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Negotiators report progress on long-delayed COVID-aid bill

Top Capitol Hill Republicans worked on Tuesday to keep the price tag for a long-delayed COVID-19 aid package in check, seeking to prevail in a battle over help for state and local governments, while capping the cost of bonus jobless benefits and direct payments sought by Democrats.

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Program to help workers during pandemic sees spike in use

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A program in Wisconsin designed to help small companies retain workers during slow business periods has taken off after changes were made in response to the coronavirus pandemic to allow more employees to qualify. Since mid-March, more than 14,000 workers have signed up to receive partial unemployment benefits funded by the ...

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