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Feds Spend Billions On COVID-19 Contracts, Often Without Fully Competitive Bidding

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

In the government's hurried pandemic response, more than 250 companies, some with little or no medical supply experience, got contracts worth more than $1 million without fully competitive bidding.

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Here's How The Small Business Loan Program Went Wrong In Just 4 Weeks

Monday, May 04, 2020

Not-so-small companies like Shake Shack and organizations like the LA Lakers were able to get loans that were meant for suffering small businesses. What happened?

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Loopholes In Small Business Relief Program Allow Thriving Companies To Cash In

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The Paycheck Protection Program is designed to help small businesses from falling off a cliff during the pandemic, but some companies on firm ground have gotten millions to expand.

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Small Business Rescue Earned Banks $10 Billion In Fees

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Banks handling the federal government's loan program for small businesses made more than $10 billion in fees, while thousands of small businesses were shut out of the program.

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The Coronavirus Outbreak Has Been Accompanied By A Surge In Consumer Fraud

Monday, March 30, 2020

Law enforcement officials throughout the country say they're seeing a surge in fraud and consumer rip-offs since the coronavirus pandemic began.

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Funeral Homes Change Their Practices In Response To Coronavirus

Friday, March 20, 2020

In many states, officials have mandated how many people can gather in one space at a time. Some funeral directors ask mourners to stand six feet apart and implore priests and other clergy to be brief.

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