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Ortiz: Small Business Is Careening from Quarantine to Curfew, Needs Help

Alfredo Ortiz of Job Creators Network writes for FOXBusiness that – as tragic as the death of George Floyd, the subsequent protests, lootings, and riots may…

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Posted in CARES Act coronavirus Covid-19 Economy Foundation for Government Accountability health Heritage Foundation Payroll Protection Program Politics Small Businesses unemployment claims Welfare

CARES Act Flaw: Employees Reject Jobs in Favor of Payroll Protection Program Funds

Some business owners are having difficulty “reopening” because their employees would rather collect funds through the Cares Act PPP.

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Posted in CARES Act CNBC Congress Economics Heritage Foundation HEROES Act Rachel Greszler Small Businesses unemployment Washington

Another 2.4 Million Americans Filed For Unemployment Last Week, 38 Million Since March

More than 38 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits since state and local lockdowns initiated widespread economic self-destruction.

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Posted in Adam Michel CARES Act Economics Heritage Foundation IRS National Restaurant Association Small Businesses U.S. Chamber of Commerce

July Tax Day Could Be The Final Blow To Thousands Of Small Businesses

More than 100,000 small businesses have already been permanently destroyed over two months, and a looming tax day will destroy thousands more.

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Posted in barbershop Connecticut coronavirus Economy executive orders Free Market Gina Raimondo health Ned Lamont Politics Rhode Island salons Small Businesses

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont Delays Opening Salons to Align with Rhode Island Governor

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D) said Monday he was pulling back hair salons and barbershops from reopening in the state on Wednesday, May 20, in…

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Posted in Connecticut coronavirus Covid-19 Economy health Ned Lamont Politics Small Businesses

Gov. Ned Lamont: ‘Avoid’ People Traveling into Connecticut When State ‘Reopens’

Gov. Ned Lamont (D) said he wants to “avoid” having people from out of state travel into Connecticut when the state reopens on May 20.

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100,000 Businesses Have Permanently Collapsed Under Pandemic Lockdowns

More than 100,000 small businesses have permanently shuttered within just two months as pandemic lockdowns devastated the nation’s economy.

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Posted in barber shop coronavirus Dana Nessel Economy Gretchen Whitmer health Karl Manke Michigan Politics Small Businesses stay-at-home orders

Michigan AG Blasts 77-Year-Old Barber Defying Shutdown Order: ‘Not a Hero,’ ‘Not a Patriot’

The Michigan Attorney General attacked 77-year-old Owosso barber Karl Manke on Wednesday, saying he is “not a patriot” for ignoring Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s shutdown order.

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Posted in Constitutional Rights coronavirus Economy Executive Order Gretchen Whitmer lawsuit Politics Pre-Viral Small Businesses stay-at-home order

Five Businesses Sue Democrat Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer over Constitutional Rights

A Michigan law firm filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon on behalf of…

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Posted in Economy Job Creators Network Paycheck Protection Program Politics Small Business Administration Small Businesses unemployment

Exclusive–Ortiz: Congress Must Expand Paycheck Protection Program to Save Jobs Now and Create Them in the Future

The Labor Department announced today that 5.2 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, bringing the total over the last four weeks to 22 million — or 14 percent of…

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Posted in coronavirus Economy health Michigan Politics protest Small Businesses

Michiganders Protest to Reopen America: ‘Small Business Is Essential’

Thousands of protesters were on the streets of Lansing, Michigan, to call for the state to reopen, incuding “essential” small businesses.

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Rep. Thomas Massie: Nancy Pelosi Should Allow Remote Vote on Coronavirus Stimulus

Rep. Thomas Massie said Nancy Pelosi should allow a remote vote on the next coronavirus relief measure in lieu of an in-person roll call vote.

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Unemployment Claims Continue To Skyrocket Amid Wuhan Virus Pandemic With 6.6 Million New Filings Last Week

The three-week total of new unemployment claims is 16.8 million as the economic fallout over the Wuhan coronavirus continues to take its toll.

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Posted in Business Charlotesville MetLife Ralph Northam Small Businesses U.S. Chamber of Commerce Virginia

Virginia Businessman Opens Private Grant Program To Save Small Businesses

A Charlottesville-area businessman has begun a private campaign to save small businesses struggling to survive while a statewide stay-at-home order keeps the economy shut down…

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Posted in coronavirus Economy Job Creators Network Marco Rubio Politics Small Businesses supply chains Susan Collins Tax Credits tax payments

Exclusive–Ortiz: Phase 3 Coronavirus Legislation Will Expand Government Response to Protect Small Businesses

The Trump administration continued its rapid response to the coronavirus crisis by announcing this week that small businesses and individuals can delay federal tax payments…

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