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Protestors call for McDonald’s Corporation to raise wages to a $15 minimum and allow unionization in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on May 23, 2019. Joe Raedle / Getty Images With Joe Biden’s inauguration as President of the United States, the country is perhaps closer than ever to a $15 federal minimum wage. In a speech last
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Jovita Carranza, administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, testifies at a Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee hearing on June 10, 2020 in Washington. Al Drago-Pool/Getty Images) Second EIDL grants That may confuse business owners, since the $900 billion Covid relief package passed last month allows some companies to get a second EIDL grant.
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Andrea Herrera, president of Amazing Edibles Gourmet Catering and founder of Boxperience Angela Garbot For Andrea Herrera, founder of Amazing Edibles Catering in Chicago, the pandemic has tested her ability to adapt on the fly amid falling revenues.              Since last March, the firm shifted from catering weddings and corporate events to providing first-responder meals and
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Getty Images Tax season is swiftly approaching, and after the roller coaster of 2020, this might be the year to get extra help filing your return. The coronavirus pandemic saw many changes to the tax code that could impact filers who generally would have had a straightforward return, potentially complicating your return. “For the average
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President-elect Joe Biden puts on a mask after receiving his second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination at ChristianaCare Christiana Hospital on January 11, 2021 in Newark, Delaware. Alex Wong | Getty Images Senior officials of the incoming Biden administration say the president-elect still supports forgiving $10,000 in student debt per borrower although there’s no
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Andy Beshear, governor of Kentucky Scotty Perry/Bloomberg via Getty Images Kentucky is sending $400 checks to thousands of unemployed workers in the state who didn’t qualify for an earlier round of relief authorized by President Donald Trump. Other workers whose jobless benefits have been significantly delayed will get $1,000 one-time payments. Gov. Andy Beshear signed
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Hundreds of jobless people wait outside the Kentucky Career Center for help with their unemployment claims on June 19 in Frankfort, Kentucky. John Sommers II/Getty Images As President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office on Jan. 20, one of his first priorities is getting $2,000 stimulus checks approved. A third round of higher payments looked
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The U.S. Department of Labor headquarters in Washington. Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images Automatic benefits Many workers will get the aid automatically, according to communications from federal and state labor departments. For example, workers don’t need to apply or take additional action to get the $300-a-week enhancement. States will include the stipend in individuals’ typical
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