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Jennifer Jacobs


Iowa, United States

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Recent articles by Jennifer:

If the President Tests Positive for the Virus, What Happens?

There’s precedent for a temporary handoff of power to the vice president—but also potential for constitutional chaos. → Read More

Trump Promises ‘Conclusive’ U.S. Report on Virus’s China Origins

President Donald Trump said he has little doubt that China misled the world about the scale and risk of the coronavirus outbreak and then sought to cover it up as the disease became a global pandemic. “I think they made a very horrible mistake,” Trump said during an interview Sunday night on Fox News. “They tried to cover it.” → Read More

Virus Loan Program Approves More than $52 Billion in Relief

The Trump administration said it’s approved more than $52 billion in loan requests for small businesses so far in the relaunch of a coronavirus relief program, even as lenders said they’ve struggled to submit applications and advocates worry that funds will run out before many mom-and-pop firms get help. → Read More

Trump’s Guidelines May Have Some States Reopening in a Month

President Donald Trump unveiled guidelines on reopening the U.S. economy that could allow states and employers to abandon within four weeks most social distancing practices to curb the coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

Small Business Relief Funds Drained Fast With Many Shut Out

The U.S. Small Business Administration said it has stopped accepting applications for two programs meant to help small firms survive the coronavirus outbreak after funding ran out, leaving many worried about getting desperately needed aid. → Read More

Trump Hears Testing Pleas From Companies in Talks on Reopening

Top executives from some of America’s biggest companies pressed President Donald Trump to move toward reopening the U.S. economy, while urging him to ensure that robust testing regimes are in place, according to people familiar with the discussions. → Read More

Rescue Fund to Run Dry Today, Leaving Small Firms Shut Out

A $349 billion federal relief program for U.S. small businesses is expected to run out of money this afternoon, with many still waiting to get a lifeline, according to officials familiar with the situation. → Read More

Mnuchin Says 80 Million Americans to Get Virus Aid by Wednesday

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said 80 million taxpayers should receive coronavirus relief payments by Wednesday and that the government is accelerating assistance to businesses as well. → Read More

Lenders Struggle to Deliver Virus Relief to Small Business

Lenders face continued difficulties in issuing financing under the $349 billion small business relief effort the Trump administration launched a week ago in response to the coronavirus outbreak, leaving mom-and-pop firms at growing risk of failure. → Read More

Community Banks to Seek More U.S. Help in Small Business Program

A trade group for community banks plans to ask the Treasury Department and the Small Business Administration for better access to the government’s new $349 billion program to keep small businesses afloat in the coronavirus outbreak, as concerns persist that many of its members are shut out. → Read More

SBA Computers Crash in Fresh Blow to Companies Seeking Virus Aid

The Small Business Administration’s loan processing platform went down Monday for as long as four hours, temporarily halting the ability of lenders to process loans for small business owners seeking relief from the impact of the coronavirus. → Read More

Ivanka Trump Was Conduit for Small Banks Over SBA Program

Bank executives concerned about the Trump administration’s rollout of a $349 billion emergency small business lending program personally appealed to Ivanka Trump this week as they sought additional guidance and higher interest rates. → Read More

Trump Says He’s Restricting Travel From Europe for 30 Days

President Donald Trump said he will significantly restrict travel from Europe to the U.S. for the next 30 days, the most far-reaching measure yet in the administration’s efforts to combat the spread of coronavirus. → Read More

Trump Says He’s Restricting Travel From Europe for 30 Days

President Donald Trump said he will suspend all travel from Europe to the U.S. for the next 30 days, the most far-reaching measure yet in the administration’s efforts to combat the spread of coronavirus. The restrictions, which will not apply to the U.K. → Read More

U.S. to Impose Sanctions on Iran’s Metal Exports and Leaders

The Trump administration plans to impose new sanctions on Iranian metals and some of the Islamic Republic’s leaders following Tehran’s attack on U.S. military bases, according to a person familiar with the matter. → Read More

Trump Set to Attend College Football Title Game in New Orleans

President Donald Trump is scheduled to attend the college football national championship game between Louisiana State University and Clemson University on Jan. 13 in New Orleans, according to three people familiar with the matter. → Read More

Trump Ousts Bolton After Dispute Over Negotiating With Taliban

President Donald Trump ousted National Security Adviser John Bolton because he “disagreed strongly” with many of his positions, ending a tumultuous tenure marked by several setbacks in U.S. foreign policy. → Read More

Trump Clarifies on Trade Regrets: Tariffs Should Be Higher

(Bloomberg) -- Donald Trump says he has had second thoughts on escalating the trade war with China, a rare expression of regret from a president prone to doubling down on his tactics. Trump, during a meeting with U.K. → Read More

Trump Raises Tariffs on China as Frustration Mounts Ahead of G-7

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump took another step toward escalating his trade wars with China and away from a deal to resolve frictions on Friday, announcing a wave of higher tariffs even as he prepared to set off for a gathering of world leaders. → Read More

Trump Says Apple’s Cook Concerned About Losing Edge to Samsung With Tariffs

President Donald Trump said Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook voiced concerns about chief competitor Samsung Electronics getting an edge because its products, unlike Apple’s, won’t be subject to tariffs when imported by the U.S. → Read More