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Apr 14, 2020

Our COVID-19 future, as told by banks

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The season for corporations to report their January to March results is upon us, and many will contain educated guesses about how the COVID-19 Economy will play out. Inside the confusion over the $350 billion in loans for smaller businesses.

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With COVID-19 hammering the economy, banks report first quarter earnings

Apr 14, 2020
Many banks are still expected to pay dividends to shareholders.
The impact of the coronavirus crisis won’t show up until the second quarter, and some banks will soften the blow with profits from administering federal stimulus programs.
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Small businesses seeking loans to cover COVID-19 losses face confusion, frustration and uncertainty

The loan program was designed before we understood how long this crisis might last, Amanda Ballantyne of Main Street Alliance says.
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The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Candace Manriquez Wrenn Producer/Editor
Jay Siebold Engineer
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director