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2020

April

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  • Messy start for small business loans. The government has promised to lend $349 billion to small businesses starting Friday, but banks and owners have no idea how it will play out.
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  • Needy will face hurdles to getting coronavirus stimulus. Automatic payments are guaranteed only to those whose information is already in the computers at the Internal Revenue Service or the Social Security Administration. Everyone else must follow instructions posted by the I.R.S.,
  • What you need to know about paying your rent or mortgage. Federal officials have imposed a nationwide halt to foreclosures and evictions for more than 30 million Americans with home mortgages backed by the Federal Housing Administration or two government-controlled companies, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. But
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  • Don't get fooled by COVID-19 scams. Before you buy face masks, disinfecting wipes, colloidal silver, or other promised COVID-19 treatments, you can take a series of steps to protect yourself from scams. Scams can come in the shape of ads,
  • Coronavirus recession will hit low-wage workers hardest. A global recession caused by the spreading coronavirus is likely to hammer the lowest-paid workers and the most economically-disadvantaged communities, segments of the workforce that had only just begun benefitting from an uneven economic recovery.
  • Consumer Action INSIDER - April 2020. The April 2020 issue of the Consumer Action INSIDER instructs older people on how they can report scams, especially as new ones are arising daily due to the coronavirus crisis; gives readers an overview of former CFPB director Richard Cordray's new book, “Watchdog: How Protecting Consumers Can Save Our Families, Our Economy, and Our Democracy”; exposes how the devil's in the details when it comes to "free filing" tax prep services offered by companies such as TurboTax and Tax Act; updates readers on our coalition efforts, including those to ensure that any COVID-19 vaccines developed are affordable for all consumers; and more.

March

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  • Is your grocery delivery worth a worker's life?. Millions of white-collar workers are telecommuting from home to stay safe as the coronavirus extends its terrifying reach across America. But millions of other workers — supermarket cashiers, pharmacists, warehouse workers, bus drivers, meatpacking workers
 

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