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Small business aid winners include Five Guys, Planned Parenthood, Grindr

Paycheck Protection Program loans can be forgiven if businesses agree to maintain their payrolls, and Monday’s data release showed that borrowers reported that the loans supported 51.1 million jobs. | Carlos Osorio/AP Photo */ [...]

New data shows lawmakers secured millions in small business aid

The Capitol building. | Zach Gibson/Getty Images */ ]]> At least nine lawmakers and three congressional caucuses have ties to organizations that took millions of dollars in aid from a small business loans program that was designed [...]

China’s National Security Law Wins Business Support

Chinese renters have also helped the property market, which took a hit after the antigovernment protests began a year ago. Alibaba, the e-commerce giant and JD.com rival, and ByteDance, the parent company of the video app TikTok, recently [...]

Debate rages over new lifeline for small business as loan program ends

*/ ]]> Washington’s massive small business rescue is ending after delivering more than half a trillion dollars to millions of employers. Now, everyone from key lawmakers to the Federal Reserve says it may not be enough. That’s [...]

Analysis: Business gains influence in Louisiana Legislature

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Business groups are gaining a stronger foothold and demonstrating intensified influence in the Louisiana Legislature, after term limits wiped out many former lawmakers and industry-backed candidates won many of [...]

Fed’s massive ‘Main Street’ business rescue in danger of fizzling

*/ ]]> A $ 600 billion Federal Reserve loan program designed to offer a lifeline to tens of thousands of struggling U.S. companies is heading for trouble before it even gets under way. Some potential borrowers complain that the “Main [...]

Trump H-2B visa decision splits small business, immigration crackdown supporters

Homeland Security and the Labor Department have transmitted recommendations to President Trump for next steps in his immigration pause, putting the White House on the clock for its next big decision about whether foreign workers will help or [...]

Unemployment claims rise by 2.4 million as states try to open for business

The Congressional Budget Office projects unemployment will still be as high as 8.6 percent by 2021. | Nam Y. Huh/AP Photo By REBECCA RAINEY 05/21/2020 08:31 AM EDT Updated: 05/21/2020 11:26 AM EDT */ ]]> Another 2.4 million [...]

As deadline looms, companies rush to return small business funds

Shake Shack announced that they will return a $ 10 million government loan meant for small businesses. | Jeenah Moon/Getty Images */ ]]> Public outrage and Trump administration pressure have forced dozens of companies to return [...]

Steven Mnuchin pledges ‘full audit’ of small business loans of more than $2 million

Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin on Tuesday pledged a “full audit” of loans through a new small business program that are worth more than $ 2 million and said borrowers will face criminal liability if they misled the federal government. “We [...]