The US Senate announced early Wednesday morning that it has reached a deal for a $2 trillion dollar coronavirus relief and economic stimulus package. Early Wednesday morning, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) took to the Senate floor to announce that they had reached a bipartisan deal. “At last, [...]

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The Federal Reserve announced on Monday it is taking several steps to enhance access to credit and liquidity for consumers, municipalities, and small and large businesses. In its statement, the Federal Reserve said, “While great uncertainty remains, it has become clear that our economy will face severe disruptions. Aggressive measures must be taken across the [...]

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Senate Democrats blocked the coronavirus economic rescue package on Sunday because the package favored corporations and did not do enough to support aid individuals facing unemployment and loss of income. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was introduced by Senate Republicans on Thursday. The CARES Act was estimated to inject nearly [...]

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees said Tuesday that they will announce measures to suspend resettlement travel in the coming days that will remain in place for as long as necessary. These measures come as many nations are closing their borders and have already placed holds on resettlement [...]

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The US Supreme Court granted certiorari on Monday to decide whether a juvenile must be “permanently incorrigible” to be sentenced to life without parole. The issue comes to the Supreme Court by way of Jones v. Mississippi, a case of a 15-year-old who killed his grandfather in 2004. In 2006 the Mississippi Court of Appeals [...]

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American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) led plaintiffs sued several small east Texas municipalities on Tuesday that have passed ordinances that limit access to abortions by criminalizing and restricting the operation and speech of pro-abortion organizations. The complaint, filed in federal district court, alleges that while the ordinance does not have the power to ban abortion [...]

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A season ticket holder filed a class action lawsuit on Friday against the Houston Astros for placing a deficient product on the field after violating league “sign stealing” rules. The lawsuit comes after a multi-year sign-stealing scheme called “Codebreaker” was revealed last month. The scheme started in 2017 and continued throughout the 2019 season, in [...]

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Facebook reached a settlement Friday in a class action lawsuit arising from a data breach in September 2018 affecting an estimated 29 million people. The lawsuit consolidated more than a dozen actions into a class action suit. The goal of the action was to compel Facebook to improve its security practices and ensure regular assessment [...]

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A shareholder of renewable energy company Pattern Energy sued the company and its directors and officers on Monday for selling shares too cheaply to a Canadian pension fund. Pattern Energy is a publicly-traded company that has a portfolio of renewable energy projects, and it has a 29 percent stake in a privately-held renewable energy development company [...]

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