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One measure of unemployment suggests Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus plan could do more harm than good, says one top Wall Street strategist

The U-6 unemployment rate – a less popular reading than the commonly cited U-3 – suggests additional fiscal support could be unnecessary and pose serious risks, says James Paulsen, chief investment strategist at The Leuthold Group. The gauge – which includes those working part-time for economic reasons and workers only […]
One measure of unemployment suggests Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus plan could do more harm than good, says one top Wall Street strategist
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US stocks close mixed as stimulus optimism clashes with new virus strain

US stocks closed mixed on Tuesday after Congress passed a multitrillion-dollar spending bill that includes $US900 billion in new stimulus. The package, which also funds the government through September 30, includes $US600 direct payments, $US300 in additional federal unemployment benefits, and aid for small businesses. The fresh fiscal support locked […]
US stocks close mixed as stimulus optimism clashes with new virus strain
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Treasury Secretary Mnuchin expects direct stimulus checks to be released next week, says he ‘couldn’t be more pleased’ about deal

Americans who qualify for the next set of economic relief payments could see direct deposits arrive as soon as next week, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Monday. Congressional leaders on Sunday struck a deal on a $US900 billion stimulus bill that includes $US600 payments, bolstered unemployment benefits, and small-business aid. […]
Treasury Secretary Mnuchin expects direct stimulus checks to be released next week, says he ‘couldn’t be more pleased’ about deal
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A government watchdog says the Labour Department has been releasing flawed data — and finds that most states underpaid jobless Americans

The Labour Department reported false counts of week-to-week jobless-benefits claims, and several states underpaid unemployed Americans through a key economic relief program, the Government Accountability Office said Monday. Inconsistent state data, claims backlogs, and potential fraud in the benefits system resulted in “flawed week-to-week comparisons” of jobless-claims data, the government […]
A government watchdog says the Labour Department has been releasing flawed data — and finds that most states underpaid jobless Americans
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