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Today β€” April 7th 2020msnbc.com: Autos

Outages and delays mar new small business loan program

By Ben Popken and Stephanie Ruhle and Michael Cappetta

The system the Small Business Administration is using to establish coronavirus relief loans was not functioning for most of Monday, banking executives said.

  • April 7th 2020 at 08:37

Senate Democrats object to Trump's stimulus coordinator

By Leigh Ann Caldwell and Julie Tsirkin

The president has appointed a White House aide as inspector general to oversee the federal stimulus.

  • April 7th 2020 at 00:02

Small business owners stuck in loan limbo as new government programs stumble

By Ben Popken and Stephanie Ruhle and Michael Cappetta

"Most Americans think this is all rolling out and checks are flowing based on what the White House is saying," one small business owner said, adding: "But we're hanging on by a thread."

  • April 7th 2020 at 01:14

Dow closes with gain of more than 1,600 points

By Lucy Bayly

"This is going to be the hardest and the saddest week of most Americans' lives," Surgeon General Jerome Adams warned.

  • April 6th 2020 at 22:01

Many Americans won't get coronavirus checks. Here's a look at who is ineligible.

By Josh Lederman

Stimulus check funding leaves out most college kids, immigrants without Social Security numbers and some disabled adults.

  • April 6th 2020 at 21:08

What does it take to convert a hotel bedroom into a COVID-19 care room?

By Ahiza GarcΓ­a-Hodges

Unfortunately, more comfort means more surfaces for contamination.

  • April 5th 2020 at 20:15

Relationships in the age of coronavirus: 'Everything's dating long-distance at this point'

By Ahiza GarcΓ­a-Hodges and Kalhan Rosenblatt and Jo Ling Kent

The coronavirus outbreak has changed how people date. It's brought long-distance couples together and let singles date a million people they'll never meet.

  • April 5th 2020 at 18:28

Thousands of applicants, zero loans: Trump's small businesses lending program is a failure to launch

By Stephanie Ruhle and Ben Popken

One day after the launch of a $350B loan program designed to rescue millions of small businesses, technical glitches continue to cripple the process.

  • April 4th 2020 at 23:07

Seeking coronavirus relief, investment firm with ties to Kushner emails Kushner, Trump admin

By Ken Dilanian and Stephanie Ruhle

Apollo Global Management emailed Jared Kushner and other Trump admin officials about relaxing rules on a $100 billion loan program.

  • April 4th 2020 at 20:53

Mnuchin praises first day of small-business loan program β€” but applicants call it 'confusion' and 'a scam'

By Ben Popken and Stephanie Ruhle and Michael Cappetta

One bank received a staggering $22.2 billion in loan applications in just one day.

  • April 4th 2020 at 00:35

Wall Street posts third straight day of losses after ugly jobs number

By Lucy Bayly

The unemployment rate has soared to 4.4 percent after months at a half-century low.

  • April 3rd 2020 at 22:06

Out of work because of coronavirus, struggling to file for unemployment

By Tim Stelloh and Christine Nguyen

Some dial their state offices hundreds of times while others are met with frozen websites.

  • April 3rd 2020 at 21:42

Trump wanted lower oil prices, but now he's meeting with industry executives to discuss how to raise prices

By David Gura

For years, President Trump encouraged Saudi Arabia to ramp up production in order to drive prices down. Now, he is calling for cuts.

  • April 3rd 2020 at 21:33

As unemployment skyrockets, should the government be doing more to supplement companies?

By Martha C. White

In Europe, generous employment subsidies encourage "labor hoarding" in a crisis, thereby reducing the number of near-term job losses.

  • April 3rd 2020 at 19:01

U.S. economy lost a total of 701,000 jobs in March

By Lucy Bayly

The unemployment data breaks a record streak of job creation that dates back to 2010.

  • April 3rd 2020 at 14:54

A little-known industry has lent billions to America's small businesses. Now the bills are due.

By Gretchen Morgenson

Small businesses have borrowed billions from unregulated merchant cash advance companies. Now, amid the coronavirus crisis, the lenders have come for their money.

  • April 3rd 2020 at 13:07

Banks warn of 'utter chaos' in new small business lending program

By Stephanie Ruhle and Ben Popken and Michael Cappetta

The program is supposed to begin at midnight, but banks say there is so little guidance from the Trump administration that they may not be able to lend.

  • April 3rd 2020 at 02:49

Farmworkers ask for 'help to feel safe' during pandemic

By Nicole Acevedo and Nirma Hasty

"Everyone that works here works to survive," says a farm laborer in California. "All I ask is for a little help to feel safe."

  • April 3rd 2020 at 00:25

Many states already short on paying unemployment

By Martha C. White

"We're talking about 10 million people filing for unemployment insurance in two weeks. Nobody is prepared for that," said one finance expert.

  • April 2nd 2020 at 22:16

Wall Street posts modest gains after volatile day and brutal unemployment data

By Lucy Bayly

Weekly initial jobless claims showed 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week.

  • April 2nd 2020 at 22:12