US businesses seek federal aid amid coronavirus lockdown

The US Federal Reserve is warning the pandemic will cause “severe disruptions” to the economy.
It is planning what it calls “aggressive measures” aimed at helping small and medium-sized businesses that have been hit the hardest.
Many of them are turning to the government for help as forced layoffs increase by the day.
Al Jazeera’s Andy Gallacher looks at the effect on the United States’s service economy.

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The United States is a country also known as the United States of America, USA, US or just America. There are fifty states in the union, which is a federal republic ruled by a representative democracy. Nearly ten million square kilometres are inhabited by over 300 million people. The majority of Americans speak English.

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