(The Center Square) – Nearly one in four small businesses – 24 percent – have temporarily shut their doors due to the response to COVID-19 in the U.S., and an additional 40 percent said they likely will do so within the next two weeks, according to a new survey from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Metlife.
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(The Center Square) – The Federal Reserve and the mortgage banking industry are hashing out details about how to allocate $454 million to help cover the fallout of the loan forbearance clause of the CARES Act. The amount is a drop in the bucket compared to the fallout of millions of people unable to pay their mortgages due to losing their income as a result of the economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus quarantine.
(The Center Square) – On the same day the federal government announced more than 6.6 million Americans filed unemployment claims, President Donald Trump said a program to help businesses continue to pay workers launches Friday.
(The Center Square) – Tribal councils are facing unprecedented challenges in countering the spread of the coronavirus across tribal lands, but will see some financial relief from the federal government.
(The Center Square) – Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai joined Eric Peterson, director of the Center for Technology and Innovation at the New Orleans-based Pelican Institute, Tuesday to discuss the critical role of the Internet during the coronavirus crisis.
Nearly nine out of 10 Americans are confident the nation will survive the coronavirus pandemic, according to new findings by the Grinnell College National Poll.
DES MOINES — The number of Iowans seeking government unemployment benefits after losing their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic has topped 100,000 in the last two weeks.
(The Center Square) – Unemployment claims continue to mount in Iowa as the spread of COVID-19 continues.
Leonardo DiCaprio has pledged support to America's Food Fund amidst the coronavirus pandemic, and alongside Apple's CEO Tim Cook and Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple's Steve Jobs, he is pledging a whopping $12 million.
State tax collections took a 9.1 percent plunge last month, but the decline was not due to the COVID-19 pandemic but rather a more aggressive approach to quickly getting tax refunds back to individuals and corporations, according to the Legislative Services Agency.