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The Federal Reserve said Wednesday it would keep its benchmark interest rate near zero for as long as it takes to help the economy bounce back from the coronavirus crisis. The Fed said the ongoing coronavirus pandemic will “weigh heavily” on the near-term outlook and poses “considerable risks” for the medium term. In addition to holding rates near rock bottom, the
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Hundreds of jobless people wait outside the Kentucky Career Center for help with their unemployment claims on June 19 in Frankfort, Kentucky. John Sommers II/Getty Images Americans who are hoping for more financial assistance may have to wait until after the November election before Congress can strike a deal. Yet experts say continued financial assistance
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at Smith Reynolds Regional Airport in Winston-Salem, N.C., September 8, 2020. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters It’s been nearly two weeks since President Donald Trump’s payroll tax deferral took effect – and large employers so far seem to have little appetite for the holiday. Starting on Sept.
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Stephen Maturen | Getty Images Recent stock market highs and lows have investors already bracing themselves for one more looming uncertainty: the presidential election.     If you’re like most investors, you’re already anticipating that the outcome of this year’s race for the White House will have an impact on your money. The vast majority of
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Thomas Barwick | DigitalVision | Getty Images A key tax deadline is just around the corner, and small-business owners who are in distress are still uncertain of what they’ll owe the IRS. For taxpayers who pay quarterly estimated taxes, Sept. 15 marks the due date for this year’s third-quarter payment. As if that weren’t stressful
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The U.S. Capitol Building is reflected against an ambulance along the East Front on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 16, 2020. Tom Brenner | Reuters While negotiations over the next coronavirus stimulus bill have carried on for months, there has been one certainty: Democrats, Republicans and President Donald Trump have all backed sending out
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