Small business

FILE - Issa Rae poses for a portrait in New York on Aug. 8, 2018. The "Insecure" star is urging people to shop locally as part of Small Business Saturday, a couple days after Thanksgiving. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)
November 27, 2020 - 10:05 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With many small businesses struggling to hold on during the coronavirus pandemic, Issa Rae believes now is the time to support independent stores more than ever. The creator and star of HBO series “Insecure” strongly encourages people to shop locally as part of Small Business...
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This photo shows from Aztec Media LLC shows online educational company Test Prep Insight CEO John Ross posing in Auburn, Calif., in February, 2020. Promising news about a coronavirus vaccine has small business owners feeling more upbeat despite the virus's continuing spread. Ross intends to hold off on any major changes. (Megan Hesson/Aztec Media LLC via AP)
November 22, 2020 - 10:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Promising news about a coronavirus vaccine has small business owners feeling more upbeat despite cases of the virus surging in many parts of the U.S. Owners hope consumers and businesses will be more relaxed about spending now that two drug companies, Pfizer and Moderna, have...
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A woman wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus walks past a propaganda billboard with the characters for "culture" in Beijing, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
November 20, 2020 - 11:29 pm
BEIJING — China is starting mass testing on 3 million people in a section of the northern city of Tianjin and has tested 4,015 others in a hospital in Shanghai after the discovery of a pair of cases there. The National Health Commission recorded seven new domestically transmitted cases Saturday,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2020 file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, right, and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin testify during the Senate's Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs hearing examining the quarterly CARES Act report to Congress on Capitol Hill, in Washington. Mnuchin on Friday, Nov. 20 denied that he is trying to limit the choices President-elect Joe Biden will have to promote an economic recovery by ending several emergency loan programs being run by the Federal Reserve. Mnuchin said his decision was based on the fact that the programs were not being heavily utilized and the money could be better used by being re-allocated by Congress to provide support in other areas such as further grants to small businesses and extended unemployment assistance. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)
November 20, 2020 - 5:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin denied on Friday that he is attempting to limit President-elect Joe Biden's options for reviving the pandemic-damaged economy by ending several emergency loan programs being run by the Federal Reserve. Mnuchin said the programs were not being...
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Laurina Esposito, co-owner of Espo Restoration, which specializes in restoring Porsches, inspects a frame at her shop Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in the North Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Esposito and her business partner were diagnosed with coronavirus in early September. She was very ill for three weeks and did as much work as she could on her laptop in bed, but at times was too exhausted. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
November 13, 2020 - 7:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — When Chris Hyland caught the coronavirus, his ordeal went beyond being sick and exhausted — he couldn’t help his business partners manage the virus’s impact on their company just as the outbreak was sweeping across the world. Hyland and his wife and children became ill in early...
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Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., speaks during an event for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at Michigan State Fairgrounds in Novi, Mich., Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 23, 2020 - 4:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats are unleashing millions in eleventh-hour spending to contest Senate seats in states that read like a list of reliable GOP strongholds: Alaska. Arizona. Georgia. Iowa. Kansas. Montana. South Carolina. Texas. The reason: States in many traditionally...
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2019, file photo, the logo for JPMorgan Chase & Co. appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York. JPMorgan Chase said Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020 it will extend billions in loans to Black and Latino homebuyers and small business owners in an expanded effort toward fixing what the bank calls “systemic racism” in the country’s economic system. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 08, 2020 - 5:20 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — JPMorgan Chase said Thursday it will extend billions in loans to Black and Latino homebuyers and small business owners in an expanded effort toward fixing what the bank calls “systemic racism” in the country’s economic system. The New York bank said it is committing $30...
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Iguehi James, an Oakland, Calif., fashion entrepreneur, holds a face mask she designed for her apparel company Love Iguehi on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. She received a $5,000 grant from the Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce's "Resiliency Fund," which seeks to help Black-owned businesses stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Terry Chea)
September 29, 2020 - 12:01 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The modest cash grant Iguehi James received from the Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce helped the clothing designer defray costs, including surge prices on elastic and fabric that jumped dramatically due to the pandemic. The application process was simple and she...
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September 08, 2020 - 4:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — JPMorgan Chase said Tuesday that a number of its employees and customers may have abused the Paycheck Protection Program and other coronavirus stimulus programs. The New York-based bank said it is working with law enforcement in some cases, although in a memo sent to employees it...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump prepares to sign four executive orders during a news conference at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. As employees of small businesses get their first September paychecks, they’re probably receiving their usual amount, as company owners are still withholding money for Social Security despite a presidential order allowing the tax to be deferred. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
September 05, 2020 - 7:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — As employees of small businesses get their first September paychecks, they’re probably receiving their usual amount — company owners are still withholding money for Social Security despite a presidential order allowing the tax to be deferred. The order President Donald Trump signed...
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