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senate-passes-new-legislation-unanimously-declares-juneteenth-a-new-federal-holiday-to-commemorate-end-of-slavery-in-u-s
OPINION | This article contains political comments that reflect the author's opinion.Juneteenth was unanimously elected to a federal holiday by the Senate, according to The Western Journal.The law must pass the house too."While I strongly support celebrating emancipation, I have objections to the cost and the lack of debate," said Johnson."While it still seems strange that taxpayers are...
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texas-governor-abbott-implements-new-legislation-banning-federal-govt-from-closing-down-places-of-worship
OPINION | This article contains political comments that reflect the author's opinion.Abbott has signed law preventing the federal government from closing churches, according to The Western Journal."I just signed a law prohibiting government agencies or officials from issuing orders to shut down places of worship," Abbott said."The right to religious freedom of the First Amendment must never be...
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stock-futures-are-flat-as-investors-await-federal-reserve-update
US stock index futures were little changed during overnight trading on Tuesday prior to the Federal Reserve's update on Wednesday.Futures contracts linked to the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 17 points. S&P 500 futures gained 0.06% while Nasdaq 100 futures gained 0.12%.Stocks fell from record levels during Tuesday's trading session, with the S&P 500 closing 0.2% lower after...
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interest-rates-on-federal-student-loans-will-rise-in-july
Education didn't officially announce the new student loan interest rates, but Mr. Kantrowitz calculated them using the government's formula, which adds an additional fixed rate depending on the type of loan.The interest rate on direct loans for PhD students will increase from 4.3 percent to 5.28 percent. The interest rate on PLUS loans, additional loans for parents and...
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states-are-ending-federal-unemployment-benefits-early-what-to-know
Ohio governor Mike DeWine said Thursday the state would end its participation in federal unemployment programs on June 26.Justin Merriman | Getty Images News | Getty ImagesSo what's up?At least 16 states have chosen to opt out of federal unemployment benefit payment programs.As of Thursday, this includes Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North...
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just-in-biden-signs-controversial-executive-order-raises-minimum-wage-by-37-for-federal-employees
OPINION | This article contains political comments that reflect the author's opinion.According to NBC News, Joe Biden signed new Executive Orders that raised the minimum wage for federal entrepreneurs and tipped employees working on government contracts at $ 15 an hour.The $ 10.95 increase will be rolled out in January and must be implemented by March at the...
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