Day: October 4, 2020

Business owner regrets words |

DEAR HARRIETTE: During the quarantine and shutdown, I closed my nail salon for 10 weeks. I had all the ups and downs, fears and frustrations people talk about. 

So while we small businesses complied 100% in the fervent hope of reopening as soon as possible, the big box stores packed in the customers. The garden centers, grocery chains and hardware stores were completely crowded with no regulations, leading to the 10-week shutdown for the

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SBA Proposes Small Business Size Standard Revisions in Eight Industrial Sectors to Increase …

Washington, Oct. 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The U.S. Small Business Administration is seeking public comments on two proposed rules that would revise the small business size standards for businesses in eight North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) sectors to increase small business eligibility for SBA’s loan and contracting programs.  

The NAICS sectors reviewed in the first proposed rule are: Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, and Hunting; Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction; Utilities; and Construction.

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UK scales back support as COVID surges

By David Milliken and Andy Bruce



a person standing in front of Frances O'Grady, Carolyn Fairbairn posing for the camera: Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, Frances O'Grady, General Secretary of the TUC and Dame Carolyn Fairbairn are seen at Downing Street in London


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Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, Frances O’Grady, General Secretary of the TUC and Dame Carolyn Fairbairn are seen at Downing Street in London

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s government launched scaled-back job support on Thursday for workers hit by the resurgent COVID-19 pandemic, but warned not everyone could be helped during an economic meltdown that is threatening millions of jobs.



a person standing in front of a store: FILE PHOTO: Shoppers are reflected in the window of a closed shop following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Chester, Britain


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Palm Harbor, Florida-based Medicare Bob, a Medicare marketplace, has been acquired by Clearwater-based AmeriLife Group LLC. | Business Observer

CLEARWATER — AmeriLife Group LLC, a privately held marketer and distributor of life and health insurance, as well as retirement solutions, has acquired Senior Healthcare Direct, a Palm Harbor company that operates a consumer-facing, Medicare insurance marketplace under the name Medicare Bob. 

Senior Healthcare Direct, according to a press release, was founded in 2012 by Robert Bache. It provides Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage insurance products to beneficiaries nationwide. 

“AmeriLife’s partnership with Medicare Bob provides

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Follow the rioters’ money trail to stop the chaos

Successful countries are characterized by a fidelity to long-lasting traditions and institutions, including the rule of law. Jurisdictions characterized by few constructive traditions, weak institutions and failures to maintain the rule of law are prone to chaos. The U.S. is threatened at the moment by calls to undermine a key institution the U.S. Supreme Court and by certain state and local authorities who are failing to maintain the rule of law. There are a

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