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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 31, 2020 file photo, Vincent Amos, who identified himself as homeless, pulls a shopping cart with his belongings amid businesses closed by concerns of the COVID-19 coronavirus in the Deep Ellum section of Dallas. Amos said his shelter in place routine includes walking the area looking for work cleaning windows. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
AP
April 02, 2020 - 9:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — doubling a record high set just one week earlier — a sign that layoffs are accelerating in the midst of the coronavirus. The stunning report Thursday from the Labor Department showed that job cuts are...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. gives a thumbs up as he arrives on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
AP
March 26, 2020 - 11:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the massive $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic relief bill approved by the Senate will pass the House on Friday with “strong bipartisan support.” Pelosi spoke to reporters at the Capitol on Thursday a day after the Senate unanimously approved the...
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AP
March 24, 2020 - 2:23 pm
Connecticut businesses adapted to new social distancing guidelines Tuesday, and state lawmakers were planning to continue work on an assistance package for small companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak despite the postponement of the legislative session.
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Aaron Kupec
March 13, 2020 - 12:37 pm
Connecticut added 2,600 jobs in January, according to preliminary numbers from the state Department of Labor, as the state's unemployment rate dropped one tenth of a point to 3.7 percent.
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AP
February 27, 2020 - 11:55 am
A utility company will pay the largest criminal fine ever imposed for breaking a federal pipeline safety law _ $53 million _ and plead guilty to causing a series of natural gas explosions in Massachusetts that killed one person and damaged dozens of homes, federal officials said Wednesday.
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