Even $2 trillion may not be enough: Scholars weigh in on stimulus package, unemployment benefits, small business & industry loans, & individual checks

The $2 trillion plan to prop up a pandemic-reeling United States, amid the news that there were 3.3 million unemployment claims lodged in the previous week, is expected to pass the House on March 27.Is it a Band-Aid or sufficient to heal what ails America’s economy?“We do not have this (COVID-19 outbreak) under control, and until we do, even $2 trillion may not be a big enough bailout,” said Anne Marie Knott, the Robert and Barbara Frick Professor of Business at Washington University in St.

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UNH Experts Available To Discuss Coronavirus Stimulus Package Impact

As the coronavirus forces cities and states to close down for business and restricts people to stay safely at home, thousands of small businesses and even more employees are grappling with how to pay bills. Michelline Dufort, director of the Center for Family Enterprise and Daniel Innis, professor of marketing and hospitality management, both at the University of New Hampshire, are available to discuss how the largest emergency stimulus package in U.S. history will help struggling families and hard hit businesses, and if it will really help.

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