May 19, 2020

Businesses with PPP loans have a new application for getting forgiveness

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Housing starts in April fell by more than expected last month, a 30% drop. President Trump's threat to the WHO. Home improvement sales hold steady. The complicated rules that businesses with PPP loans have to follow to get them forgiven.

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Trump threatens to end WHO funding over "repeated missteps" in COVID-19 response

Trump has accused the WHO of lacking independence from China based on a review his administration has carried out.
In a late-night tweet, the president warned the WHO it has 30 days to make "substantive improvements" in becoming more independent.
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Home improvement sales are holding steady despite the overall retail slump

May 19, 2020
As people spend more time at home because of COVID-19, they are thinking about how they can improve those spaces.
Home improvement sales saw only a small dip in the U.S. in April.
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Treasury offers new guidance on PPP loan forgiveness

May 19, 2020
The new application form for the forgiveness program offers some clarification on significant points.
The new guidelines mean businesses can bring back fewer employees and still meet the Treasury’s forgiveness requirements.
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Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Candace Manriquez Wrenn Producer/Editor
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director