Housing activists gather in Swampscott, Mass., in October to call on the state's governor to support more robust protections against evictions and foreclosures during the pandemic.
The pandemic shuttered day-care centers, after-school programs and camps this year, creating problems for some parents who put aside wages, pre-tax, to pay for those expenses.
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Under President Trump, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau weakened a rule that aimed to protect people who get payday loans. Consumer advocates say they are looking forward to a Biden administration strengthening the agency.
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