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How did the LA Lakers get a coronavirus loan?



The federal government passed the Paycheck Protection Program to provide emergency financial relief to small businesses during the coronavirus shutdown. Then why exactly did the Lakers and publicly traded companies like Shake Shack, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse and Potbelly receive millions in funds that they had to return? Chris Cillizza explains.

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