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Economy Apr 03Government’s relief program for small businesses off to a slow start
The federal government’s relief program for small businesses is off to a slow start, with few businesses able to apply and some big banks saying they’re not ready to process applications.
Economy Mar 31Businesses may get COVID-19 relief loans as soon as Friday
With an approval process that's been stripped down from the one used for traditional business loans, money can be available to companies the same day.
Economy Mar 18Small businesses face devastation as damage from virus grows
Across the country, in industries of every kind and size, the coronavirus outbreak has devastated small businesses.
Economy Jan 022020 brings higher labor costs for small businesses
A look at a handful of the 2020 changes in federal, state and local laws and regulations from minimum wage to plastic bag bans.
Nation Dec 18California consumer privacy law can affect businesses across U.S.
Companies across the country need to be aware of the law's complex requirements even if they don't deal directly with consumers.
Nation Aug 04Employer-based health coverage likely to stay awhile
Employer-provided health insurance is so ingrained in the American workplace that people expect it to continue even as politicians thrash out the role of government in health care.
Politics Nov 02Get out and vote, small business owners tell employees
Small business owners who want to make it easy for their staffers to vote are giving them flex time, balloting breaks, or, like Hollywood, opening late.
Politics Jul 20Presidential campaigns likely to shift focus to small business owners
Expect more talk about small business issues like taxes and regulations as the post-convention presidential campaigns intensify.