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Author Archives: The Washington Post

Treasury will try to start sending stimulus checks by end of week

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration is scrambling to send one-time stimulus payments to millions of Americans starting as soon as this week, as the U.S. government races to implement a $900 billion coronavirus aid package that President Donald Trump signed ...

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Md. firm uses AI, algorithms to match manufacturers with hard-to-find parts

When NASA needed $59,000 in custom components so its International Space Station would have clean air, an engineer went online, punched in the specifications and hit send. On the receiving end, a Maryland company put its patented software to work ...

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This immigration policy needs attention

With the end of President Donald Trump’s administration in sight, immigration advocates and activists are looking to the Biden transition team to see what actions the new president will take to protect immigrant rights. He might start with a policy ...

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US hiring slowed in November as COVID-19 cases surged, ADP report says

U.S. businesses slowed hiring in November, adding only 307,000 workers to their private payrolls – missing the benchmark that analysts had expected and probably heightening concerns that companies and households will continue to struggle without further action from Congress to ...

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Business turkeys of the year

Thanksgiving is my favorite American holiday, even this year when my wife and I decided to have a two-person celebration rather than our traditional gathering because we, our kids and grandkids don’t want to put each other at risk for ...

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Biden searches for attorney general to refocus Justice Department’s policies

WASHINGTON — After years seemingly at the center of every major political fight in Washington, the Justice Department is about to get new leadership, and President-elect Joe Biden’s choice for attorney general will have to balance competing demands within his ...

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Giuliani’s efforts to overturn election spark ethics complaints, grievances

In the three weeks since Election Day, Rudy Giuliani has waged a prodigiously unsuccessful legal fight on behalf of President Donald Trump’s campaign to overturn the election results. His bizarre news conferences and literal meltdown became fodder for late-night talk ...

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As time is running out, Supreme Court goes idle on Trump-related issues

WASHINGTON — Has the Supreme Court hit the pause button on all things Trump? The justices for more than three weeks have been holding on to President Donald Trump’s last-ditch plea to shield his private financial records from Manhattan’s district ...

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As coronavirus cases spike, Affordable Care Act returns to high court

WASHINGTON — When the Supreme Court hears a case Tuesday that could abolish the Affordable Care Act, the stakes will be higher than ever, coming amid a historic health and economic crisis that has deprived millions of Americans of insurance ...

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