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  • A hub for help during the Coronavirus crisis. The New York Times assembled a guide to connect you with information about government benefits, free services and financial strategies to get you through this crisis. (Heads up: Before or after you head over to
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  • Why the CFPB’s loss at the Supreme Court is really a win. Our aggressive work to protect people from being cheated and mistreated understandably aroused opposition from some of these powerful companies. And so, ever since, the financial industry has been peppering the bureau with various challenges
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  • New data reveals hidden flood risk across America. Across much of the United States, the flood risk is far greater than government estimates show, new calculations suggest, exposing millions of people to a hidden threat—and one that will only grow as
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  • The jobs we need. Over the past four decades, American workers have suffered a devastating loss of economic power, manifest in their wages, benefits and working conditions. The annual economic output of the United States has almost tripled, but,
  • What is owed. Race-neutral policies simply will not address the depth of disadvantage faced by people this country once believed were chattel. Financial restitution cannot end racism, of course, but it can certainly mitigate racism’s most
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  • A moratorium on evictions ends leaving tenants fearful. A moratorium on evictions that New York State imposed during the coronavirus pandemic expired over the weekend, raising fears that tens of thousands of residents struggling in the worst economic collapse since the Great Depression
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  • Home loan applications and lender profits surge. U.S. mortgage companies are having one of their best years in history. Lenders are getting bombarded with calls from homeowners looking for cheaper loans. They’re also hearing from potential buyers who are
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  • Racial inequity harms American schoolchildren. The police killings of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Ky., have sparked a national conversation around racial justice. But the country's racial justice problems aren't limited to policing —
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