President TrumpDonald John TrumpTwo ethics groups call on House to begin impeachment inquiry against Barr Trump relishes return to large rallies following COVID-19 diagnosis McGrath: McConnell ‘can’t get it done’ on COVID-19 relief MORE‘s economic adviser Stephen MooreStephen MooreSunday shows – Coronavirus stimulus, Barrett hearings share spotlight Stephen Moore doubts need for T stimulus, predicting US economic growth On The Money: Trump gambles with new stimulus strategy | Trump cannot block grand jury subpoena for his tax returns, court rules | Long-term jobless figures rise, underscoring economic pain MORE earlier this month called the president’s debate performance “crappy” following the first debate with Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenMcConnell challenger dodges court packing question ‘Hamilton’ cast to reunite for Biden fundraiser Trump relishes return to large rallies following COVID-19 diagnosis MORE.

“It was not a great performance by Trump; in fact, I thought it was

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  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Senate Republicans would vote on “targeted relief” with a focus on small business aid later this month.
  • “Our first order of business will be voting again on targeted relief for American workers, including new funding for the PPP,” McConnell said in a statement.
  • The statement carried few specifics and it was unclear whether the proposal would contain federal unemployment benefits or $1,200 direct payments for taxpayers.
  • Trump is increasing his calls for another large stimulus package ahead of the election, and it may put the president and Senate Republicans on a collision course.
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Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced on Tuesday the Senate will vote on a “targeted relief” plan for people with an emphasis on small business aid shortly after they reconvene later this month. But that may put Senate Republicans on a collision course with President

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Oct. 11 (UPI) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows on Sunday sent a letter to Congress calling for the release of unused Paycheck Protection Program funds amid ongoing talks on an additional round of COVID-19 stimulus.

Mnuchin and Meadows urged lawmakers to release the $134 billion in loans provided to small businesses to maintain operations and retain employees included in the $2 trillion CARES Act passed in March, while also criticizing Congress — particularly House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer — for their “all-or-nothing” approach to negotiating additional stimulus.

“The House has passed two separate partisan bills instead of compromising with us on bipartisan legislation like we have done in the past,” they wrote. “We will continue to try to work with Speaker Pelosi and Senator Schumer. It is not just about the top-line number but also about legislation

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The Trump administration on Sunday called on Congress to release about $135bn in unspent aid to small business after its latest offer for a big $1.8tn economic stimulus package was rebuffed by many Democrats and Republicans.

The appeal from Steven Mnuchin, the US treasury secretary, and Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff, in a letter to lawmakers, marks their latest shift in the talks, as they have frequently wavered between openness to a big deal and far more limited solutions.

While the senior Trump administration officials said they would “continue to try to work” on a large piece of legislation with Democratic leaders, they demanded an immediate vote on a bill that would free up unused money from the Paycheck Protection Program, the small business rescue scheme set up at the start of the pandemic which has now expired.

“The all-or-nothing approach is an unacceptable response to the

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Google My Business is working on a new feature that will allow businesses to see recent customer calls triggered from search results.

Google is notifying business owners about this upcoming feature via the GMB. The notification can be seen below:

Google My Business to Log Recent Customer CallsCall history notification in Google My Business

Clicking on Try it out prompts a message saying “You’ll be notified when this feature is available.”

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Call history in Google My Business is clearly in the early stages of development. But there’s a help page already published where users can learn more about the feature before it launches.

Clicking on Learn more links to a help page that reads:

“You can use call history to keep track of phone calls from your customers on Google Search and Maps. Your calls are all in one place to help you respond to missed calls and stay engaged with your customers.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The dollar gained on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he called off negotiations with Democrats on a new coronavirus relief package, putting the economic recovery in question and prompting a move to safe haven assets like the greenback.

Trump, a day after leaving the hospital for COVID-19 treatment, said he instructed his representatives to stop negotiating on a new fiscal stimulus bill until after the Nov. 3 U.S. election.

Stocks dropped and Treasuries rallied on Trump’s statement, which came via Twitter.

“This is just not good for the economy and that’s why we’re seeing a strong risk off move here,” said Edward Moya, senior market analyst at OANDA in New York.

The U.S. economic recovery is far from complete and could still slip into a downward spiral if the coronavirus is not effectively controlled and growth sustained, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said on

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  • President Donald Trump in a video Wednesday shared his views on an experimental treatment he received shortly after his COVID-19 diagnosis.
  • The drug, an experimental antibody treatment from drugmaker Regeneron, mimics the body’s own disease-fighting proteins to fight the infection. 
  • The experimental treatment has yet to be approved or given emergency authorization.
  • Trump in the video said he wants the drug to be approved and ‘free,’ adding “I felt good almost immediately.”
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President Donald Trump in a video Wednesday expressed his excitement over the new kind of coronavirus treatment that he received

He said the treatments should be free, and he called on regulators to approve them.

The drugs, known as antibody treatments, are a promising way of helping people infected with the novel coronavirus recover more quickly. 

Trump received Regeneron’s experimental antibody drug cocktail as

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By ELAINE KURTENBACH, AP Business Writer

Stocks were mixed in Asia on Wednesday despite an overnight decline on Wall Street after President Donald Trump ordered a stop to talks on another round of aid for the economy.

Markets rose in Hong Kong and Sydney but fell in Tokyo.

Trump’s announcement via Twitter came after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell urged Congress to come through with more aid, saying that too little support “would lead to a weak recovery, creating unnecessary hardship.”

Hours after his tweets about ending the stimulus talks, though, Trump appeared to edge back a bit from his call to end negotiations, calling on Congress to send him a “Stand Alone Bill for Stimulus Checks ($1,200)”

Some analysts characterized Trump’s move as likely a negotiating ploy.

“I do not believe hopes of a stimulus deal are now gone forever,” Jeffrey Halley of Oanda said in a commentary. “One

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Business groups have long sought to get Congress to pass individual aid packages. Trump just opened the door to the opportunity.

After instructing his staff to shut down stimulus talks until after the election on Twitter, the President later showed enthusiasm for individual bills providing additional assistance for small businesses and airlines. He also tweeted that should Congress pass a standalone bill offering $1,200 stimulus checks for Americans, he’d sign it.

The reaction among business groups to his initial move to shut down stimulus talks had been swift.

“Washington’s failure to enact additional Covid relief will be felt on Main Streets and at kitchen tables across the United States,” Neil Bradley, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s chief policy officer, said in a statement. “It is especially disappointing given that less than a month ago a bipartisan group of members of Congress outlined a reasonable compromise that would have provided

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  • President Donald Trump appeared to change course Tuesday and called on Congress to pass standalone coronavirus spending bills — hours after ending negotiations with Democrats for comprehensive relief legislation.
  • He urged lawmakers to approve measures for $1,200 relief payments, small-business aid, and direct assistance to prevent airline layoffs.
  • He said he would immediately sign such bills, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and top Democrats have rejected previous Republican attempts to pass standalone bills.
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Only hours after unexpectedly ending negotiations on another federal coronavirus rescue package, President Donald Trump on Tuesday night urged Congress to pass standalone bills on direct payments and assistance to airlines and small businesses — all measures that would most likely have been included in the larger piece of legislation that was being negotiated between the White House and Democrats.

Major US airlines are moving to layoff

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