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Corporate America steps up to help with missed payments, late fees and disconnections

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEMarch 17, 2020, 2:37 AM UTCBy Leticia MirandaWith the threat of economic hardship looming for some workers as businesses close across the country, some of the largest companies are waiving late fees, forgiving missed payments and expanding services.More than 100 municipal water and utility companies across 34 states said they won't shut off water service for late payments in response to the coronavirus outbreak, according to data collected by Food & Water Action, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C.Utility companies from Duke Energy in North Carolina to regional utility companies in California ...