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Social Security recipients will automatically receive stimulus pay

The Treasury Department, clearing up confusion, has announced Social Security recipients will not have to file a tax return in order to receive the economic stimulus payments the government is preparing to send out amid the coronavirus pandemic.It was unclear…

US freezes shipments of protective gear overseas

The Trump administration will no longer ship personal protective equipment to allies overseas as the United States grapples with critical shortages of supplies and coronavirus cases continue to soar.A congressional source told CNN on Wednesday that they were informed late…

White House task force could soon recommend Americans wear masks

Most members of President Donald Trump's coronavirus task force have come to agree that Americans should begin wearing face coverings in public and could issue formal guidance on the matter soon, people familiar with the matter said.Trump signaled he was…

Where to get health insurance if you just lost your job

For millions of Americans, a job doesn't only mean a paycheck -- it also provides their health insurance.As unemployment surges amid the coronavirus pandemic, many laid-off workers will have to find new coverage -- a critical protection as more than…

When will you get your stimulus cash, and how?

The US government is preparing to send out direct payments to help individuals amid the coronavirus pandemic, but those who need the money most may be waiting the longest to see it.The first payments could go out within three weeks,…

Companies making medical supplies say feds aren't taking charge

Days after the Trump administration enlisted manufacturers to mass-produce medical supplies to address the coronavirus pandemic, medical and ventilator manufacturing companies said they have pressed the federal government to take on the role of deciding where to place their supplies.But…