Economic Recovery Post-Pandemic Likely to Be Uneven, Slow for Many Bay Area IndustriesAs California's stay-at-home orders gradually lift, the economic recovery has proven to be uneven and, in certain industries, anemic.
House Approves $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Package; Bill Heads To President Biden's DeskThe House approved the final version of President Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill on Wednesday, handing the new president a significant legislative victory as he works to stabilize an economy still struggling to rebound from the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Playbooks For Scamming California EDD Benefits Easy To Find On Dark WebAt least $11 billion in unemployment benefits so far have gone to criminals instead of to the millions of Californians who desperately need them during COVID-related hardship.
Victims of EDD Debit Card Hacking Describe Experiences on Road to RecoveryUnemployment debit card accounts of tens of thousands of Californians have been hacked and KPIX has learned that Bank of America, which has the exclusive contract to handle the funds for the state Employment Development Department, is facing yet another class-action lawsuit.
South Bay Small Business Owners' Optimism Tested as New Year Dawns With Virus SurgingMany Bay Area business owners say they are limping in the New Year but are determined to fight to make it through the pandemic and public health orders.
Pres. Trump Signs COVID-19 Economic Relief PackageThe White House said Sunday night that President Trump signed legislation for $900 billion in coronavirus economic aid and $1.4 trillion in government spending, averting a government shutdown.
Congress Passes $900 Billion Pandemic Relief Package Delivering Aid To Businesses, IndividualsCongress passed a $900 billion pandemic relief package Monday night that would finally deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and resources to vaccinate a nation confronting a frightening surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths.
Congressional Leaders Reach Agreement on COVID Economic Relief PackageCongressional leaders on Sunday reached a deal on a $900 billion COVID-19 economic relief package that includes $600 direct payments to Americans and $300 in enhanced unemployment for the next 10 weeks.
2020 COVID Pandemic Killed Many Retail, Restaurant Chains: The Death Toll, Month-by-MonthThe coronavirus pandemic, massive amounts of debt and a shift in shopping as well as dining habits created a lethal cocktail of bankruptcies and closures in 2020.
COVID Surge: California Unemployment Claims Spike Alongside Case RatesWith businesses being forced to shut down amid COVID shelter orders across the state, unemployment claims are at their highest level in months. The latest numbers show California jobless claims have risen to nearly 178,000.
Pandemic in Paradise: 'Paychecks From San Francisco Get Spent in Hawaii'COVID-19 stay-at-home accommodations allow many workers the freedom to do their jobs from anywhere and Hawaii business leaders are targeting Silicon Valley employees with visions of spending the pandemic in paradise.