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Millions of people may still be eligible to receive one-time pandemic relief checks

Nov 9, 2020
The deadline for filing information with the IRS to get the money is Nov. 21.
People who didn't receive a COVID-19 relief check could still get one.
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Without more relief spending, the recovery's likely to stall

Oct 7, 2020
And that's likely to hurt families who are already stretched to the limit.
President Trump gives a thumbs up upon his return to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Oct. 05. The president said he was ending stimulus talks Tuesday, but later backtracked.
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The need for an equity-based universal basic income

Aug 21, 2020
José Quiñonez says a targeted, data-driven system will help us during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Families that didn't get $500 stimulus payments for children now have another chance

The IRS is reopening registration on its website. Parents have to fill out information in what’s called a "non-filers tool."
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What are Kamala Harris’s economic priorities?

Aug 13, 2020
How might the current pandemic and financial crisis change the economic priorities of VP candidate Kamala Harris?
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The Economy Reimagined, Part 1: Dealing with Inequality

Amid the wreckage of 2020, are there opportunities to fix what was already broken, including the system of human relationships we call the economy?
Pictured: Hundreds of people wait in line for hours at a downtown Brooklyn office for their EBT Food Stamp cards on May 12, 2020 in New York City.
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Using coronavirus relief to pay down credit cards

Aug 6, 2020
Credit card debt was down by $76 billion in the second quarter, the steepest decline in card balances since tracking started.
The changes in household debt in the second quarter were driven by a decline in credit card balances as consumer spending dropped.
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Some people still have not received the first COVID-19 relief check. Here's why.

A new study by the Brookings Institution found racial disparities in whose checks were delayed.
One way to make sure more people get their payments if their is a second round is to consider prepaid debit cards instead of Treasury checks.
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Where does Congress stand on another COVID-19 relief package?

The House has passed a $3 trillion relief bill. Senate Republicans are expected to roll out their own package this week.
Senate Republicans are expected to roll out another coronavirus relief package proposal this week.
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Answers to your questions about unemployment benefits and COVID-19

Jul 7, 2020
As we approach the deadline for the expanded coronavirus unemployment payments to end, we look at some of the key questions around benefits.
Hundreds of unemployed Kentucky residents wait in long lines outside the Kentucky Career Center for help with their unemployment claims.
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