As the pandemic wreaks havoc in the U.S., snatching millions of jobs, the $600 weekly pandemic unemployment payments have single-handedly changed the economic equation in America.
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Izzy Benasso injured her knee while playing tennis with her father Steve Benasso in Denver. After the college student had knee surgery to repair the injury, her dad noticed her medical bills included a separate one from a surgical assistant for $1,167.
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A historic drop in mortgage rates has millions of homeowners refinancing to save money. It's helping home sales, but it's not helping the broader economy as much as it would in a normal recession.
Until recently, Steven Kanaplue and Miriam Kanter were living in a one-bedroom apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side with their dog Booey. The pandemic clinched their decision to move to Montclair, N.J.
A manager of a financial services store in Ballwin, Mo., counts cash being paid to a client as part of a loan in 2018. Consumer groups blasted a new payday lending rule and its timing during a pandemic that has put tens of millions of people out of work.
It wasn't easy in early March to get a test in the U.S. confirming you had the coronavirus — scarce availability of tests meant patients had to meet strict criteria linked to a narrow set of symptoms and particular travel history.
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An economic relief check distributed by the IRS to help with hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic. It may take some time for the IRS to get through its backlog of work.
Visitors to the New York Department of Labor are turned away at the door by personnel because of closures over coronavirus concerns in New York on March 18. New York state began offering job protections for those required, or cautioned, to self-isolate or quarantine by a government entity.
Jonathan Baird and his wife, Nichole, say they've had to decide between making their car payment and buying food since she lost her job in the pandemic. His mortgage and auto lenders told him he didn't qualify for help.
The pandemic and its economic fallout have made it harder for those who experience domestic violence to escape their abuser, say crisis teams, but the National Domestic Violence Hotline is one place to get quick help. Text LOVEIS to 1-866-331-9474 if speaking by phone feels too risky.
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