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Beware Scam Robocalls, Texts Tied to COVID-19 Outbreak

FCC launches web page with coronavirus fraud safety tips Scammers out to make a quick buck during the coronavirus pandemic are using robocalls to tout bogus cures and fake test kits, the federal government warns. The illicit conduct — which also includes text messaging — has bad actors preying on people’s fears while anxiety over COVID-19 is…

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How to Apply for Small Business Loans Under the Coronavirus Stimulus Bill

The aid package provides $349 billion to guarantee loans to small businesses. Here’s how it will work based on the bill approved by the Senate. Small businesses have been hit hard. PHOTO: KHOLOOD EID FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL WASHINGTON—The sweeping coronavirus aid package set for a House vote Friday provides $349 billion for the Small Business…

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What’s in the $2 Trillion Senate Coronavirus Bill

How households, businesses, taxes and more are affected by the package The stimulus package adds $27 billion to an emergency fund that could give a boost to dozens of projects by pharmaceutical companies and academic groups developing drugs and vaccines against coronavirus. Here, people carry donated boxes of N95 masks. PHOTO: JERRY HOLT/STAR TRIBUNE/ASSOCIATED PRESS The $2…

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Your Money Coronavirus Questions, Answered

COVID-19 has taken over our newsfeeds, our group chats, and our thoughts. Chances are it’s also impacting what your office looks like (hint: it might feature your bed), how your investments are doing, and eventually the interest rates on your savings and loans. That’s a lot to keep up with. So we Skimm’d answers to…

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Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now

Politicians, Community Leaders and Business Leaders: What Should You Do and When? Updated on 3/12/2020. Now reflects an update on containment vs. mitigation strategies. Translations at the bottom. This article has received 7 million views in the last 24h. With everything that’s happening about the Coronavirus, it might be very hard to make a decision…

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How scammers could use coronavirus scare to steal your money

The health of your wallet could be at risk as the new coronavirus spreads to new parts of the globe. Consumers are warned that they could soon be inundated with fake products, phony stock deals, fabricated emails, texts and social media posts that are designed to steal money and personal information. Fraudsters love to play…

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Potential Impact of U.S. Tension With Iran

Today, Iran is the seventh-largest crude oil producer in the world. It is reported to possess about 13% of the world’s oil reserves and currently generates more than 4 million barrels per day. However, that represents only 4% of the world’s total production. The sanctions that President Donald Trump re-imposed on the country last year…

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