Staying afloat: $2.2 trillion bill offers economic lifeline

Congress is sending a one-time payment directly to most American adults and U.S. residents with Social Security numbers. That amounts to $1,200 for single adults earning up to $75,000 a year and $2,400 for married couples earning up to $150,000, plus $500 per child. Someone filing as head of household would get the full payment if they earn $112,500 or less.

Unemployment surges on Long Island during pandemic

With all nonessential stores closed for business, thousands of Long Islanders are trying to get by without a paycheck, some dipping into their savings while others are banking on the government for assistance. We asked people to share their stories and the responses poured in.

White House, Congress agree on $2 trillion coronavirus rescue bill

The White House and Senate leaders of both major political parties announced an agreement early Wednesday on an unprecedented $2 trillion emergency bill to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic.

As crisis deepens, Congressional rescue deal teeters

Top-level negotiations between Congress and the White House teetered Sunday on a ballooning nearly $1.4 trillion economic rescue package, as President Donald Trump called for a deal to steady a nation shuttered by the coronavirus pandemic.