( CBS Detroit ) — A third stimulus check, worth $1,400, is currently progressing through Congress as part of the Biden administration’s $1.9 trillion relief package. The American Rescue Plan also features increased unemployment benefits, a higher child tax credit and a $15 minimum wage, as well as billions more dollars to stop the spread of COVID-19. These and other programs are meant to aid millions of Americans facing financial hardship brought on by the pandemic and support the economy as vaccinations continue. How the bill evolves in the coming days will determine how much money actually reaches the public. President Biden and politicians from both parties support giving Americans another stimulus check. And they support doing it quickly. However, Republicans have pushed back against the overall price tag and other specific aspects of the plan, like the minimum wage hike. Democrats control both houses of Congress and are willing to pass stimulus legislation on a straight … [Read more...] about Stimulus Check Latest: Will Your Next Relief Payment Be $1,400?
ORLANDO, Florida — American Conservative Union (ACU) chairman Matt Schlapp told Breitbart News exclusively that his organization’s decision to move its landmark conservative gathering, the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), to Florida this year may be a more permanent relocation after all. CPAC begins Friday in Orlando, Florida, and for the first time in the historic conference’s decades-long history, it will not be in Washington, DC, or the D.C. area. Presidents from Ronald Reagan through Donald Trump and conservative luminaries of all stripes from senators to governors to U.S. House members to cabinet members and more have graced the stages of CPAC over the decades many times, so the move — due to the coronavirus pandemic — is a big one. The fact that it may be permanent — a huge loss for the D.C. area revenue-wise as the conference regularly brings in tens of thousands of travelers for several days — is even bigger as just days from now, former President Donald … [Read more...] about Exclusive— CPAC Sunshine Edition: ACU Chair Matt Schlapp Says Mega Conservative Conference Considering Permanent Move to Florida
WASHINGTON — Bouncing back from months of retrenchment, America’s consumers stepped up their spending by a solid 2.4% in January, the sharpest increase in seven months and a sign that the economy may be poised to sustain a recovery from the pandemic recession. Friday’s report from the Commerce Department also showed that personal incomes, which provide the fuel for spending, jumped 10% last month, the biggest gain in nine months, boosted by cash payments that most Americans received from the government. The January spending increase followed two straight monthly spending drops that had raised concerns that consumers, who power most of the economy, were hunkered down, too anxious to travel, shop and spend. Last month’s sharp gain suggests that many people are growing more confident about spending, especially after receiving $600 checks that went to most adults last month in a federal economic aid package. “The economy weakened late last year as the fiscal support faded and the … [Read more...] about U.S. consumers rebound to boost spending 2.4% as income jumps
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — The Murzins huddled together on their back porch. It’s been two weeks since the family of five lost the person who was their biggest cheerleader and champion. “We beg for the community to please call Crime Stoppers,” says Christina Murzin. “Please turn yourself in. Please help us solve this crime. He deserves justice.” READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: Will Your Next Relief Payment Be $1,400? Christina married 53-year-old Chris Murzin more than two decades ago. They have three children. Caroline is a high school senior, Dutch is 12-years-old, and Jack is their 21-year-old. Jack is a special needs adult who has been confined to a wheelchair his whole life. His condition makes it very difficult for anyone to know just how much he comprehends what happened two weeks ago. (credit: Murzin Family) “Chris was Jack’s biggest champion for sure,” says Christina, as she tried to fight back tears and gather her words. “Definitely, Chris and Jack had a very … [Read more...] about 12-Year-Old: ‘You Killed A Really Good Man’ After Father Murdered In Believed Dallas Road Rage Incident
close Video New coronavirus variant may weaken effectiveness of vaccines Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel details threat on 'America's Newsroom' Moderna has completed enrollment for a Phase 2/3 study of its COVID-19 vaccine in adolescents ages 12 to 17. In an update posted Thursday, the company said it had completed enrollment "of 3,000 participants." The company has previously predicted that it will have results ahead of the upcoming school year. The two-dose jab received emergency use authorization in December for individuals ages 18 and older. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, also a two-dose jab, was approved weeks earlier for use in individuals 16 and older. Johnson & Johnson submitted an EUA request for use of its one-shot vaccine in individuals 18 years and older, with the decision pending. FDA EASES PFIZER COVID-19 VACCINE SHIPPING, STORAGE REQUIREMENT Since the initial approvals, both Moderna and Pfizer have … [Read more...] about Moderna COVID-19 vaccine trial in kids ages 12 to 17 hits full enrollment