August 1 2020 1:59pm

Coronavirus: Negotiations on economic relief resume after U.S. unemployment benefits expire

President Trump is signaling interest in extending some type of weekly economic lifeline to help millions of unemployed Americans. The softening of the White House and Republican positions follows weeks of opposition to offering what they described as a “reward” for people not to work and as negotiations resume Saturday on another coronavirus relief package. The movement comes as congress allowed the program that provides a $600 dollar weekly supplement to unemployment benefits to expire overnight.

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