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$400 unemployment benefits pose California burden

California workers would see $400 extra in weekly unemployment benefits following an executive order signed by President Donald Trump — but to speed the money to the jobless amid coronavirus-linked economic woes, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday the state would have to cough up $700 million a week. The state …

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5 charts illustrating U.S. economic trends

States are taking differing approaches to reopening and closing during the pandemic, and the economy has been feeling the impact. More than half of the states have instituted statewide mask mandates to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Some state and local jurisdictions have capped bar hours to limit large groups gathering. …

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Pay jobless workers now amid coronavirus

A majority of the California Legislature demanded Wednesday that the state pay hundreds of thousands of unemployed workers now rather than wait for the embattled Employment Development Department to figure out how to fix its broken benefits system. Jolted by disclosures that more than 1 million California workers — some …

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