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Additional Stimulus Needed to Endure Coronavirus-Induced Downturn


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Automotive News, Oct. 14, 2020 – Unprecedented times brought on by the coronavirus pandemic called for unprecedented support. As the positive impacts of the stimulus fade, the automotive finance industry — among others — is calling for another round.

The swift actions taken at the onset of the pandemic through the passage of the CARES Act were impactful, if short-lived, in terms of the ongoing crisis. After significant government-facilitated stimulus in March and April, incomes rose for U.S. households even while unemployment levels peaked. Consumers had more money in their pockets; deposits and savings accounts at commercial banks surged $1.6 trillion from the end of February to mid-July, according to Cox Automotive.

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