Harvest Prude

Harvest is a reporter for WORLD based in Washington, D.C.

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Senate still working on stimulus

by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/23/20, 11:19 am

WASHINGTON—Senate Democrats voted Sunday to block an economic relief bill because it did not have enough worker protections. The $1 trillion proposal includes $350 billion to help small businesses make payroll and up to $1,200 for each taxpayer. Lawmakers will vote again on Monday.

How is the economy responding? Markets slumped again Monday morning. The Federal Reserve tried to give them a boost by announcing it will buy unlimited Treasury bonds. The Fed also will lend to businesses and local governments to keep credit flowing.

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Lawmakers accused of stock dumping

by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/20/20, 11:32 am

WASHINGTON—Several senators unloaded millions of dollars in stock holdings just before the coronavirus pandemic sent the markets into a tailspin, reports revealed o

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Trillion-dollar relief

Politics | Congress pushes through legislation to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic
by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/19/20, 04:44 pm

WASHINGTON—The COVID-19 pandemic appears to be doing the unthinkable on Capitol Hill: forcing swift, bipartisan action.

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