The federal government should be able to launch the delivery of $1,400 checks almost immediately once Congress finalizes the new aid bill and President Biden signs it, experts say. Child tax credit proves a bigger challenge.
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Protests surge in Yangon as Myanmar forces trap youth protesters
Thousands of people took to the streets of Myanmar's biggest city in defiance of a night curfew on Monday, chanting in anger after security forces besieged hundreds of young anti-coup protesters in one neighbourhood.
S&P 500, Dow advance as stimulus bill gets Senate nod
The S&P 500 and the Dow climbed on Monday, led by stocks poised to benefit the most from an economic rebound as the U.S. Senate passed the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief aid, while heavyweight tech-related stocks swung between gains and losses.
U.S. 'alarmed' by frequency of attacks on Saudi after Houthis target oil heartland
The United States on Monday expressed alarm at "genuine security threats" to Saudi Arabia from Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis and elsewhere in the region after attacks on the heart of the Saudi oil industry, and it would look at improving support for Saudi defences.
Jury selection for Minneapolis trial in George Floyd death delayed at least a day
The trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd was delayed until at least Tuesday morning as the judge contended with a last-minute order by a higher court to reconsider adding an additional murder charge.
Rush to bitcoin? Not so fast, say keepers of corporate coffers
When Elon Musk's Tesla became the biggest name to reveal it had added bitcoin to its coffers last month, many pundits were swift to call a corporate rush towards the booming cryptocurrency.
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