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coronavirus economy impact

Apr 10, 2020

91,000 more people file for unemployment in Missouri

An additional 91,000 Missouri residents applied for unemployment last week as the economic toll from the coronavirus grew, while Gov. Mike Parson ordered public schools to stay closed for the rest of the year. The number of new unemployment claims for the week that ended Tuesday is more than eight times higher than in all […]

Apr 2, 2020

Q&A: How to get aid for a small business hit by virus crisis

Millions of small business owners will be turning to the government, seeking help for an individual and nationwide cataclysm, the economic devastation caused by the coronavirus outbreak. The government says it will begin disbursing loan money to company owners and freelancers Friday under the Paycheck Protection Program, part of the $2 trillion relief package signed […]

Apr 1, 2020

Survey suggests pandemic draining vigor from Midwest economy

A survey of supply managers in a nine-state region of the Midwest and Plains is showing more signs of the coronavirus pandemic’s disruptive economic impact. The Mid-American Business Conditions index sank in March to 46.7 — its lowest reading since September 2016, according to a survey report released Wednesday. The February figure was 52.8. The […]

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