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Let’s check in on those businesses that got PPP loans

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Chairs are stacked on tables at a closed restaurant in New York City. Many small businesses are waiting until they hear from Congress to apply for PPP loan forgiveness. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images

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COVID-19

Small businesses await clarity before applying for PPP loan forgiveness

by Justin Ho Oct 5, 2020
The uncertainty over whether there'll be another round of loans — and whether small loans will be forgiven automatically — is holding them back.
COVID-19

With fewer coming attractions, more cinemas are closing

by Jasmine Garsd Oct 5, 2020
Straight to video might be the only way studios can do business for a while.
Shelf Life

College admissions is a business, and the pandemic could upend it

by Jeff Selingo Oct 5, 2020
In his new book, Jeff Selingo looks at how some colleges must compete for applicants, and why the COVID-19 pandemic could make this competition even tighter.
COVID-19

Domestic workers still don't have safety protections on the job

by Meghan McCarty Carino Oct 5, 2020
A California bill that would have extended those protections to house cleaners, nannies and elder care workers was vetoed by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
COVID-19

How Broadway is keeping busy, nearly 7 months into shutdown

by Kai Ryssdal and Andie Corban Oct 5, 2020
"It's hard to stay hopeful of all the things that we need to get live theater back," Broadway producer Eva Price told Kai Ryssdal.
COVID-19

Pandemic is giving the luxury watch market its moment

by Nova Safo Oct 5, 2020
Collectors, newcomers and high-income earners who did not spend money on summer vacations are fueling demand in watches that cost thousands of dollars.

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