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Updated: 19 States Mandate Masks in Public Spaces

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As some localities’ COVID-19 restrictions ease, certain U.S. states have moved to mandate the use of masks and face coverings while in public, CNN reports. California: As of June 18, Gov. Newsom has issued a statewide order requiring the use …

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Executive Order Causes Concern for California Retailers

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An executive order signed into law by California governor Gavin Newsom in April is causing concern among many independent home improvement operators in the state, who say the law is ambiguous and lowers the margins on thousands of common home …

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Paycheck Protection Program Funds Still Available

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Paycheck Protection Program loans are still available to small businesses struggling with the economic downturn caused by COVID-19. Since its start on April 3, the Paycheck Protection Program has delivered more than 3.8 million loans to small businesses through two …

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Get Answers to Your COVID-19 Insurance Questions

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Are you aware of your health insurance benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic? Hardware Retailing spoke with Bob Chiesa, president and CEO of Custom Benefits Insurance Group, Inc. to gain answers to some frequently asked questions regarding insurance benefits during this …

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Navigating CARES Act Loans for Small Businesses

CARES Act Loans for Small Businesses

Signed into law March 27, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes nearly $350 billion in federal assistance through a small business loan program. Offered by the Small Business Administration (SBA), the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) aims …

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COVID-19 Employment Law Resources for Home Improvement Stores

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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced independent home improvement retailers to evaluate their businesses from every angle. To assist home improvement operators answer questions about employment law, Hardware Retailing has compiled legal resources from the U.S. government and legal firm Taft. …

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COVID-19 Guidance for States and Provinces

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As the effects of COVID-19 touch every aspect of retail, some U.S. states and Canadian provinces are declaring home improvement stores “essential” and allowing them to remain open to continue serving communities. On this page, find COVID-19 information for each …

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Sears Settles Lawsuit With Former CEO

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Sears Holdings Corp., the estate of the former retail titan Sears, has agreed to settle a lawsuit over the $5.2 billion sale of its Sears and Kmart chains to former chairman and CEO Edward Lampert for more than $18 million, …

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