2 mil­lion lose job­less ben­e­fits

The Pak Banker - - International3 -

WASHINGTON: Ex­tended un­em­ploy­ment ben­e­fits for nearly 2 mil­lion Amer­i­cans be­gin to run out Wed­nes­day, cut­ting off a steady stream of in­come and guar­an­tee­ing a dis­mal hol­i­day sea­son for peo­ple al­ready strug­gling with bills they can­not pay.

Un­less Congress changes its mind, ben­e­fits that had been ex­tended up to 99 weeks will end this month. That means Christ­mas is out of the ques­tion for Wayne Pittman, 46, of Lawrenceville, Ga., and his wife and 9-year-old son. -Ap

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