Consumers May Fall Down “Cash Cliff” —

Some analysts are anticipating a “cash cliff” for consumers later this summer as some benefit programs come to an end:

“It’s a cash cliff millions of Americans face this summer as the emergency benefits — which lifted U.S. consumer incomes by a record 10.8% in April — expire. The loss of that safety net looms in the weeks ahead, well before a sustained recovery is likely to take hold from the sudden and deep recession brought on by the novel coronavirus. Personal income dropped 4.2% in May, data Friday showed.”

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