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KCBS Radio is answering your questions about all things coronavirus every weekday at 9:20 am
Stan Bunger
June 29, 2020 - 3:14 pm
As we continue to navigate these unprecedented times KCBS Radio is getting the answers to your questions about the coronavirus pandemic. Every morning, Monday-thru-Friday, at 9:20 a.m., we're doing an "Ask An Expert" segment. Each day we'll focus on a different aspect of this situation. Today we're...
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The exposure logging function of newly-released "Corona-Warn-App" developed by the German government for tracing Covid-19 infections is seen on an Apple iPhone during the coronavirus pandemic on June 16, 2020 in Berlin, Germany.
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Margie Shafer
June 17, 2020 - 7:58 pm
Be alert for COVID-19 contact tracing scams. That’s what officials in San Mateo County are trying to help with in an effort to get ahead of scammers that have been active in other parts of California.
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NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 19: A patron uses a pen wrapped in paper to sign a credit card receipt at Angelo Brocato's Italian Ice Cream Parlor due to the coronavirus (COVID-19)
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Tim Ryan
June 09, 2020 - 6:43 pm
Many creditors are being pretty generous right now in the wake of economic hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic, but credit industry analyst Ted Rossman of CreditCards.com explained to KCBS Radio that in both cases customers can’t rely on a break, they have to ask for it.
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Tarrah Gibbons
May 20, 2020 - 8:58 am
As stimulus checks are being sent to millions of people, many Americans still have unanswered questions about the status of their payments. The IRS has announced there is now a line taxpayers can call if they have questions about their checks.
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In this April 24, 2020, photo, people maintain social distancing and wear face masks due to COVID-19 concerns, while waiting to enter a check cashing service center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. While millions of U.S. workers have already received a quick relief payment from the federal treasury through direct deposit, millions of others without traditional bank accounts must wait weeks for paper checks. Advocates for the poor say this is an opportunity to get many of those who are unbanked into the formal financial system. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
AP News
May 03, 2020 - 11:26 am
NEW YORK (AP) — As the coronavirus crisis took hold, Akeil Smith's employer slashed her work as a home health aide to 25 hours per week. Her $15-an-hour salary no longer provided enough to pay her $700 monthly rent, and she had to visit food pantries for groceries. While millions of U.S. workers...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2020 file photo, "For Sale By Owner" and "Closed Due to Virus" signs are displayed in the window of a store in Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich. Business filings under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy law rose sharply in March, and attorneys who work with struggling companies are seeing signs that more owners are contemplating the possibility of bankruptcy. Government aid my simply be too little too late. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
AP News
April 26, 2020 - 9:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The billions of dollars in coronavirus relief targeted at small businesses may not prevent many of them from ending up in bankruptcy court. Business filings under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy law rose sharply in March, and attorneys who work with struggling companies are...
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SWANSEA, WALES - NOVEMBER 26: Staff at the Amazon Swansea fulfilment centre process orders as they prepare for what is expected to be their busiest Christmas on record on November 26, 2010 in Swansea, Wales.
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Kathy Novak
April 24, 2020 - 3:50 pm
Just because we can, should we?
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A masked man walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Asian stocks edged lower Wednesday after the International Monetary Fund said the global economy will suffer its worst year since the Great Depression of the 1930s due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
AP News
April 14, 2020 - 9:06 pm
Asian stocks edged lower Wednesday after the International Monetary Fund said the global economy will suffer its worst year since the Great Depression of the 1930s due to the coronavirus pandemic. Benchmarks in Tokyo and Hong Kong were flat while Shanghai and Sydney declined despite Wall Street's...
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Kathy Novak
April 09, 2020 - 8:24 pm
It’s clear that the global pandemic is taking a big toll on the economy, but are we looking at a possible depression? By definition, a depression is an economic contraction that lasts several months. Rutgers Public Policy Professor Carl Van Horn says it’s too early to use that label, adding the...
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 Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on March 20, 2020 in New York City.
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Stan Bunger
April 01, 2020 - 12:01 pm
Anchor Stan Bunger posed listeners' questions about their finances, the federal stimulus package and the economic uncertainy of the coronavirus to CBS News Senior Business Analyst and Certified Financial Planner Jill Schlesinger.
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