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Neal Announces CARES Act Grants for Cultural Organizations

The funds are part of $75 million in grants distributed by the National Endowment for the Humanities from the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act.

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Neal Delivers Milk to Pittsfield Food Pantry

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, in partnership with Vanguard Renewables and H.P. Hood, delivered 400 gallons of milk to the South Congregational Church Community Food Pantry.

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Greylock Federal Has Made $23 Million in Payroll Protection Loans

Some $10.3 billion was loaned to 46,937 Massachusetts businesses in the first round of funding. The forgiveable loan is available to companies with fewer than 500 employees to keep workers on payroll and is being invested through local lending institutions.

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Conversation With Wayfair CEO Opens Neal's Economic Summit

Niraj Shah, a 1991 graduate of Pittsfield High School, is bringing 300 jobs to his hometown with the development of a call center for the international home decor company. He was the keynote speaker at Neal's Economic Development Policy Summit hosted by Berkshire Community College.

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Neal Talks Renewable Energy Tax Breaks During Pittsfield Swing

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal is gearing up for what he believes will be "strong negotiations" on the extension of various federal tax programs. One of those is investment tax credits, specifically for renewable energy. Neal held a "prelude" meeting with Berkshire Gas on Monday and is expected to see the company's parent organization Avangrid's solar farm in Florida.

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Activists Press Neal to Support Green New Deal

Three of the activists all students at Mount Greylock Regional School in Williamstown went inside to make their case to a member of Neal's staff.

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Congressman Neal Teaches Civics Class at Drury High School

So the students in Stephanie Kopola's college-level world history class spent some time developing the questions they wanted to pose to U.S. Rep. Richard Neal on Tuesday.

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Federal Reserve Bank Chief Shares Economic Outlook at Dalton Luncheon

The last time the United States had an unemployment rate of 3.5 percent was the 1960s. But, that is also when inflation skyrocketed and wasn't ultimately curbed until a painful recession hit. The expectations of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren is that the United States will hit that 3.5 percent unemployment mark soon and federal interest rates will be raised to curb inflation.

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