Surviving Covid-19 in the back of beyond

When we first arrived here a month ago and in repeated tries ever since, there were no thermometers available anywhere. But then we found Kinsa which will not only ship a thermometer but its app will tie you into a nationwide network of millions that are monitoring the nationwide spread of fever — and possibly […]

Talks could get ugly as Congress races to pass $250 billion more for small business loan program

But the National Republican Congressional Committee, the House GOP campaign arm, also weighed in very early to put pressure on Democrats to get on board with moving the additional funding quickly. Supporting small business is the epitome of the golden campaign position for both parties. Being on the opposite side of that is always a […]

Regulators offer capital break on bank loans due to pandemic

“This will enable the hundreds of buy- and sell-side firms that would have come into scope to focus their resources on ensuring business continuity, managing risk and supporting their customers,” said Scott O’Malia, chief executive of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association.

Small business owners seeking coronavirus relief loans stymied by big banks’ restrictions

The Trump administration announced that loans would be available beginning Friday, April 3, but as of Wednesday morning, Citibank was still not accepting applications from customers. JPMorgan Chase’s system was down until Monday afternoon. As President Trump addressed the possibility that the roughly $350 billion allotted for the loans may not be enough, many customers […]

North Carolina coffee shop receives business-saving loan through stimulus program

“Most of our employees have never had a job before. So, when we had to temporarily lay them off it was a very scary time. And so, I’m just very excited to share with them that they’re going to be continuing to earn a paycheck and contributing to our business,” she concluded.

Realtors in West Bengal seek relief from central government

KOLKATA: Stating that the real estate sector in West Bengal has been badly hit by the nationwide lockdown imposed in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, industry body CREDAI on Tuesday wrote to the central government demanding several relief measures. In the letter, CREDAI’s West Bengal chapter president Sushil Mohta said the outbreak has spelt […]

California loans 500 ventilators to New York, other areas in immediate need amid coronavirus

California continues to prepare for a possible COVID-19 surge. The state is securing thousands of beds in alternative care facilities, protecting the homeless, purchasing critical medical equipment and launching new programs like the Health Corps to recruit healthcare professionals.

Judge Napolitano: Expect to see class-action lawsuits against China-backed companies

“I think you can expect to see soon class actions that are lawsuits brought to the United States federal courts against these corporations — it’s not the government, again, it’s corporations that the government controls that own real estate in the United States. The court would seize the real estate until the litigation is resolved,”

Business is booming for supermarkets – they don’t need government handouts

The government’s efforts to keep businesses afloat should be welcomed. But some of the oversights, such as handouts to companies who have not been detrimentally affected, should be addressed. At a minimum, companies that do well could be asked to do more to support their staff or their communities though diverting any government support they […]