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What the $2T CARES Act Means for Your Small Business

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Amid economic upset resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. has passed a $2 trillion economic stimulus package meant to bring relief to individuals and businesses, The New York Times reports. The $2 trillion aid package was signed into law …

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COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Package Nears Passage

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Amid economic instability caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Congress is poised to vote on a $2 trillion stimulus package. According to The New York Times, the bill provides $150 billion to assist state and local governments in their …

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UPDATED: States, Provinces Declare Home Improvement Stores ‘Essential’ Amid Shutdowns

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Updated March 30, 2020: For a complete overview of how U.S. states and Canadian provinces are handling the COVID-19 pandemic, click here. As the effects of COVID-19 touch every aspect of retail, cities and states across the U.S. are declaring …

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24 States Raise Minimum Wage in 2020

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As the new year arrived, 24 states across the U.S. have either raised their state’s minimum wage or plan to do so in the coming months, according to U.S. News & World Report. Check out the following list of states …

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Analyst Says Cashless Retail Legislation Is Unnecessary

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Cashless retail remains a divisive topic, a recent report from Bloomberg confirms. In the article, some retailers say that  by eliminating cash transactions, they provide quicker service, enabling employees to focus on customer service and complete more transactions. Opponents say …

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Many Home Improvement Retailers Expect Negative Impact From Tariffs

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After polling more than 200 independent home improvement retailers operating in the U.S., the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) finds the impact from tariffs continues to represent great uncertainty for business operators. Notably, 67 percent of surveyed retailers believe …

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Retail Leaders Discuss Impact of Tariffs

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Recently, tariffs on goods entering the U.S. have been hot topics in retail. No matter which industry a business operates within, tariff implementations are causing ripple effects on suppliers and shoppers alike. Retail leaders from some of the U.S.’s best-known …

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NRF Searching for America’s Retail Champions

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Are you or someone you know a community leader who is also a strong retail industry advocate? If so, you’ll want to send in an application by July 20 to be chosen as one of the 50 U.S. small business …

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