Chris Arnold

Chris Arnold appears in the following:

CDC Issues Temporary Halt On Evictions, Citing Coronavirus Risks

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

Millions have been at risk of eviction after federal aid has been cut back. But the Trump administration has ordered a halt to evictions through December for those who've lost work across the U.S.

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CDC Issues Sweeping Temporary Halt On Evictions Nationwide Amid Pandemic

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

The move could prevent millions of evictions that housing advocates warn are looming as people who have lost work run out of money. Landlord groups want to know who will pay for the lost rent.

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'Get Your Knee Off Our Necks' Rally Takes Place On Anniversary Of March On Washington

Friday, August 28, 2020

The Rev. Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King III headline a march dubbed "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks" in Washington, D.C., on the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington.

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More Space, Please: Home Sales Booming Despite Pandemic, Recession

Friday, August 28, 2020

Despite high unemployment, a severe recession and economic uncertainty, the housing market is on a tear. Sales are booming, and prices hit a record high. Low rates and remote work are driving factors.

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'Will I Have A Place To Live?' Scrambling To Survive After $600 Benefits End

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Millions of people who have lost all or some of their income are having to make hard choices — from moving across the country for cheaper rent to raiding retirement savings.

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Loans For 1st-Time Homebuyers See Record Delinquencies

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

It's a sign that minority, lower-income, and first-time home buyers are getting hit hard financially amid the pandemic. But a vast majority are protected by Congress from foreclosure.

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Want To Refinance Your Home Loan With Record Low Rates? Get Ready For A Hefty Fee

Friday, August 14, 2020

Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will start charging an extra upfront fee in September ... as much as $1,500 for a $300,000 loan. Lenders are upset and blame the Trump administration.

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New California Financial Watchdog Would Take Aim At Predatory Lenders Amid Pandemic

Friday, August 14, 2020

California may be on the cusp of creating a watchdog agency. Proponents say federal regulators aren't doing their job, leaving leaving millions of Americans vulnerable during the coronavirus crisis.

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Tell Your Story: How Are You Coping In The Coronavirus Economy?

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

It's been about five months since our economy ground to a halt. How has the pandemic affected your job, your finances and your family?

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Federal Moratorium On Evictions Expires On Friday. What's Next?

Friday, July 24, 2020

A federal moratorium on evictions has helped millions of renters stay in their homes during the pandemic. But a wave of evictions might be on the way as the protections expire Friday.

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'Tsunami' Of Evictions Feared As Extra $600 Unemployment Payments End

Friday, July 24, 2020

Housing advocates and landlords alike say if Congress doesn't extend or replace the extra payments expiring this weekend, millions of out-of-work Americans won't be able to afford to pay their rent.

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Record Low Mortgage Rates Put More Cash In Pockets, But May Not Boost Economy Much

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

A historic drop in rates has millions of homeowners refinancing to save money. It's helping home sales, but it's not helping the broader economy as much as it would in a normal recession.

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Pandemic And Protests Spark Record Gun Sales

Thursday, July 16, 2020

About 3 million more guns than usual have been sold since the pandemic started. And nearly half of all the sales appear to be to those buying guns for the first time.

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Sales Of Guns To First Time Owners Rise Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Gun sales have hit new records as the country grapples with a pandemic and protests. But unlike previous spikes, it's not gun enthusiasts driving sales, but rather first time gun owners.

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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.

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'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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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