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  • The Big Corporate Rescue and the America That’s Too Small to Save

    09/14/2020 7:28:28 AM PDT · by EBH · 5 replies
    ProPublica ^ | 9/13/2020 | Lydia DePillis, Justin Elliott and Paul Kiel
    When the novel coronavirus swept through the travel industry in March, grounding flights and stalling airplane orders, TransDigm didn’t wait for a congressional bailout in order to keep itself solvent. It didn’t have to. On March 23, with a green light from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the Fed announced that it would buy as much corporate debt as necessary — in the form of bonds — to reassure companies that they could raise money they needed to ride out the pandemic. Within a few weeks, the bond market had nearly regained the ground it lost, spurring a debt boom. U.S....
  • Businesses Must Choose the Right Political Climate to Thrive

    09/05/2020 7:56:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | September 5, 2020 | Sharon LeVell
    I recently returned home from a trip to Washington, D.C. and felt as though I just visited a third world country. There were so many businesses boarded up and abandoned—from big corporate-owned businesses, to small mom-and-pop stores. Many of the main streets were blocked off in an effort to maintain law and order. I witnessed a mob attempt to storm a hotel, banging on, and shaking, the hotel’s reinforced doors. As I watched the chaos unfold from my room, I started to wonder if I would wake up to a mob in the middle of the night trying to beat...
  • Millions of Californians would be eligible for job-protected leave under plan approved by lawmakers

    09/01/2020 8:54:00 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    ktla ^ | 09/01/2020
    Senate Bill 1383 by state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) would provide millions of employees who work for smaller businesses with the same 12 weeks of job protections while taking family leave as those who work for larger companies. The bill now heads to Gov. Gavin Newsom, who has said he will sign it. California’s paid family leave program allows workers to take time off to bond with a new child or care for a sick family member while receiving 60% to 70% of their weekly salary for eight weeks.
  • This Proposed Law Would Flood Small-Business Employers with Ruinous Lawsuits

    08/04/2020 5:41:05 PM PDT · by malach · 18 replies
    The Daily Fodder ^ | 08.04.2020 | Daily Fodder Team
    Joe Biden released his “racial equity plan” on Tuesday. Some of it deals with racial issues, like a major expansion of affirmative action and lots of race-related government spending. But it also contains radical changes to America’s employment laws that have little to do with race. Under his plan, even the tiniest employers with only one or two employees will face unlimited liability in lawsuits, for things like discrimination, or harassment committed by an employee. It would also make confusing changes to the legal definition of sexual harassment that could lead to small businesses being liable for trivial acts by...
  • Trial Lawyers Looking for a $100 Billion Coronavirus Jackpot

    08/04/2020 4:15:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | August 4, 2020 | Stephen Moore
    Not everyone is suffering job loss, income declines and financial devastation from the coronavirus pandemic. Some people are looking to get rich off the tragedy. Trial lawyers see COVID-19 casualties and images of asbestos and tobacco lawsuits dancing in their heads. They are drooling over the prospects of a $100 billion COVID-19 jackpot. The Democrats in Congress. whom the trial bar has spent years buying and paying, can't wait to help in the grand heist. They aren't wasting any time. The Wall Street Journal reports, "Employers across the country are being sued by the families of workers who contend their...
  • Hours after reopening, Santa Clara County businesses will have to close again

    07/14/2020 11:41:44 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 27 replies
    San Jose Spotlight ^ | 7/14/2020 | By Eduardo Cuevas and Lorraine Gabbert
    Just hours after reopening Monday under Santa Clara County’s new health order, hair and nail salons, gyms, tattoo parlors and other personal care services have to close yet again. During his noon briefing, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced immediate closures for indoor operations of restaurants, wineries, tasting rooms, movie theaters, card rooms, family entertainment centers, zoos and museums. Bars must close altogether. The governor called for 30 counties — approximately 80 percent of Californians — on the state monitoring list for at least three consecutive days to close personal care services, fitness centers, places of worship, business offices and shopping malls....
  • Don't Break Up Big Tech

    06/16/2020 9:50:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | June 16, 2020 | John Stossel
    It's the oddest thing. The more America's Big Tech companies such as Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter have contributed to keeping America's economy afloat during the coronavirus lockdown, the louder the voices get to break them up or to tie them up into regulatory knots. At the same time that the White House and many conservatives are pushing to "bring our businesses and manufacturing back home" from nations such as China, plenty of so-called nationalists see our globally dominant, high-tech firms as the enemy. Do they realize that there is nothing that the communists in Beijing would wish...
  • Small Business Owners Face Big Problems

    05/30/2020 10:38:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | May 30. 2020 | Michael Reagan
    I feel terribly sorry for the hundred thousand Americans who've lost their lives to the coronavirus. I also feel sorry for all the small business owners in the country who have become innocent victims of the government's mishandled war on COVID-19. They worked long and hard to start up their local restaurants, coffee shops, clothing stores, hair salons, health spas, book stores and pet grooming shops. But in just three months their livelihoods - and the livelihoods of millions of their employees - were destroyed by the unnecessarily severe shutdown of most of our booming national economy. An MSNBC business...
  • Coronavirus: Germany to give stricken small firms up to €50,000 a month

    05/25/2020 8:36:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies ^ | 25 May 2020 14:01 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Germany’s economy ministry on Monday unveiled plans to ramp up support for hard-hit smaller companies, proposing as much as €50,000 in monthly aid to help the nation’s vaunted “Mittelstand” survive the coronavirus crisis. The proposal, seen by AFP, is currently being discussed with the finance ministry and is aimed at helping firms cover their fixed costs from June to December as the pandemic pushes Europe’s top economy into its worst recession in decades. “Time is running out for some companies,” a spokeswoman for Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said. To qualify for the support, applicants must prove that their revenues plunged...
  • TYRANT Fines Shop Owner For Selling On Facebook Live!!!

    05/21/2020 6:30:18 PM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 30 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 21, 2020 | LackLuster
    The owner of a borough shop has been charged with conducting business in violation of state orders after having been previously warned by police. According to a press release issued by the Bernardsville Police Department on Wednesday, May 20, police initially received a complaint regarding ongoing business operations at the Country Home Store at 21 Olcott Square at 1:57 p.m. on Saturday, May 16. Later in the day, at 3:07 p.m., the department received a second complaint related to ongoing business operations at the same location reportedly in violation of executive orders for nonessential business operations After receiving the second...
  • White House News Conference April 28, 2020

    04/28/2020 4:18:06 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 5 replies
    Supporting Our Nation's Small Businesses Through the Paycheck Protection Program
  • GA Barbershop Owner Drops a Massive Truth Bomb About the Struggles of Being a 'Non-Essential' Business Owner

    04/25/2020 8:30:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies ^ | April 25, 2019 | Beth Bauman
    Those in the beauty industry – barbershops, hair and nail salon and spas – have all taken a massive hit during the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic. They have been deemed "non-essential" from the beginning. In some states, it will be another four to six weeks before these businesses are able to reopen. In other states, like California, they are closed with no reopening date in sight. Critics, especially rich critics on the left, want beauty professionals to stay home. Taurean Overall, the owner of three successful Blessed Up Barber Shops in Atlanta, said what's being asked of them is unrealistic and...
  • Small Businesses Welcome Second Round of Relief

    04/25/2020 4:23:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | April 25, 2020 | Elaine Parker
    On Thursday, Congress approved another wave of small business relief. An additional $310 billion has been appropriated to replenish the popular Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)—which provides forgivable loans to America’s small business community. These entrepreneurs have been on the frontlines of the pandemic and keeping them primed will be the key to restarting the economy as the country begins to reopen. The initial $349 billion allocated for the PPP under the CARES Act was a blockbuster hit among the country’s entrepreneurs. Within 14 days of launching, the funding limit was reached and over 1.6 million businesses were approved for loans—which...
  • How Will the Left 'Not Allow a Crisis Go to Waste' Next?

    04/24/2020 9:27:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | April 24, 2020 | Sam Adolphson
    Why have the Democrats in Congress decided to punish small businesses? Make no mistake, that is exactly what Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the congressional Democrats are doing in their latest politically tone-deaf move by denying funding for the small business loan program. As of last week, the program officially ran out of money, leaving millions of small business owners and their employees wondering how they’ll survive the government-mandated lockdowns. It makes you wonder why Speaker Pelosi and her colleagues would possibly risk being so out of touch with the needs of our country’s small businesses—despite small businesses being the driver...
  • Joe Biden Advisor Tries to Blame Republicans for Small Business Loan Money Running out, It Doesn’t Go Well

    04/20/2020 1:00:28 PM PDT · by Zenyatta · 10 replies
    RedState ^ | 4/20/2020 | Bonchie
    I guess Joe Biden isn’t the only part of his campaign that can devolve into incoherence on a live stream, but I’d think this example isn’t a result of dementia. Rather, she’s just choosing to outright lie. Symone Sanders, who once worked for Bernie Sanders, is a senior adviser for the Biden campaign now. She “interviewed” Tony Goldwyn via one of their streaming hits and then went to Twitter to make a rather ridiculous assertion. She actually attempted to blame Republicans for the PPP money running out for small businesses.
  • Trump To Pelosi: “End Your ENDLESS VACATION” And Get Congress Back To Work On Funding PPP

    04/17/2020 10:16:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/17/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    What? And leave the safety of her twin $12,000 freezers? Donald Trump has signaled over the last twenty-four hours that if Nancy Pelosi wants to play hardball over an issue of replenishing the Paycheck Protection Program from afar, he’s willing to play hardball, too. For the second day in a row, Trump demanded that Pelosi and Chuck Schumer bring Congress back into session and start dealing with the COVID-19 crisis in person.The “ENDLESS VACATION” is a nice touch, but I still prefer the Brave Sir Robin Congress: Today people started losing their jobs because of Crazy Nancy Pelosi, Cryin’...
  • Business Bread Lines Run Out Of Bread as Americans Rail Against Coronavirus Oppression

    04/17/2020 3:44:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | April 17, 2020 | Marina Medvin
    The forced coronavirus closure of small businesses throughout our great country has resulted in mass panic among business owners. For over a month now, most small businesses have been forbidden from operating. In a desperate attempt to avoid an irreversible financial crisis, the federal government extended an olive branch — they set aside some bread for businesses in the form of forgivable business loans. The government bread truck parked somewhere far away from business owners and their banks, and mass confusion immediately erupted. Eventually, business owners figured it out and started lining up for some gluten, in hopes of keeping...
  • The Federal Stimulus Is Helping Individuals, But It’s Killing My Small Business

    04/13/2020 10:43:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 13, 2020 | Etienne Hardre
    While it looks like everyone is taking seriously the average worker’s needs, no one at the decision-making level has thought of the small business owner. If you’re a small business owner like I am, you’ve been closely following the stimulus efforts of the federal government, looking for a lifeline out of the mess of delayed payments, lost revenue, and furloughed employees. Unfortunately, while it looks as though everyone is taking seriously the average worker’s needs, no one at the decision-making level has thought of the small business owner. Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act on March 18, providing...
  • Anonymous Donor Sends $150 in Gift Cards to Every Single House in Town

    04/10/2020 2:41:01 PM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 4/10/2020 | Jack Davis
    A small Iowa town received a big surprise last week from an anonymous donor who shipped every household in town $150 worth of gift cards good at local small businesses. All 549 households in the town of 1,400 people received three $50 gift cards, according to the Des Moines Register, one each for West Side Bar and Grille, Hometown Market and Trostel’s Broken Branch. Collectively, the cards added up to $82,350, or $27,450 to each locally owned business. Mayor Jeff Lillie was in on the secret. On March 26, he was called by a man who said he was the...
  • Remarks by President Trump at America CARES: Small Business Relief Update Meeting

    04/08/2020 7:51:15 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 3 replies ^ | April 7, 2020 | President Donald J Trump and others
      Roosevelt Room  3:05 P.M. EDTTHE PRESIDENT:  I want to thank everybody for being here.  It is a great tribute to the banking business.  The money that’s been done, and the money that’s been essentially loaned — these are great loans for the banks and they’re great loans for small business, and we appreciate it.We’re looking forward to speaking with the top CEOs from the banking industry and finance industry.  Some of you I know very well and great relationships with.  You do an incredible job.  Respected all over the world.  You’re the biggest and the best.And we’re meeting to...