December 4, 2021

LA County Offers Rent Relief Grants of Up to $40,000 to Small Businesses

LOS ANGELES—Los Angeles County announced Nov. 15 rent relief grants of up to $40,000 for small-business tenants in unincorporated areas who have fallen behind on their rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Supervisor Holly Mitchell hosted a virtual news conference Monday to announce the program, which is funded with federal coronavirus aid dollars…

White House Tells Businesses To ‘Move Forward’ With Biden’s Vaccine, Testing Rule Despite Federal Court’s Temporary Block

The White House told private businesses to continue implementing President Joe Biden’s vaccine and testing rule on Monday after a federal appeals court ordered a stay over the weekend.The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued on Saturday a temporary halt of Biden’s rule, which requires businesses with 100+ employees to mandate…

Experts Fear Biden’s Global Minimum 15 Percent Tax Rate on Big Corporations Could Harm Small Businesses

Experts are concerned that President Joe Biden’s new global minimum tax rate of 15 percent on large multinational business will harm the small businesses that support them. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen confirmed on Saturday that leaders of the world’s 20 biggest economies (G-20) have endorsed the “historic agreement” on new international tax rules…

Masks remain mandatory at many South Florida businesses

Even after the CDC put out new guidance, it’ll be a case by case basis whether you can take your mask off at many places, including if you’re fully vaccinated.

Nor’easter Pummels Massachusetts: Upwards of 490,000 Businesses and Homes Lose Power

A nor’easter battered eastern Massachusetts, leaving over 490,000 businesses and homes without power by midmorning on October 27. The storm wreaked havoc throughout Massachusetts’ hardest-hit areas, including Boston’s south shore, Cape Cod, and Cape Anne, CBS Boston reported. By noontime, the number of customers without electricity was 494,381. Several communities remain entirely without power, according to…

New Stock Rebate up to $20,000 for Small Businesses in NSW

The New South Wales (NSW) government has announced new financial support measures to help build confidence in small businesses to invest in re-opening from lockdowns fully. Eligible businesses with an annual turnover between $75,000 and $50 million will be able to claim a grant of up to $20,000 for perishable goods or $10,000 for non-perishable…

GOP Sen. Sullivan: Businesses Must ‘Reject Kowtow Capitalism’ So CCP Can’t Achieve Goal of Stopping Free Speech in America

On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) weighed in on NBA player Enes Kanter’s denunciations of China by saying that the Chinese Communist Party wants to stifle free speech in America, and business leaders have to “reject kowtow capitalism” so that doesn’t happen. Sullivan said, “Well, look, I think…

Job Openings Hit New Record as Businesses Struggle to Hire Workers Off the Dole

U.S. job openings surged in July to a new record high even as the pace of hiring was little changed, highlighting the unflagging struggle of many businesses to expand their payrolls in an economy awash in pandemic emergency funds from the government. The number of available positions rose to 10.9 million during the month from…

Actor Steven Seagal Joins Pro-Kremlin Party, Proposes Tougher Laws for Russian Businesses

Actor Steven Seagal reportedly joined the pro-Kremlin Party “Just Russia — Patriots — For Truth” on Saturday. The actor is also proposing tougher laws on businesses in favor of a climate change agenda. Seagal received a party membership card for the pro-Kremlin Party, according to a video released by the Party itself, Reuters reports. “Just Russia…

Corporate Leaders Urge Approval of Pro-Transgender Legislation: ‘Right Thing to Do for Businesses’

In an op-ed at USA Today Wednesday, four U.S. corporate leaders urged their colleagues in business and industry to work to throw out state and federal legislation that seeks to protect children from life-altering transgender drugs and surgeries and to preserve women’s sports for women. The leaders asserted such legislation is bad for their businesses. Chris Adamo,…

Andrew Cuomo’s New York: Illegal Aliens to Get $1.1B More in Taxpayer-Funded Aid Than Small Businesses

Nearly 200,000 illegal aliens living in New York will soon receive $2.1 billion in taxpayer-funded stimulus checks and unemployment benefits thanks to a budget agreed upon by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D). While more than a million jobs have been lost in New York and an estimated 80,000 New York businesses may not make it to the end of the Chinese…

250,000 Small British Businesses Expected to Be Destroyed by Coronavirus Lockdowns This Year

The coronavirus lockdowns implemented by the British government will force at least a quarter of a million small businesses to shut down for good if they are not bailed out by the taxpayer, business leaders have predicted. Over the next year, at least 250,000 are expected to go under, according to a survey conducted by…

Great Reset: World Economic Forum Hails ‘Quieter’ Cities as Businesses Collapse During Lockdown

The World Economic Forum (WEF) faced a barrage of criticism before deleting a social media video which praised coronavirus lockdowns for “quietly improving cities around the world”. In the video, the WEF said that as a result of people using less public transport and factories closing down during the lockdown, noise and air pollution fell…

Gingrich: Businesses ‘Feel Psychologically Renewed’ Under Trump – AUDIO

In a Sunday appearance on New York AM 970’s “The Cats Roundtable,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich boasted about the state of the economy under a “real businessman” like President Donald Trump.According to Gingrich, businesses “feel psychologically renewed, just having somebody who respects them.” He continued, telling host John Catsimatidis, “[O]bama had this schoolteacher contempt for people who create jobs, and […]

Tax bills give small businesses plenty to be thankful for.

Small-business owners have a lot to be thankful for next week. The recently introduced tax-reform bills in the House of Representatives and Senate make small-business tax cuts a centerpiece. This long overdue relief would finally address the overtaxation that most small business owners say is the biggest hurdle they face. At the moment, small businesses, […]

St. Louis Protesters Vandalize Businesses In Another Night Of Protests

St. Louis police arrested more than 80 demonstrators that vandalized city businesses and assaulted police officers in a series of protests against a not guilty verdict in a fatal police shooting Sunday night. About 100 demonstrators broke off after an official protest ended and began vandalizing property, knocking down flower pots and smashing windows, reports […]

Obama’s New Death Tax Threatens Family Farms and Businesses

We all knew President Barack Obama’s lame-duck presidency would be bad, but for the millions of Americans who work at family farms and businesses, it’s about to get a lot worse. As Heritage Foundation tax expert Curtis Dubay wrote at The Daily Signal, Obama is trying to sneak in a tax hike in his twilight […]

UNREAL: De Blasio Forces Businesses to Acknowledge New Gender Identities or Face Fines

In December, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced the Gender Identity/Gender Expression Legal Enforcement Guide for businesses, requiring them to acknowledge 31 gender identities. This week, the city’s Commission of Rights outlined a new list of gender pronouns, including terms such as “bi-gendered,” “femme queen,” “genderqueer,” and “gender gifted.” Should employers fail to recognize these identities, […]

Trump wants to help U.S. businesses by lifting slew of regulations: CNBC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump outlined economic policy initiatives on Thursday that he would pursue if elected to the White House in November, including refinancing longer-term U.S. debt, lowering taxes and scrapping a slew of federal regulations. The Manhattan real estate mogul said his aim would be to clear the way for […]

Five Years After the Recession, Only 21% of Small Businesses Say They’ve Recovered

More than five years after the end of the “Great Recession,” only 21 percent of small businesses* say they have fully recovered. During the recession, lack of sales ranked as the top problem small business faced. Taxes placed second, and “government regulations and red tape” placed third. And since 2012, at least one in five […]

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