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Student loan payment moratorium ends on Dec. 31. (Image via Shutterstock)
The Moratorium on Student Loan Payments Ends Dec. 31—Three Weeks Before Biden Becomes President

Over the weekend, the Department of Education began reminding borrowers via texts and email that their monthly payments will resume on Jan. 1.

What it's like to be a low-wage worker in Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania Workers Barely Scraping by on an ‘Offensive’ Base Wage of $2.83 Per Hour

"It's really stressful, because being in the service industry, you rely so much on tips to make your money and it's very inconsistent."

Coverage gaps in covid care
COVID Patients Are Slipping Through the Coverage Cracks and Getting Big Bills

Melissa Szymanski spent five hours in a Hartford, Connecticut, emergency room in late March and wound up with bills totaling about $3,200.

Domestic abuse survivors missing coronavirus stimulus payments
More Than 100 Lawmakers Call on IRS to Help Domestic Abuse Survivors Get Their Missing Stimulus Checks

A national survey of 608 service providers found that 40% of DV survivors utilizing those organizations mentioned concerns about their stimulus checks.

When news about President Trump's taxes broke, many Americans wondered how he avoided paying anything for years. The answer? Tax breaks and loopholes benefit the rich.
How Trump and America’s Richest Avoid Taxes: They Have Wealth, Not Income

Most taxpayers will never receive the kind of tax breaks given to the wealthy, which expands inequality and hurts the middle class.

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5 Months Later and More Than 8 Million Americans Are Still Waiting on Their Stimulus Checks

A new government watchdog report out Monday found individuals eligible for the economic impact payments approved by the CARES Act earlier this year have yet to receive that money because of inadequate IRS and Treasury Department records.

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This Worker Got Laid Off Twice Since the Economic Crisis Began. Here’s How He’s Surviving.

“The only thing keeping me from losing my apartment is that I applied and received two months of rent from the Allegheny County Housing Authority."