Nearly 2 Million More Americans Seek Jobless Benefits

The pace of applications for U.S. unemployment compensation eased again last week, the Labor Department reported Thursday, as many American employers slowly...

CNN: Nail salons, tattoo parlors and barber shops are finding creative ways to keep earning cash

People with remote-unfriendly jobs are improvising ways to stay in business during the pandemic. Nail salons are mailing out...

NPR: For Many, $600 Jobless Benefit Makes It Hard To Return To Work

Preschool teacher Lainy Morse has been out of work for more than two months. But the Portland, Ore., child care center where...

BBC: Will coronavirus change Germans’ love of cash?

‘Cash is king’ has long been the motto of German consumers and small business owners – but Covid-19 is bringing rapid...

NPR: About Half Of U.S. Homes Lost Wages During Pandemic, Census Bureau Finds

The coronavirus pandemic has taken a hit in the paychecks of close to half of U.S. households, the Census Bureau says.

NPR: Congress Has Approved $3 Trillion For Coronavirus Relief So Far. Here’s A Breakdown

Congress has authorized roughly $3 trillion in coronavirus relief in four separate measures over the last two months. These bills attempt to...

NPR: Fed Chief Says More Relief Spending May Be ‘Costly, But Worth It’

Additional government spending may be necessary to avoid long-lasting fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday.

NPR: We’re Eating At Home And It’s Costing Us More

Food prices have jumped the most since 1974, when double-digit inflation became a national concern. But inflation isn't a worry this time...

NPR: House Democrats Unveil $3 Trillion Proposal For Coronavirus Relief

Updated at 4:11 p.m. ET House Democrats are moving full steam ahead with legislation to provide a new wave...

BBC: Coronavirus and tipping: Will the outbreak make us more generous?

When cleaner José Zaragoza finished his job at a home, he was surprised to find he'd received a $100 tip on Venmo.

NPR: Lawmakers Want To Get Americans More Relief Money. Here’s What They Propose

Democrats and some Republicans are considering ways for the federal government to get money into people's pockets while the coronavirus is keeping...

NPR: One For The History Books: 14.7% Unemployment, 20.5 Million Jobs Wiped Away

Updated at 11:43 a.m. ET The Labor Department delivered a historically bad employment report Friday, showing 20.5 million jobs...

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[Champaign] 13 Thursdays in Campustown

13THURSDAYS presented by JSM Living continues in campustown this summer now through August 12. Explore campustown by taking advantage of deals and sales at 21 participating businesses every...

[Illinois] Passes for 22nd annual ‘Ebertfest’ on sale June 7

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Passes for the 22nd annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or “Ebertfest,” will go on sale June 7.

Media advisory: Illinois undergraduates featured in television series ‘The College Tour’

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Eleven students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be featured in an edition of “The College Tour,”...

[Champaign] EXPLORE CAMPUSTOWN BUSINESSES ALL SUMMER WITH THE RETURN OF 13 THURSDAYS

CHAMPAIGN -- The Champaign Center Partnership invites the public to explore Campustown this summer during the return of 13 Thursdays, the annual 13-week promotion...