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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Who got PPP loans? Trump administration releases the data.

It's clear the loans went to some enterprises that are once again prompting questions about who really needed the government aid.
Larger companies initially took advantage of the Paycheck Protection Program, which was intended to offer forgivable loans to smaller businesses.
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Some paper checks have already gone out, the IRS says, but others could take until June or July.
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What you need to do to get your COVID-19 stimulus check

If you got a tax refund or paid the IRS by paper check last year, you'll need to get your bank details in to the agency.
If the IRS has your direct deposit details, you don’t need to do anything.
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What's the appeal of the "century bond"?

Aug 29, 2019
Investors would sign up to loan the U.S. government money for 50 or even 100 years.
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Despite a strong economy, the federal deficit continues to grow

Jun 13, 2019
This is despite a revenue boost from President Trump’s tariffs on imports.
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Treasury intervention could give more help to data breach victims

Aug 2, 2018
This week, the Treasury Department issued recommendations to protect consumers from big data breaches, like the ones we’ve seen at Equifax and Target. Among the Treasury Department’s recommendations: creating a national standard for handling the aftermath of data breaches. Click…
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The turf war over taxes

Feb 20, 2018
New polling shows that public sentiment is growing more favorable toward the recent tax law. Maybe chalk that up to the little extra money many people are seeing in their paychecks as a result of new tax brackets. But in…

The Treasury Department's tax plan analysis is one page long. Really.

Dec 12, 2017
Is empirical analysis dead? We ask Politico's Ben White.
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