CNBC survey shows support for infrastructure spending much less than previous stimulus

A slight plurality of Americans support President Joe Biden’s $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan and favor raising corporate taxes to pay for it. But the plan is much less popular than the relief bill passed earlier this year, and there are growing deficit concerns. The CNBC All-America Economic Survey, a poll of 802 Americans nationwide, shows… Continue reading CNBC survey shows support for infrastructure spending much less than previous stimulus

IRS will start sending tax refunds on up to $10,200 in unemployment insurance in May. Here’s who qualifies

Americans who collected unemployment insurance in 2020 and filed their taxes before claiming a new tax break on the benefits can expect to receive an automatic refund in May, the IRS announced this week. The agency announced last month that eligible individuals would not have to file an amended return on their own to claim… Continue reading IRS will start sending tax refunds on up to $10,200 in unemployment insurance in May. Here’s who qualifies

CEO of Kayak’s parent says vaccine passports will make it safer for people to travel

Booking Holdings CEO says Americans are ready to travelAs more people are immunized against the coronavirus, so-called vaccine passports would make it safer for people to travel, according to Glenn Fogel, the CEO of travel company Booking Holdings. “I’m not sure why people still object to it, in terms of making it safer for people… Continue reading CEO of Kayak’s parent says vaccine passports will make it safer for people to travel

NPR/Marist Poll: Biden Gets High Marks On COVID-19. It’s Not The Case On Immigration

US President Joe Biden delivers remarks on Covid-19 response and vaccinations in the South Court Auditorium of the White House in Washington DC, on March 29, 2021. - US President Joe Biden's administration on March 29, 2021 announced a set of new actions to ensure that 90 percent of adults will be eligible for vaccination against Covid by April 19. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)

Americans say President Biden is faring well when it comes to his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and, to a lesser extent, the economy, a new NPR/Marist poll finds. But immigration looks like it will continue to be a thorn in the president’s side. The survey out Tuesday also finds that an increasing number of… Continue reading NPR/Marist Poll: Biden Gets High Marks On COVID-19. It’s Not The Case On Immigration

Half Of The Jury In The Chauvin Trial Is Non-White. That’s Only Part Of The Story

A member of the Minnesota National Guard stands guard outside the Hennepin County Government Center on the third day of jury selection in the trial of former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin on March 11, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. - A Minnesota judge on March 11, 2021 added an additional murder charge against Derek Chauvin, the police officer on trial for the death of George Floyd. Chauvin, 44, is already facing charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter in connection with Floyd's May 25, 2020 death in Minneapolis. (Photo by Kerem Yucel / AFP) (Photo by KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images)

The jury chosen for the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, charged with the murder of George Floyd, is notable because it is significantly less white than Minneapolis itself. Among the 12 jurors and three alternates selected for the panel are three Black men, one Black woman, and two jurors who identify as… Continue reading Half Of The Jury In The Chauvin Trial Is Non-White. That’s Only Part Of The Story

U.S. stimulus will cause ‘positive spillovers’ in Europe, ECB chief economist says

a massive fiscal stimulus plan that will send direct payments of up to $1,400 to most Americans. The program, which is already underway, is expected to prop up the world economy. In fact, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development estimated this month that the relief bill will add about 1 percentage point to global… Continue reading U.S. stimulus will cause ‘positive spillovers’ in Europe, ECB chief economist says

Americans are still interested in putting their money in China

U.S. investors are among the many foreigners looking to profit from China, particularly its bond market. One clear area of interest is in government bonds, where the Chinese 10-year has a yield of over 3.2%. In contrast, the latest rise in U.S. rates has pushed the 10-year Treasury yield to only 1.7%. That wide difference… Continue reading Americans are still interested in putting their money in China

CDC Launches Web Tool To Help Americans Find COVID-19 Vaccines

The scramble to secure a COVID-19 vaccine appointment is chaotic and fierce. There are not yet enough doses for everyone who’s eligible and wants to get vaccinated. As frustration rises, the federal government hasn’t offered much besides assurances that things will get better and appeals for calm. Now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,… Continue reading CDC Launches Web Tool To Help Americans Find COVID-19 Vaccines

Americans Are Moving To Escape Climate Impacts. Towns Expect More To Come

The impacts of climate change could prompt millions of Americans to relocate in coming decades, moving inland away from rising seas, or north to escape rising temperatures. Judith and Doug Saum have moved already, recently leaving their home outside Reno, Nev. “It was with a view of the Sierra [Nevada Mountains] that was just to… Continue reading Americans Are Moving To Escape Climate Impacts. Towns Expect More To Come

We’ve Got A Steep Road Ahead’: Americans Focus On The Future

US President Joe Biden delivers his Inauguration speech after being sworn in as the 46th US President on January 20, 2021, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Semansky / POOL / AFP) (Photo by PATRICK SEMANSKY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Updated at 3:18 p.m. ET As President Joe Biden took the oath of office on Jan. 20 with his history-making vice president, Kamala Harris, people across the nation seemed cautiously optimistic. Biden and Harris take office in the wake of a violent and deadly attempt by supporters of President Donald Trump to block Congress from… Continue reading We’ve Got A Steep Road Ahead’: Americans Focus On The Future