There is bipartisan agreement on a second round of such payments being made, though no comprehensive deal on further relief has been agreed upon.
Research shows direct payments would keep millions of people out of poverty this year. They are an essential component of any congressional relief package.
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Two top business associations said the president's executive orders were "no substitute" for congressional action on the economy.
An effective vaccine will likely help increase employment, but permanent changes to consumer behavior may mean some people won't have jobs to return to.
New data released on Friday showed that Black unemployment stood at more than 14 percent in July this year.
"We're not going to just keep on coming back every day if we can't get to a deal," said U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
While Sweden's GDP fell in the second quarter, the country is not in a recession.
After a small uptick in June, the economy is tanking again, and ending the extra unemployment benefits will only cause more unnecessary suffering.
McDonald's, Burger King, Five Guys and over 70,000 other restaurants begin to offer a 50 percent discount on food and non-alcoholic drinks in August.
84 percent of voters said that the economy was a major factor in their decision about who to vote for in November.
Talks over further relief measures continue, with Senate Republicans having outlined the measures they want to pass following Democrats having done so previously in their HEROES Act.
"Given the deteriorating economy, the final agreement needs to end up closer to the House proposal than the Senate's," Moody's Analytics wrote in its weekly market outlook report.
Research finds no correlation between the generosity of unemployment benefits and job finding.
Kevin McCarthy also blamed the Democratic leadership for delays in passing much needed COVID-19 relief legislation.
Speaker Pelosi accused GOP leadership of not wanting to "solve" the economic and health problems facing the U.S.
New data released on Thursday showed U.S. GDP had slumped by more than 30 percent in the second quarter of this year.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said the GOP proposal "directs money to people who don't need it and takes money away from people who do need it."
The Democratic presidential candidate has dismissed the president's claims of getting the economy back on track, while touting his own plans to do so.
"Overall," research from Yelp said, "permanent closures have steadily increased since the peak of the pandemic with minor spikes in March, followed by May and June."
Senate Republicans unveiled plans for a second round of direct payments as some Americans still waited on their first check.
Experts predict that the price of gold could reach as high as $2,000 per ounce by the end of the year.
With a further relief package due to be signed off, the prospect of economic impact payments coming soon is increasing.
"I do think the odds favor a big increase in job creation and a big reduction in unemployment," White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said.
The president also said the economy would look "great" next year as new figures showed an increase in jobless claims.
Simply "buying American" is not enough.
As coronavirus cases surge further jobs are under threat, with an unemployment benefit boost set to come to an end.