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FILE - This April 29, 2020 file photo, a passer-by wearing a mask out of concern for the COVID-19 coronavirus, background center, walks past mannequins in a clothing store in Boston. The nation’s small businesses slashed more than 11 million jobs in April as they were forced to close or suffered steep revenue losses amid the coronavirus outbreak. That report comes from payroll provider ADP, which counted the jobs lost at its business customers with under 500 workers. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
May 06, 2020 - 12:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — While thousands of small businesses waited for coronavirus relief money to arrive, they were shutting down and laying off workers. Two reports issued this week shed light on the crisis that business owners have been struggling through since the coronavirus hit. On Wednesday, payroll...
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This April 29, 2020 photo provided by Rodney Morine, shows Morine preparing to make a delivery in Opelousas, La. Morine believes his second chance is no better than his first to secure a loan through a government program intended to help small businesses like his survive the pandemic. “I have zero confidence,” said Morine, an independent truck driver in Opelousas, Louisiana, whose revenues have dropped by half since the coronavirus outbreak hit the U.S. (Amani Simmons via AP)
May 04, 2020 - 12:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rodney Morine believes his second chance is no better than his first to secure a loan through a government program intended to help small businesses like his survive the pandemic. “I have zero confidence,” said Morine, an independent truck driver in Opelousas, Louisiana, whose...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2020, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos pauses as she testifies during a hearing of a House Appropriations Sub-Committee on the fiscal year 2021 budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration is barring most international students and all students who entered the U.S. illegally from receiving emergency college grants approved by Congress as part of a $2.2 trillion coronavirus rescue package. DeVos issued the restriction in new guidelines released Tuesday, April 21, 2020, telling colleges how to distribute more than $6 billion in grants meant to help students cover unexpected costs triggered by the pandemic. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
May 01, 2020 - 2:04 pm
The U.S. Education Department has continued to garnish wages from workers who are behind on their student loan payments even after Congress ordered the agency to suspend the practice during the coronavirus pandemic, a new lawsuit charges. The complaint, filed Thursday in federal court in Washington...
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A man walks in front of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, April 29, 2020. The ECB will have the meeting of the governing council on Thursday. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
April 30, 2020 - 5:32 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European economy shrank by a record 3.8% in the first quarter as business activity from hotels and restaurants to construction and manufacturing was frozen by shutdowns aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus. The drop in the 19-country eurozone was the...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers president Jeanie Buss sits in the stands prior to an NBA basketball game between the Lakers and the Boston Celtics in Los Angeles. The Lakers have repaid a loan of roughly $4.6 million from coronavirus business relief funds after learning the program had been depleted. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
April 27, 2020 - 4:14 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have repaid a loan of roughly $4.6 million from coronavirus business relief funds after learning the program had been depleted. The Lakers applied for the loan under the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, a part of the federal...
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April 26, 2020 - 9:04 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Selling Girl Scout cookies is normally a foolproof business model, but the coronavirus outbreak cooled sales of the treats in Alaska. The Girl Scouts of Alaska sought assistance, and the organization is expected to receive a federal recovery loan to help compensate for lost...
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April 26, 2020 - 2:38 pm
Three publicly traded hotel companies tied to a Texas businessman said that they would not give back millions of dollars in loans from a government program aimed at helping small businesses. Facing pressure from the government, several big companies, including the Potbelly and Shake Shack...
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A couple wearing protective masks to protect against coronavirus walk past a mural reading 'Stay home', in the Shoreditch area, as the lockdown continues due to the coronavirus outbreak, in London, Saturday, April 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
April 25, 2020 - 11:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In Spain, children will be allowed to go outside again. In the U.S. state of Georgia, a handful of businesses opened their doors, performing manicures and haircuts in masks. Auto workers are in factories, but producing ventilators, not cars. The world is taking steps to reopen. But...
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A man carries a riffle and stands with salon owner Shelley Luther, left, and others at a shopping center in Dallas, Friday, April 24, 2020. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
April 24, 2020 - 8:55 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A handful of Texas businesses reopened Friday in defiance of state guidance in the fight against the coronavirus, which allows retailers to offer “to go” service but leaves other restrictions in place. In Dallas, hair salon owner Shelley Luther was issued a citation at midday but she...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks with reporters after the Senate approved a nearly $500 billion coronavirus aid bill, Tuesday, April 21, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
April 22, 2020 - 6:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is on the verge of passing an almost $500 billion coronavirus relief bill, but battle lines already are forming over the next measure amid growing demands to approve additional billions for state and local governments, the Postal Service and even infrastructure. The talk...
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