U.S. Senate leadership aims to finalize trillion-dollar coronavirus bill

Republican and Democratic leaders of the U.S. Senate were headed back to the negotiating table on Sunday as they scrambled to work out a $1 trillion-plus bill aimed at limiting the coronavirus pandemic’s heavy toll on the economy. The bill, Congress’s third effort to limit the economic hit, aimed to include financial assistance for average … Read more

Croatia earthquake causes widespread damage in Zagreb

Homes and hospitals evacuated during partial coronavirus lockdown in capital city A strong earthquake has shaken Croatia and its capital, causing panic, the evacuation of hospitals and widespread damage – including to the city’s cathedral – all amid a partial coronavirus lockdown. A 15-year-old was in a critical condition and several others injured, news outlets … Read more

Virus aid bill includes $3,000 for families, $4 trillion liquidity for Fed: Mnuchin

The coronavirus economic relief bill being finalized in Congress will include a one-time $3,000 payment for families and allow the Federal Reserve to leverage up to $4 trillion of liquidity to support the nation’s economy, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday. Mnuchin, speaking in an interview on the “Fox News Sunday” television program, … Read more