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Kathy Kraninger, former president Donald Trump’s appointee to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images “Big deal” Both are a type of qualified mortgage, a category that carries legal protections for lenders from consumer lawsuits. That may happen, for example, if borrowers can’t make monthly payments and lose their homes to
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martin-dm | E+ | Getty Images The amount of money raised by special purpose acquisition companies in the past year has soared. SPACs are an alternative way for companies to go public that differs from a traditional initial public offering in its process, speed, disclosure and regulatory requirements. Key participants involved in SPACs include SPAC sponsors
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A child attends an online class at a learning hub inside the Crenshaw Family YMCA during the Covid-19 pandemic on February 17, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Patrick T. Fallon | AFP | Getty Images It’s almost one year into the coronavirus pandemic and students are still suffering, especially Blacks and Hispanics. Many schools around
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The smallest businesses that have had the most trouble accessing forgivable loans from the Paycheck Protection Program will soon get extra help. The Biden administration on Monday announced changes for the pandemic aid program focused on helping small and minority owned firms as well as sole proprietors. For two weeks, starting Wednesday, the Small Business
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By almost every measure, the coronavirus crisis has been devastating for working women. More women work on the front lines and are at a greater risk of contracting Covid-19, putting themselves and their families in jeopardy. They have reported increased anxiety and stress as a direct result of new work routines and concerns about job
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Luc MacGregor | Bloomberg | Getty Images Bitcoin has had blockbuster growth in the last decade, skyrocketing in price and even gaining the support of big banks. Yet for many retail investors, it can be a complicated investment – it’s historically expensive, volatile, can’t be purchased through a brokerage account and isn’t backed by a
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Historic row houses in Colombia Heights neighborhood of Washington DC, USA amedved | iStock | Getty Images Homeowners struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic received some welcome news on Tuesday, with the Biden administration announcing it will extend forbearance and foreclosure relief programs. The White House said that the move will benefit the 2.7 million homeowners
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President Joe Biden holds a meeting with US Senators about infrastructure improvements in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, February 11, 2021. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images Covid-relief plan Biden’s stimulus plan, currently being debated in Congress, calls for $1,400 in direct payments to most Americans and an increase
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Halfpoint Images | Moment | Getty Images A Democratic proposal to expand the child tax credit for one year could give qualifying families up to $300 per child per month. But like all direct payments made by the government as part of Covid relief, some are questioning whether the aid will be too much or
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