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How to Sign Up for Medicare

It is recommended that you sign up for Medicare in the three months leading up to your 65th birthday in order to ensure your coverage begins on time.  Medicare is a national health insurance program run by the federal government. It provides coverage primarily to Americans 65 and older, but is also available to some...

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How to Apply for a Coronavirus Small Business Loan

Here is what you can do to see if you are eligible for assistance.  The coronavirus pandemic has hit small businesses hard and the government has set up several options for relief under the CARES Act, signed into law March 27, 2020. Here is what you can do to see if you are eligible for...

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How to Get Your Coronavirus Stimulus Check

If you want to speed up the process, the IRS recommends filling out its direct deposit form to have the money sent to your account.

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What Is the U.S. Unemployment Rate?

Experts say the federal government might need to step in again to provide expanded benefits to businesses to keep workers on the payrolls and off unemployment. The U.S. unemployment rate has soared since the coronavirus pandemic caused businesses across the country to shut down or scale back operations and production.  More than 30 million Americans...

A sign outside the West Alabama Icehouse shows the bar is closed Monday, June 29, 2020, in Houston. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott shut down bars again and scaled back restaurant dining on Friday as cases climbed to record levels after the state embarked on one of America's fastest reopenings. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Economic Growth Is Stalling in States That Rushed to Reopen

Public health experts and economists warned that moving too quickly would only make things worse.

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Eviction Moratoriums Are Set to Expire. Elizabeth Warren Has a Bill to Stop It.

“Housing is a human right and an absolute necessity to keep families safe during this crisis, and Congress must step in now to help keep people in their homes.”

A man walks past a retail store that is going out of business due to the coronavirus pandemic in Winnetka, Ill., Tuesday, June 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
A List of All the Ways the Trump Administration Failed Its COVID-19 Response

According to a new government watchdog report, “the negative effects of the pandemic on families, communities, and health care systems and on the long-term economic condition of millions of Americans and U.S. businesses are likely to persist into the future.”