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2020

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  • Americans need a compromise on the economy. A wide consensus among economists and business leaders recognizes that the U.S. government not only can afford to extend additional large-scale aid but cannot afford not to—unless our national leaders are prepared
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  • Postal service suspends changes after public outcry. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, facing intense backlash over cost-cutting moves, said on Tuesday that the Postal Service would suspend recent operational changes until after the 2020 election. The measures, which included eliminating overtime for mail carriers,
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  • CFPB penalties decline as enforcement actions go small. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s enforcement actions, under Director Kathy Kraninger, have slowed down compared to former Director Richard Cordray’s tenure. Monetary penalties and consumer redress amounts have also declined under
  • Drowning in debt? Here are your options, good and bad. To help you choose wisely, Checkbook spoke with consumer advocates who deal with debt relief. They all agree: Your first stop should be a non-profit credit counseling agency. This is individualized advice based on your
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  • Customer service doesn't have to be this awful. Among the various things the COVID-19 pandemic has changed, and not for the better, is customer service. Just ask anyone who has tried to contact California’s Employment Development Department with questions about unemployment
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  • The coming eviction crisis. If the federal government repeats the mistakes of the last recession, millions of Americans will lose their apartments and homes.
 

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