Banking and credit

FILE - In this March 3, 2020 file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell pauses during a news conference in Washington. Powell provided a bleak outlook for the U.S. economy in remarks Wednesday, May 13, and urged Congress and the White House to act further to offset the damage from the viral outbreak. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
May 13, 2020 - 4:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell warned Wednesday of the threat of a prolonged recession resulting from the viral outbreak and urged Congress and the White House to act further to prevent long-lasting economic damage. The Fed and Congress have taken far-reaching steps to try to...
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Becky Richards keeps an eye out for customers at a recently-reopened Starbucks, Wednesday, May 13, 2020, in Freeport, Maine. Business has been slow at the coffee shop as most of it's neighboring retail stores remain closed during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
May 13, 2020 - 2:55 pm
The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Wednesday related to national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ TRAVEL & LEISURE: Boeing said this week that it's...
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A person wearing a protective face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus walks past stuttered businesses in Philadelphia, Thursday, May 7, 2020. Nearly 3.2 million laid-off workers applied for unemployment benefits last week as the business shutdowns caused by the viral outbreak deepened the worst U.S. economic catastrophe in decades. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
May 07, 2020 - 8:18 pm
The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Thursday related to national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ TRAVEL & LODGING: All aspects of travel, road, rail...
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May 07, 2020 - 5:10 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway’s central bank has cut its key policy rate by a quarter percentage point to 0% as the economy is slammed by the combination of the coronavirus pandemic and a recent plunge in the price of oil. “The uncertainty surrounding developments ahead is unusually high,”...
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The European Central Bank is shadowed by heavy clouds in Frankfurt, Germany, Friday, May 1, 2020. Due to the coronavirus the economy worldwide expects heavy losses. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
May 05, 2020 - 6:11 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany's Constitutional Court has ruled that the country's central bank must stop participating in a key European Central Bank stimulus program but gave the ECB time to demonstrate that the stimulus program is needed and appropriate. The judges of the Karlsruhe-based...
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May 03, 2020 - 3:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — As the coronavirus crisis took hold, Akeil Smith’s employer slashed her work as a home health aide to 25 hours per week. Her $15-an-hour salary no longer provided enough to pay her $700 monthly rent, and she had to visit food pantries for groceries. While millions of U.S. workers...
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In this April 24, 2020, photo, people maintain social distancing and wear face masks due to COVID-19 concerns, while waiting to enter a check cashing service center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. While millions of U.S. workers have already received a quick relief payment from the federal treasury through direct deposit, millions of others without traditional bank accounts must wait weeks for paper checks. Advocates for the poor say this is an opportunity to get many of those who are unbanked into the formal financial system. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
May 03, 2020 - 2:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — As the coronavirus crisis took hold, Akeil Smith's employer slashed her work as a home health aide to 25 hours per week. Her $15-an-hour salary no longer provided enough to pay her $700 monthly rent, and she had to visit food pantries for groceries. While millions of U.S. workers...
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FILE - This Dec. 24, 2018, file photo shows the Federal Reserve building during a partial government shutdown in Washington. The Federal Reserve said Thursday, April 23, 2020, that it will provide monthly reports on several of its economic rescue programs supported by the $2 trillion rescue program passed by Congress. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
April 30, 2020 - 12:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve announced Thursday that it was expanding a major lending program to provide support for businesses struggling to cope with the economic disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Fed said that it was expanding the scope and eligibility of its Main...
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FILE - In this April 28, 2020 file photo, a closed sign is posted at a restaurant along the River Walk in San Antonio. Banks are reporting a little more success in getting small business owners’ applications for coronavirus relief loans into government processing systems. Bank industry groups says changes the Small Business Administration made in its procedures apparently are helping lenders trying to submit thousands of applications for $310 billion in loans. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
April 29, 2020 - 7:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The smallest companies seeking coronavirus relief loans were moving to the head of the line Wednesday after the Small Business Administration said that for eight hours ending at midnight Eastern time it would accept loans only from small lenders. The step was being taken to ensure...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2020 file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference to discuss an announcement from the Federal Open Market Committee, in Washington. The Federal Reserve said Friday, April 24, it had $85.8 billion in loans outstanding last week in three of the programs it rolled out last month to protect the economy during the coronavirus pandemic.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
April 29, 2020 - 6:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it will keep its key short-term interest rate near zero for the foreseeable future as part of its extraordinary efforts to bolster an economy that is sinking into its worst crisis since the 1930s. Chairman Jerome Powell noted the gravity...
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