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National

Highlights of $900 billion COVID-19 relief, wrap-up bills

Congressional leaders have hashed out a massive, year-end catchall bill that combines $900 billion in COVID-19 aid with a $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill and reams of other unfinished legislation on taxes, energy, education and health care. The huge bill is slated for votes on Monday — with lawmakers having only a few hours to

Business

Asian stocks sink after Wall St hits record on stimulus hope

Asian stock markets declined Friday after Wall Street hit a new high on optimism about economic stimulus and coronavirus vaccine development despite a spike in U.S. unemployment claims. Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong retreated. Overnight, Wall Street’s benchmark S&P 500 index gained for a third day on optimism about progress in Washington toward a new

State

Threatened American Airlines layoffs leave Arizona employees anxious

American Airlines’ announcement that it could let go up to 19,000 workers on Oct. 1 has left the airline’s roughly 10,000 employees in Arizona worried, but hopeful the state can avoid the worst of the cuts. The airline has not specified which regions of the country will see the cuts – which American executives said

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