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As offices stay dark, what's happening to lunch spots?

Aug 31, 2020
“New York is being emptied out. And you can feel it at the store level.”
A worker walks past an outdoor dining area in New York on Aug. 10.
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If more PPP money is coming, how can the Senate make sure minority-owned businesses benefit?

Clarity around how to apply for a PPP loan and the terms of repayment would be useful for all companies trying to get a loan.
Fabiana Estrada of Accion says a lot of the minority business owners she's worked with are confused about how the PPP loans work.
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PPP boosted employment through early June, study finds

Jul 23, 2020
As many as 3.2 million jobs were added by the federal Paycheck Protection Program, but the long-term effect is unknown.
With the coronavirus closing many businesses, the Paycheck Protection Program saved  millions of jobs that would have been lost, according to MIT research.
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A busy year for tax accountants, even with a July 15 filing deadline

Jul 15, 2020
They've been processing PPP loans, and also simply helping clients navigate a tough financial climate.
The tax season is far from over, too. Some are applying for the Oct. 15 extension.
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Subscription gelato may be one answer to a cool business climate

Jul 8, 2020
When impulse buys dropped, Gelateria Uli's owner had to find a new business model to keep the Los Angeles ice creamery afloat.
Courtesy of Uli Nasibova

How some of the 5.5 million businesses that got PPP loans spent the money

Jul 7, 2020
Most of it went to hiring back furloughed employees — or hiring new ones.
A bartender mixes a drink at a Maryland restaurant. PPP loans allowed some bars and restaurants to stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic.
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