Chris Arnold

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Trump Regulator's Rule Would Force Banks To Lend To Gun-Makers And Oil Drillers

Monday, January 11, 2021

The Trump administration is trying to force banks to make loans to gun-makers and to finance payday lenders. Critics call the move bizarre. It's opposed by watchdog groups and banks.

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Have You Been Evicted During The Pandemic, Or Afraid Of Losing Your Home?

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

NPR wants to hear from you if you have lost income and couldn't pay rent to your landlord or needed a mortgage forbearance.

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COVID-19 Relief Bill Could Stave Off Historic Wave Of Evictions

Thursday, December 24, 2020

A rental assistance program in the bill is key for helping millions of struggling renters at risk of losing their homes in the middle of winter as the pandemic rages on.

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It's Hoped Relief Bill Will Prevent Nightmarish Wave Of Evictions

Thursday, December 24, 2020

The coronavirus relief package passed by Congress on Monday provides $25 billion in rental assistance to tenants at risk of eviction. Will it arrive in time to prevent mass evictions this winter?

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Why The CDC Eviction Ban Isn't Really A Ban: 'I Have Nowhere To Go'

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Families are getting put out on the street despite an eviction protection order from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Advocates say the order needs to be extended and strengthened.

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Millions In Need Of Eviction Protection As Pandemic Rages On

Friday, December 18, 2020

Millions of Americans could be facing eviction in the next few weeks if Congress doesn't pass a COVID-19 relief bill in the coming days.

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Have You Skipped Rent Or Mortgage Payments During the Pandemic?

Wednesday, December 09, 2020

NPR wants to hear from you if you have lost income and needed a mortgage forbearance or if you tried to get help from your landlord.

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Millions Face Bitter Winter If Congress Fails To Extend Relief Programs

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

A bipartisan group of senators is proposing a nearly $908 billion compromise relief bill with millions of Americans about to fall off a cliff when benefits expire this month.

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With Relief Programs Expiring Soon, Millions Of Americans Expect A Difficult Winter

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

From unemployment benefits to eviction protections, most pandemic relief programs are set to expire in December. If the government doesn't extend help, millions of Americans will be in trouble.

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More Americans Pay Rent On Credit Cards As Lawmakers Fail To Pass Relief Bill

Monday, November 30, 2020

Many Americans who've lost income in the pandemic are falling deeper into debt — forced to pay bills or even their rent on credit cards. It's a sign of trouble ahead for the economy.

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'We Need To Build More Homes': Prices Soar Amid Housing Shortage

Thursday, November 19, 2020

It's not only low interest rates pushing up prices to record highs. A historic lack of homes for sale is a big part of it too. And it's making homeownership unaffordable for too many people.

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12 Million To Lose Jobless Benefits The Day After Christmas Unless Congress Acts

Thursday, November 19, 2020

If Congress doesn't compromise and pass another relief bill, a new study finds a staggering number of Americans will lose a critical financial lifeline as the pandemic worsens.

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Financial Watchdog Expected To Get Its Teeth Back Under Biden

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a powerful agency policing predatory or unfair practices. Trump hobbled it. But a court ruling allows Biden to appoint a new sheriff at the bureau.

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12 Million People Could Lose Jobless Benefits After Christmas

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

A new study finds that unless Congress breaks its impasse, millions of Americans will lose "life-saving" jobless benefits at the end of December, and that could spell financial ruin for many.

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Their Service Entitles Them To Low-Cost Loans. But Veterans Often Pay More

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

A study finds that some lenders are overcharging military veterans, raising the cost of their home loans by thousands of dollars. Fair lending watchdogs say people need to shop around and negotiate.

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How Are You Surviving In The Pandemic Economy? Share Your Story

Friday, October 30, 2020

It's been more than eight months since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S. economy like a wrecking ball. Millions are still out of work. How has it affected your job, your finances and your family?

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'Incredibly Scary': Single Moms Fear Falling Through Holes In Pandemic Safety Net

Monday, October 26, 2020

Many single parents collecting unemployment benefits are running out of money to pay rent, with Congress still unable to pass a relief bill to help.

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Housing Boom: Sales of Million-Dollar Homes Double

Thursday, October 22, 2020

The housing market is on a tear, setting all kinds of records, including prices. But it's also a reflection of the uneven economic recovery and more first-time homebuyers are getting priced out.

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'So Hard To Prove You Exist': Flawed Fraud Protections Deny Unemployment To Millions

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Efforts to prevent fraud in state unemployment systems are outdated, hurting millions of people with legitimate claims by causing lengthy and unnecessary delays while not managing to catch much fraud.

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How Can President Trump Pay Less Tax Than You?

Friday, October 02, 2020

No matter what you do for a living, odds are you paid more federal income tax than Trump did the year he took office. Analysts say real estate tax breaks allowed him to avoid high tax bills.

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