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Heather Timmons

Seven weeks into coronavirus lockdowns, Fed has a new, darker message

15 May 2020

One Thursday morning seven weeks ago, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell made a rare appearance on NBC's "Today Show" to offer a reassuring message to Americans dealing with economic fallout from measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak.

U.S. local news outlets need government rescue: lawmakers, trade groups

10 Apr 2020

WASHINGTON Four groups representing local newspapers and broadcast media outlets on Thursday asked U.S. lawmakers to provide assistance amid rising economic woes tied to the coronavirus outbreak, including up to $10 billion in government advertising.

U.S. small businesses wait impatiently for government aid that could be slow to come

01 Apr 2020

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON As soon as New York officials began detailing their response to the coronavirus, Matt Preis knew his staff might be in trouble.

U.S. unemployment offices sitting on mountain of pending claims

31 Mar 2020

WASHINGTON Last week's record-setting U.S. jobless claims number will be quickly surpassed, economists and state officials predict, as local labor offices digest a pile of pending applications, and the new stimulus bill extends benefits to the self-employed.

What do the Fed's latest moves mean for U.S. consumers?

16 Mar 2020

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK The U.S. Federal Reserve unleashed new emergency measures on Sunday night to limit the economic harm from the coronavirus, including making it easier for banks to get money and slashing its benchmark borrowing rate to near zero.

What do the Fed's latest moves mean for U.S. consumers?

16 Mar 2020

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK The U.S. Federal Reserve unleashed new emergency measures on Sunday night to limit the economic harm from the coronavirus, including making it easier for banks to get money and slashing its benchmark borrowing rate to near zero.

Hands down, men worse at bathroom hygiene that prevents coronavirus

06 Mar 2020

WASHINGTON The spread of the new coronavirus is shining the spotlight on a little-discussed gender split: men wash their hands after using the bathroom less than women, years of research and on-the-ground observations show.

Fragile safety net leaves U.S. economy vulnerable to coronavirus hit

05 Mar 2020

((This March 4 story corrects attribution of survey cited in paragraph nine to Prudential Financial))

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