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Paycheck Protection Program loans have been a lifeline — for some businesses

Nov 11, 2020
Two PPP recipients discuss their relief loans and the challenges of staying open through the pandemic.
PPP loans helped keep some businesses afloat, but restaurants and bars are still struggling — especially as COVID-19 cases rise.
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Millions of people may still be eligible to receive one-time pandemic relief checks

Nov 9, 2020
The deadline for filing information with the IRS to get the money is Nov. 21.
People who didn't receive a COVID-19 relief check could still get one.
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Runoff in Georgia Senate races would mean big spending

Nov 6, 2020
Candidates are likely to use money to double-down on TV and online advertising, and to get out the vote.
The runoff races in Georgia will likely focus on people who voted third-party in the general election.
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The Fed wants to lend money to more small businesses, but many aren't interested

Nov 2, 2020
The central bank dropped the minimum loan amount under its Main Street Lending Program to $100,000. But not many businesses feel confident taking out loans they'll have to repay in five years.
A bartender prepares to open his bar in Ocean City, Maryland, amid the pandemic, May 29, 2020.
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The Fed meets again this week. It's likely to keep interest rates low for a while.

Nov 2, 2020
What do ongoing low interest rates mean for consumer saving and spending, and businesses seeking help with debt?
With bank accounts paying next to nothing in interest, some people are starting to spend their money.
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Exxon's job cuts are another sign that the oil industry is still in a slump

Oct 30, 2020
Demand for oil has come back a bit, but it's still lower than it was before the pandemic.
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Businesses encourage the U.S. to trust the election process

Oct 29, 2020
Major business groups have penned a letter urging Americans to be patient as votes are counted.
Workers board up the entrance of an office building in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 28, 2020. Delayed election results could lead to damaged retail storefronts and other infrastructure if violence or protests break out.
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Travel rewards credit cards add more everyday perks like Uber Eats

Oct 27, 2020
Cards that once lured in customers with travel perks are now focusing on spending that’s closer to home during the pandemic.
Some cards with high annual fees are starting to switch from rewards on travel and hotels to discounts on things like takeout and groceries.
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As restaurants reopen for indoor dining, HVAC systems get an upgrade

Oct 26, 2020
The heating, ventilation and air-conditioning industry has seen a boost as some businesses strive to improve indoor air quality to make customers feel safe.
A waiter tends to a diner at a New Jersey restaurant in September. Owners of restaurants, nail salons and other businesses are considering HVAC equipment as they reopen during COVID-19.
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Satirist Tom Lehrer has put his songs into the public domain

Oct 21, 2020
Anyone's now free to record or perform the 92-year-old songwriter's parodies without owing royalties or consulting lawyers. And that's not a joke.
Tom Lehrer backstage at the Palace Theatre in London in 1959.
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