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- Global cases: More than 732,153
- Global deaths: At least 34,686
- US cases: At least 143,055
- US deaths: At least 2,513
The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
10:40 am: Historic $2 trillion CARES Act will be an economic lifeline for gig workers and freelancers
The $2 trillion federal stimulus package known as the CARES Act, signed into law by President Trump on Friday, will be a lifeline to many gig workers and freelancers. The law takes unprecedented steps to provide a social safety net for the self-employed.
It offers an additional $600 a week in unemployment insurance, bringing weekly payouts to the $800- to $900-a-week range when state benefits are added, to workers including the self-employed. —Elaine Pofeldt