Mar 25, 2020

Is this country ready for 2.5 million jobless claims in a week?

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Plus: What a 90-day tariff deferral would do for the people paying (that's us).

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Unemployment claims are soaring. Are the states ready for the onslaught?

Mar 25, 2020
More than one million Americans are expected to have filed for benefits last week, with more on the way.
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COVID-19

Laid-off workers now worry about health care during health crisis

Mar 25, 2020
The majority of Americans get employer-sponsored health insurance so what happens when that goes away?
One employer said he "just wanted to make sure that everybody’s taken care of through this."
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How a mortgage broker is dealing with an ailing market

Mar 25, 2020
Los Angeles mortgage broker Vivian Gueler is expecting a drop in the value of real estate.
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Despite reports, trade adviser denies plans to suspend tariffs

Mar 25, 2020
And if Beijing reciprocates, U.S. farmers might get a boost from rising exports to China.
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A hair stylist choosing between her livelihood and flattening the curve

Mar 25, 2020
Ashley Nelson wasn’t forced to stop working, but she decided to anyway.
Ashley Nelson, a hair stylist at the Collab Salon in Boise, Idaho, recently decided to stop taking appointments because of COVID-19.
Arlie Sommer

Using familiar faces could eventually open Detroit’s doors for census takers

Mar 25, 2020
The bureau is using workers people know or can identify with for house calls.
Detroit has a large Muslim population, and some imams have been stressing just how much federal funding depends on them taking the census. Above, a billboard advertising the 2020 Census in Arabic.
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Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Associate Producer

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