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Political Dilemmas in a Pandemic
June 22, 2020
What will happen to the next stimulus bill in an election year?
Unemployment, Payment, Intent, and a Statement
June 19, 2020
More than 1.5 million Americans filed new unemployment claims last week.
Tough Questions, Budget Decisions, And Quitting
June 18, 2020
Senate Finance Dems demand IRS answers about high-income non-filers.
Recovery, Relief, and Readiness
June 17, 2020
Fed Chair Powell: Full recovery will require COVID-19 containment.
More Loans, Loan Oversight, and Charitable Deductions?
June 16, 2020
The Federal Reserve launches an emergency business lending program.
Next Steps for Relief Remain Unclear
June 15, 2020
The White House debates itself over coronavirus relief.
New Unemployment Claims, Guidance, Outreach, and Scottish Relief
June 12, 2020
Over 1.5 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week.
The Sky Isn’t Falling, But It May Be Cheaper
June 11, 2020
The Fed: The unemployment rate will fall to 9 percent by end of year but expect no interest rate hikes through 2022.
Oversight, Rules, Priorities and Plans
June 10, 2020
SPSCI: IRS needs to conduct more oversight of its Free File partnership.
After Bad Economic News, What Next?
June 9, 2020
The recession (officially) started in February.
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