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Anti-Asian hate: Silence is not an option and allyship needs to be more than a hashtag

Mar. 18, 2021 9:57 am

Anti-Asian hate: Silence is not an option and allyship needs to be more than a hashtag

Ami Patel Hopkins implores her fellow educators to create spaces for students to speak about what happened in Atlanta and to empower them to dismantle inequities and oppression.
A small and shrinking number of the world’s computer chips are made in the US. That’s a problem

Mar. 10, 2021 11:50 am

A small and shrinking number of the world’s computer chips are made in the US. That’s a problem

A global semiconductor shortage highlights a troubling trend, writes this materials engineering expert.
Not sure if the Paycheck Protection Program is right for your business? Read these 5 myths, debunked

Feb. 26, 2021 11:49 am

Not sure if the Paycheck Protection Program is right for your business? Read these 5 myths, debunked

Eric Feldstein, SVP and head of business banking for M&T Bank, dispels some popular misconceptions about the PPP during its second round.
Is a $15 federal minimum wage too high? It’s complicated

Feb. 9, 2021 9:25 am

Is a $15 federal minimum wage too high? It’s complicated

Biden has made a $15 federal minimum wage a policy stance. Economic theory is mixed on whether that would lead to job loss nationwide, but that theory has been wrong before.
The US gov’s $44M vaccine rollout website was a predictable mess. Here’s how to fix the broken process behind it

Feb. 4, 2021 2:30 pm

The US gov’s $44M vaccine rollout website was a predictable mess. Here’s how to fix the broken process behind it

A Johns Hopkins expert analyzes the state of federal contracting, looking back to the shaky HealthCare.gov launch of 2013 while outlining a better path forward.
Biden is inheriting a wrecked economy, but Democrats have a record of avoiding recession and reducing unemployment

Jan. 22, 2021 11:50 am

Biden is inheriting a wrecked economy, but Democrats have a record of avoiding recession and reducing unemployment

The economy generally fares better under Democratic presidents, writes Texas State University academic researcher William Chittenden after analyzing nearly 70 years of economic data.
Big companies halted campaign contributions after the Capitol insurrection. Here’s what it means for business and democracy

Jan. 15, 2021 2:17 pm

Big companies halted campaign contributions after the Capitol insurrection. Here’s what it means for business and democracy

Corporate America drew a line in the sand after Jan. 6's violence, and Republicans' continued support of overturning the election. It brought a new wave of corporate social responsibility seemingly overnight.
PPP will open again for all lenders on Tuesday, Jan. 19

Jan. 14, 2021 12:43 pm

PPP will open again for all lenders on Tuesday, Jan. 19

Small lenders can take advantage of the federal relief program sooner, on Friday, Jan. 15.
Amazon Web Services stopped hosting Parler. Here’s why it may not be coming back

Jan. 11, 2021 2:46 pm

Amazon Web Services stopped hosting Parler. Here’s why it may not be coming back

Dave Troy, a Baltimore-based entrepreneur and disinformation specialist, offers a look at the implications of actions by big tech companies to boot a social media service favored by Trump supporters.
PPP is back in 2021. Here are the details on getting a second small business loan

Jan. 8, 2021 11:34 am

PPP is back in 2021. Here are the details on getting a second small business loan

The Paycheck Protection Program is reopening for businesses on Jan. 11. This time, community financial institutions are going first and businesses can seek a second loan.

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