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May Sees Unexpected Rise in US Employment, Suggesting Rebound From COVID-19

The U.S. saw an unexpected rise in jobs in May, suggesting that the weeks-long economic drag caused by the coronavirus pandemic is slowing down.
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Another 1.9 Million Americans Filed for Unemployment Last Week

Despite businesses beginning to reopen, nearly 1.9 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week. Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in mid-March, over 42 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits.
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Nearly One-Third of Unemployment Benefits Have Not Been Paid Out Yet

With more than 40 million Americans currently out of work, many have yet to receive any unemployment benefits. $67 billion has yet to be paid out via overloaded and antiquated government systems.
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People Are Throwing Away Stimulus Debit Cards Thinking It's Junk Mail

Earlier this month, the Treasury Department reported that it would begin issuing some stimulus checks via prepaid debit cards in the mail. If you have junk mail, don’t throw it away because it may be your stimulus check on a debit card.
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An Extra $450 a Week? What to Know About the Newly Proposed ‘Back-to-Work’ Bonus

Officials are considering a weekly ‘back-to-work’ bonus that will pay unemployed Americans returning to work $450 a week in coronavirus relief aid. Learn about the proposal.
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Are Stimulus Checks Causing Tax Refunds to Be Delayed?

Are you still waiting on your tax refund? You’re not the only one. Many Americans have expressed frustration after waiting months for a tax refund instead of the usual 21 days. Find out what the IRS said about the delays.
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5 Forms of Financial Help You May Qualify for During Coronavirus

While many people are aware of the stimulus checks from the CARES Act which are still being issued this month, there are other ways to access financial help during COVID-19. These are some of the options that might still be available to you.
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Will Coronavirus Push Social Security to Insolvency by the End of the Decade?

Social Security benefits may be exhausted sooner rather than later, which will affect millions of current and future retirees in America. A new report believes funds may run out by 2029 due to COVID-19, countering the SSA’s report. Read more.
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Financial Planner: Borrowing From 401K Better Than Maxing Credit Cards

Ed Gjertsen, Certified Financial Planner Mack Investment Securities in Chicago, told the WBBM Noon Business Hour that the first coronavirus relief bill allows people to borrow against their 401K without penalty for amounts up to $100,000.
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Family Goes for a Drive and Finds $1 Million in Cash Lying in the Middle of the Road

What would you do if you found $1 million lying around in the middle of the road? One Virginia family decided to do the right thing and turn it in when they stumbled upon the massive amount of cash in the road. Read more now.
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