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Union and advocacy groups seek corporate change through shareholders

Apr 21, 2021
They're addressing institutional investors like hedge funds and asking managers to press for social justice.
Asset managers have a lot of sway over corporate decision-making, said Chris Baumann of the Service Employees International Union.
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Women are looking for jobs, but will they be able to find them?

Apr 20, 2021
Some women may have trouble finding work, especially if they can't return to the industry that employed them before the pandemic.
Researchers from the New York Federal Reserve found that the number of people seeking work increased between November and March, and the Fed says that increase was primarily driven by women entering the job market.
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New data points to strengthening economic recovery this year

Apr 15, 2021
Jobless claims and retail spending data out Thursday suggest that the economy's laying the groundwork for recovery.
This March, spending at restaurants rose by more than spending at grocery stores, a positive sign for economic recovery.
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Small businesses are having trouble filling job openings, so some wages are rising

Apr 15, 2021
Almost half of small business owners said in a survey they couldn't fill open jobs, so many of them are offering more money.
Many small businesses are realizing they have to compete with the amount of money people are receiving in unemployment benefits if they want to fill empty positions.
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FDIC campaigns to get the unbanked to open accounts

Apr 7, 2021
Over 7 million Americans don't have bank accounts. One big incentive to opening one: direct deposit of federal relief payments.
There are plenty of reasons why disadvantaged communities might avoid the banking system, but one benefit is the ability to deposit relief money.
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Small business coalition says Amazon brands are unfair competition

Apr 6, 2021
"It's a basic conflict of interest," says one small-biz advocate.
Is Amazon selling its products alongside small businesses' healthy competition or a conflict of interest?
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New small businesses have helped P2P payment apps boom during the pandemic

Apr 2, 2021
Business formation doubled between April and July last year, thanks in part to small businesses relying on P2P apps to get revenue.
Apps like Venmo, Zelle and PayPal are increasingly becoming businesses' preferred method of receiving payment.
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Infrastructure plan would invest in U.S. ports

Mar 31, 2021
The modernization plan could expand port capacity and create jobs along the supply chain.
Container ships outside the Port of Long Beach in California. Officials say it will be focusing on rail construction.
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Estimated taxes might be harder to figure out this year

Mar 30, 2021
Estimated taxes are usually predictable, but not this year because many businesses' 2020 income was so erratic.
Although the deadline for individual taxpayers was deferred, many businesses have to pay their quarterly estimate by April 15, and this tax season has been unpredictable.
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PPP loan deadline extension would help banks process more applications

Mar 29, 2021
The latest loans have moved more slowly than the previous round, due in part to additional compliance checks to prevent fraud.
Larger companies initially took advantage of the Paycheck Protection Program, which was intended to offer forgivable loans to smaller businesses.
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