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C19 Open Discussion Week 23b

From ABC News: NJ restaurant officials call on Gov. Murphy for timeline for indoor dining The New Jersey Restaurant Association is calling on Governor Phil Murphy to give them a timeline for indoor dining as they try to prepare for … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 23

From MarketWatch: Did the expired $600 federal jobless benefit keep people from going back to work? Did generous unemployment benefits discourage many workers from returning to their jobs? A big drop in people seeking or receiving benefits in the past … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 22b

From InsiderNJ: NJ Business Coalition Urges Governor to Let New Jersey Reopen for Business With coronavirus numbers in the state declining, the New Jersey Business Coalition, a collection of more than 100 business and nonprofit groups, submitted a letter to … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 22

From NJ.com: Why Murphy’s borrowing plan scares me to death When this pandemic crushed New Jersey’s economy, it seemed obvious that the state would need to borrow money to survive it, and reasonable to spread the pain across at least … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 21c

More than a million more Americans lost their jobs last week, and we’re celebrating these numbers as good news? Because initial claims fell? The US is still losing jobs at an alarming pace, NJ still losing jobs at an alarming … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 21b

From NBC News: N.J. sees spike in COVID-19 cases as residents slack off on masks and social distancing Alarm bells went off in New Jersey on Monday as a state that appeared to have successfully flattened the coronavirus curve saw the number … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 21

From NJB Magazine: NJ Unemployment Claims Rise 8.8% Amid Broader Implications Unemployment continues to mount in the Garden State, with 28,063 new claims filed for the week ending July 25, marking an 8.8% increase when compared to the week prior … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 20b

From NJ Spotlight: Senate Moves to Let Towns Go Deeper in Debt to Weather Pandemic Crisis New Jersey’s local governments could borrow money to help offset revenue losses during the coronavirus pandemic under a bill that’s progressing despite concerns among … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 20

Five Months In! From the Press of Atlantic City: NJ unemployment claims fall, as $600 federal weekly supplement about to end The number of new unemployment claims in New Jersey declined for the second straight week, the state said Thursday, … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 19b

From the Philly Inquirer: Pa., N.J. workers set to lose the extra $600 in unemployment benefits this week With no end in sight to the pandemic, Washington lawmakers are at odds over how to give more financial help to Americans. … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 19

From Forbes: COVID-19 Job Losses Have Been The Steepest In High-Tax States The state jobs report for June was issued Friday morning with all states and the District of Columbia showing nonfarm payroll increases as the nation continues to recover … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 18c

From NJ.com: N.J. can ‘go after’ travelers who violate coronavirus quarantine, Murphy says New Jersey, unlike New York, isn’t threatening fines if travelers from states considered coronavirus hotspots don’t comply with a tri-state advisory to quarantine for 14 days. So what’s to stop … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 18b

From Marketwatch: Home prices could fall in major cities as Americans sour on urban living, says Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller The coronavirus pandemic has many Americans heading for the hills — or the suburbs, as it were. And home … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 18

From Curbed: No, Manhattan Home Prices Are Not Plummeting For anyone shopping in Manhattan, the opportunity for a discount seemingly presented itself last week: A Douglas Elliman report revealed that the median price for Manhattan home sales in the second quarter of … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 17b

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