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NPR News: 03-10-2021 10PM ET

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Live from NPR news. I'm Jack Speer a massive 1.9 trillion dollar coronavirus relief measure has now cleared the house the package waiting President Biden the signature something expected to happen this week on house floor speaker Nancy Pelosi said the bill which includes $1,400 stimulus checks from many household and extended jobless benefits for those who were out of work is a monumentally important piece of legislation. I think I can safely say and I said this to my colleagues in the house on the Democratic side. This is the most consequential legislation of any of us will ever be a party to it about things other than the pandemic.

Savannah Rescue bill it is in a relief bill. It's a long 3 list of left-wing priorities that predate the pandemic and do not meet the needs of the American family in 30 billion in additional help for students in K through 12 grades of money for hard-hit cities and states has plans to double its order the newly-approved single-shot. Coronavirus vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson the White House saying today, the Department of Health and Human Services will be directed to secure an additional 100 million doses of the vaccine is part of an effort to build up Supply and inoculate the entire US Auto population as soon as possible buying comment on the matter during a meeting today with Executives of Johnson & Johnson and Merck orcas agreed to Parker with Jane JD produce vaccine more rapidly president nominee to check for the powerful Securities and Exchange Commission is advancing towards a boat by the full Senate is NPR's Chris Arnold explains. Gary Gensler got the green light from a key committee with some rap.

Logan's voting in favour as well after making a fortune at Goldman Sachs at Gensler went on to earn a reputation as a tough Federal Watchdog over seeing some of the riskiest types of Wall Street trading during the Obama Administration the Senate Banking Committee voted to advance his nomination to head the SEC buy a go to 14210 Biden's picked around the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Rohit Chopra also clear that committee heard although buy a tighter margin both if confirmed by the full Senate are expected to be much more active cops on the beat than their predecessors when it comes to protecting everyday Americans it from Shady Financial practices, Chris Arnold NPR news consumer level took a bump up last month the government sang today. It's Consumer Price Index, which measures the cost of a market basket of goods was up for tense of a percent in February much of that was due to a rise in prices at the gas pump tripping on Volvo food and energy prices Labor Department says so-called core inflation Rose. Justiss can't one tenth of 1%

Major US stock market indices game ground today made some science of building the bond market. The Dow is 164 points the S&P 500 Rose 23 points today. This is NPR.

More than 500 College athletes have signed a letter demanding the NCAA refuse to hold events in states that want to restrict transgender athletes from participating is NPR's Melissa. Block reported comes a series of such bills work that way through the state legislatures the letter calls on NCAA leaders to speak out against what the athletes called hateful legislation that invites policing and bullying of student-athletes and the letter asked the NC double A to hold championships and events only in states that quote promote and inclusive atmosphere bills, and at least 25 States would bar transgender women and girls from competing in events that align with their gender identity the bills in South Dakota and Mississippi have already passed and only await the governor's signature in 2016. The NCAA pulled events from North Carolina in response to that State's so-called bathroom bill, which require people to use restrooms that match their sex at Birth.

Melissa Block NPR news on the state of Georgia was sworn in today as part of an investigation over whether former President Donald Trump another shot that influence last year's general election Fulton County District Attorney's office has John Floyd will serve as special assistant DA will be able to work with prosecutors on any cases involving racketeering allegations. That's one of the possible violations of Georgia loss County district attorney. Vinay Williams has been looking at connection with Trump crude oil Futures Prices rose, $0.43 a barrel end of the session 64-44 Barrel in New York. I'm Jack Speer NPR news.
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