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January, 2021

  • 20 January

    President Biden Calls for Unity During His Inaugural Speech

    -Editorial Joseph R. Biden, Jr., has been sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, taking the reins of power at a perilous time in American history and urging a bitterly divided country to unite around defeating the deadliest pandemic in a century. Kamala Harris became the first …

  • 19 January

    Bipartisan Law Protects Patients from Surprise Medical Bills

    -Editorial Members of U.S. Congress reached a bipartisan deal in December over billing protections for patients and their medical bills and protect their finances if they have a medical emergency. The No Surprises Act would hold patients harmless from surprise medical bills for emergencies and non-emergency cases in which the …

  • 15 January

    Joe Biden Introduces $1.9 Trillion Covid Stimulus Plan

    -Editorial President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a COVID-19 relief package he hopes to get through Congress that will include a stimulus check, an extension of federal unemployment insurance benefits, and aid to small businesses.  The package, aimed at stimulating the economy as the pandemic nears the one-year mark, will also focus …

  • 13 January

    Congress Votes to Impeach President Trump for The Second Time

    -Editorial The House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to impeach President Donald Trump for his role in the deadly U.S. Capitol siege by his supporters, making him the only president in U.S. history to be impeached twice. Trump is charged with “incitement of insurrection.” The impeachment proceedings came one week …

  • 10 January

    Independent Contractor Rule Announced

    -Editorial The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a final rule clarifying the standard for employee versus independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). “This rule brings long-needed clarity for American workers and employers,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia. “Sharpening the test to determine who …

  • 8 January

    SBA and Treasury Announce PPP Re-Opening

    -Editorial The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced today that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will re-open the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. To promote access to capital, initially, only community financial institutions will be able to …

  • 6 January

    Trump Supporters Create Chaos in Washington D.C.

    -Editorial  Angry supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, marching through the building, shouting and waving Trump and American flags, and forcing a halt to congressional deliberations over challenges to Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory. Senators were being evacuated.  Some House lawmakers tweeted they were sheltering in …

  • 4 January

    Miners praise U.S. spending bill that funds rare earth programs

    -Editorial The pandemic aid and spending package signed by U.S. President Donald Trump last Sunday includes more than $800 million to fund rare earth and strategic minerals research, spending that mining companies say will help counteract China’s dominance over the sector. The $2.3 trillion, 5,593-page bill essentially codifies Trump’s executive …

December, 2020

  • 30 December

    U.S. confirms first case of the new COVID strain discovered in UK

    -Editorial The first reported U.S. case of the COVID-19 variant that’s been seen in the United Kingdom has been discovered in Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis announced Tuesday, adding urgency to efforts to vaccinate Americans. The variant was found in a man in his 20s who is in isolation southeast of …

  • 25 December

    Vaccine Ready to Roll out in Mexico

    -Editorial The first vaccines have been given to the frontline workers in Mexico who have worked tirelessly these last nine months against the COVID-19 pandemic. Mexico City nurse Maria Ramírez became the first person in Latin America to get vaccinated for COVID-19 on Thursday. The Mexican government received a shipment of …

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