Policymakers try to turn the page on this pandemic economy
Mar 9, 2021

Policymakers try to turn the page on this pandemic economy

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The Federal Reserve is extending one of its pandemic lending programs through June, even as some of its other programs expire. Plus, an update on PPP loans, which over the last two weeks have been limited to firms with fewer than 20 employees. And, for people getting tax refunds this year, they could come at the same time more pandemic relief checks hit.

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For the smallest businesses, an exclusive chance to line up for PPP loans

Mar 9, 2021
Companies with fewer than 20 employees have had an exclusive two-week PPP loan application window.
The Small Business Association's two-week application window for the smallest small businesses ends tonight.
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What might consumers do with both a tax refund and pandemic relief money?

Mar 9, 2021
Those who have already paid off debt and built up their savings may be ready to spend tax refund money.
Many people plan on how they'll use tax refund money before they get it.
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Music from the episode

Chromakey Dreamcoat Boards of Canada

The team

Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Technical Director
Brian Allison Engineer
Meredith Garretson Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer