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2020-09-02 20:34:55
by Dan McCue
Spanberger Urges House to Give Rural Electricity Providers Greater Peace of Mind

WASHINGTON - Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., wants to reduce the barriers currently preventing many Rural Utility Service borrowers from refinancing... Read More

WASHINGTON - Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., wants to reduce the barriers currently preventing many Rural Utility Service borrowers from refinancing their debt to take advantage of lower market rates. Unlike most private lenders, the Rural Utility Service, a division of... Read More

2020-09-02 13:55:58
by Dan McCue
Tyson Foods Launches Nationwide COVID-19 Monitoring Strategy

SPRINGDALE, Ark. - As part of its ongoing effort to protect its workers from COVID-19, Tyson Foods is launching a... Read More

SPRINGDALE, Ark. - As part of its ongoing effort to protect its workers from COVID-19, Tyson Foods is launching a nationwide monitoring program at its facilities while extending its occupational health staff. The new monitoring strategy was designed with the... Read More

2020-09-02 13:47:51
by Dan McCue
At Tyson Foods, Pandemic Inspires Massive Effort to Address Food Insecurity

SPRINGDALE, Ark. - The COVID-19 pandemic put everyone through changes. But for large companies, particularly those in the business of... Read More

SPRINGDALE, Ark. - The COVID-19 pandemic put everyone through changes. But for large companies, particularly those in the business of providing Americans with something to eat, the challenges that needed to be addressed, quickly, were far ranging and complex. A... Read More

2020-09-01 21:40:47
by Tom Ramstack
Congress Demands Treasury Department Monitor Coronavirus Bailout Money Better

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress directed tough questions at the U.S. Treasury secretary Tuesday about fraud and abuse in the... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress directed tough questions at the U.S. Treasury secretary Tuesday about fraud and abuse in the Trump administration’s coronavirus relief program. They said billions of dollars intended to protect jobs and family homes were being diverted... Read More

Where Small Businesses Are Feeling the Most Pandemic Pain

In Austin, Texas, they’re expecting more closures. In New York, they’re struggling to pay the bills. In San Francisco, they... Read More

In Austin, Texas, they’re expecting more closures. In New York, they’re struggling to pay the bills. In San Francisco, they worry that the old normal is never coming back. Small businesses are often described as the heart of the U.S.... Read More

2020-08-31 15:44:29
by Reece Nations
Chamber of Commerce Bucks Tradition, Announces Host of Democrat Endorsements

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has been a top lobbying group for decades, with the lion’s share of... Read More

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has been a top lobbying group for decades, with the lion’s share of the organization’s support going to conservative candidates. However, in a surprising change from convention, the chamber is now prepared to... Read More

2020-08-26 21:03:15
by Reece Nations
Delta Conducting Mass COVID-19 Testing, Providing Pay Protection for Employees Going Forward

ATLANTA – In cooperation with the Mayo Clinic, Delta Air Lines is implementing a widespread COVID-19 testing program for its... Read More

ATLANTA – In cooperation with the Mayo Clinic, Delta Air Lines is implementing a widespread COVID-19 testing program for its employees to fortify the safety of passengers and personnel. The partnership between Delta and the Mayo Clinic has been on-going... Read More

2020-08-25 21:29:34
by Dan McCue
Haunted Houses Vie for Payroll Protection, Enhanced Coronavirus Relief

WASHINGTON - A coalition of haunted house operators and others who offer "seasonal" and "location-based" entertainment are pressing Congress to... Read More

WASHINGTON - A coalition of haunted house operators and others who offer "seasonal" and "location-based" entertainment are pressing Congress to change the Paycheck Protection Program so their industry can take advantage of it. They are also asking that their industry... Read More

Poll: Pandemic Shifts How Consumers Use Gig Companies

NEW YORK (AP) — When ride-hailing heavyweights Uber and Lyft and delivery giants Grubhub and Instacart began making shared rides... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — When ride-hailing heavyweights Uber and Lyft and delivery giants Grubhub and Instacart began making shared rides and meals available with a few taps on a smartphone, they transformed the way people work, travel and get food... Read More

2020-08-11 22:04:18
by Sara Wilkerson
New COVID-19 Initiative Sets Out to Help Companies Bring Workers Back

In an effort to help companies bring workers safely back amid the pandemic, a new initiative called the COVID-19 Diagnostics... Read More

In an effort to help companies bring workers safely back amid the pandemic, a new initiative called the COVID-19 Diagnostics Commons was announced in late July as a collaborative effort between Arizona State University’s College of Health Solutions and the... Read More

2020-08-11 13:29:11
by Gracie Kreth
Co-Working Could Be the Future of Workplaces

As more Americans are working from home -- in some cases indefinitely -- co-working companies are at a crossroads. Before COVID-19,... Read More

As more Americans are working from home -- in some cases indefinitely -- co-working companies are at a crossroads. Before COVID-19, co-working spaces were growing exponentially and according to real-estate company JLL, co-working offices were projected to account for 30% of... Read More

2020-08-10 14:35:28
by Tom Ramstack
Court Ruling Denies Insurance For Restaurants Hit by Pandemic

WASHINGTON - A District of Columbia judge’s ruling this week is the latest court judgment that absolves insurers from obligations... Read More

WASHINGTON - A District of Columbia judge’s ruling this week is the latest court judgment that absolves insurers from obligations to cover the losses of businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. A group of restaurants sued their insurer after the company... Read More

2020-08-07 19:26:31
by Dan McCue
Wine Sellers Brace for Second Round of Tariffs

WASHINGTON - As if a global health crisis wasn't enough to have on their plate, wine sellers are bracing for... Read More

WASHINGTON - As if a global health crisis wasn't enough to have on their plate, wine sellers are bracing for the imposition of another round of tariffs that could raise the price of imported European wines and other products by... Read More

2020-08-06 17:45:14
by Dan McCue
Trump to Require Government to Buy American When It Comes to 'Essential' Drugs

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday requiring the federal government to buy "essential" drugs from U.S.... Read More

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday requiring the federal government to buy "essential" drugs from U.S. companies, a White House trade advisor said. “If we’ve learned anything from the China virus pandemic, it is that we... Read More

2020-08-04 20:11:52
by Dan McCue
Despite Pandemic, Kansas Sees Windfall in Tax Collections

TOPEKA, Kan. - As Congress continues to wrestle with how much it will give to states and cities in the... Read More

TOPEKA, Kan. - As Congress continues to wrestle with how much it will give to states and cities in the next coronavirus relief package, the state of Kansas says it has seen a dramatic increase in its tax collections, partly... Read More

2020-08-03 20:54:50
by Gracie Kreth
Independent Restaurant Coalition Runs Ad to Support Congressional RESTAURANT Act

WASHINGTON - As Congress and the White House continue to negotiate another package of coronavirus relief, the Independent Restaurant Coalition... Read More

WASHINGTON - As Congress and the White House continue to negotiate another package of coronavirus relief, the Independent Restaurant Coalition is stepping up its effort to make sure they are included in the emergency funding this time around.  This week,... Read More

2020-07-27 14:58:48
by Kate Michael
Essential Businesses Detail Lessons Learned, Need for Liability Protections

WASHINGTON - While many businesses across the country have shuttered doors and furloughed employees, some essential businesses, like those that... Read More

WASHINGTON - While many businesses across the country have shuttered doors and furloughed employees, some essential businesses, like those that provide health care, food, utilities, and other critical services, have continued to operate throughout the pandemic. They are now joined... Read More

2020-07-24 17:44:01
by Dan McCue
FAA Issues Emergency Inspection Order for Boeing 737s Due to Engine Issue

WASHINGTON - The Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency directive Friday ordering operators of the Boeing 737 passenger jet to... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency directive Friday ordering operators of the Boeing 737 passenger jet to inspect and potentially replace a key engine component following four reports of unexpected engine shutdowns. The FAA's "emergency airworthiness directive"... Read More

2020-07-24 17:26:29
by TWN
At Philip Morris International Smoke-free Future Cornerstone of Sustainability

WASHINGTON — It has been an eventful summer for Philip Morris International, the company perhaps best known for its Marlboro... Read More

WASHINGTON — It has been an eventful summer for Philip Morris International, the company perhaps best known for its Marlboro and Chesterfield cigarette brands. First, Chief Executive Officer André Calantzopoulos declared in the company’s recently released integrated report that he... Read More

2020-07-22 17:23:01
by Dan McCue
Budd Calls for Support for TSA Temperature Check Program

WASHINGTON - Rep. Ted Budd, R-N.C., took to the floor of the House Wednesday to urge members to support his... Read More

WASHINGTON - Rep. Ted Budd, R-N.C., took to the floor of the House Wednesday to urge members to support his bill requiring the Transportation Security Administration to conduct a pilot temperature screening program of all airline passengers. Budd and Reps.... Read More

2020-07-21 19:23:40
by Dan McCue
Bipartisan Bill Will Provide Tax Credit to Food and Beverage Distributors

WASHINGTON - Reps. Darin LaHood, R-Ill., and Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., introduced a bill Tuesday providing a tax credit to food... Read More

WASHINGTON - Reps. Darin LaHood, R-Ill., and Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., introduced a bill Tuesday providing a tax credit to food and beverage distributors to cover debt incurred for products shipped, but not yet paid for, due the coronavirus outbreak. The... Read More

2020-07-21 14:10:16
by Sara Wilkerson
Cisneros Co-Sponsors Bipartisan RESTAURANTS Relief Bill

WASHINGTON - Rep. Gilbert Cisneros, Jr., D-Calif., is the co-sponsor of a bipartisan bill aimed at providing financial relief for... Read More

WASHINGTON - Rep. Gilbert Cisneros, Jr., D-Calif., is the co-sponsor of a bipartisan bill aimed at providing financial relief for independent, non-chain restaurants within the restaurant industry. The Real Economic Support That Acknowledges Unique Restaurant Assistance Needed to Survive Act... Read More

2020-07-16 13:34:28
by Dan McCue
Restaurant Groups Renew Push for Coronavirus Relief Aid

WASHINGTON - A week before Congress turns its attention to the next coronavirus relief bill, advocates for the nation's restaurants... Read More

WASHINGTON - A week before Congress turns its attention to the next coronavirus relief bill, advocates for the nation's restaurants are urging lawmakers to include a number of provisions to specifically bolster the struggling industry. “In just the past two... Read More

Chatham Announces Plan to Buy Newspaper Publisher McClatchy

NEW YORK (AP) — Hedge fund Chatham Asset Management plans to buy newspaper publisher McClatchy out of bankruptcy, ending 163... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Hedge fund Chatham Asset Management plans to buy newspaper publisher McClatchy out of bankruptcy, ending 163 years of family control. The companies did not put a price on the deal in an announcement Sunday. The agreement... Read More

Biden Pledges New Deal-Like Economic Agenda to Counter Trump

DUNMORE, Pa. (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden turned his campaign against President Donald Trump toward the economy Thursday, introducing a New Deal-like... Read More

DUNMORE, Pa. (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden turned his campaign against President Donald Trump toward the economy Thursday, introducing a New Deal-like economic agenda while drawing a sharp contrast with a billionaire incumbent he said has abandoned working-class Americans amid cascading crises.... Read More

2020-07-10 14:10:22
by Tom Ramstack
Corporate Leaders Suggest Bailout for Minority and Women Businesses

WASHINGTON - Business leaders, during a congressional hearing Thursday, advocated for greater access to financial services for minority and women-owned... Read More

WASHINGTON - Business leaders, during a congressional hearing Thursday, advocated for greater access to financial services for minority and women-owned businesses. They said government bailout money and low-interest loans for businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic are going first to established... Read More

2020-07-07 19:00:32
by Reece Nations
NewDEAL Forum Launches Task Force to Address Rebuilding the Country Following COVID-19

WASHINGTON – The NewDEAL Forum has established a task force comprised of state and local officials to devise recommendations on... Read More

WASHINGTON – The NewDEAL Forum has established a task force comprised of state and local officials to devise recommendations on a sustainable recovery from the coronavirus outbreak. The Renewing America Task Force will be led by five Democratic co-chairs including... Read More

2020-07-07 18:52:03
by Reece Nations
Rep. Chrissy Houlahan Recognized for Leadership on Behalf of Businesses

Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, D-Pa., has been recognized for her support of small business, by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Houlahan,... Read More

Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, D-Pa., has been recognized for her support of small business, by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Houlahan, who has represented Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District since 2018, is not only an Air Force veteran, engineer and educator, she’s... Read More

2020-07-06 14:11:02
by Reece Nations
Rep. Antonio Delgado Honored with Chamber of Commerce’s Enterprise Award

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recognized Rep. Antonio Delgado, D-N.Y, with its yearly Spirit of Enterprise Award for... Read More

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recognized Rep. Antonio Delgado, D-N.Y, with its yearly Spirit of Enterprise Award for his support of business-friendly initiatives in the first session of the 116th Congress. The chamber has rated members of Congress... Read More

2020-07-02 13:47:31
by Reece Nations
Rep. Lizzie Fletcher Receives Multiple US Chamber Honors for Leadership, Enterprise

WASHINGTON - Rep. Lizzie Fletcher, D-Texas, received multiple honors from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce last week for her efforts... Read More

WASHINGTON - Rep. Lizzie Fletcher, D-Texas, received multiple honors from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce last week for her efforts on behalf of small business and her constituents.  Fletcher, who was elected to represent Texas’ 7th Congressional District in 2018,... Read More

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