Latest from Peter Whoriskey
The government's Paycheck Protection Program paid $517 billion to thousands of companies with the intention of keeping people on payroll. Many employees of large companies who received millions from the program, however, have yet to be returned to the payroll.
  • Jul 27, 2020
After initial refusals, the federal government released records on small-business loans that it claims supported 51 million jobs.
  • Jul 6, 2020
A Connecticut family wants answers about the death of their relative, a grandmother of four photographed after she collapsed on the floor of her nursing home hours before her death. Like laws in 20 other states, a new law signed by Connecticut's governor shields the nursing home from lawsuits over deaths during the pandemic.
  • Jun 8, 2020
Nearly 2,000 facilities reported a shortage of nursing staff; more than 2,200 lack enough aides, and more than 500 lack any supply of N95 masks used to prevent infection, according to the data. More than 250 nursing homes lack any surgical masks and another 800 are within a week of running out.
  • Jun 4, 2020
The numbers represent the first official national accounting of fatalities in the 15,000 nursing homes that receive Medicare and Medicaid funding. The tally, however, is incomplete.
  • Jun 1, 2020
Meatpacking plants have become spreaders of the novel coronavirus among workers and their families. Nebraska state officials have stopped reporting how many cases there are at each plant.
  • May 12, 2020
As the pandemic squeezes big companies, executives are making decisions about who will bear the brunt of the sacrifices, and in at least some cases, workers have been the first to lose, even as shareholders continue to collect.
  • May 5, 2020
Nearly 300 public companies have received loans from the program, though some have returned it.
  • May 1, 2020
Critics say the program, set up jointly by the Federal Reserve and Treasury Department, could allow large companies that take the federal help to reward shareholders and executives without saving any jobs.
  • Apr 28, 2020
The complaints offer a snapshot of the fear experienced by the slice of working Americans compelled to work even as the majority have been urged to stay at home, and they come from an array of workplaces: hospitals, construction companies, grocery stores, pharmacies and shipping companies.
  • Apr 16, 2020