Two years after COVID, was the $800 billion wage support plan worth it? | Health

By JOSH BOAK – Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump launched the Paycheck Protection Program to catapult the U.S. economy into a quick recovery from the coronavirus pandemic by helping small businesses stay open and their employees working. President Joe Biden has tweaked it to try to channel more money to poorer communities … Read more

Biden’s Russia sanctions could let Moscow benefit from oil and gas | national politics

By JOSH BOAK – Associated Press There is one glaring exception to President Joe Biden’s sanctions against Russia: oil and natural gas from that country will continue to flow freely to the rest of the world, and money will continue to flow to Russia. Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Biden defended his decision to maintain … Read more