SoftBank has injected billions of dollars into the company to keep it running. In the third quarter, executives said « free cash flow, » a term they did not define, but generally describe how much cash a company collected or spent over a period of time was negative at $517 million. This is an improvement over the second quarter, when free cash flow was negative at $671 million. At the end of the third quarter, the company had liquidity and commitments from investors or lenders to provide $3.6 billion in liquidity, up from $4.1 billion at the end of the second quarter. This year again, Ford wants to start manufacturing the Mustang Mach E, an electric S.U.V. that looks like its sports car. General Motors also recently announced an electric lobster pickup that it will sell next year. The Ford van, the e-transit, will start at US$45,000 and is designed for suppliers, plumbers, contractors and other businesses. The teleporter will have a range of 126 km. Ford said this would be enough because commercial van users generally operate in limited geographic areas and often drive only 50 miles a day. In recent days, many states have warned that they are facing huge delays in modernizing their computer systems to implement Trump`s orders. Other unemployment officials said they feared that the program`s confusing criteria would prevent them from sending new aid. « I expect more from this country, » she said.
« Who`s going to help us? Don`t give people hope, because that`s all they have. While many are theoretically in favor of a direct payment of $1,200, a second, smaller stimulus check is seen as a way to keep the cost below the trillion-dollar cutoff that Republican lawmakers have argued in the past. « Here you see the wounds smoldering and worrying about their depth and how much they will frighten us, » says Diane Swonk, chief economist at the audit firm Grant Thornton. The deep budget hole will be a challenge for President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr., who is expected to try to pass a new stimulus package after taking office. The federal budget deficit reached a record $3.1 trillion in fiscal 2020, and U.S. government debt exceeded the size of the U.S. economy, reaching 100.1 percent of gross domestic product, up from 79.2 percent at the end of fiscal 2019, according to the Congressional Budget Office.