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Real Estate Law: COVID-19 presents unique challenges for commercial leasing

The nationwide spread of COVID-19, and governmental regulations enacted in response to the outbreak, has had a significant impact on the commercial real estate world, and commercial leasing in particular. With governmental regulations growing increasingly more restrictive, many people are ...

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AG makes services more accessible in response to coronavirus

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Monday a number of steps her office is taking to make state government services more accessible to New Yorkers during the coronavirus public health crisis. In an effort to address disruptions happening across ...

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Stimulus package affects health spending accounts

Among the myriad provisions of the CARES Act, two changes were made in what’s covered by Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Spending accounts. The changes were part of the 880-page stimulus package aimed at providing funds to fight the COVID-19 ...

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U.S. crime drops in lockdown, domestic violence risk climbs

With more than two-thirds of the U.S. population ordered to stay home amid the coronavirus pandemic, it’s tougher for burglars to find an empty house to rob. But the cooped-up residents seem more likely to fight each other. That’s what ...

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Iowa professor charged in gagging death released from jail

ADEL, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa college professor accused of murder in the gagging death of her husband has been released from jail because of concerns about the coronavirus. Dallas County Judge Michael Jacobsen had earlier refused to lower the ...

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Small-time actor peddled fake coronavirus cure to millions online, feds charge in first covid-19 prosecution

The Justice Department brought its first coronavirus-related criminal fraud case in the nation on Wednesday night, accusing a small-time actor in Southern California of peddling a fake cure to millions of his social media followers and trying to woo investors ...

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Looking beyond the pandemic

Although we haven’t yet reached the most extreme stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, it might not be too soon for businesses to start planning for what happens after the crisis. “It is an interesting question because obviously people are focused ...

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House to vote Friday on $2.2 trillion coronavirus aid plan

WASHINGTON (AP)—The Senate passed a mammoth $2.2 trillion economic rescue package steering aid to businesses, workers and health care systems engulfed by the coronavirus pandemic, an unprecedented response amid record new jobless claims and mounting evidence that the economy is ...

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Congress’ relief bill would vastly expand unemployment aid

NEW YORK—With record-high numbers of Americans seeking unemployment benefits after losing their jobs because of the coronavirus, Congress is set to significantly enhance the program. The $2.2 trillion rescue package nearing final approval will, for four months, add $600 a ...

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Duffy: $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill ‘a huge win’

Anticipated approval of $2 trillion in emergency legislation means small businesses can continue to pay employees, laid-off workers will receive full pay for four months and local governments and health care providers can continue to fight the coronavirus pandemic. “This ...

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Coronavirus-related crimes capitalize on global fear, panic

WASHINGTON — Thieves steal surgical masks. A clinic sells fake COVID-19 tests. Hate groups encourage sick members to infect law enforcement officers. Imposters pose as public health officials. Con artists peddle fake cures and financial scams. As the coronavirus pandemic  ...

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Regulation changes help notaries during pandemic

Most notaries public may have to stay home right now because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but they can continue to notarize documents from home without face-to-face contact. That’s because among the many executive orders Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has issued ...

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