Congressional Leaders, White House Strike Deal on Small-Business Aid

Congressional leaders struck an agreement with the White House to deliver more than $480 billion in aid to small businesses and hospitals, the federal government’s latest effort to blunt the economic and health-care crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. 357

Senate Report Affirms U.S. Intelligence Findings on 2016 Russian Interference

The U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 election to help elect Donald Trump was accurate and based on strongly sourced information and sound analytical judgment, a bipartisan Senate report has concluded. 263

The Public Companies That Got Small Business Loans

Many of the recipients of coronavirus aid from the U.S. Small Business Administration are small-cap stocks. But 26 of the 88 companies have reported more than $100 million in annual revenue, a Journal analysis found. 7

Small Business Administration Declines Loan Disclosure

The SBA rejected multiple requests for detailed information about borrowers in the new Paycheck Protection Program, saying it needed to prioritize its effort to assist businesses.

Biden Faces Cash Disadvantage vs. Trump’s $244 Million War Chest

The former vice president raised $46.7 million in March but still faces a cash disadvantage compared with President Trump’s fundraising juggernaut. 98

U.S. Watches North Korea Amid Questions About Leader’s Health

The White House is closely monitoring developments regarding the status of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, amid speculation that the leader has undergone medical care.

House Set to Decide on Remote Voting Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

A top Democrat said the House of Representatives would take a vote on whether to change its rules to let lawmakers cast votes remotely during the coronavirus pandemic.