Small business

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell fist bumps Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin after a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)
December 02, 2020 - 12:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin urged Congress to approve COVID-19 relief funds without further delay, though Democrats continued to attack a decision by Mnuchin to allow five Fed lending programs to expire during the pandemic. In his...
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FILE - Colorado Gov. Jared Polis speaks during a news conference about the state's response to the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Denver. Faulting inaction in Washington, governors and state lawmakers are racing to get needed pandemic relief to small businesses, the unemployed, renters and others affected by the widening coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
November 28, 2020 - 7:37 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Faulting inaction in Washington, governors and state lawmakers are racing to get pandemic relief to small-business owners, the unemployed, renters and others whose livelihoods have been upended by the widening coronavirus outbreak. In some cases, elected officials are spending...
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This photo shows from Aztec Media LLC shows online educational company Test Prep Insight CEO John Ross posing in Auburn, Calif., in February, 2020. Promising news about a coronavirus vaccine has small business owners feeling more upbeat despite the virus's continuing spread. Ross intends to hold off on any major changes. (Megan Hesson/Aztec Media LLC via AP)
November 22, 2020 - 10:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Promising news about a coronavirus vaccine has small business owners feeling more upbeat despite cases of the virus surging in many parts of the U.S. Owners hope consumers and businesses will be more relaxed about spending now that two drug companies, Pfizer and Moderna, have...
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A woman wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus walks past a propaganda billboard with the characters for "culture" in Beijing, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
November 20, 2020 - 11:42 pm
BEIJING — China is starting mass testing on 3 million people in a section of the northern city of Tianjin and has tested 4,015 others in a hospital in Shanghai after the discovery of a pair of cases there. The National Health Commission recorded seven new domestically transmitted cases Saturday,...
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Laurina Esposito, co-owner of Espo Restoration, which specializes in restoring Porsches, inspects a frame at her shop Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in the North Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Esposito and her business partner were diagnosed with coronavirus in early September. She was very ill for three weeks and did as much work as she could on her laptop in bed, but at times was too exhausted. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
November 13, 2020 - 7:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — When Chris Hyland caught the coronavirus, his ordeal went beyond being sick and exhausted — he couldn’t help his business partners manage the virus’s impact on their company just as the outbreak was sweeping across the world. Hyland and his wife and children became ill in early...
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Natalia Méndez cooks in the kitchen of La Morada, an award winning Mexican restaurant she co-owns with her family in South Bronx, Wednesday Oct. 28, 2020, in New York. After recovering from COVID-19 symptoms, the family raised funds to reopen the restaurant, which they also turned into a soup kitchen serving 650 meals daily. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
November 12, 2020 - 9:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The special dish at La Morada, a small Mexican restaurant in the Bronx, varies from day to day: Perhaps it’s enfrijoladas, handmade tortillas covered with black bean sauce and pico de gallo. Or beef with a side salad. One thing doesn’t change: It’s free. The family-run restaurant,...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, a man using a mobile phone walks past Google offices in New York. Monopoly or not, small business owners’ biggest complaint about Google is that its advertising policies favor companies with big marketing budgets. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
November 01, 2020 - 7:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — When asked about Google, Bryan Clayton voices a familiar lament among small business owners. “You keep getting squeezed further and further down the search results page,” says Clayton, CEO of GreenPal, a company that operates an app to help homeowners find lawn care. “As a startup,...
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2019, file photo, the logo for JPMorgan Chase & Co. appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York. JPMorgan Chase said Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020 it will extend billions in loans to Black and Latino homebuyers and small business owners in an expanded effort toward fixing what the bank calls “systemic racism” in the country’s economic system. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 08, 2020 - 5:20 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — JPMorgan Chase said Thursday it will extend billions in loans to Black and Latino homebuyers and small business owners in an expanded effort toward fixing what the bank calls “systemic racism” in the country’s economic system. The New York bank said it is committing $30...
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October 06, 2020 - 6:52 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Shark Tank” veteran Daymond John will host a live-streamed special aimed at bolstering Black entrepreneurship, with Shaquille O’Neal, Gabrielle Union and Jamie Foxx set to participate. “Black Entrepreneurs Day” is aimed at providing “guidance and inspiration to the next...
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Iguehi James, an Oakland, Calif., fashion entrepreneur, holds a face mask she designed for her apparel company Love Iguehi on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. She received a $5,000 grant from the Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce's "Resiliency Fund," which seeks to help Black-owned businesses stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Terry Chea)
September 29, 2020 - 12:01 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The modest cash grant Iguehi James received from the Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce helped the clothing designer defray costs, including surge prices on elastic and fabric that jumped dramatically due to the pandemic. The application process was simple and she...
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