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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?