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Nearly 4 in 5 Voters Support Deferral of Student Loans Amid the Pandemic
Postponing loans for six months without interest is the most popular option addressing student debt
Analysis: Unemployment Insurance Hasn’t Disincentivized Workers From Re-entering the Job Market
With the expiration of $600 per week unemployment insurance benefits, 5.4 million Americans will struggle to pay their bills by the end of this month, Morning Consult economist John Leer writes.
Analysis: How COVID-19 Has Changed Consumer Confidence in All 50 States
Tracking how consumer perceptions have shifted in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak
Demand for Online, Small-Dollar Loans Fell as Consumers Got Pandemic Relief, New Data Shows
Experts warn that could change if extra unemployment insurance isn’t extended
Analysis: Divergent Paths for Consumer Confidence in U.S., Europe Underline Need to Control Coronavirus Spread
After moving in lockstep during the early stages of the pandemic, consumer confidence in the United States and Europe resumed taking opposite paths, which shows that an economic recovery isn’t possible without a meaningful reduction in COVID-19 cases, Morning Consult economist John Leer writes.
Sens. Warren, Schatz Call on Fed to Suspend Bank Dividends and Increase Transparency
In letter, Senate Banking Committee Democrats voice concerns over efforts to alter bank capital rules
‘It’s What We Call Reverse Redlining’: Measuring the Proximity of Payday Lenders, Pawn Shops to Black Adults
Black consumers about twice as likely than whites to live a mile from small-dollar lenders, data shows
Analysis: A Drop in Consumer Confidence During the Pandemic Isn’t a Partisan Issue
Republicans are more likely to express confidence in the economy, but confidence among independents, Democrats and Republicans alike is well below pre-pandemic levels, writes Morning Consult’s John Leer
Public Favors Small-Business Funds Going to Non-Chain Restaurants, Medical Groups, Private Schools
Celebrity clothing companies like Kanye West’s Yeezy and dating apps received least amount of support
Analysis: Contraction in Consumer Sentiment in July Signals a Rough Month for Businesses
Households making at least $100,000 drove the recovery in Morning Consult’s Index of Consumer Sentiment in May and June, but they are now leading the index’s recent fall, writes Morning Consult’s John Leer.