'I'm stuck': stimulus debacle pushes unemployed Americans to the edge

Washington (AFP) – First, they lost their jobs to the coronavirus pandemic, and now many of the more than 20 million people unemployed in the United States may lose something else: the government aid keeping them afloat through the world’s worst Covid-19 outbreak. Congress could still act to extend the benefits provided under the CARES Act rescue package enacted in March, which will otherwise expire on December 26. But for many of the jobless, lawmakers’ months of dithering — along with the indifference of the overstretched US unemployment systems — have already taken a toll: On holdBefore t…

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