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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.
The new COVID-19 relief bill from Congress means a second round of PPP, and more for small businesses

Dec. 22, 2020 2:16 pm

The new COVID-19 relief bill from Congress means a second round of PPP, and more for small businesses

Yes, businesses that received an early Paycheck Protection Program loan can now apply for another. Here's a look at what's in the $900B bill to help struggling small business owners, from CDFIs to FSAs.
A better way for billionaires who want to make massive donations to benefit society

Dec. 16, 2020 11:24 am

A better way for billionaires who want to make massive donations to benefit society

When billionaires use their money to change specific policies, are they paying attention to the danger this may pose to democracy? A look at the ethics of corporate donations and lobbying.
When can children get the COVID-19 vaccine? 5 questions parents are asking

Dec. 9, 2020 12:43 pm

When can children get the COVID-19 vaccine? 5 questions parents are asking

The first U.S. COVID-19 vaccines are expected in clinics in mid-December. Here's what to keep in mind for kids, from safety to timeline.
COVID-19 vaccines look to be on the way, but hurdles remain to end the pandemic

Dec. 7, 2020 7:26 am

COVID-19 vaccines look to be on the way, but hurdles remain to end the pandemic

Experts from Johns Hopkins University break down the technology behind the leading vaccine candidates, trial results so far, and plans for distribution.
US colleges report a 43% decline in new international student enrollment. It’s not just because of the pandemic

Nov. 20, 2020 1:51 pm

US colleges report a 43% decline in new international student enrollment. It’s not just because of the pandemic

The Trump administration has tightened restrictions and sent signals that students from abroad are not welcome, writes University of Maryland, Baltimore County's David L. Di Maria. But there's a dire economic impact to that trend.

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