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Register Now: ILSR to Host Webinar on Strengthening Antitrust Laws

Strengthening Antitrust Laws

On Feb. 22, from 1:00-2:15 p.m. EST, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) will host a webinar on the importance of strengthening antitrust laws. Register now to join leaders in the small business community as they discuss the critical role …

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New COVID-19 Retail Restrictions Set in California

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New restrictions meant to slow the spread of COVID-19 went into effect this weekend in California, impacting roughly 33 million people in the state, CNN reports. Approximately 27 million residents in San Joaquin Valley and southern California, which includes Los …

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House Passes Updated Paycheck Protection Program Legislation

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The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill May 28 that amends provisions of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to give small businesses more time to pay off the loans and more flexibility in how the money is used. The …

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National Hardware Show Offers CARES Act Webinar

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The National Hardware Show is presenting a live webinar covering what small businesses need to know about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The webinar is scheduled to take place April 8 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 …

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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. In addition, workers in the District of …

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