Apr 5, 2021

Warnings about mortgage forbearance expiring

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says that early this year, about 2.7 million people were still in the programs to put mortgage payments on hold during the pandemic. Plus, an unprecedented infusion of cash donations for social justice after the death of George Floyd. And, a British plan for a coronavirus vaccine passport.

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CFPB warns lenders of "tidal wave" of distressed mortgages

Apr 5, 2021
But homeowners are in a better position to avoid foreclosure than they were in the last crisis.
As of January, more than 2.7 million people were still in the programs to put mortgage payments on hold during the pandemic, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says.
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Waves of giving follow racial equity crises

Apr 5, 2021
Billions of dollars were donated to social justice causes in 2020. Deciding where and when to allocate resources can be hard.
In the months following George Floyd's death, people donated billions of dollars to social justice and racial equity groups.
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U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson set to address plans for COVID vaccine passport program

A traffic light metaphor is in the works to grade COVID risk internationally. The BBC's Caroline Davis reports.

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