Business & Economy
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Planned Parenthood received stimulus loans

by Harvest Prude
Posted 5/20/20, 01:17 pm

The nation’s largest abortion provider improperly took out $80 million in loans meant for small businesses. Fox News reported that affiliates of organizations like Planned Parenthood with more than 500 employees are ineligible for the Paycheck Protection Program loans Congress included in the $2 trillion economic rescue package.

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Economy sends mixed signals

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/15/20, 12:08 pm

U.S. retail sales and manufacturing output plummeted to record lows in April. The COVID-19-induced slump caused clothing store sales to contract by 79 percent. After households cleared supermarket shelves of food, toilet paper, and other necessities in March, grocery sales fell by 13 percent in April, according to a report released on Friday by the U.S. Commerce Department.

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Home is the new office

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/13/20, 10:39 am

Going to work will look a lot different after the coronavirus pandemic. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey told his employees on Tuesday they don’t ever have to come back to the office if they don’t want to. Facebook and Google also have said their employees will have more work-from-home options as offices gradually reopen.

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