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Target Raises Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

Target announced on Wednesday that it is raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour, months ahead of the end-of-2020 deadline it set for itself last year.
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21-Year-Old College Student Among 24,000 Told to Pay Back Unemployment Benefits

Unemployment benefits have offered some relief to the millions of Americans who have lost their jobs amid the coronavirus pandemic. But 24,000 people in Ohio have found themselves having to pay back portions of their benefits.
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Will the $600 Weekly Unemployment Benefits Be Extended Past July 31?

The Trump administration is opposed to extending the $600 weekly unemployment benefits which are currently set to expire on July 31.The benefits were part of the CARES Act stimulus package that passed in March.
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Man Receives 37 Unemployment Checks Worth $14,000 in the Mail

While some people wait for one unemployment check, one man in Oregon received a total of 37. After waiting months for his money, Daniel Mark was surprised to see a stack of checks in his mailbox from the Oregon Employment Department. Read more.
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Are Second Stimulus Checks Unlikely After Strong Jobs Report in May?

After an unexpectedly positive jobs report for the month of May, Americans are wondering if a second round of stimulus relief is less likely than ever.
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May Sees Unexpected Rise in US Employment, Suggesting Rebound From COVID-19

The U.S. saw an unexpected rise in jobs in May, suggesting that the weeks-long economic drag caused by the coronavirus pandemic is slowing down.
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Nearly One-Third of Unemployment Benefits Have Not Been Paid Out Yet

With more than 40 million Americans currently out of work, many have yet to receive any unemployment benefits. $67 billion has yet to be paid out via overloaded and antiquated government systems.
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People Are Throwing Away Stimulus Debit Cards Thinking It's Junk Mail

Earlier this month, the Treasury Department reported that it would begin issuing some stimulus checks via prepaid debit cards in the mail. If you have junk mail, don’t throw it away because it may be your stimulus check on a debit card.
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An Extra $450 a Week? What to Know About the Newly Proposed ‘Back-to-Work’ Bonus

Officials are considering a weekly ‘back-to-work’ bonus that will pay unemployed Americans returning to work $450 a week in coronavirus relief aid. Learn about the proposal.
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Family Goes for a Drive and Finds $1 Million in Cash Lying in the Middle of the Road

What would you do if you found $1 million lying around in the middle of the road? One Virginia family decided to do the right thing and turn it in when they stumbled upon the massive amount of cash in the road. Read more now.
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