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Another 1.3 million people applied for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits in the week ending Jan. 16: 900,000 for regular state UI and 424,000 for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). Read more

On Jan. 20, Joseph R. Biden took the presidential oath of office and Kamala Harris was sworn in as the first woman, Black, and Asian American vice president. What makes a great leader? We reflect on words from another leader celebrated this week, Dr. Martin Luther King. Read more

This week we celebrate Inauguration Day and we honor the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a leader among leaders and a moral compass for our nation whose words continue to resound loudly. Read more

The urgent economic priorities facing the nation are controlling the spread of the virus and ensuring that U.S. households, businesses, and governments spend and invest enough to radically reduce unemployment and boost workers’ wages. Biden’s plan ticks these boxes. Read the statement

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  • Forbes | January 21, 2021
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