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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Myanmar forces trap protesters as UN and U.S. urge restraint
Myanmar security forces cornered hundreds of young protesters overnight in a district of Yangon and threatened to hunt for them door to door as the United States and United Nations appealed for them to be allowed to leave.
U.S. arrests another Oath Keepers associate over Capitol riots
The U.S. Justice Department has arrested another alleged associate of the anti-government Oath Keepers militia over his alleged role in storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
Dow advances as stimulus bill nears finish line
The Dow climbed on Monday, led by stocks poised to benefit the most from an economic rebound as the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill awaited a final Congressional vote this week, and 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.
Ex-police officer's trial in George Floyd death delayed over possible addition of charge
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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