5 things to watch for in Thursday's jobs report for June

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the viral outbreak worsening and unemployment at Depression-era levels, the government on Thursday will issue what will almost surely be another remarkable jobs report. ...

Deadline for filing taxes in Taiwan is today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tuesday (June 30) is the last day residents of Taiwan can file their income taxes or apply for an extension after the government issued a one-month nationwide extension du...

US inmates got virus relief checks, and IRS wants them back

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of dollars in coronavirus relief payments have been sent to people behind bars across the United States, and now the IRS is asking state officials to help cla...

Tennessee advances 6-week abortion ban, lawsuit filed

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Amid nationwide unrest and a global pandemic that wrecked the state budget, Tennessee lawmakers advanced one of the strictest abortion bans in the country as most Tennesseans w...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, June 9, the 161st day of 2020. There are 205 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 9, 20...

Ross Stripling pitches ... financial advice during pandemic

Ross Stripling has spent much of the last two months working on an island —- the one in the kitchen of his Houston home. With baseball halted by the coronavirus pandemic, the Los Ang...

Liz Weston: Should seniors consider a reverse mortgage now?

Reverse mortgages allow older homeowners to turn part of their home equity into tax-free cash, using a loan that doesn’t have to be paid back until they die, sell or move out. That s...

Puerto Rico to hold statehood referendum amid disillusion

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Gov. Wanda Vázquez announced on Saturday that she will hold a nonbinding referendum in November to decide whether Puerto Rico should become a U.S. state, a move that comes...

German lawmakers forego pay raise in coronavirus crisis

BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers voted on Thursday to forego an annual pay raise as millions of people in Europe's biggest economy face financial uncertainty because of the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, May 4, the 125th day of 2020. There are 241 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 4, 1970,...

New feature at convenience stores makes paying taxes easier in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s tax authorities have joined hands with the country's four major convenience store chains to launch a new feature that makes tax payment more convenient....

Many cities, counties fear losing out on stimulus funding

WASHINGTON (AP) — The $2.2 trillion federal stimulus package could fail to deliver badly needed financial aid to thousands of smaller cities and counties where a majority of Americans live, according ...

'Complete collapse of economies' ahead as Africa faces virus

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Some of Uganda’s poorest people used to work here, on the streets of Kampala, as fruit sellers sitting on the pavement or as peddlers of everything from handkerchiefs to roasted...

In pivot, Pelosi sees next relief bill with bipartisan goals

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that the next coronavirus aid bill should build on the bipartisan relief bills that Congress has passed so far rather than include broader Dem...

What you need to do to get your government stimulus check

The IRS and the Treasury Department say Americans will start receiving their economic impact checks within the next few weeks. The payments are part of the $2.2 trillion rescue pack...