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Trump signs executive order amid Congress impasse

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Donald Trump on Saturday signed executive orders to supplement unemployment benefits for workers who lose their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic by $400 a week and suspend payroll taxes for those earning…

US manufacturing sector sees July growth

TEMPE, Ariz. -  Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in July, with the overall economy notching a third consecutive month of growth, according to a new report published by the Institute for Supply Management. The…

Former presidential candidate Herman Cain dies

ATLANTA -- Herman Cain, former Republican presidential candidate and former CEO of Godfather's Pizza, has died from complications of COVID-19. He was 74. Cain's death was announced Thursday on Twitter. The co-chair of Black Voices for…

Senate GOP releases latest coronavirus relief package

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Republicans' latest COVID-19 stimulus package proposes another round of direct payments to Americans and more enhanced federal unemployment benefits for workers who lose their jobs during coronavirus restrictions.…

Doctor explains best ways to avoid COVID-19

ROCKFORD - If some pundits sound like they believe the world will never be the same because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's because they're likely right. But for most people, the main concern is how to avoid infection. According to one…

Latest wave of COVID-19 cases not same as first

(ROCKFORD ADVOCATE) - The current spike in COVID-19 cases in several American states is not taking the shape of the first wave that hit the U.S. earlier this year, according to doctors. Officials at the University of Pittsburgh Medical…