Live Updates: The Latest News for Taxpayers and Small Business Owners

With the news coming faster and faster every day, we wanted to help our tax and small business clients stay up to date on the latest stories affecting them and their finances. Keep checking back to stay informed on the top headlines, law changes, tax proposals, and much more.

Here are some of the important stories to keep up with today:

September 13

Bloomberg: Biden Inheritance-Tax Plan Poised to Be Scaled Back in Congress

September 12

Tax Policy Center: Was The Senate’s Heated Crypto Tax Reporting Debate Much Ado About Nothing?

September 11

Tax Foundation: Three Issues with Proposed Regulations for Maryland’s Digital Advertising Tax

September 10

CNBC: U.S. Democrats propose dramatic expansion of EV tax credits that favors Big Three

September 9

CNBC: Here’s how to avoid costly mistakes if you inherit a 401(k) or IRA

September 8

CNBC: Here’s how to avoid costly mistakes if you inherit a 401(k) or IRA

September 7

IRS had a backlog of nearly 8 million paper business tax returns in 2020 due to pandemic

September 6

 CNET: Still no tax refund? What to do if your IRS money is delayed

September 5

GOBankingRates: 7 Ways You’re Accidentally Committing Tax Fraud

September 4

CNBC: Renaissance executives agree to pay around $7 billion to settle tax dispute with IRS: Source

September 3

Yahoo! Finance: Small Businesses and Workers See Slowdown Due to Delta Variant

CNBC: Private payrolls increase by just 374,000 in August, far short of the 600,000 estimate, ADP says

CNBC: Jobs report disappoints — only 235,000 positions added vs. expectations of 720,000

September 2

CNBC: IRS chief tells Elizabeth Warren: More transparent bank data can fight tax evasion

Fast Company: This is why your hourly workers aren’t coming back 'Forever Changed’: Business Travel Isn’t Coming Back as CEOs Gut Budgets

September 1

Accounting Today: IRS regulation of tax preparers gains steam

CBS News: Walgreens becomes newest member of the $15 an hour club

Reuters: Surging COVID-19 cases dampen U.S. consumer confidence, house prices post record gains

August 31

Fast Company: Second stimulus checks are going out in California: This calculator shows how much you’ll get

CNBC: Homebuyers sign fewer contracts in July, as high prices chill the summer market

Forbes: Taxing College Athlete Name Image Likeness Deals

August 30

CNBC: Americans are changing who they turn to for financial advice

Yahoo! Finance: Pending home sales fall for second straight month

Bloomberg: Goldman Sees 750,000 Evictions in U.S. as Bans Come to an End

August 29

Entrepreneur: 4 Personal Finance Tips Every Entrepreneur Should Know 

August 28

Forbes: IRS Tax Lessons From Michael Jackson

August 27

Tampa Bay Times: USF accounting manager pleads guilty to embezzling $12.8 million

CNBC: Former start-up CEO arrested and charged with fraud for allegedly misstating financials

The Wall Street Journal: U.S. Consumer Spending, Income Grew in July

August 26

Yahoo! Finance: Fourth Stimulus Checks Are Coming From These States — Is Yours on the List?

CNBC: House vote on $3.5 trillion budget raises prospect of higher taxes on the rich

CBS News: Unemployment cliff looms as 7.5 million Americans to lose aid by Labor Day

August 25

CNBC: Enhanced tax credits become ‘bargaining points’ in divorce cases

Fast Company: IRS direct deposit: Here’s a helpful breakdown that will tell you if it’s a tax refund or credit

Forbes: Did IRS Robots And Mail Backlog Cause The Tax Court Petition Flood?

August 24

 The Wall Street Journal: U.S. Expansion Slowed in August, Survey Shows

CNBC: Fast-food wages climbed 10% in latest quarter, the largest jump in years, report says

Fast Company: Going back to the office means giving up lucrative WFH side hustles for many employees

August 23

Bloomberg: B-Schools Must Evolve for Future Business Demands, Employers Say 

Forbes: The Covid-19 Pandemic Drove A Huge, But Temporary, Increase in Households That Did Not Pay Federal Income Tax 

NPR: These Older Workers Hadn't Planned To Retire So Soon. The Pandemic Sped Things Up

August 22

Fast Company: 7 companies that could be worth $1 trillion within the next three years

August 21

CNBC: Despite the pandemic, 401(k) balances and savings rates are higher than ever

August 20

CNBC: This lesser-known tax credit may offer working families a bigger write-off this year

August 19 

Tax Policy Center: The COVID-19 Pandemic Drove A Huge, But Temporary, Increase in Households That Did Not Pay Federal Income Tax

August 18 

Bloomberg: U.S. Initial Unemployment Claims Drop for Fourth Straight Week

August 17

CNBC: Climate change will disrupt supply chains much more than Covid — here’s how businesses can prepare

August 16

CNET: IRS Child Tax Credit Update Portal: The key to opting out, handling payments and more

August 15

Yahoo! Finance: What Income Level Is Considered Middle Class in Your State?

August 14

CNBC: Consumer sentiment measure falls to pandemic-era low, sees one of largest drops on record

August 13

CNBC: Repeal of the cap on state and local tax deduction still in play. Here’s what to watch

Bloomberg: U.S. Inflation Forecasts Keep Rising as Supply Constraints Loom

Yahoo! Finance: Child Tax Credit: Many families used the first payments to pay off debt

August 12

Forbes: California Congressman Mark Takano Introduces Legislation For A Four-Day Workweek 

CNBC: Social Security cost-of-living adjustment could be 6.2% in 2022

Barron’s: How Will the U.S. Pay for the $3.5 Trillion? Taxes, Mostly.

August 11

The Washington Post: What’s in the $1.2 trillion Senate infrastructure package

Reuters: U.S. consumer price increases slow in July, signs inflation peaked

CNBC: Labor shortage gives retail and restaurant workers the upper hand—for now

August 10

The New York Times: Senate Passes $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill, Handing Biden a Bipartisan Win

CNBC: Main Street overconfidence: America’s small businesses aren’t worried about hacking

Forbes: Tax On U.S. Olympic Medals Makes IRS Biggest Winner

August 9

Yahoo! Finance: Move here, get paid: Small towns offer up to $20K just to get you to live there, work remotely 

CNBC: Job openings surge above 10 million for first time ever, Labor Department says 

Forbes: IRS Payments Abound In July, But Frustration Remains For Those Awaiting Tax Refunds 

August 8

Fast Company: IRS tax refund update: Faulty ‘math error’ notices sent to people who claimed stimulus check credits

August 7

Yahoo! Finance: Unemployment rate headed to a 50-year low

August 6

CNBC: Payrolls increase 943,000 in July as unemployment rate slides to 5.4%

Fast Company: Still no IRS tax refund? It could be a simple math or clerical error. Here’s how you’ll know

Yahoo! Finance: Mortgage rates hit new 6-month low as refinance fee ends, delta variant rages

August 5

The New York Times: P.P.P. loan forgiveness portal opens, but big banks opt out.

CNBC: Private companies added 330,000 jobs in July, according to ADP, far short of the 653,000 estimate

Business Insider: How unemployed Americans scored a big last-minute win in Biden's infrastructure bill, cutting a $50 billion measure that could have stripped their benefits

August 4

CNBC: Here’s how much 2021 winners of Mega Millions and Powerball have forked over in taxes

NPR: The Biden Administration Issues A New Eviction Moratorium After A Federal Ban Lapsed

Yahoo! Finance: Mortgage Boom Drives Biggest Jump in Household Debt Since 2013

August 3

CNBC: How language in the infrastructure bill could roil the crypto markets

Fast Company: Jobseekers: These are the best and worst states for new work opportunities right now

Reuters: U.S. manufacturing growth cooling; bottlenecks starting to abate

August 2

Associated Press: It’s in and it’s big: Senate unveils $1T infrastructure bill

CNN Business: Supply Chain Interrupted: Here's everything you can't get right now

Forbes: Crypto Exchanges Face New Reporting Requirements And Stiff Penalties Under Senate Infrastructure Bill

August 1

CNBC: There’s an unemployment cliff coming. More than 7.5 million may fall off

July 31

Fast Company: IRS unemployment refund update: Timeline for next round, direct deposit, mailed paper checks

July 30

CNBC: Consumers did great job paying down credit card debt during pandemic. That may be ending

July 29

NPR: You Might Consider Opting Out Of The Child Tax Credit. Here's Why 

CNBC: Economic growth likely hot in the second quarter, but shortages may have kept it from overheating

CBS News: IRS sending out another 1.5 million tax refunds to people who overpaid on unemployment benefits

July 28

Inc.: Hurry: The SBA Is Launching a Fast Forgiveness Portal 

Reuters: U.S. consumer confidence at 17-month high; business spending on equipment strong

Yahoo! Finance: No Hiring Boom in States That Cut Unemployment Benefits Early: Analysis

July 27

The Wall Street Journal: A Key Gauge of Future Inflation Is Easing

CNBC: Consumer losses due to Covid-related fraud top $500 million

Forbes: The IRS Bottleneck Most Taxpayers Have Never Heard Of

July 26

The New York Times: Biden’s Antitrust Team Signals a Big Swing at Corporate Titans

CNBC: Gen X workers may be facing the biggest unemployment crisis, study finds

Fast Company: IRS fourth stimulus check hoaxes prey on people’s hopes for clicks

July 25

CNBC: A tax loophole is helping bitcoin holders save tons of cash by avoiding federal taxes

July 24

Yahoo! Finance: Social Security checks may see a huge raise next year. Will it be enough?

July 23

 Yahoo! Finance: IRS sends out another 2.2 million $1,400 stimulus checks

Department of Justice: Twenty-Two Charged in Connection with a More than $11-Million Paycheck Protection Program Fraud Scheme

CNBC: States cutting unemployment benefits didn’t get people back to work, study finds

July 22

Forbes: Why Some Taxpayers Got Three Checks From The IRS In July

CNBC: Another 2.2 million stimulus checks have gone out. Here’s who received the payments

The Wall Street Journal: U.S. Jobless Claims Rose to 419,000 Last Week

July 21

CNBC: Oregon Democrat proposes Senate bill to overhaul tax break for pass-through businesses

Yahoo! Finance: Space tourism tax: Congressman announces new plan after Blue Origin launch

Fast Company: IRS unemployment refund update: Timeline for the next batch is unclear as millions wait for payments

July 20

Reuters: U.S. recession ended in April 2020, making it shortest on record

NPR: Low Pay, No Benefits, Rude Customers: Restaurant Workers Quit At Record Rate

Tax Foundation: IRS Sends Nearly $15 Billion of Advance Child Tax Credit Payments

July 19

Axios: Consumers complain about high prices, but buy anyway

Yahoo! Finance: IRS to Send More Unemployment Tax Refund Checks in July

The Wall Street Journal: Red-Hot U.S. Economy Expected to Cool From Here

July 18

Yahoo! Finance: U.S Mortgage Rates Fall for a Third Week as COVID-19 Delivers Uncertainty

July 17

Forbes: Kardashians Win $13.5M Beauty Lawsuit, IRS Collects Taxes

July 16

Fast Company: Didn’t get your IRS child tax credit check? Here’s what to try if your payment never showed up

July 15

CNBC: Inflation could prompt largest Social Security cost-of-living adjustment in decades. Why there’s a push to change the way it’s calculated

CNBC: How the IRS is trying to nail crypto tax dodgers

July 14

Bloomberg: Biden Agenda Gets Boost on Senate Democrats’ $3.5 Trillion Plan

July 13

The New York Times: E.U. Delays Digital Levy as Tax Talks Proceed

CNN: Biden administration says states can restart pandemic unemployment benefits as lawsuits mount

Reuters: Aging population to hit U.S. economy like a 'ton of bricks' -U.S. commerce secretary

July 12

CNBC: Janet Yellen says tax changes for large firms may not be ready until 2022

Yahoo! Finance: G20 backs historic corporate tax reform in Venice

NBC: San Jose Man Arrested in Connection With Fraud Involving COVID-19 Relief Funds

July 11

Bloomberg: Biden Says Competition Order to Restore ‘Heart’ of Capitalism

July 10

Yahoo! Finance: He spent 24 years building his business. A ransomware attack blew it to smithereens

July 9

AccountingWEB: Business Meals May Serve Up Big Deductions

CNBC: Number of workers unemployed for more than a year jumps by 248,000

Business Insider: A third of former hospitality workers won't return to the industry during the labor shortage because they want higher pay, better benefits, and a new work environment

July 8

CNBC: Biden readies order to rein in worker non-compete clauses and make switching jobs easier

Forbes: Two Of The Most Family Friendly Provisions Of The American Rescue Plan

The Wall Street Journal: Unemployment Claims Have Continued Easing as Hiring Heats Up

July 7

Business Insider: Laid-off workers are scoring early wins in lawsuits against GOP governors attempting to cut off federal jobless aid

ESPN: NCAA name, image and likeness FAQ: What the rule changes mean for the athletes, schools and more

CNN: A massive ransomware attack hit hundreds of businesses. Here's what we know

July 6

Forbes: Can You Resist These “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams?

CNBC: How businesses are getting billions in cash back from government to offset hiring costs

TechRadar: Watch out for this devious PayPal phishing campaign

July 5

CBS News: Jeff Bezos steps down as Amazon CEO as retailer starts new chapter

July 4

CNBC: Here’s where the jobs are — in one chart 

July 3

The New York Times: The I.R.S. had a backlog of 35 million returns by the end of the tax season.

July 2

Forbes: How States Are Letting Small Businesses Avoid The SALT Cap On Their Tax Returns

Bloomberg: Global Tax Overhaul Endorsed by 130 Nations as Deal Gets Closer

The Wall Street Journal: U.S. Jobless Claims Fell to 364,000 Last Week, a New Pandemic Low

July 1

CBS News: Financial regulator hits Robinhood for $70 million for "widespread and significant harm" to customers

Reuters: U.S. private payrolls increase solidly; pending home sales rebound

CNN Business: American consumer confidence jumps to highest level since the pandemic started

June 30

NPR: The Supreme Court Leaves The CDC's Moratorium On Evictions In Place

Yahoo! Finance: U.S. consumer confidence at 16-month high; house price inflation heating up

Fast Company: A lot of laid-off and furloughed workers launched startups last year, according to Salesforce

June 29

CNBC: Part-time workers would have easier access to 401(k) plans if this bill passes

Fast Company: IRS stimulus checks are still delayed for many and an unknown glitch may be to blame

Business Insider: Prices are rising so much that minimum wage workers are poorer than they've been in decades

June 28

Axios: Economists unworried infrastructure will boost inflation

Forbes: Keeping The Monthly Child Tax Credit Coming, Limiting Risk Of Overpayments

CNN: Indiana must continue pandemic unemployment benefits for now, judge rules

June 27

CNBC: The ultra-wealthy have made full use of Roth individual retirement accounts. Here’s how you can do the same

June 26

The Hill: Biden announces bipartisan deal on infrastructure

June 25

CBS News: 10 states to end enhanced unemployment benefits June 26

The Wall Street Journal: Downward U.S. Jobless Claims Trend Stalls Out

NBC News: Billionaire investor Peter Thiel has $5B in his tax-free retirement account, report finds

June 24

Axios: Why small businesses may end up the pandemic’s biggest winners

NPR: The Great Resignation: Why Millions of Workers are Quitting Their Jobs  

Yahoo! Finance: Jobless claims preview: Another 380,000 Americans likely filed new unemployment claims last week

June 23

CNBC: Required IRA, 401(k) withdrawals would start at age 75 under congressional proposal. Here’s who would benefit 

Fast CompanyIRS unemployment refund update: Frustration builds as mid-June comes and goes

CBS News: Planning to take out a federal student loan this fall? Prepare for a higher interest rate

June 22

CNN Business: Teens have their pick of jobs thanks to a worker shortage

CNBC: The value-added tax brings in billions for other countries, but the U.S. doesn’t have one

Forbes: Recent IRS Memorandum Reaffirms Bitcoin, Ether & Litecoin Exchanges Are Not Like-Kind

June 21

CNBC: As offices shut down for Covid, workers bought vans and hit the road — and some don’t want to return

Yahoo! Finance: Dollar holds gains after Fed boost; bitcoin tumbles

CBS News: Child Tax Credit: Here's who will get up to $1,800 per child in cash — and who will need to opt out

June 20

The Wall Street Journal: Tight Labor Market Returns the Upper Hand to American Workers

June 19

CNBC: Business travel likely to resume in the fall, Hyatt Hotels CEO says

June 18

Politico: Child tax credit checks could come as a surprise to some

NBC News: Jobless claims show surprise increase to highest level in a month

Fast Company: IRS refund update: When will the next batch of unemployment tax payments arrive?

June 17

CNBC: The child tax credit will only be delivered via direct deposit and paper check at first. What you need to know

The Wall Street Journal: U.S. Housing Market Needs 5.5 Million More Units, Says New Report

Forbes: With PPP Ended, Small Business Must Look For Other Sources Of Funding

June 16

Bloomberg: U.S. May Retail Sales Fall More Than Expected

NPR: How 'Chaos' In The Shipping Industry Is Choking The Economy

CNN: Jobless Indiana residents sue governor for ending pandemic unemployment benefits early

June 15 

CBS News: IRS tool offers low-income families a tool to get Child Tax Credit and stimulus checks

 The Hill: Mall owner with more than 100 US properties files for bankruptcy

CNBC: Lost 401(k) accounts and pensions: How lawmakers want to fix the problem

June 14

CNBC: Tax refunds and stimulus checks delayed by identity fraud crossfire

Politico: Fed explores ‘once in a century’ bid to remake the U.S. dollar

CNN: Have suitcase, will travel! Americans take to the skies in almost pre-pandemic numbers as Covid-19 restrictions ease

June 13

The Hill: First four states cut off federal unemployment benefits

June 12

CNBC: Treasury says tax gap to balloon to $7 trillion over next decade, calls for beefed-up IRS

June 11

CNBC: Many wealthy Americans escape big income tax bills. Here’s how they do it

AP: US unemployment claims fall to 376,000, sixth straight drop

Forbes: Democrats Reintroduce 'Millionaires Surtax' Bill

June 10

CBS News: IRS now sending millions more additional stimulus checks

Fast Company: NFL player Dan Vitale just announced his job hunt via LinkedIn. Should you?

Reuters: U.S. weekly jobless claims seen falling; consumer prices expected to rise further

June 9

The New York Times: Wealthiest Executives Paid Little to Nothing in Federal Income Taxes, Report Says

CNC: Student loan forgiveness remains on the table, experts say

CNN Business: Job openings in the US soar to record 9.3 million

June 8

Forbes: IRS Releases Child Tax Credit Payment Dates—Here’s When Families Can Expect Relief

CNBC: States will start cutting off federal unemployment benefits this week. Here’s a map of where (and how soon) aid is ending

CNN Business: Americans are still sitting on loads of stimulus cash

June 7

CNBC: G-7 nations reach historic deal on global tax reform 

The New York Times: Yellen Won a Global Tax Deal. Now Comes the Hard Part.

CNN: Global food prices surge to their highest level in a decade

June 6

CBS News: Tax refunds for unemployed Americans are hitting bank accounts 

June 5

Fast Company: Why did I get money from the IRS today? What to know about the second tax refunds going out

June 4

CNBC: Jobless claims fall below 400,000 for the first time since the early days of the pandemic

ABC News: Millions set to lose jobless benefits as 25 states end federal programs early

Reuters: U.S. sets and suspends tariffs on six countries over digital taxes

June 3

CNN Business: Global inflation hasn't been this high since 2008 

Yahoo! Finance: Jobless claims preview: Initial filings likely broke below 400,000 for the first time since March 2020

Forbes: Biden Proposes More Stringent Regulations To Catch Crypto Tax Evaders

June 2

Bloomberg: Employees Are Quitting Instead of Giving Up Working From Home

CNBC: Biden’s proposed 39.6% top tax rate would apply at these income levels

USA Today: Home prices rose by more than 50% in these 10 markets since 2017

June 1

Forbes: IRS Crypto Tax Risks Expand With New Reporting

CNBC: Millions of Americans could face eviction as housing protection expires in June

CBS News: What's behind the push for a fourth stimulus check

May 31

The Wall Street Journal: How to Know When Inflation Is Here to Stay

May 30

Fast Company: Unemployment update: As states end $300 weekly benefit, a tax credit could step in for some

May 29

Yahoo! Finance: IRS Announces it Will Automatically Correct Tax Returns for Unemployment Tax Breaks

May 28

MarketWatch: Another key U.S. inflation gauge surges in April and hits 13-year high

NPR: Employers Can (Mostly) Require Vaccines For Workers Returning To The Office

CBS News: Vaccinated consumers will fuel the economy's boom eventually — just not quite yet

May 27

Fast Company: Unemployment update: List of states ending the $300 weekly benefit 3 months early gets even longer

CNN: $6 trillion stimulus: Here's who got relief money so far

Business Insider: 4 reasons it will take more than a year for the US to get back to full employment, according to Fitch

May 26

Yahoo! News: U.S. consumer confidence holds steady, soaring prices slowing housing momentum 

Forbes: IRS Set To Deliver Advance Monthly Payments: Needs Ability To Update Bank Information

CNBC: Fed’s Daly says the economy is strong, but it’s ‘way too early’ to tighten policy

May 25

Forbes: 83% Of Americans Are Belt Tightening Due To Inflation Pressures

Business Insider: Biden's global tax reform with the G-7 is close to the biggest tax breakthrough in 100 years, report says

Reuters: U.S. hiring takes big step back as businesses scramble for workers, raw materials

May 24

Bloomberg: Biden Tax Hikes Hitting Resistance, With ‘No Room for Error’

CNN Business: The US economy is closer than ever to 'back to normal.' But we've still got a long way to go

Fast Company: IRS unemployment tax refund: Taxpayers frustrated by tracking issues, slow pace of payments

May 23

CNN: Florida becomes the 23rd state to end $300-a-week pandemic unemployment benefits

May 22

Reuters: U.S. home prices to keep racing ahead with risks to upside

May 21

CNBC: U.S. proposes global minimum corporate tax rate of 15%, with an eye on something even higher

Yahoo! Finance: Treasury calls for doubling IRS staff to target tax evasion, crypto transfers

Reuters: U.S. weekly jobless claims decline further; mid-Atlantic factory activity cools

May 20

The Hill: IRS chief says agency is close to clearing backlog of 2019 tax returns

CNBC: Taxes would likely rise for the wealthy regardless of Biden’s plans

CBS News: Almost half of 2020 college grads still looking for work: "I should be out of the house by now"

May 19

CNBC: Home construction sees biggest drop since pandemic hit. Here’s why

Kiplinger: What Happens if You Missed the Tax Deadline?

USA Today: 'The DNA of work has changed': Many Americans want to keep working from home after the COVID-19 crisis passes

May 18

NPR: Biden, Harris Release Tax Returns In Return To Tradition

The New York Times: Inflation Fears Abound as Gas and Lumber Shortages Bite. Should the Fed Worry?

Forbes: Supreme Court Hands Victory To Tax Advisors—And Loss To IRS—In CIC Services Case

May 17

Bloomberg: U.S. Tax Day Arrives Late With IRS Behind on Millions of Returns

CNBC: Small business owners missed out on thousands of dollars in loans when PPP funding ran out early

MarketWatch: Jammed and distorted’: investors are wrestling with inflation that may test the Fed’s framework

May 16

CBS News: IRS starts sending refunds to those who overpaid taxes on unemployment benefits

May 15

Yahoo! News: States Revive Rule Requiring Jobless to Seek Work or Lose Their Benefit

May 14

CNN: Nearly 2 million Americans will lose pandemic unemployment benefits early as more Republican states drop relief

Forbes: Cities Can Use Their Federal Stimulus To Cover Up To $25,000 In Hazard Pay For Grocery Store And Other Essential Workers

Politico: U.S. unemployment claims drop to 473,000, a new pandemic low

May 13

Yahoo! Finance: Jobless claims preview: Initial filings likely dipped to a new pandemic era low last week

CNBC: Memorial Day travel to soar 60% even as gas hits $3 a gallon

MarketWatch: U.S. inflation soars in April to 13-year high, CPI shows, and reveals fresh stress on the economy

May 12

CNBC: Unemployed Americans thought they’d receive benefits until September. Now that aid is in jeopardy 

Reuters: Amazon wins court fight against $303 million EU tax order, Engie loses

Associated Press: EXPLAINER: Why are fears of high inflation getting worse?

May 11

Fast Company: In the race to attract service workers, Chipotle says it will pay a higher minimum wage

CNBC: Biden urges employers to boost wages but warns workers they’ll lose unemployment pay if they reject jobs

Forbes: Could Another $1,400 Stimulus Check Arrive—This One, From Your State?

May 10

Yahoo! Finance: Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustments Aren’t Enough to Pay Higher Costs for Seniors 

Politico: Lockdown mentality still holding the economy back, banking official says

Associated Press: After years, court hands tax win to Michael Jackson heirs

May 9

The Wall Street Journal: Higher Prices Leave Consumers Feeling the Pinch

May 8

CNBC: At least 7 million people are likely to get unemployment tax refunds

May 7

CNBC: Jobless claims tumble below 500,000 in another sign the labor market is getting closer to pre-pandemic levels

Forbes: The King Of Pop Beats The IRS In Tax Court Estate Case

CNN: South Carolina and Montana to end all pandemic unemployment benefits for jobless residents

May 6

Fast Company: The CDC’s eviction moratorium was overturned: Here’s what that means for renters

CNBC: More than 1 million new $1,400 stimulus checks have been sent. Here’s who got a payment

Yahoo! Finance: ADP National Employment Report: Private Sector Employment Increased by 742,000 Jobs in April

May 5

The New York Times: The Paycheck Protection Program is out of money and closed to most new applications.

USA Today: Here's how you can apply to the FCC for the $50 discount on your broadband bill

The Hill: IMF warns global tax deal 'urgently needed' to avoid potential trade war

May 4

Forbes: How The Gates’ Split Could Stack Up Against The Biggest Billionaire Divorces

CNBC: Tax refunds on $10,200 of unemployment benefits start in May. Here’s who’ll get them first

Fast Company: IRS tax refund delay: Still calling the phone number? Here’s why you can’t get through

May 3

The Hill: Five things to know about the coronavirus relief laws ahead of Tax Day

Yahoo! Finance: Rich Americans Fleeing Tax Hikes May Turbocharge Shift to ETFs

Forbes: Using Robinhood Could Cost You Thousands In Taxes, Here’s Why

May 2

Financial Times: Largest economies forecast to regain pre-Covid levels by end of year

May 1

Yahoo! Finance: IRS Extends Tax Deadlines for Alabama and Kentucky Storm Victims

April 30

CNBC: Uber, Lyft, DoorDash stocks close down after U.S. Labor secretary says gig workers should be classified as employees

NBC News: U.S. economy grew at 6.4 percent annual rate in first quarter as consumer spending drives robust recovery

Department of Justice: Tax Collector Embezzled a Million Dollars from Township & School District, Filed a False Tax Return

April 29

The Wall Street Journal: U.S. Economy Appears to Be Lifting Off

CNN: Women lost $800 billion in income last year. That's more than the combined GDP of 98 countries

Yahoo! Finance: Jobless claims preview: New filings likely fell to a fresh pandemic-era low

April 28

USA Today: Biden to propose $1.8 trillion 'families plan' with paid leave, child care, universal pre-K, free community college

Reuters: U.S. consumer confidence soars to 14-month high; house prices accelerate

CBS News: Some middle-class families will have a tax rate of zero this year — or less

April 27

CNN: Biden to raise minimum wage for federal contractors to $15 an hour

AP: Even as economy heats up, Fed to stick with near-zero rates

Forbes: 10 Numbers That Sum Up The Dire Backlog At The IRS—And Its Impact On Taxpayers—As The May 17th Deadline Approaches

April 26

Forbes: Oscar Celebs Get Free Gifts Worth $205K, Pay 50% Tax

CNN Business: Companies that thrived during Covid hope customers stick around post-pandemic

USA Today: Collecting unemployment for a year? You may need to reapply to keep getting benefits.

April 25

Fast Company: Still waiting for a paper stimulus check from the IRS? It could be on the way in this new batch

April 24

CNBC: If you filed your taxes early, when will you get refunded for the $10,200 unemployment tax waiver?

April 23

Bloomberg: Biden Eyeing Tax Rate as High as 43.4% in Next Economic Package

Reuters: U.S. weekly jobless claims hit 13-month low; home sales tumble

Accounting Today: IRS offers safe harbor for claiming PPP loan deductions

April 22

Reuters: Biden offers tax credits for COVID-19 vaccination paid time off

CNN Business: Nearly 10% of American families struggled with unemployment last year

USA Today: Unemployment $10,200 tax break: Some may need to amend returns for tax refunds

April 21

USA Today: Flush with cash, affluent Americans are chasing million dollar listings 

Fast Company: ‘We’re suffering in limbo’: Theater owners are getting more desperate as SBA grant portal remains closed

CNBC: Unemployment benefits cut short for more than 300,000 during pandemic, study says

April 20

CNN Business: Consumers have $5.4 trillion in excess savings. That could unleash a global spending boom

Forbes: Self-Employed In 2020? Make Sure You Consider This Valuable Tax Credit

Accounting Today: IRS cracks down on prisoner tax fraud and identity theft

April 19

CNBC: The post-pandemic spending spree has begun. Here are 6 things Americans are buying

Bloomberg Tax: Stacking Paycheck Protection Program and Employee Retention Credit

AP News: Half of US adults have received at least one COVID-19 shot

April 18

CNN Business: Remote workers can get paid $12,000 to move to West Virginia

April 17

Fast Company: Surprise! New stimulus checks are showing up for some taxpayers, but they’re not from the IRS

CNBC: Workers are a year into collecting unemployment benefits. It’s causing problems

April 16

Forbes: 4 Ways For The Self-Employed To Save For Retirement And Minimize Taxes

CNBC: IRS is sending more ‘plus-up’ stimulus payments to taxpayers who already filed their 2020 tax returns

NPR: Signs Of Economic Boom Emerge As Retail Sales Surge, Jobless Claims Hit Pandemic Low

April 15

CNBC: Retail sales explode in March as consumers use stimulus checks to spend heavily

Yahoo! Finance: Initial jobless claims drop to fresh pandemic-era low of 576,000

Fast Company: Still no IRS stimulus check? The latest timeline, recent tax filers, SS, VA, and plus-up payments

April 14

Politico: IRS chief says some $1T in taxes going uncollected annually

CNBC: New $3,000 child tax credit to start payments in July, IRS says

MarketWatch: Small businesses grow more optimistic after states lift restrictions — but hiring is a big problem

April 13

CNBC: Some states require amended tax returns for $10,200 unemployment tax break refunds

Yahoo! Finance: These states procrastinate the most on taxes

Reuters: Dollar edges up before U.S. inflation data

April 12

Forbes: Why Tax Refunds Are Taking Longer Than Usual

CBS News: Half of S&P 500 report more money for foreign taxes than U.S. taxes

CNN Business: Amazon defeated the union vote. What happens next?

April 11

CNBC: U.S. small business closures are ticking back toward Covid pandemic highs

April 10

USA Today: A year after COVID, personal finances are not so grim for millions of Americans

April 9

CNBC: IRS will start sending tax refunds on up to $10,200 in unemployment insurance in May. Here’s who qualifies

April 8

The Washington Post: Employee benefits in the post-vaccine world are changing

April 7

Fast Company: IRS stimulus check update: What is a ‘plus up’ payment and am I eligible to get one?

The Hill: Job openings rose to two-year high in February

CNBC: More retail pain ahead: UBS predicts 80,000 stores will close in the U.S. by 2026

April 6

CNBC: The IRS can adjust any stimulus check money you’re owed when you file your 2020 tax return. Here’s why 

Yahoo! Finance: Small Businesses Can Get Another $500,000 from the SBA

Bloomberg: Service Industries in U.S. Expand at Fastest Pace on Record

April 5

Fast Company: Report: 55 of America’s biggest companies paid zero taxes during the pandemic

CBS News: Fully vaccinated people may safely resume travel, CDC says

Forbes: IRS Is Catching Crypto Tax Cheats Via John Doe Summons

April 4

The Wall Street Journal: Small-Business Owners Feel Weight of Personal Debt Guarantees

April 3

CNBC: Hotels are reaching the highest occupancy levels since the pandemic, Wyndham CEO says

April 2

The Hill: Pelosi 'hopeful' Democrats can reform SALT tax in Biden infrastructure bill

April 1

CNBC: IRS refunds will start in May for $10,200 unemployment tax break

MarketWatch: U.S. adds 517,000 private-sector jobs in March, ADP says, as economy speeds up

Yahoo! Finance: 13 States Won’t Let You Claim Biden’s $10,200 Unemployment Tax Break

March 31

CNBC: These states aren’t allowing the $10,200 unemployment tax break

Fast Company: IRS says third stimulus checks are coming soon for SS, SSI recipients: Here’s when they are expected

Accounting Today: IRS extends more tax deadlines until May 17

March 30

Forbes: Estimated Tax Payments - Don't Sweat The Small Stuff

CBS News: Despite eviction ban complaints, big landlords report record profits

The Hill: Education Department canceling student debt for those with disabilities

March 29

The Wall Street Journal: Pandemic Accelerates Retirements, Threatening Economic Growth

Fast Company: Will I get $300 in extra unemployment this week: Here’s why many payments are delayed

Yahoo! Finance: If you haven't gotten the third stimulus check yet, you're not completely out of luck

March 28

CNN Business: Global shipping was in chaos even before the Suez blockage. Shortages and higher prices loom

March 27

CBS News: PPE like face masks and hand sanitizer can be tax-deductible medical expenses, IRS says

March 26

CNBC: Weekly jobless claims tumble to lowest level in more than a year

CNN Business: Arizona businessman hit with criminal charges for Covid-19 loan fraud

March 25

Bloomberg: Biden’s Likely Tax Wins Are Personal-Rate Hikes, Audits of Rich

CNBC: IRS had a backlog of nearly 12 million paper tax returns by Christmas, says watchdog

Yahoo! Finance: Jobless claims preview: Another 730,000 Americans likely filed new unemployment claims

March‌ ‌24‌ ‌ 

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‌Fast‌ ‌Company:‌ ‌‌IRS‌ ‌stimulus‌ ‌check‌ ‌3:‌ ‌What’s‌ ‌the‌ ‌timeline‌ ‌for‌ ‌mailed‌ ‌payments?‌ ‌Here’s‌ ‌the‌ ‌latest‌ ‌ 

‌CBS‌ ‌News‌:‌ ‌‌Treasury‌ ‌chief‌ ‌says‌ ‌full‌ ‌employment‌ ‌is‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌horizon

March 23

The Hill: IRS says more stimulus payments to hit bank accounts Wednesday

Business Insider: Around 2 million people could face delays getting $300 federal unemployment benefits

CNN Business: The US economy is growing at a rapid pace, but economists are still worried

March 22

CNN Business: 5 big signs that travel is roaring back

Fast Company: More bad IRS news: If you work from home full-time, home office tax deductions are out

CBS News: Has COVID-19 killed restaurants? Not by a long shot

March 21

Forbes: IRS Backlog: 2.4 Million 2019 Tax Returns Still In Pipeline

March 20

CNBC: New $3,000 child tax credit might not come with monthly payments, IRS says

March 19

USA Today: No stimulus check yet? Use IRS 'Get My Payment' tool to find the status of new COVID relief payments

CNN Business: Jobless claims are still higher than during the Great Recession a year after the pandemic started

Forbes: In Switcheroo, IRS To Deliver Full Stimulus Payments To Those With Federal Tax Debts

March 18

CBS News: 100 million stimulus checks start arriving today. Here's how to track yours.

The New York Times: Unemployment claims remain a distress signal, even as recovery takes hold.

CNBC: The IRS says don’t file an amended tax return if the new Covid bill changed your refund

March 17

Bloomberg: IRS Delays U.S. Tax Deadline to May 17 After Disruptive Year

CNBC: Extra $300 unemployment benefits may not arrive until April or later, says Labor Department

Fast Company: Wrong bank account for your third IRS stimulus check? Here’s what will happen

March 16

Bloomberg: Biden Eyes First Major Tax Hike Since 1993 in Next Economic Plan

CNBC: $10,200 unemployment tax break: Don’t file an amended tax return, IRS says

The Wall Street Journal: U.S. Retail Sales Fell 3% in February

March 15

Forbes: Federal Stimulus Bill Has Huge Tax Change For Gig Workers

CBS News: What to know about the massive Microsoft Exchange breach

CNBC: Here’s how to track the status of the third stimulus payment

March 14

CNN Business: What's in the $1.9 trillion rescue plan for small businesses

March 13

Forbes: IRS Starts Delivery Of Round 3 Stimulus Payments This Weekend

March 12

CBS News: Biden signs $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan into law

Yahoo! Finance: Jobless claims: Another 712,000 Americans filed new unemployment claims

The Hill: IRS reports tax refunds down 32 percent from same time last year

March 11

CNN: Congress sends $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package to Biden's desk

USA Today: President Joe Biden's COVID stimulus bill explained in 6 charts

Forbes: Why IRS Commissioner Rettig May Continue To Stand Firm On April 15 Filing Deadline

March 10

MarketWatch: If you’re self-employed, don’t file your taxes without taking advantage of these two new tax breaks

Business Insider: 4 smart things to do your 3rd stimulus check if you don't need the money 

CNBC: Parents could start receiving the new $3,000 child tax credit by summer—here’s how it works

March 9

USA Today: President Biden's COVID-19 stimulus bill is on the brink of becoming law. Here's where it stands

CNBC: Next Covid bill would provide a tax waiver on up to $10,200 of unemployment insurance benefits. Here’s what you need to know

Forbes: Tax Tips From Cooperating Witness In Record $2B Tax Evasion Case

March 8

CNBC: House prepares to pass $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill, and Biden is expected to sign it this week

March 7

The Hill: Relief package would cut taxes on average by $3,000: analysis

March 6

Forbes: Day 15 Of Tax Filing Season: 28 Million Tax Refunds, $3,021 On Average

March 5

CNBC: So long, sweatpants. Americans show retail signs they’re ready to get dressed up again

March 4

CNN: Senate bill will narrow income eligibility for $1,400 stimulus checks

Forbes: IRS Defines Nominal For Purposes Of The Employee Retention Tax Credit: The Definition Might Surprise Essential Businesses

CNBC: New rules for self-employed and gig workers applying for PPP loans are out. Here’s what you need to know

March 3

Fast Company: Don’t worry about this new proposed tax unless you’re worth $50 million or more

Accounting Today: Small-business wages grew in February

CNBC: 10% GDP growth? The U.S. economy is on fire, and is about to get stoked even more

March 2

Bloomberg: Democrats Shelve Minimum Wage Tax to Speed Work on Stimulus

CNBC: Congress is moving ahead with $1,400 stimulus checks. Here’s how soon the money could arrive

The Hill: Warren bill would impose wealth tax on $50M households

March 1

CBS News: FCC internet subsidy: Millions of households could get $50 monthly payment

The Hill: Foreign perpetrators among fraudsters shamming state's unemployment systems

CNBC: Here’s who qualifies for a $1,400 stimulus payment under the American Rescue Plan

February 28

Forbes: The $1,100 Per Child Tax Rebate Bonus For Divorced And Unmarried Parents

February 27

CNBC: Gig companies prepare to bring their fight for independent work nationwide under a more skeptical Biden administration

February 26

CNBC: Weekly jobless claims drop sharply but labor market remains challenged

Fast Company: If you’ve been employed during the pandemic, the IRS says beware of this identity-theft scam

The New York Times: Top Senate Official Disqualifies Minimum Wage From Stimulus Plan

February 25

USA Today: Where Biden's COVID-19 plan, including stimulus checks, stands in Congress; House to vote Friday

Forbes: Crypto Holders Beware: It’s Not Just Your Tax Return That Could Cause You Problems With Uncle Sam

CNN Business: America's unemployment problem is much worse than it seems

February 24

CNBC: These taxpayers will get until June 15 to file their 2020 returns

Forbes:PPP Revamped To Benefit Smallest Businesses; Changes Start Wednesday

Fast Company: IRS Where’s My Refund tool not working for some taxpayers waiting for payments

February 23

Fast Company: PPP rules are changing: What you need to know about the revamped Paycheck Protection Program

CNN Business: IRS extends filing and payment deadlines for those hurt by Texas winter storms

Yahoo! Finance: Some unemployed Californians say they are fraud victims but bank won't unfreeze their accounts

February 22

CNBC: Biden administration to revise small business loans to reach smaller, minority firms

Forbes: Tax Season Is Here. What You Need To Know Now

The New York Times: Fraud Checks and Errors Slow Small-Business Relief Loans

February 21

Forbes: Did Your Business Get A PPP Loan For $2 Million Or More? Focus On These 7 Questions On SBA Form 3509

February 20

CNBC: Franchising industry expects it’s poised to rebound, if Covid is brought under control

February 19

CNN Business: Jobless claims jump: Another 861,000 Americans filed for initial benefits last week

Fast Company: Biden stimulus update: Now that impeachment is over, where’s my check?

Forbes: Tax Season 2021: IRS Form 1040 Changes Include Where You Report Capital Gains

February 18

CNN: US retail sales jump 5.3% in January

CNBC: Tax season has started. Many still wonder where their $600 stimulus check is

Entrepreneur: How to Obtain the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) Under the Second Round of Covid Relief (Updated)

February 17

CNBC: Bulk of jobless claims are due to repeat pandemic layoffs, say researchers

Forbes: Biden’s $400 Unemployment Extension: Calculate How Much Could You Receive In Your State

Fast Company: IRS stimulus checks: You can now look up your online account to calculate if you’re owed a credit

February 16

The Hill: Biden extending mortgage relief, moratorium on foreclosures through June

CNN Business: Student loan payments are suspended. Here's how to make the most of it

MarketWatch: Millions of Americans who were unemployed last year face another shock: A 2020 tax bill they can’t afford

February 15

CNN Business: 'We don't see a clear exit strategy.' The travel industry is still getting crushed

Forbes: IRS Warns Of Delays And Challenging 2021 Tax Season: 10 Tax Tips For Filing Your 2020 Tax Return

CNBC: Main Street business failure fears rise again in pandemic whipsaw

February 14

Fast Company: Bumble’s Whitney Wolfe Herd on making Nasdaq history and breaking barriers for women CEOs

February 13

USA Today: Taxes Q&A: Will I owe taxes on stimulus checks? What if I collected unemployment

February 12

The New York Times: Dip in Unemployment Claims Offers Hope as New Virus Cases Ease

Yahoo! Finance: New tax rule could mean bigger tax refunds for some families, but only if they're savvy

CNBC: IRS says there are no plans to extend tax-filing deadline beyond April 15

February 11

NBC News: Real unemployment rate closer to 10 percent, says Fed Chair Jerome Powell

CNBC: When to file your taxes to maximize your stimulus payment

CNN: More than 11 million people could lose pandemic unemployment benefits if Congress doesn't act soon

February 10

CNBC: Pandemic heats up state tax competition to attract businesses and residents

Bloomberg: More Than 5% of Americans Didn’t Pay Rent, Mortgage in December

MarketWatch: New-home construction activity soars to highest level in over a decade, as builders rush to produce single-family homes

February 9

CBS News: Americans are hatching many new businesses, confounding expectations

CNBC: CEO of America’s biggest mall owner says some retailers are excited for growth opportunities in 2021

CNN Business: The pandemic has devastated restaurants. These people are opening new ones anyway

February 8

Fast Company: Biden stimulus update: When is my third IRS check, unemployment, or student loan forgiveness coming?

CNBC: Super Bowl Sunday drives restaurant sales for the chains already seeing soaring demand

The Hill: Airlines warn of new furloughs without more federal aid

February 7

The New York Times: Democrats to Unveil Up to $3,600 Child Tax Credit as Part of Stimulus Bill

February 6

Yahoo! Finance: Your next stimulus check is just weeks away — will you get the full $1,400?

February 5

USA Today: 'It's going to end up better for me': Many workers who lost jobs due to COVID-19 have found higher-paying positions

CNN Business: The unemployment rate hasn't budged in months as America's jobs crisis drags on

Forbes: IRS Mistakenly Tells 109,000 Taxpayers It Held Back Stimulus Payments To Offset 2007 Taxes

February 4

CNBC: Some apparel retailers won the holidays by keeping inventory lean. Now comes the hard part.

The New York Times: Unemployment Claims Fall, but Labor Market Remains Turbulent

Fast Company: Biden stimulus checks are one small step closer: Here’s the latest after the Senate budget vote

February 3

CNBC: Democrats kick off the process toward passing $1.9 trillion Covid relief plan

The Hill: Poll: Voters say stimulus checks should be prioritized in COVID-19 relief bill

NBC News: 'A big issue': Unemployment aid backlog is dire for millions of Americans

February 2

The Wall Street Journal: U.S. Economy Is Expected to Reach Pre-Pandemic Peak by Mid-2021

CNN Business: If you received unemployment last year, you could be in for a surprise at tax time

The Washington Post: U.S. unemployment rate to remain above pre-pandemic level through decade, CBO says

February 1

Forbes: What You Need To Know About Coronavirus-Related Distributions Before Filing Your 2020 Tax Return

CNBC: San Francisco businesses teeter on the brink after a year of lockdowns, fires and other hurdles

Yahoo! Finance: 6 People Who Faced Tax Audits Have These Tips for You

January 31

The Wall Street Journal: Markets Look Like They’re in a Bubble. What Do Investors Do Now?

January 30

Fast Company: When can I file my taxes? Here’s why the IRS won’t let you right now, even if you wanted to

January 29

USA Today: Economy grew 4% in the fourth quarter as COVID-19 raged, consumers curtailed spending, and shrank 3.5% in 2020

CNBC: Global tax on tech giants now ‘highly likely,’ German minister says after Yellen call

CNN: Stimulus checks won't be taxed, but unemployment benefits will be

January 28

CNBC: 10,000 stores are expected to close in 2021, as pandemic continues to pummel retailers

The New York Times: The SBA finds ‘anomalies’ in hundreds of thousands of small business relief loans

Yahoo! Finance: Jobless claims: Another 847,000 Americans filed unemployment last week

January 27

MarketWatch: Home prices are rising at the fastest pace since the Great Recession, price barometers show

CNBC: Restaurants staged nimble responses to Covid’s blows in 2020, but 6 years of growth were wiped away

CBS News: Biden's Department of Education Secretary pick Miguel Cardona says student debt relief will be "a priority"

January 26

CNBC: U.S. toy sales surged 16% in 2020 as parents looked to entertain kids during pandemic

Forbes: Tax Refund Chart Can Help You Guess When You’ll Receive Your Money In 2021

Fast Company: Still no IRS stimulus check in the mail or by direct deposit? Here’s how and when to trace it

January 25

Fast Company: Taking on additional responsibilities at work? You’re not alone

Yahoo! Finance: Stimulus checks and taxes: What you need to know before filing your 2020 income tax returns

NBC News: Tech companies are leaving Silicon Valley for cheaper cities

January 24

CNN Business: The megarich have already recovered from the pandemic. It may take the poor a decade to do so

January 23

Forbes: Win $1 Billion Mega Millions Lottery Jackpot, Pay Mega Taxes

January 22

USA Today: Stimulus checks and taxes: What you need to know before filing your 2020 income tax returns

Reuters: U.S. labor market recovery fading; housing, factories underpin economy

Forbes: A Cultural Tax History Of The Three-Martini Lunch

January 21

Fast Company: Biden stimulus update: What the new president and Senate could mean for third checks

CNN Business: A big infrastructure spending bill might finally be in the cards

Yahoo! Finance: Jobless claims: Another 900,000 Americans filed new unemployment claims last week

January 20

Bloomberg: San Francisco Office Vacancy Rate Eclipses Financial-Crisis High

Yahoo! Finance: Over $5 billion in U.S. small business relief loans approved in first week: SBA

CNBC: States have tried seizing unemployment benefits during the pandemic. Some fear new rules won’t help

January 19

Forbes: State Death Tax Hikes Loom: Where Not To Die In 2021

CNBC: Yellen says U.S. must ‘act big’ on next coronavirus relief package

Fast Company: IRS stimulus checks: Painfully slow mailed-out payments frustrate many Americans

January 18

CBS News: Third stimulus check: When could you get a $1,400 check?

January 17

CNBC: Holiday sales rose stronger-than-expected 8.3% as consumers bought gifts to lighten mood during pandemic

January 16

Forbes: IRS Announces Filing Season Open Date (It’s Later Than Expected)

January 15

TaxBuzz: What’s Inside Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Package

CNN Business: Huge step in the wrong direction: Unemployment claims soar

Forbes: IRS Says Key Tax Forms Will Be Ready For Tax Season, But There’s No Start Date Yet

January 14

The Hill: SBA to reopen Paycheck Protection Program on Jan. 15

CNBC: How being unemployed in 2020 could lead to a surprise tax bill

USA Today: Hurting long before COVID-19, failing companies took stimulus money then closed anyway

January 13

Fast Company: IRS stimulus check update: What to know about mailed payments and the Friday deadline

Reuters: U.S. labor market losing speed as COVID-19 spirals out of control

CNBC: Cellphone service is cheaper, but bills haven’t dropped — taxes are one reason why

January 12

CNBC: Many workers are unsure how, or when, they can collect extra unemployment benefits

Forbes: FAFSA Simplification Changes Which Parent Must File The FAFSA

CNN Business: Only 39% of Americans can afford a $1,000 emergency expense

January 11

CNBC: State tax departments set their sights on pro athletes’ earnings

The Wall Street Journal: PPP Loans: Everything We Know About Latest Small Business Protection

NBC News: PPP loan program reopens with revamped rules to stamp out fraud

January 10

CNN Business: Nearly 4 million Americans have been out of work for at least six months

January 9

Forbes: Can You Deduct Business Expenses Used For PPP Loan Forgiveness?

January 8

CNN Business: Mortgage rates kick off 2021 with a new record low 

Reuters: Error puts millions of U.S. stimulus payments in wrong accounts -TurboTax

Fast Company: Extra unemployment benefits update: Here’s the latest on which states are paying and what to expect

CNBC: Millions of stimulus debit cards will be mailed out starting this week

January 7

MarketWatch: Bitcoin price surges to $40,000, doubling in just about 3 weeks 

The Wall Street Journal: U.S. Unemployment Claims Remain Elevated While Consumer Demand Boosts Goods Imports

CNBC: Weekly jobless claims little changed despite signs that hiring is slowing

January 6

CNBC: Scammers have taken $36 billion in fraudulent unemployment payments from American workers

The Wall Street Journal: Covid-19 Aftermath Could Spell a ‘Lost Decade’ for Global Economy, World Bank Says

Fast Company: IRS Get My Payment: Stimulus check went to the ‘wrong’ bank account? This might be why

CNBC: Private payrolls post first drop since April as coronavirus spread hits job growth, ADP says

January 5

Yahoo! Finance: Where's My Stimulus Check? Use the IRS's "Get My Payment" Portal to Get an Answer

CNBC: Some states start paying $300 unemployment boost while others lag

The Hill: Poll: 75 percent of voters say $600 coronavirus relief checks are 'too little'

January 4

CNBC: More than 20 years of airline passenger traffic growth got erased in 2020, report finds

Yahoo! Finance: Inflation Is on the Way for 2021 – Here’s What That Means for You

The Wall Street Journal: Economists Expect Tough Sledding in Winter, Then a Rebound

January 3

The Hill: Twenty states raise minimum wage at start of new year

January 2

CNBC: U.S. air travel hits pandemic high over New Year’s holiday amid surging Covid outbreak

January 1

CNN Business: These businesses were the surprise winners of 202

December 31

Forbes: IRS Says You Don’t Need To Do Anything To Get Your Stimulus Check (And Answers Your Other Questions)

December 30

NBC News: Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says $600 Covid payments start going out Tuesday night

December 29

 Covid Vaccine Gives Small Businesses Enough Hope to Go Bankrupt

December 28

CNN: When will you get a second stimulus check?

Tax Foundation: New Year's Eve and Taxes: Champagne Taxes in Your State

December 27

CNN: When will you get a second stimulus check?

December 26

The Washington Post: Analysis | Trump has thrown coronavirus relief into doubt. Here’s what could happen next.

December 25

Yahoo: IRS is ‘setting the trap’ for bitcoin and virtual currency investors on 2020 tax form

December 24

The National Law Review: Global Mobility in a COVID-19 World – Key Employment and Tax Considerations

New Stimulus Bill Includes Second Round of PPP Loans for Small Business and Forgiveness Rule Changes Favorable to Borrowers

December 23

The Washington Post: Trump calls on Congress to approve $2,000 stimulus checks, hinting he might not sign relief bill without changes

CNBC: Weekly jobless claims rise less than expected, but hold above 800,000

MarketWatch: Congress didn’t extend the student loan payment pause, but lawmakers made other changes that could help students pay for college

December 22

AP: $900B COVID relief bill passed by Congress, sent to Trump

CNBC: Americans will get stimulus checks as soon as next week, Mnuchin says

The Washington Post: Millions of Christmas presents may arrive late because of Postal Service delays

December 21

CNBC: New coronavirus relief bill includes $600 stimulus checks, $300 in enhanced unemployment benefits

USA Today: Unemployment benefits face delays for millions even with COVID-19 relief package

The Hill: What is in the $900 billion coronavirus relief bill

December 20

CNN: Hill leaders reach $900 billion Covid relief deal in breakthrough following partisan disputes

December 19

CNBC: Nearly 46,000 businesses slashed 401(k) contributions during pandemic

December 18

CNN: Hill leaders struggle to finalize deal amid looming shutdown threat

CNBC: Mad dash to the finish: A record number of people plan to shop the Saturday before Christmas, survey says

The Hill: Congress set to blow past shutdown deadline amid coronavirus talks

December 17

Reuters: COVID-19 surge, depleted fiscal stimulus thump U.S. retail sales

USA Today: Stimulus checks part of looming COVID-19 relief deal as Congress finalizes negotiations

CNBC: Weekly jobless claims unexpectedly rise, hit highest level since early September

December 16

The Hill: Congress closes in on COVID-19 relief, funding deal

CNBC: 1 in 4 Americans will be working remotely in 2021, Upwork survey reveals

Fast Company: Employers are returning to online jobs platforms at a faster rate than jobseekers

December 15

Yahoo! Finance: Two Stimulus Packages Announced for Vote on Friday

CNBC: Extra unemployment benefits may be delayed for weeks, even if Congress passes Covid bill

CNN Business: New York City shut down indoor dining. Restaurants worry they won't survive

December 14

Forbes: IRS Releases Form 1040 For 2020 (Spoiler Alert: Still Not A Postcard)

The Hill: Bipartisan group splitting $908 billion coronavirus proposal into two bills

CNN Business: The 30 retailers and restaurant chains that filed for bankruptcy in 2020

December 13

CBS News: Stimulus checks: Could you get $1,200, $600 or nothing?

December 12

CNBC: Here’s the average student loan debt by age

December 11

MarketWatch: California jobless fraud likely tops $2 billion, Bank of America says 

Fast Company: Why are there so many IPOs during a pandemic? Here are 4 reasons

Forbes: IRS Doubles Down On Pursuing High-Income Non-Filers

December 10

CNBC: Covid relief talks hit another wall as Congress runs short on time to send help

The Washington Post: Jobless claims spiked in the US last week, with 853,000 people seeking new benefits

CNN Business: 10,000 of America's restaurants have closed in the past three months

December 9

The New York Times: White House Offers $916 Billion Stimulus Proposal, Cutting Jobless Benefits

Reuters: U.S. third-quarter productivity pared; unit labor costs revised up

Forbes: Bob Dylan's Debt To Nashville - It's About Taxes

December 8

The Washington Post: Millions of Americans are heading into the holidays unemployed and over $5,000 behind on rent

CNBC: Unemployment benefits: What we know (and don’t) about the $908 billion Covid relief bill

The Hill: One in 6 US restaurants has permanently closed amid pandemic

December 7

Fortune: The IRS effectively canceled the tax break that made PPP loans so valuable

CNBC: Congress aims to fund government for a week to buy time for spending, Covid relief deals

The Hill: House to vote Wednesday on a weeklong stopgap to avoid government shutdown

December 6

The Washington Post: Unemployment, sick leave and housing aid are set to expire in weeks, threatening Americans with sudden financial ruin

December 5

The Wall Street Journal: Employment Picture Darkening, Even More than Jobs Figures Suggest

December 4

CNBC: Employment growth slows sharply in November amid coronavirus surge

December 3

The New York Times: 1 Percent of P.P.P. Borrowers Got Over One-Quarter of the Loan Money

CNBC: 83% of small business owners support another round of stimulus relief from Washington, survey reveals

The Hill: Nearly one-third of US adults expect to lose employment income: Census Bureau

December 2

USA Today: COVID-19 vaccine prospects may already be boosting consumer spending, economy

CNBC: ADP reports hiring slowdown in November ahead of government payrolls report

The Washington Post: More than half of emergency small-business funds went to larger businesses, new data shows

December 1

CNBC: Weekly jobless claims counts are inaccurate and the unemployed are being underpaid, watchdog says

The Hill: GAO: Unemployment benefits fell below poverty line in 13 states

Forbes: IRS Phone Scammer Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison

November 30

Fast Company: Black Friday and Cyber Monday outages angered customers on these 48 retail sites

CNBC: October pending home sales fall unexpectedly, as high prices take their toll on buyers

Forbes: If You Inherited A 401(k) From A Parent, Here's When You Need To Take The Money—And When You Should

November 29

USA Today: Black Friday in-store shopping dropped 52.1% as online sales broke records. Will Cyber Monday follow?

November 28

The Hill: Thanksgiving Day spending rose 22 percent this year: analysis

November 27

Forbes: IRS Reduces Future Required Minimum Distributions Just A Little

November 26

Fast Company: Stimulus update: Phew, stimulus checks and aid look more likely

November 25

CNN Business: Devastating and unrelenting' Covid-19 crisis will cost airlines $157 billion, says IATA

The New York Times: 9 Ways to Support Small Businesses

Fast Company:This flight map shows a shocking amount of Thanksgiving travel, despite CDC advice

November 24

CNBC: The CARES Act added a new $300 charitable contribution deduction for 2020. Here’s what you should know

Yahoo! Finance: Coronavirus stimulus checks: 127 economists urge Congress to provide more 'direct cash payments' to Americans

The Hill: Sunday before Thanksgiving was busiest air travel day since March

November 23

Business Insider: While the CDC recommended against travel, about 2 million people went through airport checkpoints this weekend. Here's what airports across the country look like right now.

CNBC: Black Friday is almost here. And shoppers are more anxious than ever.

The Hill: US economy hurtles toward 'COVID cliff' with programs set to expire

November 22

Fast Company: Stimulus update: Here’s the latest news on second checks, unemployment as Congress takes a Thanksgiving break

November 21

CNBC: Job loss fears amid lockdowns will hit holiday shopping sales, market researcher Jim Bianco warns

November 20

Reuters: Mnuchin pulls plug on some pandemic lending programs that Fed considers essential

USA Today: issing your stimulus check? There's one last chance to claim an Economic Impact Payment from the IRS

Accounting Today: IRS clarifies deductibility of PPP loan expenses, as AICPA criticizes forgiveness questionnaire

November 19

CBS News:12 million Americans set to lose unemployment benefits the day after Christmas

CNBC: Jobless claims filings pick up amid continued struggles for labor market

Business Insider: US Chapter 11 bankruptcies surged to a decade-high in the 3rd quarter as stimulus dried up

November 18

CNBC: The share of long-term unemployment is rising: ‘There’s $0.68 in my bank account’ 

Reuters: U.S. retail sales lose speed as pandemic, lack of fiscal stimulus weigh

The Hill: IRS to resume home visits, increase new investigations after pandemic subsides

November 17

Entrepreneur: The map of America's economic decline of 2 trillion dollars

Business Insider: Car travel won't see a huge drop this Thanksgiving, with AAA expecting to rescue 413,000 US drivers roadside

Forbes: Promising Vaccine News Makes Case For More Stimulus ‘Even More Compelling,’ Former Fed Official Says

November 16

The Hill: Fears of double-dip recession rise alongside COVID-19 cases

CNN Business: Small toy stores are worried they won't stay in business after this year

Fast Company: A new study on ‘super-spreader’ COVID businesses is more bad news for restaurants

The Wall Street Journal: Millions of Unemployed Americans Face Loss of Benefits at Year’s End

November 15

Forbes: Your Tax Transcript May Look Different As IRS Moves To Protect Privacy

November 14

CNBC: Americans would spend more this holiday season with $1,200 stimulus checks, Gallup study finds

November 13

CNBC: Deutsche Bank proposes a 5% tax for people still working from home after the pandemic

Reuters: U.S. data suggests economic recovery may be weakening

CNN Business: These small businesses might not make it without more stimulus

November 12

CNN Business: Another 709,000 Americans filed for unemployment claims last week

Forbes: Back To Office Work, With (Or Without) A Covid-19 Vaccine

CNBC: Democrats and Republicans are still far apart on economic stimulus deal as coronavirus infections surge

November 11

Accounting Today: Sotheby’s sued by New York for helping client avoid taxes

CNBC: Mortgage demand from homebuyers drops to lowest level in 6 months

The Hill: 2.2M women have left the workforce since February: analysis

MarketWatch: Should working from home be taxed?

November 10

The Wall Street Journal: Evidence of PPP Fraud Mounts, Officials Say

CNBC: How student loan borrowers should prepare for Trump’s forbearance period to end this December

Reuters: U.S. still faces possible default wave, asset declines due to pandemic: Fed

November 9

Axios: Over 1 million Americans filed for unemployment for 33rd straight week

CNBC: America’s iconic retailers fight for survival as pandemic rages on

November 8

Business Insider: A 'growth bomb' is brewing in the US with consumers sitting on $2.5 trillion in savings — and it's poised to give the economy a huge boost

November 7

Forbes: IRS To College Students: It’s Not Too Late To Register For A Stimulus Check

November 6

CNN: Another 751,000 Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week

The Wall Street Journal: Judge Orders SBA to Release Names of All PPP Borrowers, Precise Loan Amounts

CBS News: IRS says time is running out for people to get their stimulus check

CNBC: Uber reports 18% revenue decline but says ride-hailing business is picking back up

November 5

CNBC: What Uber, Lyft Prop 22 win could mean for the future of all freelance work

Forbes: IRS Warns On New Scam Related To Stimulus Checks

The Hill: Jobs growth slowed to 365,000 in October: ADP

November 4

CNBC: End of $600 unemployment boost pushes more households to the edge

NPR: States Demand Refunds For Unemployment Money Paid In Error

Fast Company: Uber wins big over gig workers in California Prop 22 vote

November 3

Reuters: U.S. manufacturing near two-year high; road ahead difficult

CNBC: AMC seeks stock sale to raise $50 million to stave off bankruptcy

The Hill: Friendly's files for bankruptcy, citing 'catastrophic impact of COVID-19'

November 2

CNBC: America’s malls under pressure: CBL, Pennsylvania REIT, file for bankruptcy

Forbes: 4 Things To Keep In Mind During National Entrepreneurship Month

CNN Business: Here's how stores are changing Black Friday for the pandemic

November 1

USA Today: 'It's certainly going to get worse': Businesses plan more layoffs, hiring freezes in 2020 as COVID-19 escalates

October 31

Fast Company: Second stimulus checks, extra unemployment update: How soon after the election could a deal happen?

October 30

CNBC: Student loan borrowers got a break in the pandemic. Will it continue?

The Hill: Coronavirus hits newspapers hard as television news thrives: Pew

CNN Business: Outdoor heaters aren't enough to save restaurants this winter

October 29

Q3 Growth Spikes, But U.S. Economy Far From Full Recovery

The Washington Post: US jobless claims fall to 751,000 as layoffs remain high nearly 8 months after virus struck economy

CNBC: Vast migration of over 14 million Americans coming due to rise in remote work, study shows

October 28

CNBC: New retirement bill has perks for seniors, student loan borrowers

Fast Company: Stimulus update: What the Senate break and stalled talks mean for second checks and unemployment

MarketWatch: Consumer confidence slips in October as Americans turn less optimistic about future

The Hill: Holiday spending estimates lowest in four years: poll

October 27

CNBC: Here are the new income tax brackets for 2021

Vox: How bookstores are weathering the pandemic

Forbes: IRS Announces 2021 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits For 401(k)s And More

October 26

The Hill: IRS gives federal beneficiaries more time to register for stimulus payments for children

CNBC: Business is booming for plastic companies as demand for plexiglass surges

The Wall Street Journal: Uber, Lyft Face a No-Sharing Economy

October 25

Forbes: Pelosi: No Agreement Yet On Testing Language As Time Runs Out For Pre-Election Stimulus Bill

October 24

Fast Company:Stimulus negotiations drag as hope fades for pre-election deal on 2nd checks, unemployment

October 23

The Wall Street Journal:
The IRS Reels in a Whale of an Offshore Tax Cheat—and Goes for Another

CNN Business:
Uber and Lyft must reclassify drivers as employees, appeals court finds

Bloomberg: Pelosi-Mnuchin Talks Drag, Likely Pushing Stimulus Past Election

October 22

USA Today:
'I had to start my future': Workers who lost jobs because of COVID-19 find new careers in these fields

CNN Business:
American jobless claims fall below 800,000 for the first time since mid-March

The Wall Street Journal:
Applying for PPP Forgiveness? Here Are Some Things to Know

October 21

CNBC: Amazon employees can work remotely through June 2021

USA Today: With stimulus stalled, shortfalls in tax revenues leave states facing layoffs, service cuts

Forbes: Business Meals Tax Deduction Updates And The Impact On Restaurants

October 20

The New York Times:
U.S. Accuses Google of Illegally Protecting Monopoly

CBS News: Workers are being laid off twice as COVID ripples through the economy

Reuters: U.S. single-family homebuilding, permits surge to more than 13-year high

October 19

Deadline looms for stimulus deal before Election Day with key differences unresolved

The New York Times:
Rapper Arrested After Bragging About Unemployment Fraud in Video

The Hill:
CVS adding 15,000 employees ahead of flu season, coronavirus vaccine rollout

October 18

The Hill:
Pelosi gives White House 48-hour deadline for coronavirus stimulus deal

Politico: The next economic crisis: Empty retail space

Forbes: The Real Recession Is Just Starting

October 17

Employment gains are reversing course

The Hill: Expiring benefits raise economic stakes of stalled stimulus talks

CNBC: Treasury encouraged banks to prioritize PPP loans for existing clients, hurting minority- and women-owned small businesses, House report says

October 16

Axios: Study: 8 million Americans have fallen into poverty since May

The Hill: Justice Dept. charges Texas billionaire with biggest tax fraud case in US history

The Washington Post: Pelosi walks tightrope in stimulus talks amid pressures of election, economy

October 15

CNBC: Jobless claims jump, hitting highest level since mid-August

Forbes: Report: Billionaire Robert F. Smith Will Settle Federal Tax Evasion Case For $140 Million

Politico: Millions of workers face jobless benefits cliff with lifeline set to expire

The Hill: Wells Fargo fires 100 employees suspected of abusing coronavirus relief funds

October 14

The Hill: IRS closes in on final phase of challenging tax season

CNBC: AMC warns it could run out of cash this year

Small Business Trends: 45% of Small Businesses Have Earned Half or Less of Their Pre-COVID Revenue During Pandemic

CNN Business:
 Black Friday deals for days: Walmart is trying to avoid crowds this year

October 13

CNN Business: Another huge round of airline losses is coming

Forbes: Tax Law Changes Allow For Year-End Charitable Planning Opportunities

CNBC: Lawmakers have been discussing second $1,200 stimulus checks for 5 months. Why those payments are still uncertain

The Hill: Stocks drop as stimulus talks waver

October 12

The Washington Post:
Amid pandemic, many businesses in precarious spot as 2020 ends

Forbes: Urgent Call For Second Stimulus Checks And Economic Stimulus Relief

USA Today: Microsoft adopts 'hybrid workplace' that will let more employees work from home permanently

October 11

USA Today: 865,000 women left the workforce last month

Forbes: Most Taxpayers On Extension Must File By October 15

CNBC: Democrats and Republicans dismiss Trump’s coronavirus stimulus offer, dimming hopes for a deal

October 10

Forbes: SBA Easing Forgiveness Of Paycheck Protection Program Loans Of $50,000 Or Less

CNBC: Bubbles, tents and greenhouses: Restaurants get creative to keep outdoor diners warm

Politico: Hard-hit small businesses face long winter without lifeline

October 9

The Wall Street Journal: WarnerMedia Plans Thousands of Job Cuts in Restructuring

The Hill: Under 30 percent of workers expect to return in person by the new year: survey

CNN Business: The US debt is now projected to be larger than the US economy

October 8

AP: Bleak outlook without stimulus: More layoffs, anemic growth

CNBC: Jobless claims were worse than expected amid slowdown in hiring

The Hill: Supreme Court hears landmark $9B copyright fight between Oracle, Google

October 7

CNBC: Trump says he’s calling off stimulus negotiations with Democrats ‘until after the election’

CNN Business: Southwest Airlines wants workers to take pay cuts to avoid furloughs

The Hill: Powell warns of downward spiral of layoffs, recession without further coronavirus aid

October 6

CNN: John McAfee indicted for tax evasion, arrested in Spain

The Wall Street Journal: How Coronavirus Changed the Retail Landscape

CNBC: Pelosi, Mnuchin speak for an hour but don’t reach a coronavirus stimulus deal

October 5

USA Today:
IRS extends deadline to register for a stimulus check, giving millions more time to get Economic Impact Payments

MarketWatch: Economists growing less optimistic about outlook for U.S. economy

Forbes: IRS Must Pay $100 Million Worth Of $1,200 Stimulus Checks, Judge Orders In Prisoners’ Lawsuit

October 4

Business Insider: Nancy Pelosi says progress is being made on more US stimulus and tells airlines 'don't fire people'

October 3

The Washington Post: House Democrats pass $2.2 trillion stimulus bill over GOP opposition; bipartisan talks continue

CNBC: ‘Massively concerning’ jobs report sends a signal that the economic recovery could be fading

October 2

CNN: House approves $2.2 trillion stimulus plan from Democrats with no bipartisan deal in sight 

The Wall Street Journal: How To Avoid Paying the Cruelest Tax: Inflation

CNBC: Two months later, the end of the $600 boost to unemployment benefits is already causing a drag on the economy

October 1

The Wall Street Journal: U.S. to Start Forgiving PPP Loans After Borrowers Complained

Yahoo! Finance: Jobless claims: Another 837,000 Americans filed new unemployment claims last week

CNBC: House delays vote on $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill to allow more time for talks

The Hill: American Airlines to furlough 19,000 workers

September 30

CNBC: Pandemic forces a reckoning for restaurants coping with capacity limits and new consumer habits

Bloomberg: New York Region Sees 40% Bankruptcy Surge, Braces for More

Forbes: What the Work-From-Home Boom Means for Your Future

CNN: Disney is laying off 28,000 employees as pandemic hammers its theme parks

The Wall Street Journal: Seven Airlines Close Billions of Dollars in Loans With Treasury

September 29

Business Insider: The average amount Americans pay in federal income taxes, by income level

Fast Company: Headed back to the office? These are your rights as an employee

CNBC: United, pilots agree on schedule reductions to avoid nearly 3,000 furloughs

Forbes: Stimulus Update: $2.2 Trillion Stimulus Package Proposal Unveiled, Includes $1,200 Stimulus Checks And $600 Unemployment Benefits

September 28

The New York Times: Some Workers Face Looming Cutoffs in Health Insurance

Accounting Today: Tax relief granted for Hurricane Sally victims

CNBC: Office real estate market will get back to pre-Covid level, in 2025: Cushman & Wakefield

September 27

CNBC: Pelosi believes coronavirus stimulus deal still possible as Democrats prepare new package

Forbes: Man Finds 9-Carat Diamond. IRS Finds—And Taxes—Man

Politico: No forgiveness: Small businesses still on hook for rescue loans

September 26

Forbes: IRS: Claim Your $1,200 Stimulus Check By October 15

MarketWatch: U.S. September job report is going to show economy entering a weaker phase

CNBC: Retailers have started paying rent again but are still fighting with their landlords

September 25

Business Insider: Half of adults who lost their jobs during the pandemic are still unemployed

MarketWatch: Walmart is hiring 20,000 seasonal workers — here’s how a seasonal job could affect your unemployment benefits

CNBC: House Democrats prepare new $2.4 trillion stimulus plan with unemployment aid, direct payments

September 24

CNN: Congress poised to leave town until after the election without passing coronavirus stimulus

Yahoo! Finance: U.S. business activity slows, house price inflation accelerates

Accounting Today: IRS says lenders don’t need to report PPP loan forgiveness

The Hill: Remote work poses state tax challenges

CNBC: Weekly jobless claims rise unexpectedly as stimulus boost fades

September 23

The New York Times: Uber and Lyft Could Gain From U.S. Rule Defining Employment

ABC News: House passes short-term spending bill to avoid government shutdown

CNBC: $300 unemployment benefits end in at least 9 states as stimulus hopes fade

USA Today: Restaurant chain Sizzler files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, citing impact of COVID-19 pandemic

CNN Business: Walmart, UPS and others are staffing up for an online shopping surge this holiday season

September 22

CNN Business: Six months into the pandemic, the US economic outlook is getting gloomier 

The Hill: DC investing $4M to help small businesses winterize outdoor dining areas

CNBC: ‘We are stuck, with little to no options’: 6 months after the CARES Act passed, many Americans are still struggling

September 21

USA Today: U.S. could slip into double-dip recession if Congress doesn't pass new stimulus, some economists say

Forbes: What Happens If There Is No Second Stimulus Package?

MarketWatch: 165 Million Americans Will Witness a Social Security First in 2021

September 20

The Hill: Airline CEOs plead with Washington as layoffs loom

Forbes: The 2020 Housing Boom Is A Perilous Economic Signal

CNBC: Coronavirus recession ends for the rich but is far from over for lower-income communities

September 19

CNBC: The list of countries where travelers can go live and work remotely is growing

The Wall Street Journal: No Job, Loads of Debt: Covid Upends Middle-Class Family Finances

Yahoo! Finance: Wait, it's September and you still haven't received your tax refund? Here's why

September 18

Fast Company: 60% of shuttered businesses on Yelp will never reopen

The Hill: CBO: COVID-19 rescue packages saved 4.7 percent in GDP

CNBC: Airline CEOs meet with White House in last-minute plea for more coronavirus aid

September 17

CNBC: Trump suggests he could back a bigger coronavirus stimulus as top aide says he’s more optimistic about a deal

The Wall Street Journal: U.S. Unemployment Claims Held Steady at 860,000 Last Week

Bloomberg:When to Stop Working From Home? How About Never, Workers Say

Yahoo! Finance: Fed signals interest rates to stay near-zero through 2023

September 16

CNBC: Yelp data shows 60% of business closures due to the coronavirus pandemic are now permanent

The Hill: Businesses, states pass on Trump payroll tax deferral

Forbes:There’s A New Tax Form - With Some Changes - For Freelancers & Gig Workers

Fast Company: Your HR manager is now your nurse, hall monitor, and remote IT liaison

September 15

NBC News: Didn't receive a stimulus check? The IRS wants to help you.

Forbes: Mnuchin Says More Stimulus Needed—Don’t Worry About The Deficit

CNBC: Americans are raiding retirement savings during coronavirus pandemic

September 14

CNN: JCPenney could be doomed, even as malls race to save it

The New York Times: Payroll Tax ‘Cut’ Fizzles

NPR: As Auto Industry Roars Back, Worker Shortages Throw Up Roadblocks

USA Today: More workers hit with pay cuts than in last recession, and stagnant wages could linger

September 13

Forbes: IRS Releases New Per Diem Rates For Taxpayers Who Travel For Business

Fast Company: Extra $300 unemployment update brings bad news from FEMA about the end of benefits

CNBC: Why third-quarter taxes are confusing for small businesses in the Paycheck Protection Program

September 12

Business Insider: Trump's $300 unemployment benefit is expiring with nearly 30 million Americans still on unemployment

Forbes: Your First Look At 2021 Tax Rates: Projected Brackets, Standard Deductions & More

CNBC: Movie theaters rushed to reopen, but now there are no blockbusters to play

September 11

CNBC: At least 20 states start paying the extra $300 weekly unemployment benefit

ESPN: Ex-New York Jets WR Josh Bellamy charged in $24 million coronavirus relief loan scheme

CNN Politics: After negotiations falter, Senate fails to advance Republican bill addressing coronavirus pandemic

The Hill: IRS to offer tax filing form in Spanish for the first time

CNBC: Goldman now sees a 35% jump in Q3 GDP, much higher than the rest of Wall Street

September 10

CNBC: Weekly jobless claims miss estimates as employment gains taper

Yahoo! Finance: There's a 'staggering shortage of homes on the market': economist

The Hill: Dozens of Austrians with no US affiliation get coronavirus stimulus checks: report

CNBC: Mall owners Simon, Brookfield set to rescue JC Penney from bankruptcy in $800 million deal

September 9

The Hill: Senate to vote Thursday on GOP coronavirus bill

CBS: IRS: Up to 9 million people need to claim federal stimulus checks

Yahoo! Finance: Coronavirus stimulus: What’s in Senate Republicans’ pared-down relief bill

CNN Business:JPMorgan investigates employees over potential misuse of PPP loans

September 8

CNBC: Labor Day weekend air travel hits nearly 6-month high, but holiday caps dismal summer season

The Hill: Senate to vote on scaled-down coronavirus relief package

Fast Company: Will companies open back up after Labor Day? Business executives reveal their plans

September 7

The Hill: Five things to know about Trump's payroll tax deferral

Forbes: Second Stimulus Check Update—Congress Returns To Session Tomorrow

CNBC:These restaurant chains are unveiling new designs inspired by the pandemic

September 6

Business Insider:Global economies are 'several quarters' away from returning to pre-pandemic levels

NBC News: August jobs report may appear rosy, but most job cuts have yet to hit, economists warn

Politico: ‘A tale of 2 recessions’: As rich Americans get richer, the bottom half struggles

September 5

CNN:US adds 1.4 million jobs in August, but is still down 11.5 million jobs since Covid hit

The Hill: Labor Day caps dismal summer for travel and tourism

Forbes: The Payroll Tax Holiday Is Not A Tax Cut. Here’s Why It Matters

September 4

The New York Times:Unemployment Claims Show Layoffs Continue to Batter Economy

The Hill: Florida man accused of misusing $2M coronavirus small business loan to buy boat

CNBC: Most American vacationers plan to spend the Labor Day weekend working, survey finds

September 3

USA Today: Number of Americans seeking jobless aid remains high as economy struggles with COVID-19

AOL: Coronavirus stimulus: Extra unemployment benefits remain stalled as executive actions fail to replace negotiations

The Hill: Social Security trust fund to run out by 2031: CBO

September 2

Reuters: Thousands of small-business loans may have been fraudulent, U.S. House panel finds

CNBC: Job growth expected to slow sharply over the next decade, Labor Department says

NPR: Making Gyms Safer: Why The Virus Is Less Likely To Spread There Than In A Bar

CNN Business: It's been 6 months of working from home. Here's what we've learned

September 1

CNBC: The payroll tax deferral takes effect Sept. 1. What it really means for your paycheck

The Hill: Treasury: 70 percent of stimulus payment money sent to dead people has been recovered

MarketWatch: Americans are spending less at grocery stores as second round of stimulus checks remain on hold

August 31

The New York Times: Bill for Trump’s Tax Holiday Will Be Due Next Year, Treasury Dept. Says

CNN: These businesses are making more money because Americans are staying home

Forbes: Stimulus Deal Getting Closer, But There's More Work To Be Done

August 30

CNN: Here's what the payroll tax deferral action means for you

Forbes: COVID Shutdowns Crushed Home Furnishings And Furniture Stores. The Squeeze Will Continue.

CNBC: Homeowners, in foreclosure, will also face tax implications. What you should know

August 29

CNBC: IRS guidelines put employers on the hook for Trump’s payroll tax break

The Hill: Americans saved nearly $91 billion by working from home during pandemic: report

Forbes: Questions Remain After IRS Rolls Out Guidance On Payroll Tax Deferral

August 28

The New York Times: White House Wants Companies to Foot Payroll Tax Bill for Workers

CNBC: 25% of U.S. malls are expected to shut within 5 years. Giving them a new life won’t be easy

Reuters: U.S. Labor Department changes jobless claims data methodology after economic shock

The Hill: Consumer spending slowed in July as coronavirus surge dampened recovery

August 27

Forbes: New PPP Rules From SBA Aimed At Clarifying Loan Forgiveness

The New York Times: Airline Job Cuts Could Pressure Congress and Trump on Stimulus

CNBC: Another million applied for jobless benefits as coronavirus pandemic’s economic toll rises

August 26

CNBC: More pain ahead for landlords as restaurant bankruptcies poised to balloon in coming months

Forbes: IRS To Mail 50,000 Stimulus Checks Next Month 

USA Today:'We shouldn’t have to beg': Americans struggle without unemployment aid as Congress stalls on extending benefits

August 25

CNN: Tracking America's economic recovery during coronavirus

Forbes: Sorry America, But The Second Stimulus Check May Not Happen After All

Politico: Economy hurting after Congress fails to act on stimulus

The Hill: Survey: One-fifth of small businesses will close if conditions don't improve

August 24

Politico: Not just a low-wage recession’: White-collar workers feel coronavirus squeeze

Bloomberg: Goldman Says Almost a Quarter of Temporary Layoffs in U.S. to Be Permanent

CNBC: Economists see a chance of a double-dip recession, survey shows

August 23

CNN: Jobless Americans surviving on less than $200 a week in some states -- and urging Congress to act

Fast Company:Extra unemployment and stimulus check update: A few states are sending out aid this week

CNC: Struggling retailers rush to file for bankruptcy as fears of a second wave of coronavirus linger

August 22

CNN: American Airlines is dropping service to these 15 cities. This is likely only the beginning

Deadline:Unemployment Funds For California Approved By FEMA, But When You’ll See It Is In Question

The Hill: Mortgage delinquencies of at least 90 days rise to highest level in 10 years

August 21

Forbes: IRS Releases Draft Form 1040: Here’s What’s New For 2020 

The Hill: Uber, Lyft granted emergency stay of injunction requiring drivers be reclassified in California

CNBC: Why there’s still hope for second $1,200 stimulus checks despite stalled congressional talks

August 20

Fast Company: My startup made difficult layoffs. Here’s how I kept morale up and our culture intact

USA Today: IRS to distribute tax refund interest checks to taxpayers who filed 2019 returns on time

CNBC: U.S. Jobless Claims Rise to More Than 1 Million

August 19

CNBC: 7 states approved to offer extra $300 weekly unemployment benefits

Forbes: 30 U.S. Business Associations Call Trump's Executive Order Deferring Payroll Tax Obligations 'Unworkable'

The New York Times: Uber and Lyft Consider Franchise-Like Model in California

CNN Business: Housing market is still going strong and propping up the economy

CNBC: Walmart says consumer spending dropped as stimulus checks ran out

August 18

Accounting Today: IRS offers reprieve for taxpayer checks caught in backlog of unopened mail

MarketWatch: Boeing offers workers a second round of voluntary layoffs

CNBC: $300 unemployment boost may last for only for 3 weeks

Forbes: A Tiny Silver Lining From The Pandemic: Small Businesses Are Expanding

Bloomberg: FHA Mortgage Delinquencies Reach a Record, Led by New Jersey

August 17

The New York Times: The Week in Business: Unemployment Checks Get Chopped

CNBC: A flood of job losses looms as airline industry struggles in pandemic

Forbes: Columbia Announces Undergrads Will Study Remotely, Latest College To Reverse Course

August 16

CNN Business: Uber and Lyft could shut down in California this week. It may not help their cause

The Motley Fool: Working Remotely During Coronavirus? Prepare for This Tax Surprise

CNBC: ‘It’s nerve-racking’ — Millions of Americans are still furloughed and unsure when they will return to work

August 15

CNET: Some people will receive an interest payment from the IRS in 2020. See if you'll get one

Fast Company: Unemployment extension update: Is the extra benefit $400 or $300? What’s taking so long?

CNBC: House lawmakers met with White House on stalled coronavirus relief talks

August 14

CNBC: Coronavirus stimulus stalemate could drag on for weeks as Congress leaves town

The Wall Street Journal: Trump’s Payroll-Tax Deferral Plans Spur Confusion

The Hill: July retail sales slow to 1.2 percent, below expectations

MarketWatch: ‘It’s a huge decision’: Judge hands a win to businesses demanding insurance coverage for lost income due to coronavirus

August 13

Fast Company: Will Uber shut down in California? CEO Dara Khosrowshahi threatens just that

The Hill: Tax preparers warn unemployment recipients could owe IRS

CNBC: PPP loan forgiveness starts this week. Why some businesses aren’t rushing to apply

CNN: Business: First-time jobless claims fall below 1 million for the first time since March

August 12

The Hill: Corporate bankruptcies on pace for 10-year high

Politico: Derailment of small business rescue clouds U.S. recovery

Vox: How the beauty industry is surviving the pandemic

August 11

CNBC: Judge grants preliminary injunction requiring Uber and Lyft to stop classifying drivers as contractors

The Motley Fool: How Bad Did Unemployment Get During the Great Recession?

The Hill: Clorox president says company ships nearly 1 million packages of wipes daily

Entrepreneur: Facebook Offers Employees $1K, Extends Work From Home Policy to July 2021

CNBC: Companies are talking about turning ‘furloughs’ into permanent layoffs

August 10

The Wall Street Journal: Millennials Slammed by Second Financial Crisis Fall Even Further Behind

CNN: Breaking down the executive actions Trump signed on coronavirus relief

Politico: Businesses blast key Fed program, saying banks not interested in lending

August 9

Yahoo! News: Trump allows some unemployment pay, defers payroll tax

Fast Company: For 10% of the workforce, working from home could be here to stay

CNN Business: The reality of the US jobs rebound: Part-time work and less pay

August 8

CNN:Stimulus talks break down on Capitol Hill as negotiators walk away without a deal

The Hill: PPP application window closes after coronavirus talks deadlock 

CBS News: Restaurants lobby Congress for $120 billion "lifeline" as thousands face permanent closure

August 7

CNN: Stimulus talks on the brink of collapse as two sides trade blame and get no closer to a deal

The New York Times: Amid Dire Jobless Numbers, Small-Business Relief Program Nears End

MarketWatch: 4 million older workers will be pushed out of the workforce by October

The Hill: DOJ charges five for more than $4M PPP fraud scheme

August 6 

Forbes: SBA Makes Further Changes To PPP Rules In August 4th FAQs 

CNN: Working from home? You might owe income tax to two states 

Reuters: U.S. job market recovery appears to be slowing, services sector powering ahead

CNBC: U.S. weekly jobless claims total 1.186 million, lowest level of the coronavirus pandemic

August 5

Bloomberg: White House, Democrats Aim for Virus Relief Deal by End of Week

CNBC: Paychex CEO says small business employment is starting to look like April again

Yahoo! Finance: Over 100 CEOs beg Congress: Don't let small businesses fail permanently

Entrepreneur: This Founder Gave Away Profits During the Pandemic - And His Company Thrived

Bloomberg: ADP’s U.S. Job Data Misses Estimates, Signaling New Virus Drag

CNBC: is laying off up to 25% of its workforce due to coronavirus downturn

August 4

The New York Times: Small Businesses Got Emergency Loans, but Not What They Expected

CNBC: Nearly half of all furloughed workers now believe their temporary layoff will become permanent 

Bloomberg: Bankruptcies Rip Through U.S. Mall Tenants With No End in Sight

The Wall Street Journal:Covid-19 Hastens the Work-at-Home Revolution

The Hill: Air travel picks up alongside strict mask enforcement

August 3

Reuters: White House, Congress talks on COVID-19 bill to resume Monday afternoon

The Washington Post:Lord & Taylor, the country’s oldest department store chain, files for bankruptcy

CNN Business: These companies are working from home until 2021 -- or forever

USA Today: Lowe's giving out COVID-19 relief grants up to $20,000 for small businesses through nonprofit LISC

August 2

The New York Times: U.S. Small Business Bailout Money Flowed to Chinese-Owned Companies

Forbes: Update: $1,200 Stimulus Check? Likely. $600 Unemployment Benefit? Not So Fast

CNBC: Retail rents plummet across New York City, as America’s glitzy shopping districts turn into ghost towns

August 1

CNBC: Tax hike on California millionaires would create 54% tax rate

CNN Business: August rent is due. Here's what to do if you can't pay it

The Hill: Consumer spending rises in June despite falling incomes, surging virus cases

July 31

Politico: Millions to lose $600 weekly jobless aid amid Senate stalemate

CNBC: Restaurants are in ‘fight mode’ as they cope with pandemic, Dunkin’ Brands CEO says

Vox: Thursday’s historically bad economic growth numbers, explained

CNN Business: This is the only city in America where unemployment is actually down

July 30

Bloomberg: U.S. Is About to Unveil the Ugliest GDP Report Ever Recorded

CNBC: Fed holds rates steady, says economic growth is ‘well below’ pre-pandemic level

Forbes: Second Stimulus Unemployment Update: More Than 30% Of Americans Couldn’t Last A Month Without $600 Checks

CNBC: A third of small-business owners have tapped personal funds to stay afloat, survey finds

Los Angeles Times: Coronavirus-induced 32.9% collapse in GDP is one for the record books

CNN Business: Unemployment claims rise for second week in a row

July 29

CNN: Man spent PPP funds on hotels, jewelry and $318,497 Lamborghini, authorities say

Business Insider: The $600 unemployment bonuses did not lead to people working less, Yale study finds

Washington Post: Here is what’s in the Senate GOP’s $1 trillion ‘Heals Act’ package

The New York Times: Uber and Lyft Drivers Win Ruling on Unemployment Benefits

Reuters: Rising COVID-19 cases dent U.S. consumer confidence; housing market presses ahead

Forbes: Simplifying The PPP Loan Forgiveness Process

July 28

CBS News: Senate GOP outlines next coronavirus relief bill as deadline for enhanced unemployment benefits nears

Bloomberg: Thousands of $600 Checks Never Made It to Unemployed Americans

Reuters: Siemens to let staff spend less time in the office permanently

US News & World Report: The $600 Unemployment Insurance Boost Is Expiring: Here's What to Know

CBS News: Does extra $600 in federal jobless aid really discourage people from returning to work?

July 27

The Hill: White House, Senate GOP race to finalize coronavirus package ahead of Monday rollout

CNBC: How firms are keeping staff and secrets safe from hackers now everyone is working remotely

The Washington Post: GOP, White House aim to temporarily reduce weekly unemployment benefit from $600 to $200

MarketWatch: Google to keep employees at home until next year, the WSJ reports

CNN Business: Here's what the Twitter hack tells us about potential security risks of working from home

Bloomberg: McConnell’s Release of GOP Relief Plan Is Starting Gun for Talks

July 26

The Hill: Slip in job growth raises fear of broader relapse

Forbes: Next Stimulus Package on Monday: $1,200 Stimulus Check, Eviction Moratorium, and Reduced Unemployment Aid In CARES 2 Act

CNBC: Gig workers are finding it harder to make money as surging unemployment drives up competition

July 25

The Hill: Pelosi suggests House could stay in session longer to complete COVID-19 relief bill

The Motley Fool: Three ways the coronavirus-caused recession could affect Social Security and your retirement

CNBC: Airlines lose billions as demand ‘stalled,’ CEOs warn recovery hinges on a coronavirus vaccine

Politico: 40 million Americans face student loan cliff

July 24

Vox: How the coronavirus outbreak is roiling the film and entertainment industries

Politico: Housing market defies expectations amid economic turmoil

CNBC: Mnuchin says GOP plan for unemployment extension will be based on ’70% wage replacement’

Newsweek: GOP to Propose Another Round of $1,200 Stimulus Checks–Who Will Be Eligible?

July 23

NBC News: For the first time in 30 years, Walmart will be closed on Thanksgiving

The Hill: White House, senior Republicans pour cold water on short-term unemployment extension

CNN Business:The economy is in deep trouble again. Coronavirus is to blame

MarketWatch: U.S. new jobless benefit claims rise for first time since late March

CNBC: 59% of Americans don’t plan to renew their gym memberships after Covid-19 pandemic: survey

July 22

CNBC: Billionaires in New York could pay $5.5 billion a year under new tax

The Hill: CDC: US coronavirus infections likely 10 times higher than reported

Forbes: Stimulus Package Update: Republicans Unite On Second Stimulus Check, Balk Over Payroll Tax Cut

The New York Times: End of $600 Unemployment Bonus Could Push Millions Past the Brink

July 21

CNBC:$600 unemployment boost. Stimulus checks. Government relief is coming to an abrupt end

Bloomberg:Biden Proposes $775 Billion Plan Funded by Real Estate Taxes

Fast Company: The coin shortage is so bad, banks will now pay you extra for change

CNN: Where did $380B in PPP money go?

July 20

The Hill:Congress set for showdown on coronavirus relief legislation

CNBC: U.S. air travel falls for first week since April as coronavirus cases spike

The Washington Post: Trump demands payroll tax cut while GOP eyes benefit cuts for unemployed

The Motley Fool: 72% of Americans Think Our Current Recession Will Last Into 2021. Here's How to Prepare for That

July 19

CNN: This is the last week of $600 unemployment benefits

Huffington Post: Steve Mnuchin Already Wants To Forgive Billions In PPP Loans

CNBC: A risky bet by America’s mall owners: Plucking retailers out of bankruptcy to salvage a pandemic-hit industry

July 18

CNBC: These business owners got a PPP loan. It may not be enough

The Hill: GOP looks at reducing unemployment enhancement to $200-$400 per week: report

The Motley Fool: Missed the Tax-Filing Deadline? Here's What You Need to Know.

July 17

CNBC: Weekly jobless claims rise by more than 1 million for 17th straight week

The Hill: More than 100 lawmakers urge IRS to resolve stimulus payment issues

CNN Business: What happens when small businesses can't pay the rent

Forbes: The ‘Dirty Dozen’ Tax Scams Of 2020: $27 Billion Hit To Business

The Washington Post: White House warns stimulus package ‘must’ include Trump payroll tax cut proposal

CBS News: 1 in 3 small businesses worldwide cut jobs during coronavirus pandemic

July 16

The Hill: Major retailers impose mask mandates for customers nationwide

Reuters: U.S. Paycheck Protection hit some of its mark, but missed the most vulnerable

Fortune: This is what the stock market would look like if the CARES Act never happened

CNBC: How to restart unemployment benefits if your workplace shuts down again

Yahoo! Finance: Twitter Races to Unravel How Cyber-Attack Came From Inside

July 15

Forbes:SBA EIDL Program: Advances No Longer Available But Favorable Loans Still Being Granted

CNBC:Minimum wage workers cannot afford rent in any U.S. state

The Hill:Apple wins $15B EU tax case

Forbes: New Stimulus Package May Be Introduced Next Week

The Wall Street Journal: Why Your Tax Refund May Be Late This Year

July 14

CNBC: ‘Tax us’: Ultra-rich call for higher taxes to aid coronavirus recovery

Vox: The PPP worked how it was supposed to. That’s the problem.

The Washington Post: Workers are pushed to the brink as they continue to wait for delayed unemployment payments

Yahoo! Finance: Majority of Americans think Congress should extend enhanced unemployment benefits past July: poll

CBS News:23 million Americans could face eviction in coming months

Forbes: Why You Might Want To Contribute To A Roth IRA By July 15th

July 13

Fast Company: 7 things to know about the IRS tax deadline on Wednesday

Vox: College towns without college students have small businesses struggling

CNBC: This city is giving residents $500 per month. Some hope it can become a national plan

July 12

CNN Business: These workers' jobs are most at risk around the world

Politico: Nightlife facing crisis in the city that never sleeps

CNBC: Here are five charts illustrating U.S. economic trends amid the coronavirus pandemic

July 11

US News & World Report:COVID-19 Heroes Must Jump Through Hoops for Workers' Comp 

Fox Business: A second coronavirus stimulus check? Here's when Americans could receive the cash

The Motley Fool:Why Didn't More Small Businesses Apply for PPP Loans?

The Hill: Trump tells Treasury to review universities' tax exempt status

July 10

CNBC: Big restaurant chains are recovering faster than the rest of the industry, Bank of America says

Forbes: Second Stimulus Checks Will Come Fast If Approved, But Fewer People May Receive Them

Fast Company:$600 unemployment benefit: Will it be extended? Here’s the latest as Congress drags its feet

CNBC: U.S. producer prices unexpectedly fall in June

July 9

CBS News: Jobless claims remain high, with 2.3 million seeking aid last week

CNBC: Empty Manhattan apartments reach record levels, landlords slash rent

Forbes: America’s Economy Is Taking Another Hit As Coronavirus Cases Surge And Businesses Shut Down Again

The Motley Fool: There May Be a $1 Trillion Stimulus Package in the Works

CNBC: You may soon lose unemployment benefits — and that extra $600 a week — if you’re not hunting for jobs

July 8

Business Insider: We may be getting closer to a 2nd stimulus check, but several key details are still unclear

Vox: Congress’s Covid-19 rescue plan was bigger than the New Deal. It’s about to end.

Accounting Today: Accountants predict 2020 will be worst year for economy since World War II

CNET: Extra $600 CARES Act unemployment benefit ends July 31. Here what you should know

The Hill: Five takeaways from PPP loan data

July 7

The Hill: TSA: July 4 weekend air travel down 70 percent compared to last year

CNBC: 13 million gig workers getting unemployment benefits, 41% of the total

NBC News: Here are some of the billionaires who got PPP loans while small businesses went bankrupt

Forbes: Second Stimulus Checks Now Possible, Says McConnell

NPR: 'We Need Help': People At Higher Coronavirus Risk Fear Losing Federal Unemployment

July 6

The Motley Fool: 5 Reasons a Second Stimulus Will Be Passed in July

The Hill: IRS, taxpayers face obstacles ahead of July 15 filing deadline

Fast Company: COVID-19 timeline: Track your state’s reopening plan along with new local outbreaks

NBC News: College students are preparing to return to campus in the fall. Is it worth it?

Yahoo! Finance: U.S. service sector rebounds strongly in June

July 5

Bloomberg: Goldman Lowers U.S. GDP Forecast, Sees 4.6% Contraction in 2020

The Wall Street Journal: Don’t Know How Much Stimulus Is Needed? Put it on Autopilot, Some Say

Forbes: Second Stimulus Checks And Student Loan Forgiveness Could Be Coming

July 4

The Hill: Congress eyes tighter restrictions on next round of small business help

CNBC: Bar owners reckon with costly stop and starts as states close them down again

Politico: Rent cliff looms in July as eviction moratoriums expire

July 3

The Hill: Congress gears up for battle over expiring unemployment benefits

Politico: Congress stares down funding cliff for coronavirus aid

The Hill: House votes unanimously to extend deadline for coronavirus small-business loan program

July 2

The Guardian: Is it ethical for businesses to raise prices amid Covid-19? Of course it is

Politico: Employment won't recover for a decade, CBO says

The Hill: New COVID-19 surge dashes travel industry's hopes for July 4 weekend

July 1

CNBC: June private payrolls rose 2.37 million and there was a big positive revision for May, ADP says

Journal of Accountancy:
Senate approves 5-week PPP extension

Small Business Trends: 80% of Small Business Owners Say Pandemic Hurt Business – 55% Feel Positive About Future

June 30

The Paychex: IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch

June 29

CNBC: Top CEOs see business impact from coronavirus lingering until at least the end of 2021

June 28

U.S. Census Bureau: Weekly Census Bureau Survey Provides Near-Real-Time Info on Businesses

June 27

CPA Practice Advisor: With July 15 Deadline Approaching, 37% of Taxpayers Can't Pay Because of Covid

June 26

Business Insider: 8 states and cities are pausing their reopenings as coronavirus cases spike — here's how their plans are changing

Yahoo! Finance: More Than $38 Billion in PPP Loans for Small Firms Canceled

CNN: Unemployment claims have fallen for 3 months, but millions still need jobless benefits

The Wall Street Journal: Small Businesses Raced to Spend PPP Funds but Covid-19 Pandemic Drags On

The New York Times: Is a Pandemic the Right Time to Start a Business? It Just Might Be

June 25

The Wall Street Journal: U.S. Initial Jobless Claims Steady at 1.5 Million in Latest Week

Politico: The IRS thought it wasn't allowed to withhold stimulus checks from the dead. So it paid more than 1 million of them.

The Hill: IRS to pay interest on refunds issued after April 15

CNBC: Small businesses expect to fail. Here’s what will happen to their PPP loans.

Reuters: U.S. layoffs remain elevated as weak demand persists after businesses reopened

Politico: California to escalate legal battle with gig companies over worker classification

June 24

CNBC: 14% of businesses expect layoffs after using their PPP loan funds

Journal of Accountancy: PPP recipients can apply early for loan forgiveness, SBA says

The Hill: New home sales rose more than 16 percent in May

The New York Times: I.M.F. Predicts Deeper Global Downturn Even as Economies Reopen

CNBC: Millions of Americans will fall off an ‘income cliff’ when extra $600 in unemployment benefits ends next month

June 23

CNBC: Former Wirecard CEO arrested as embattled payment firm’s accounting crisis deepens

Forbes: Justice Department Announces Another PPP Fraud Charge

CNN: Square has started keeping 30% of some retailers' payments at the worst possible time

USA Today: Bye $600 jobless benefit, eviction reprieve, cash for small firms. COVID-19 relief ending.

CNBC: Here’s why you haven’t received your tax refund

June 22

Forbes: What PPP Loan Borrowers Should Consider When Choosing Between The 8 Or 24 Week Forgiveness Period

The Hill: Small businesses falling behind in economic recovery

The New York Times: New Hope for White-Collar Job Seekers? It Depends on the Job

CNBC: U.S. banks are ‘swimming in money’ as deposits increase by $2 trillion amid the coronavirus

June 21

CNBC: Here are five charts that track how the U.S. economy is recovering from coronavirus

USA Today: IRS expands criteria to withdraw money from retirement plans for those affected by coronavirus

MarketWatch: If You're Getting a Second Stimulus Check, It'll Probably Happen by Aug. 8

June 20

Forbes: Here’s How Badly The Coronavirus Has Impacted Americans’ Personal Finances

The New York Times: Vast Federal Aid Has Capped Rise in Poverty, Studies Find

Stanford Business: The Graceful Exit: How to shutter a business when the pandemic forces closure.

June 19

The Wall Street Journal: A New Guide to Air Travel During Coronavirus

Fast Company: Searching for stimulus check updates on Google? Be careful what you click on

Grow: Average stimulus check was $1,800 but it wasn’t enough, study finds, and 25% of people had issues

MarketWatch: Self-employed and considering a PPP loan? There’s good news for you

June 18

CNBC: Jobless claims total 1.5 million, worse than expected as economic pain persists

Forbes: SBA Finally Clarifies PPP Loan Forgiveness Rules: Full Forgiveness For Self-Employed Borrowers

Yahoo! Finance: Powell urges Congressional help for unemployed, municipalities as economy recovers from coronavirus

Vox: How the new rules for the Paycheck Protection Program help small-business owners

June 17

USA Today: Extra $600 in weekly unemployment benefits runs out next month. Here's how to prepare

CNN: America just had its biggest monthly surge in retail sales. But that's not the full story

The Hill: IRS says stimulus checks belong to residents, not nursing homes

NPR: With Tax Deadline Looming, IRS Faces Backlog As It Transitions Out Of COVID-19 Crisis

CNBC: San Francisco supervisor proposes a tax on companies with ‘overpaid’ executives

June 16

Forbes: SBA Opens Up New Grants And Loans For Small Businesses And Independent Contractors: The EIDL Program

The Hill: Congress set for fight over expiring unemployment relief

Vox: How the coronavirus outbreak is roiling the film and entertainment industries

CNBC: 68% of parents are worried about paying for college amid Covid-19

Washington Post: Retail sales spiked 17.7 percent in May, after two-month collapse

June 15

CNN: Why a 2nd shutdown over coronavirus might be worse than the 1st -- and how to prevent it

Vox: Nursing homes are especially vulnerable to Covid-19. Here’s what it’s like to work in one.

MarketWatch: For older workers, there are risks if they return to the office—and if they don’t

CNBC: The $100 billion conventions industry is starting to reopen after a months-long coronavirus shutdown

June 14

Politico: Kudlow says $600 additional unemployment checks will end in July

CNBC: ‘The second wave has begun’: U.S. doctor says medical system may be stressed if people aren’t careful

Forbes: Fauci Says ‘Real Normality’ Unlikely For A Year As U.S. Continues Pandemic Slog

The Motley Fool: 2 Signs a Second Stimulus Check Might Be on the Way -- and 1 Sign It Might Not

June 13

The Hill: State Department resumes passport services after backlog

CNBC: These entrepreneurs are just about out of their paycheck protection funding. Here’s what’s next

Entrepreneur: 4 Ways Startups Can Prepare to Survive Economic Tumult

June 12

Bloomberg: Mom and Pop Shops Left Holding the Bag in Consumer Card Disputes

Fast Company:
Cashless payments have spiked during COVID-19, but don’t expect paper money to disappear

The Hill: US hits 2 million coronavirus cases amid surges in some states

Forbes: What’s Open (And What’s Not) As The IRS Resumes Operations

CNBC: Why are we in a recession if the stock market is recovering?

June 11

The Hill: Fed holds rates near zero, plans no hikes until at least 2022

Fast Company: Main Street Lending Program expanded: Here’s what small businesses need to know

CNN: Another 1.5 million Americans filed for first-time unemployment benefits last week

The New York Times: $130 Billion in Small-Business Aid Still Hasn’t Been Used

June 10

Forbes: WaPo Analysis Shows Coronavirus Disaster Loans Were Inequitably Distributed, SBA Says That’s Not True

The Hill: Senior official estimates $30 billion in stimulus funds will be stolen through coronavirus scams

CNBC: The U.S. is officially in a recession. Will it actually become a depression?

MarketWatch: The extra $600 Americans get in weekly unemployment benefits ends next month — here’s what lawmakers are proposing to replace it

June 9

CNBC: If you used a chunk of your PPP loan for rent, you can still get some forgiveness

Forbes: The $600 Federal Unemployment Boost Is Set To End July 31. Here’s What Happens Next

Yahoo! News: The US economy is officially in recession

The Hill: Pandemic sparked broadest economic collapse since 1870, World Bank says

Fast Company: Experts predict what it’ll take to find a job in a post-COVID-19 world

CNBC: 25,000 stores are predicted to close in 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic accelerates industry upheaval

June 8

Forbes: Second Stimulus Check And Extra $600 Unemployment Benefit On Life Support After May Jobs Report

CNBC: 35 million stimulus checks are still outstanding. What you need to know if you’re waiting for your money

The Hill: New Zealand has no active cases of coronavirus: 'This is a milestone'

Business Insider: The US faces not a V-shaped recovery but a 'reverse tick shape' after shocking jobs data, analysts say

June 7

Forbes: October 15 Stimulus Check Registration Deadline: Low Income, Homeless Sign Up Now

The Motley Fool: Still Owed a Tax Refund for 2019? Don't Do This, or You'll Have to Wait Months to Get It

Business Insider: The 10 industries where people are returning to work the fastest

June 6

Fast Company: J.C. Penney store closures: A list of all 154 stores closing

CNBC: How movie industry execs see sets changing as filming resumes during coronavirus pandemic

MarketWatch: Some Americans who got laid off are going back to work — here’s which sectors are rehiring

June 5

MarketWatch: U.S. regained 2.5 million jobs in May, unemployment falls to 13.3%, BLS says

The Hill: American business bankruptcies rose 48 percent in May

CNBC: Beware these common scams that specifically target seniors

Forbes: Don’t Expect A Second Stimulus Check

June 4

CNBC: Senate passes bill to give businesses flexibility in spending coronavirus aid, sends it to Trump

Reuters: Bank of America pledges $1 billion to address racial, economic inequality

CNN: AMC Theatres has 'substantial doubt' it can remain in business

Forbes: Congress Agrees On Favorable Changes To Paycheck Protection Loans: What Does It Mean For Borrowers?

CNBC: Jobless claims, total unemployment level worse than expected

June 3

Bloomberg: One-Third of America’s Record Unemployment Payout Hasn’t Arrived

CNBC: After a rush for more small business funding, PPP loan money remains untapped

MarketWatch: Work-from-home productivity pickup has tech CEOs predicting many employees will never come back to the office

June 2

MarketWatch: Why small business owners may want to file taxes AFTER July 15 deadline

Forbes: The End Of The Extra $600 Weekly Unemployment Benefits Threatens Rent Payments

Fast Company: Second stimulus check? Here’s the latest update from the slow-moving Senate

Small Business Trends: 46% of Small Businesses Worry About Cash Shortages on Reopening

CNBC: GDP is now projected to fall nearly 53% in the second quarter, according to a Fed gauge

June 1

The New York Times: Grateful for Aid, but Worried About What Comes Next

Forbes: The Insider’s Guide To Reopening America

Fast Company: One-third of small independent farms could go bankrupt in 2020 due to COVID-19

May 31

CNBC: Five charts that track the U.S. economy as states reopen

The Hill: Expanding tax credit for businesses retaining workers gains bipartisan support

Forbes: Houses Passes PPP Loan Forgiveness Bill, Treasury Issues Harsh Forgiveness Regulations—What You Need To Know

May 30 

Politico: Millions of paper tax returns go unopened at short-staffed IRS 

CNBC: Here are the key tax issues you need to know if you will be working remotely permanently 

MarketWatch: ‘A prolonged depression is virtually guaranteed without significant federal aid to state and local governments’

May 29

The New York Times: Millions Relying on Pandemic Aid Can See Its End, and They’re Scared

CNBC: Kudlow says there are encouraging signs from reopening states, sees very strong economic rebound

USA Today: House passes PPP bill giving small businesses more time, flexibility to access small business loans

Bloomberg: U.S. Consumer Spending Plunges While Stimulus Boosts Incomes

Vox: What’s up with the housing market in the pandemic: Why housing prices aren’t dropping

May 28

CNBC: Another 2.1 million file jobless claims, but total unemployed shrinks

Forbes: Don’t Mistake Your Stimulus Check (Or Debit Card) For Junk Mail

The Hill: Fed: Sharp economic decline in May leaves businesses 'pessimistic' about recovery

Vox: The US has reached a grim milestone: 100,000 coronavirus deaths

Accounting Today: 10 takeaways on the PPP loan forgiveness application

CNBC: New college graduates might not have to pay their student loans for three years

Bloomberg: Big Bankruptcies Sweep the U.S. in Fastest Pace Since May 2009

Brandwatch: Report: Will Covid-19 Change Consumer Behavior in the Long Term?

May 27

Journal of Accountancy: PPP forgiveness guidance issued as Congress mulls changes

Tax Foundation: In Some States, 2020 Estimated Tax Payments Are Due Before 2019 Tax Returns

Vox: The pandemic could change air travel forever

The Hill: IRS reduces donor disclosure requirements for some tax-exempt groups

CNBC: Mortgage demand from homebuyers shows unexpectedly strong and quick recovery, as applications spike 9% from a year ago

May 26

CNBC: New home sales rose slightly in April, defying expectations of a huge 22% drop, as prices fall

USA Today: Back to school? 1 in 5 teachers are unlikely to return to reopened classrooms this fall, poll says

MarketWatch: Try these workarounds if you’re struggling with IRS delays

CNN: As death toll nears 100,000, some Americans break from social distancing during holiday weekend

Forbes: Answers To Your Most Frequently Asked Questions On PPP, EDIL And Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

May 25

CNBC: More than 1 in 4 Americans are raiding their retirement accounts after a coronavirus-related job loss

The Hill: Women suffering steeper job losses in COVID-19 economy

Forbes: June Will Have A Lot To Say About The College Sports Landscape For 2020

CNBC: Doctors face pay cuts, furloughs and supply shortages as coronavirus pushes primary care to the brink

MarketWatch: The No. 1 thing Americans are spending their stimulus checks on — even more than shopping at Costco, Walmart and Target

May 24

The New York Times: Pay Cuts Become a Tool for Some Companies to Avoid Layoffs

CNBC: Big changes could be coming for student loan borrowers

The Hill: Overwhelming majority of publicly traded firms have not returned small-business loans: review

Forbes: Here's When Major Companies Say Workers Can Return To The Office

May 23

CNBC: Your student loans are on pause, but check your credit score

Forbes: These 10 States Have The Highest Record Unemployment Rates

The Hill: Remote working takes off for Twitter, Facebook, tech companies

Fast Company: IRS second stimulus check: Here’s the latest update and why you shouldn’t expect one anytime soon

May 22

The Hill: Here's where your state falls on the scale of most to least reopened

The New York Times: What Flying This Summer Will Look Like

Politico: At least a quarter of the workforce is out of a job. How much worse will it get?

Fast Company: Live COVID-19 economy tracker reveals timeline of cases and unemployment in each state

NBC News: Congress is moving to another round of coronavirus relief. Here are the battle lines.

May 21

NBC News: New weekly figures show almost 40 million people lost their job since the pandemic

CNBC: More than half of small businesses are looking to have PPP funds forgiven, survey says

The Hill: Mastercard won't ask staff to return to office until virus concerns abate

Forbes: SBA Approving Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs): What You Need To Know

Los Angeles Times: California ending coronavirus halt on filming; protocols due Monday

May 20

The Hill: IRS plans to bring some employees back to their offices in June

Forbes: 60% Of America’s CFOs Don’t Expect A Return To Normal Until At Least 2021

CNN: For small businesses, survival may hinge on closing streets

NPR: Facebook Launches Virtual Shopping Mall, Saying It Will Help Small Businesses

Fast Company: Minority business owners are getting shut out from coronavirus relief. Here’s what can help

The Hill: Colleges alter fall schedules as COVID-19 models suggest December surge

May 19

CNBC: Workers who still have their jobs are happier but working harder: CNBC survey

The Hill: Recipients of PPP loans face big decision on Monday

Business Insider: Instead of relief checks, 4 million Americans will get prepaid debit cards this week, Treasury says

Forbes: IRS Adds Phone Reps To Answer Questions About Stimulus Checks

CNBC: SoftBank values WeWork at $2.9 billion, down from $47 billion a year ago

May 18

The Wall Street Journal: U.S. Expected to Revise Small-Business Aid Program

Fast Company: 6 considerations for planning a return to the office (even when you don’t know everything)

Forbes: SBA Releases Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application: A Deep Dive

The New York Times: The Future of Travel: How the industry will change after the pandemic

CNBC: Tax surprise awaits small businesses that can’t deduct some expenses covered by PPP

May 17

The Hill: Secret Service unearths overseas fraud ring stealing millions in unemployment benefits

Politico: Coronavirus could push Social Security to insolvency before 2030

Business Insider: There are fears the US faces a coronavirus-driven meat shortage, but analysts say there's actually plenty to go around

Fast Company: ‘Contact tracer’ is the hot well-paying job of our era, and you can train to be one for free

Vox: After the coronavirus pandemic, group fitness will never be the same

May 16

Politico: House approves $3 trillion coronavirus relief package

The Hill: Bipartisan bill aims to help smallest businesses weather the coronavirus crisis

The New York Times: J.C. Penney, 118-Year-Old Department Store, Files for Bankruptcy

Fast Company: This unemployment map shows how millions of job losses are impacting each state

May 15

CNBC: Firms that took a PPP loan under $2 million are about to get a break

The Hill: Less than 40 percent of small businesses have received emergency coronavirus loans: Census Bureau

Business Insider: Salesforce will let employees work from home for the rest of the year, even after offices have reopened

CNBC: Microsoft and UnitedHealth offer companies free app to screen employees for coronavirus

The Washington Post: Small business used to define America’s economy. The pandemic could change that forever.

Politico: Job losses have now hit 40% of low-income homes

The Week: The next phase of America's coronavirus problem is a massive housing crisis

May 14

Forbes: Why This New Treasury Guidance Is Great News For PPP Loan Borrowers 

Fortune: Round 2 of stimulus checks? House plan would send $1,200 per person—including children

CNBC: Weekly jobless claims total 2.981 million, bringing coronavirus tally to 36.5 million

The Hill: Americans' charitable giving at new low: Gallup

Fast Company: Twitter will let employees work from home permanently. Will other companies follow?

May 13 

CNBC: House Democrats unveil new $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill 

The Wall Street Journal: PPP Changes Trip Up Small Businesses 

USA Today: April grocery store prices made highest jump in more than 40 years 

CNN: California's main universities not likely to return to campus this fall 

The Washington Post: Small business used to define America’s economy. The pandemic could change that forever.

May 12

The Hill: Boeing chief: Major airline will 'most likely' fold in next few months

Forbes: Yes, Your Extra $600 In Unemployment Is Taxable Income

CBS News: 20 million Americans still waiting for their stimulus checks

Politico: Pro chefs explain what the food industry needs to survive

Bloomberg: Small Firms Join Rush to Return Loans After Rules Revisions

May 11

CNBC: American companies spent years in an economic boom. Then the coronavirus hit

The New York Times: The Airline Business Is Terrible. It Will Probably Get Even Worse.

Forbes: Here’s How The Coronavirus Recession Compares To The Great Recession

Vox: Actual unemployment could be at peak Great Depression levels, say White House advisers

USA Today: Small businesses face rise of ‘friendly fraud'

May 10

The Hill: Officials warn of worsening economic woes after dismal April jobs report

CNBC: Hardest-hit industries: Nearly half the leisure and hospitality jobs were lost in April

Forbes: Mayday For PPP Borrowers – Having To Choose Between Possible Insolvency Or Risking Criminal Prosecution

Fast Company: Hotel bookings plummet more than 85% as the travel industry faces an existential crisis

May 9

CNBC: IRS sets May 13 deadline to submit direct deposit information for stimulus checks

The Hill: Democrats rally behind monthly $2,000 relief checks

Vox: Government loans meant to bail out small businesses could become a financial burden themselves

Politico: Cannabis employees are in high demand during economic crash

CNBC: It pays to stay unemployed. That might be a good thing

May 8

CNN: Record 20.5 million American jobs lost in April. Unemployment rate soars to 14.7%

Politico: California faces $54B budget deficit

The Hill: Tech firms emerge as big winners in new COVID-19 economy

CNBC: White House weighs pushing tax deadline back to Sept. 15

The New York Times: Neiman Marcus, a Symbol of Luxury, Files for Bankruptcy

May 7

CNBC: US weekly jobless claims total 3.169 million, bringing seven-week tally to 33.5 million 

ABC News: Airfares could rise 50% with onboard social distancing, industry group warns 

Forbes: PPP Borrowers And False Certifications: SBA Extends Amnesty Under Safe Harbor 

The Washington Post: SBA slashes disaster-loan limit from $2 million to $150,000, shuts out nearly all new applicants 

Bloomberg: U.S. Consumer Comfort Sinks for Seventh Week on Finances Views 

CNBC: Stimulus checks have been sent to dead people. Now the IRS has released instructions for how to return the money

May 6

Forbes: Congressional Leaders Tell Treasury That PPP Borrowers Should Be Entitled To Deductions

The Hill: DOJ investigating possible fraud in small business relief program  

Bloomberg: U.S. Companies Cut a Record 20.2 Million Jobs, ADP Says

Journal of Accountancy: SBA issues PPP guidance on laid-off employees who refuse to be rehired

CNBC: This tax break is up in the air for employers who furloughed workers

May 5

The Hill: Half of new small-business loan funds allotted in first week

Bloomberg: It’s Only May, But Christmas Is Already in Doubt

Newsweek: 54 Percent of Americans Want to Work Remote Regularly After Coronavirus Pandemic Ends, New Poll Shows

CBS News: Gold's Gym files for bankruptcy after blow from coronavirus pandemic

Politico: USDA to buy $470M of produce, dairy and seafood

CNBC: Consumer debt hits new record of $14.3 trillion

May 4

The Hill: Obstacles mount for deal on next coronavirus bill

Forbes: Macy’s, Costco, Trader Joe’s, Zappos Approaching Return Of Retail From Many Angles

NBC News: What states are reopening? See where lockdowns have been lifted in each state.

Fast Company: No face mask? No Uber for you

CNBC: As traditional college campuses shut down, online schools get their chance to shine

May 3

The Hill: Retail chains face uphill battle getting shoppers back in stores

USA Today: Besides millions of layoffs and plunging GDP, here's another worry for economy: Falling prices

Bloomberg: U.S. Economy Poised to Mirror the Post-WWII Glory

CNBC: As coronavirus pandemic pushes more grocery shoppers online, stores struggle to keep up with demand

May 2

The Daily Beast: Another Thing the Virus Could Kill: More Than 1,000 Colleges and Universities

The Hill: Small businesses face big decisions on reopening

Forbes: 10 Things Freelancers Can Do To Weather The Coronavirus

The New York Times: #CancelRent Is New Rallying Cry for Tenants. Landlords Are Alarmed.

CNBC: These business owners couldn’t get a forgivable loan at first. Then it was easy.

May 1

The Hill: IRS: Companies who receive PPP loans will not qualify for tax deductions

CNBC: Wells Fargo will no longer accept applications for home equity lines of credit

Politico: Justice Department launches probe of small business loans

Forbes: Here’s A Look At The Impact Of Coronavirus (COVID-19) On Colleges And Universities In The U.S.

Entrepreneur: To Survive the COVID-19 Crisis, You Have to Think Long-Term

April 30

Bloomberg: Job Losses Deepen in Pandemic With U.S. Tally Topping 30 Million

The Wall Street Journal: Stimulus Checks Sent to Dead Relatives Should Be Returned, Mnuchin Says

CNBC: Big banks temporarily shut out of small business loan portal, Treasury and SBA announce

The Washington Post: How the pandemic consumed the labor market

Fast Company: An epidemiologist on what steps to take if you are preparing to reopen your business

April 29 

The Hill: US economy contracts at 4.8 percent rate, most since Great Recession

Business Insider: Award-winning chef Andrew Zimmern says restaurants are facing a near-extinction event and pinpoints the real problems in America's supply chain 

CNBC: Nearly half the global workforce at risk of losing income due to the coronavirus, warns UN labor agency 

Forbes: 11 Tax Tips For The Unemployed During The COVID-19 Pandemic 

CBS News: Trump invokes Defense Production Act to keep meat processing plants open amid coronavirus crisis 

The Hill: Half of Americans say they or someone in their household has been financially impacted by the pandemic: poll

April 28 

Politico: Mnuchin warns big companies of criminal penalties over small business loans 

Los Angeles Times: Having trouble with the IRS site? Try all caps — yes, really 

CNN: Glitches hamper second round of small business loan funding 

The Hill: Poll: Almost 9 in 10 concerned about economic collapse 

CNBC: Food banks are closing and losing their workforce because of the coronavirus

April 27

The Hill: Small business coronavirus loan program reopens under crush of demand

CNBC: Small essential businesses are grateful to remain open during coronavirus, but running a small business during a pandemic proves challenging

Forbes: Need A Loan Now That The Paycheck Protection Program Is Running Again? Try These Nonbank Lenders

The New York Times: The Tax-Break Bonanza Inside the Economic Rescue Package

CNBC: Public companies took far more small business loans than first thought — here’s the latest tally

The Hill: US capping how much banks can lend as part of coronavirus emergency program

April 26

Entrepreneur: Thank You, Small Business

Forbes: For Up To 100% PPP Loan Forgiveness, Take These 3 Steps The Very Moment You Get Your Loan

The Hill: Scammers pounce as stimulus checks start flowing

Bloomberg: The Back-to-Work Math Gets Messy for America’s Newly Unemployed

CNN Business: 'The food supply chain is breaking,' Tyson says as plants close

April 25

The Hill: IRS announces deadline for SSI, VA recipients to quickly get stimulus payments for children

CNBC: Hollywood’s small businesses in crisis as coronavirus shuts everything down

Tax Foundation: A Visual Guide to Unemployment Benefit Claims

Fast Company: How to protect your work-from-home computer from cyberattacks

CNBC: Germans aren’t shopping despite stores being open — experts explain why

April 24

The New York Times: House Passes Relief for Small Businesses and Aid for Hospitals and Testing

The Hill: Trump signs $484 billion coronavirus relief package

CNBC: Tech companies pull back on hiring, flashing another grim warning sign for the U.S. economy

Forbes: Taxpayer Advocate Announces New Tool To Assist With Claiming Stimulus Checks

Politico: Small business loans to restart Monday, Rubio says

Deadline: Coronavirus Kills “Unrecoverable” Los Angeles On-Location Production For 2020, FilmLA Says

CNBC: Some gig workers are getting $0 in unemployment benefits

The Hill: More than 6 percent of US mortgages in forbearance: analysis

April 23

The Hill: 5 things to know about the latest coronavirus relief bill

CNBC: New $310 billion in aid for small businesses is likely already used up, banks say

ABC News: 4.4 million more people file for unemployment in coronavirus crisis

Homelight: Should I Sell My House Now or Wait Until the Coronavirus Eases Up?

Fast Company: Here’s where all the SBA economic injury disaster loans and advances have gone so far

CNBC: Gap warns it might not have enough cash for operations, as it stops paying rent

MSN: The US economy has now erased all job gains since the Great Recession

April 22

Forbes: Ready. Set. Go. Small Businesses And The Race For Round 2 PPP Funds

The Hill: Five threats to US food supply chains

The New York Times: Pandemic’s Costs Stagger the Nursing Home Industry

CBS News: Minority-owned small businesses could see relief in $484 billion aid package

CNBC: Here’s how to avoid a common mistake small businesses make when applying for loans, according to an SBA official

Forbes: 4 Business Trends Emerging From COVID-19

April 21 

CNBC: Senate strikes deal on $484 billion relief package for small business, hospitals, testing

Schumer Says SBA Loan Deal Reached; White House Says It’s Close 

The Hill: IRS says Social Security recipients with children must take action to ensure full coronavirus payment now 

Politico: Banks warn that new small-business funding could evaporate in 2 days

April 20 

Politico: Tax-refund delays mount as IRS struggles with snail mail amid shutdown 

Vox: Getting unemployment has been a nightmare for millions of people across the country 

The Hill: Bipartisan senators propose $500B rescue fund for states 

CNBC: Burger chain Shake Shack to return $10 million government loan 

The Washington Post: Coronavirus recession could plunge tens of millions into poverty, new report warns 

Politico: Negotiators still fighting behind the scenes on latest relief package 

The New York Times: Youth Sports Worry About Weathering Pandemic, and Future Play 

April 19 

MSN: Coronavirus stimulus checks: Where is the missing money going? 

The Hill: House prepares to vote on coronavirus aid package as soon as Wednesday 

CNBC: As coronavirus restrictions drag on, Americans shift online spending from stockpiling to entertainment 

Forbes: Proposal: Cancel Rent And Mortgages Due To Coronavirus 

CNN Business: Experts say it may be time for grocery stores to ban customers from coming inside because of Covid-19 

April 18 

Bloomberg: Giant U.S. Lenders Outpaced by Rivals in Small-Business Rescue 

CNBC: 24 Hour Fitness weighs bankruptcy as coronavirus pushes fitness industry to brink 

The New York Times: Coronavirus Cases at D.C. Whole Foods Highlight Risks Facing Grocery Workers 

Forbes: Six Numbers That Show How Hard The Travel Industry Is Being Hit By The Coronavirus Shutdown

April 17

CNBC: Coronavirus bill talks will go through the weekend after small business funds dry up, Schumer says

The Hill: Fresh produce goes to waste as coronavirus wrecks supply chains

Los Angeles Times: California food workers will get extra paid sick leave amid coronavirus crisis

New York Post: Big restaurant chains take $30M in coronavirus loans meant for small businesses

CNBC: Homebuilding just had its worst month since 1984. What traders see ahead for the group

The Hill: Millions wait for virus relief checks in major test for IRS

April 16

The Hill: Small business loan program runs out of funds amid debate over new bill

NBC News: Delays to coronavirus stimulus cash cause angst, confusion: 'This is all just insane'

CNBC: Freelancers in the movie industry are particularly vulnerable as box office revenue plummets to zero

Fast Company: 7 ways of doing business by Zoom that are here to stay

Fortune: The IRS launched its ‘Get My Payment’ portal for tracking your stimulus check status

April 15

CNBC: 7.5 million small businesses are at risk of closing, report finds

Crunchbase: Layoff Data Report: Startups Under Fire Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Politico: 11 surprising industries the coronavirus downturn is affecting

Los Angeles Times: 10 more businesses face charges for violating Garcetti’s coronavirus order to close

The Hill: Retail sales plunge 8.7 percent in March, biggest drop on record

April 14

The Hill: Food supply worries grow after outbreak closes Smithfield meat plant

Newsweek: When will the IRS 'get my payment' stimulus check app launch?

Politico: IMF predicts global contraction on par with Great Depression

Fortune: Are SBA small business loans running out? Here’s what we know so far

USA Today: Can these 10 retailers avoid permanent store closings amid coronavirus pandemic?

April 13

MSNBC: Newark introduces 'Be Still Mondays', asking essential businesses to shut down once a week

The Hill: Travel industry presses Congress for $600B boost to small-business loans

CNN Business: One of the largest pork processing facilities in the US is closing until further notice

Vox: Coronavirus stimulus checks are on the way — if you haven’t gotten one already

The Hill: Airline travel has dropped 96 percent amid coronavirus

April 12

Business Insider: Cruise ship bookings for 2021 are already on the rise despite multiple COVID-19 outbreaks

The Washington Post: ‘It feels like a war zone’: As more of them die, grocery workers increasingly fear showing up at work

The Hill: Arts, struggling to survive pandemic, face a longer road to recovery

Politico: Small business loan effort might be less generous than advertised

The New York Times: Fitness Instructors Flock Online to Pump You Up

April 11

The Hill: First coronavirus relief checks hit Americans' bank accounts

CNBC: Fed’s Quarles says Main Street lending program should be running in 2 or 3 weeks

Fast Company: The architecture industry is getting slammed by COVID-19

CNBC: How restaurants plan to survive widespread layoffs from the coronavirus pandemic

Politico: Farmers left to jockey for bite of rescue funds

Vox: Many small businesses are being shut out of a new loan program by major banks

April 10

Forbes: IRS Announces New July 15 Tax Deadline For Expats, Trusts, Estates And Corporations, Includes June 15 Estimated Payments Fix

The Hill: JPMorgan predicts 20 percent unemployment, 25 million job losses

Politico: Treasury expected to get started on stimulus payments Friday

Bloomberg Tax: IRS Not Processing Paper Returns, Urges Electronic Filing

Fast Company: More than 16 million people have lost their jobs in the last three weeks

TaxBuzz: Track Your Economic Impact Payment in the New IRS Portal

Forbes: Most Small Businesses Applied To The Paycheck Protection Program—And Most Are Still Waiting For The Money

The Hill: Walmart CEO says company sold enough toilet paper in 5 days for every American to have a roll

April 9

Forbes: Another 6.6 Million People Filed For Unemployment Last Week As Coronavirus Continues To Ravage The Economy

Bloomberg: Missed Rent Payments Cascade Across the Real Estate Industry

Fast Company: Can fine dining survive COVID-19? Chef Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park isn’t so sure

MarketWatch: The CEO who built Cisco into a powerhouse has a sobering coronavirus diagnosis: At least nine months of economic pain

Politico: IRS temporarily shutters its last service center

The Hill: Senate blocks dueling coronavirus relief plans

Bloomberg: Millennials Are Getting Stung by Back-to-Back Global Crises

April 8

Fortune: The coronavirus might have upended the concept of the best companies of the year

CNBC: Mortgage forbearance requests jump nearly 2,000% as borrowers seek relief during coronavirus outbreak

Fast company: The COVID-19 economy is devastating for creative workers. Here’s how to navigate it

Washington Post: IRS to begin issuing $1,200 coronavirus payments April 9, but some Americans won’t receive checks until September, agency plan says

April 7

Daily News: LA County giving $10,000 each to businesses as coronavirus hits bottom lines

Barrons: The Dow Is Soaring on Optimism About Covid-19. Travel Stocks Are Rising.

Industry week: Are You Compliant with COVID-19 Leave Laws?

Bloomberg: Pelosi Says Next Stimulus Round Will Be $1 Trillion or More

April 6

CBS News: Wells Fargo stops taking applications for Paycheck Protection Program loans

USA Today: Homeowners hurt by COVID-19 can delay mortgage payments, but some say they're anxious and confused about the real cost

The Hill: Yellen: Unemployment already likely at 12-13 percent

The Wall Street Journal: Big Restaurant, Hotel Chains Won Exemption to Get Small Business Loans

MarketWatch: Retailers lost 46,200 jobs in March but could lose millions by May

The Hill: Bank of America sees $33B boom in coronavirus rescue loan applications

April 3

The Washington Post:
Thousands flood banks as federal small-business loan program begins with bankers expressing worries 

CNN: The coronavirus pandemic has been catastrophic for house cleaners and nannies 

CNBC: Bank of America’s small business loan portal is up, making it the first major bank to begin program

NPR: U.S. Lost 701,000 Jobs In March; Much Worse To Come

The Hill: Poll: Almost one in four small businesses are two months or less away from closing permanently

Forbes: Coronavirus Business Tracker: How The Private Sector Is Fighting The COVID-19 Pandemic

The New York Times: Trump Administration Scales Back Paid Leave in Coronavirus Relief Law

April 2

NPR: A Dismal Record: Nearly 10 Million Filed For Unemployment In Last 2 Weeks

Entrepreneur: How to Obtain an SBA Coronavirus PPP Loan and Have It Forgiven

USA Today: Here are the companies mass hiring during the coronavirus pandemic

Fast Company: Unemployment benefits for gig workers and freelancers: Here’s what we know so far

Politico: Social Security recipients won't need tax return to receive stimulus payment

Forbes: Nearly 700,000 Retail Workers Out Of Jobs So Far Because Of Coronavirus

The Hill: 7 industries lobbying for more stimulus

April 1

The Hill: Trump calls on Congress to restore tax deductions for business meals, entertainment

Politico: Coronavirus hits the economy where it hurts: Consumer confidence 

CountingWorks: Commercial Tenants: Dealing With COVID-19 Shutdowns and Your Lease Obligations 

Fast Company: What is an ‘essential’ business anyway? A cheat sheet for getting through the COVID-19 pandemic 

Politico: States overwhelmed by previously unimaginable layoff numbers 

CNN: What will travel look like after coronavirus? 

The Hill: Poll – 28 percent of Americans say they've already lost wages due to coronavirus

March 31

Fast Company: What is ‘force majeure’? The legal term you’ll be hearing a lot during the coronavirus crisis

Bloomberg: Goldman Sachs Sees 34% Plunge in U.S. GDP and 15% Unemployment

Barron’s: What the 1918 Flu Can Teach Us About Avoiding an Economic Meltdown

NBC News: Most cruise lines don't pay taxes in the U.S. — just one of the reasons they aren't getting a bailout

Los Angeles Times: Restaurants are pivoting to takeout and delivery. Will it be enough to survive?

Wodify Blog: Coronavirus/COVID-19: Guide for Gym Owners

Touch Bistro: Restaurant Marketing Ideas During Coronavirus

The Hill: Coronavirus poses new threat to mortgage industry

The Daily Beast: Do I Have to Pay My Rent or Mortgage During the Pandemic?

March 30

Fast Company: The coronavirus crisis is hitting childcare workers especially hard

CNBC: A food crisis looms as coronavirus forces farms to stay idle and countries hoard supplies

Forbes: Malls Survived The Retail Apocalypse, But Coronavirus Threatens To Be Their Armageddon

Bloomberg Businessweek: Boutique Fitness Studios Reduce to a Staff of One to Save Their Business

March 29

The Wall Street Journal: White House Extends Social-Distancing Guidelines Until End of April

Forbes: Beware Of Stimulus Check Scams And Related Hoaxes

The Hill: Trump floats restoring full corporate tax deduction for meals as coronavirus derails restaurants

Politico: Cannabis finds its moment amid coronavirus outbreak

Forbes: Zero Contact Everything: Coronavirus Causes The Rapid Rise Of ‘No Touch’ Retail

March 28

The New York Times: David Chang isn’t sure the restaurant industry will survive Covid-19

Forbes: IRS Continues To Limit Operations Due To Coronavirus Crisis, But Will Still Issue Tax Refunds

CNBC: New Yorkers have until July 15 to file state tax returns, Cuomo confirms

Fox Business: Coronavirus stimulus checks: Should you wait to file your 2019 tax returns?

Forbes: How To Maximize Your Coronavirus Stimulus Check

March 27

The Hill: House passes $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill, with Trump to sign quickly

The Wall Street Journal: How the Coronavirus Paid Leave Rules Apply to You

Politico: House to pass $2 trillion coronavirus package — but not without last-minute drama

The Wall Street Journal: Construction Companies Lobby to Keep Working as Coronavirus Spreads

Fast Company: An official World Health Organization COVID-19 app is coming soon

March 26

Forbes: What To Do About Your Student Loans During The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis

The Wall Street Journal: Small Businesses in Limbo as They Await Coronavirus Assistance for Them

Politico: More questions and answers about the coronavirus checks

Fast Company: Applying for a small business disaster loan? What to know about the COVID-19 stimulus package

Forbes: When You File Your 2019 Tax Return Will Impact Your Stimulus Payment

Tax Foundation: Tracking State Legislative Responses to COVID-19

Forbes: How Will The Coronavirus Bill’s Individual Tax Payments Work?

March 25

The Hill: White House, Senate reach deal on $2 trillion stimulus package

Politico: Here's what's in the $2 trillion stimulus package — and what's next

Fast Company: Coronavirus stimulus checks: What we know so far

The Hill: New York Governor Cuomo: 'Numbers don't work' in 'terrible' Senate stimulus package

Fast Company: What to do if you’re laid off during COVID-19: Start with these unemployment resources

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