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Wholesale food businesses ship directly to consumers to meet demand

Apr 10, 2020
With some supermarket shelves empty, food providers turn to door-to-door delivery.
Empty shelves where packets of flour would normally be stocked are pictured below half-empty egg and sugar stocks in a north London supermarket.
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State workers under pressure to keep up with soaring unemployment

Apr 10, 2020
The incredible surge in claims is putting a huge amount of pressure on the public service workers processing them.
An unemployment agency office is currently closed because of COVID-19 in Detroit, Michigan on March 26, 2020.
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Despite staggering unemployment numbers, it's even worse than it looks

Apr 9, 2020
Nearly one out of 10 people who had a job to go to before the pandemic don't have one now.
One expert estimates unemployment in the U.S. is around 14% currently.
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Coronavirus-linked hardship puts pressure on food banks

Apr 9, 2020
As millions lose their jobs or suffer furloughs, the demand at food banks is surging.
Volunteers pack boxes of food at the distribution center of the Capital Area Food Bank on April 9 in Washington, D.C.
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With companies on borrowing spree, Federal Reserve expands lending backstops

Apr 9, 2020
The risks are concentrated in companies that already have a lot of debt in industries that have been hit hard by the pandemic.
Corporate debt has been attractive to investors over the past decade.
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Wuhan returns to life after COVID-19 lockdown

Apr 9, 2020
In the city of 11 million, it is far from business as usual.
People sit outside Hankou Railway Station in Wuhan in the hope of taking one of the first trains leaving the city in China's central Hubei province on April 8.
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Do I still need to pay my student loans? What the CARES Act offers for COVID-19 relief

Apr 9, 2020
Most federal student loans qualify for a temporary suspension during the coronavirus pandemic, but not all.
The CARES Act temporarily suspends most federal student loan payments, but not all.
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