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Trump says FDA hold on blood treatment therapy use for coronavirus patients ‘could be a political decision’

U.S. President Donald Trump takes questions during a briefing on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic at the White House in Washington, August 11, 2020. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he was “surprised” to learn about the Food and Drug Administration’s hold on granting emergency use for an experimental blood treatment …

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Trump pushes universities to continue reopening amid a string of campus coronavirus outbreaks

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Jim Lo Scalzo | EPA | Bloomberg | Getty Images President Donald Trump urged universities to continue reopening their campuses on Wednesday, even as some institutions …

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Waiting for that extra $300 weekly unemployment benefit? For thousands, it may never come

People wait for their numbers to be called at an unemployment event in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on July 15, 2020. Photo by Nick Oxford for The Washington Post via Getty Images Some workers got an extra $300 in unemployment benefits this week. That aid will start flowing to others in coming days.  But thousands of out-of-work …

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U.S. imposes sanctions on two UAE-based companies for aiding Iran’s biggest airline

An airplane of Mahan Air sits at the tarmac after landing at Sanaa International Airport in the Yemeni capital on March 1, 2015. Mohammad Huwais | AFP | Getty Images WASHINGTON — The Trump administration slapped fresh sanctions on two United Arab Emirates-based companies for providing material support to Iran’s largest airline, the Treasury Department said Wednesday. …

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Fed officials expect that coronavirus will ‘weigh heavily’ on the economy, minutes show

The Federal Open Market Committee released minutes Wednesday from its July policy meeting. At the July 28-29 session, the Federal Reserve’s policymaking arm voted to keep short-term interest rates anchored near zero, citing an economy that was falling short of its pre-pandemic levels.  Officials at the meeting “agreed that the ongoing public health crisis would …

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Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Target, Apple, Momenta, BioMarin & more

People wearing masks avoid social distancing as they wait in line to enter Target in Herald Square amid the coronavirus pandemic on May 16, 2020 in New York City. Alexi Rosenfeld | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading.  Target — Shares of Target jumped almost 12% to hit an all-time high …

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Nearly 40% of cash-strapped Americans can’t last a month on savings

A Kelly Center for Hunger Relief volunteer sorts through food for distribution as residents in vehicles wait in line at a church in El Paso, Texas, on July 17. Joel Angel Juarez/Bloomberg via Getty Images A large share of Americans who lost income during the coronavirus pandemic have little in savings — leaving them with few …

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Students are heading back to campus and so is the coronavirus as colleges scramble to cancel in-person classes

Safety ambassadors Paul Ensslin (cq Ensslin), left, and Matthew Porter, right, assist a UNC-Chapel Hill student into class at Gardner Hall at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC on Monday, August 10, 2020. Ted Richardson | The Washington Post | Getty Images The coronavirus is already scratching carefully laid plans to bring students …

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Patients say post office slowdown is delaying delivery of life-saving medications

United States Postal Service (USPS) employee Brandis Neal delivers an Amazon Prime package in Houston, Texas, U.S., August 18, 2020. Adrees Latif | Reuters Nathan Geissel, who lives in rural Oregon, has been waiting more than nine days for a life-saving medication to arrive in the mail. As far as he knows, it’s stuck in …

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