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Economy

In its most sweeping move yet to prop up the U.S. economy amid the coronavirus pandemic and public health response, the Federal Reserve this morning unveiled several new facilities to support the flow of up to $300 billion in financing to households and businesses and committed to quantitative easing “in amounts needed” to support market functioning.

Tax and Accounting

In light of the sudden and significant economic changes wrought by the coronavirus pandemic and public health response, FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams today asked the Financial Accounting Standards Board to allow banks that have begun implementing Current Expected Credit Loss methodology to postpone it, as well as to impose a CECL moratorium for banks not yet required to implement it.

Economy

To help ensure the continued flow of credit to households and businesses and support smooth market functioning, the Federal Reserve yesterday announced that it will establish new facilities for commercial paper funding and primary dealer credit using its authority under Section 13(3) of the Dodd-Frank Act.

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