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Reopening could require thousands more public health workers

Before Washington state lifts its stay-at-home order, public health workers in Seattle’s King County want to be ready to douse any new sparks of infection. That task, they say, requires at least 20 more investigators to call people who test ...

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GOP lawmakers push for ‘clean’ extension of payroll program

With a key coronavirus rescue fund nearly exhausted, negotiations are accelerating in Washington over President Donald Trump’s $250 billion emergency request to help smaller employers across the country keep workers on their payroll. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Treasury ...

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US job losses mount as economic pain deepens worldwide

The ranks of Americans thrown out of work by the coronavirus ballooned Thursday to more than 20 million in just four weeks, an unprecedented collapse fueling widening protests and propelling President Donald Trump’s push to relax the nation’s social distancing ...

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