Chris Arnold

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'Almost In Tears': A Hairstylist Worries About Reopening Too Soon

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

NPR's Chris Arnold sits down in the barber's chair as his 65-year-old hairstylist tells him about working 13-hour days, as he worries about catching the coronavirus.


'We Need Help': People At Higher Coronavirus Risk Fear Losing Federal Unemployment

Monday, July 06, 2020

An extra $600 a week in federal unemployment runs out at the end of July — even for people with underlying health conditions who are at much greater risk if they contract COVID-19.


Supreme Court Rules That The Structure Of Key Independent Agency Is Unconstitutional

Monday, June 29, 2020

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is unconstitutional and the president can fire bureau's director. But it left the agency otherwise intact.


As States Reopen, Returning Workers Wonder How Employers Will Protect Them

Saturday, June 27, 2020

As people around the country head back to work, many are concerned that their workplace isn't safe enough to protect them from COVID-19. We take a look at what protections and options workers have.


Zoom Call Eviction Hearings: 'They'll Throw Everything I Have Out On The Street'

Friday, June 19, 2020

During the outbreak, courts have turned to the online conferencing service. But some people don't have access to smartphones or the Internet. Legal challenges are likely.


Boston Hairstylist Works 13 Hours A Day To Meet Demand Despite Coronavirus Fears

Monday, June 15, 2020

A 65-year-old hair stylist is meeting the pent-up demand for cuts by working 13-hour days, even as he worries about catching the coronavirus.


Thousands Of Workers Say Their Jobs Are Unsafe As Economy Reopens

Thursday, June 11, 2020

In places ranging from chicken processing plants to hair salons, workers say employers aren't doing enough to protect them from getting sick. Advocates blame a lack of mandatory federal safety rules.


Millions Of Americans Skip Payments As Tidal Wave Of Defaults And Evictions Looms

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Hardship programs appear to be helping many people pause payments and survive the economic shutdown so far. But not everybody is getting the help, and advocates see big potential trouble ahead.


Economic Fallout From COVID-19 Is Hard On Landlords Too

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The coronaviurs pandemic has created financial hardship for many Americans. Small mom-and-pop landlords are worried about their own financial future as tenants struggle to pay rent.


Are You Ready To Go Back To Work? Share Your Story

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Millions of Americans have lost work and money due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now, some businesses are reopening. Are you ready to go back to normal life? NPR wants to hear your story.


Scared To Return To Work Or Can't With Kids At Home? Here's What You Need To Know

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

As businesses reopen, many workers are worried for their health and would rather stay on unemployment. Many parents can't return to a workplace because they have no child care. What are your options?


3.4 Million Homeowners Skip Payments. But Many Are Scared, Say Congress Needs To Act

Monday, April 27, 2020

Homeowners say that to catch up on payments, lenders demand big balloon payments they can't afford. Advocates want Congress to mandate that missed payments simply be added to the end of the loan term.


Lenders Demand Punishing Terms For Struggling Homeowners Amid Pandemic

Friday, April 24, 2020

Millions of homeowners may skip making payments as part of a federal plan meant to ease financial stress during the pandemic. But many Americans say they're running into problems with their lenders.


Nearly 3 Million Homeowners Get Mortgage Help, But Others Hit Roadblocks

Monday, April 20, 2020

Congress ordered lenders to let homeowners who've been hurt financially in the crisis to skip mortgage payments. Many are getting that help, but others say their lenders aren't playing by the rules.


What Happened Today: New Jobless Numbers, Unemployment Questions

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Jobless numbers show that 22 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits in the last four weeks. Homeowners have questions about making mortgage payments if they've lost their jobs.


Unemployment Money Not Reaching Millions Of People Who Applied

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Nearly 17 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits in recent weeks, but a large portion have yet to receive any money. Freelancers and gig workers face some of the longest delays.


How To Get Your $1,200 Emergency Payment Faster — But Watch Out For Debt Collectors

Monday, April 13, 2020

The federal government has begun sending $1,200 checks to millions of Americans. But some who need the money the most may have trouble actually getting it, and debt collectors may want it too.


Nearly A Third Of Renters Didn't Pay By 1st Week Of April

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

With so many people out of work, there was a steep jump in renters not paying on time, a trade group says. It says next month could be much worse if government help doesn't reach people in time.


Many Struggling Homeowners Not Getting The Mortgage Relief U.S. Promised

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Millions of homeowners who've lost their incomes qualify to defer payments. But many say lenders are demanding unfair terms such as massive subsequent lump sum payments that they can't afford.


Are You Struggling To Pay Bills Or Get Coronavirus-Related Benefits?

Monday, April 06, 2020

Whether you're a business owner, an "essential" worker or an individual trying to make ends meet, NPR wants to hear from you. How are you getting by?