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Coronavirus Reset: How To Get Health Insurance Now


Many of the millions of Americans who lost their jobs in recent weeks also lost their health insurance. Others lacked a health plan even before COVID-19 hit. Here's a start to finding help.

Advice On Filing For Unemployment Benefits: Document Everything And Be Persistent


The number of jobless claims hit an all-time record, with 3.3 million claims in the last week alone. With so many people filing, there are glitches. Experts offer suggestions on how to get through.

The Coronavirus Small Business Loan Program: What You Need To Know


Congress has made $349 billion available in loans to small businesses, much of which may be forgivable. Here's what to know about how this might work for your small business.

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U.S. Lost 701,000 Jobs In March; Much Worse To Come

Some 10 million people have filed for unemployment since aggressive policies to combat the coronavirus took effect. But the March jobs report will just scratch the surface of the coming collapse.

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Get Money Out To The Economy Quickly, Ex-Treasury Secretary Says

Henry Paulson, who served during the 2008 financial crisis, says sending money rapidly to people and businesses will be the key to limiting damage to the economy.

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Washington State Stay-At-Home Order Extended Through May 4

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday extended orders to keep non-essential businesses closed and most of the state’s more than 7 million residents home through May 4.

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Oregon Gov. Brown Suggests Special Session To Address Coronavirus Is Not Imminent

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown wants to figure out what federal aid can accomplish before drawing down the state's uncertain funds. 

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Nearly 10 Million Filed For Unemployment In Last 2 Weeks

The staggering number of people claiming jobless benefits set a new record for the second week in a row. Much of the country has been ordered to stay at home, bringing the economy to a lurching halt.

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Known Oregon Coronavirus Cases Surpass 800; State To Receive New Testing Devices

As of Thursday morning, Oregon has a total of 826 diagnosed cases of the virus and 21 known related deaths.

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'America's Got Talent' Win Could Help Mumbai Group Out Of Poverty

Acrobatic dancers from Mumbai's slums performed to a Bollywood song and wowed the audience. Fame may help them out of poverty. NPR's India producer visited some of their homes.

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Portland Leaders Call For Rent And Mortgage Waivers

The request from Portland leaders: Stop all rent and mortgage payments for renters and businesses suffering due to COVID-19.  

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Bans Commercial Evictions, Strengthens Protections For Residents

The order is among the strongest actions Brown has taken to limit economic consequences for those impacted by the ongoing public health crisis.

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Factories Feel The Coronavirus Slump

The coronavirus pandemic is taking a toll on the nation's factories. Manufacturing activity slumped in March as the virus cut into both supply and demand.