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$130 Billion in Small Business Aid Still Hasn’t Been Used
10 June 2020
In April, when the federal government offered $349 billion in loans to small businesses reeling from government shutdown orders in the pandemic, the funding ran out in just 13 days, prompting Congress to swiftly approve a second round of $310 bi...
Wendy’s says beef supply is almost back to normal
9 June 2020
Wendy's said its beef supply “has returned to near normal levels” after a shortage left some restaurants without hamburgers. Nearly one in five Wendy’s restaurants stopped selling beef products last month as coronavirus o...
Pelosi, top Democrats unveil police reform bill
8 June 2020
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and members of the Congressional Black Caucus on Monday unveiled far-reaching legislation to overhaul policing in the U.S. The bill, dubbed the "Justice in Policing Act," would ban chokeholds, including the kind used ...
Obama calls for police reforms, tells protesters to 'make people in power uncomfortable'
5 June 2020
Former President Barack Obama offered advice to demonstrators during a virtual town hall on Wednesday in his first on-camera remarks as growing unrest against police brutality continues across the country. "To bring about real change, we b...
Trump expected to keep Esper on despite news conference flap, sources say
5 June 2020
President Donald Trump on Thursday appeared to be standing down for now on firing Defense Secretary Mark Esper, said sources familiar with the situation, after threatening to do so the day before. Trump had been ballistic, said people familiar with ...
Simon Property sues Gap for not paying rent during coronavirus crisis
5 June 2020
The nation’s biggest mall operator is suing its largest tenant for not paying rent during the pandemic in what could be the beginning of a torrent of litigation over rent payments. Simon Property is suing the owner of Banana Republic, Old Navy...
Elon Musk tweets that it’s ‘time to break up Amazon’
5 June 2020
Just three days after announcing that he was “off Twitter for a while,” Musk was back on the platform saying that it’s “time to break up Amazon.” The Tesla CEO’s outburst came in response to a Thursday tweet&...
Retailers beef up security as looting fears continue
5 June 2020
Retailers across the country are boosting their defenses to protect against looting, including by hiring armed guards, planting scouts to keep watch out front and securing storefronts with barbed wire. The iconic department store Saks Fifth Avenue&n...
Some non-essential businesses defying state shutdown order
31 May 2020
Faced with mounting losses amid the coronavirus pandemic, some businesses in New York City are taking their chances and violating the state's shutdown order for non-essential businesses. While certain regions of New York have begun phased reopening ...
Cuomo Signs Bill Giving Death Benefits To Families Of Essential Government Workers Who Died Due To COVID-19
31 May 2020
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed a bill into law Saturday afternoon providing state death benefits to families of frontline workers who died from COVID-19. The bill, S.8427/A.10528, establishes a COVID-19 death benefit for families of state and local gov...
New York City Small Business Owners Losing Patience With Government Over Not Being Allowed To Reopen
27 May 2020
With California allowing retail stores to reopen and some New York City shops saying they’ll reopen with or without permission, the pressure is mounting on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to allow small businesses to open their doors. Peter Madonia, the own...
Trump claims voting by mail will result in ‘rigged election’
27 May 2020
President Trump on Tuesday repeated his warning that allowing voting by mail will result in a “Rigged Election” and blasted California’s Democratic governor for his plan to send ballots to all residents of the state. “There i...
Brooklyn eatery re-opens after owner recovers from coronavirus
23 May 2020
So many restaurants are struggling right now, so imagine you've just expanded to a larger space when the coronavirus hits -- affecting not only your business but your health. That's what happened to Sibte Hassan, owner and chef of BK Jani in Brookly...
Diocese of Brooklyn churches to reopen for private prayer
23 May 2020
The Diocese of Brooklyn announced Friday their churches can reopen for private prayer and devotion beginning Tuesday, May 26. Church officials said masks will be required of all who enter a church.Funerals and limited celebrations of baptisms and we...
Some WeWork tenants want memberships paused during pandemic
23 May 2020
A large office sharing company has kept nearly all of its locations throughout New York City open during the pandemic, despite orders from the governor for non-essential workers to stay home. Some tenants of WeWork say they're struggling to pay the ...
Trump orders all places of worship to open, declaring them essential
22 May 2020
President Trump announced Friday that all houses of worship would be considered “essential services” and urged governors to “do the right thing” and reopen them immediately — adding that he would “overrid...
Kroger markets to stop extra pay to crisis workers
21 May 2020
Supermarket employees forced to work through the pandemic are now facing threats to their “hero pay” even as ornery customers refuse to wear masks while they shop. Employee frustrations could soon reach a boiling point as the l...
N.F.L. Owners Will Review Incentives to Boost Racial Diversity
16 May 2020
When the N.F.L. owners meet via video conference on Tuesday, they will consider proposals that would give competitive advantages to teams that hire nonwhite candidates for their general manager and top coaching positions, according to several pe...
Senate votes to increase legal protections to targets of surveillance court
14 May 2020
The Senate on Wednesday passed an amendment to provide additional legal protections to targets of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants and nearly approved new restrictions on the federal government's power to search internet histo...
At Senate Hearing, Government Experts Paint Bleak Picture of the Pandemic
13 May 2020
Two of the federal government’s top health officials painted a grim picture of the months ahead on Tuesday, warning a Senate panel that the coronavirus pandemic was far from contained, just a day after President Trump declared that “we ha...
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