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Business news roundup

Three proposed changes to the Paycheck Protection Program could significantly benefit small businesses.  CNN > Under the proposed coronavirus relief deal, businesses can drop paid sick leave for infected workers. BUZZFEED NEWS > The pandemic created winners and losers in the ...

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A number to know: Brother, can you spare 10 dimes?

$1 The value of the forgivable Paycheck Protection Program loan approved for a business in Atlanta. That business had applied for a $10,000 loan. READ MORE AT ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE >

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Business news roundup

Female workers could take another pandemic hit: To their retirements.  NEW YORK TIMES > After the pandemic, will inflation return? THE ECONOMIST > The Federal Reserve and Treasury have urged Congress to to approve more virus relief. AP> There’s still time to beat ...

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Business news roundup

The use of telework and automation brought on by COVID-19 is altering the economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said.  CNN BUSINESS > A research team at Deutsche Bank has suggested that remote workers after the pandemic pay a 5% tax ...

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A number to know: Charged for delivery

126 miles The estimated range of the Ford E-Transit electric van, aimed at businesses and due to be sold late next year. READ MORE AT CNBC >

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Survey: Workers prefer remote work but don’t find it ideal

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It turns out a lot of Americans like working from home, while most people would prefer a hybrid model of working both at home an in an office, according to a report ClickMeeting, a video conferencing and webinar service.   In ...

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A number to know: Main Street loans

$2.5 billion The value, as of Oct. 7, of “Main Street loans” that the Federal Reserve has underwritten. That’s less than 1% of the $600 billion in loans the program, which was announced in March, was designed to provide. READ ...

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Business news roundup

From Ford to Microsoft, white-collar companies are increasingly extending working from home through next summer.  THE NEW YORK TIMES > Small business owners are using curbside pickup, FaceTime virtual shopping and online stores to compete this holiday season. USA TODAY > The ...

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A number to know: A new factory

$700 million The amount Ford is spending on a new factory to build electric and hybrid electric pickup trucks. READ MORE AT THE VERGE >

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Business news roundup

The stock market is usually a good predictor of presidential winners, but this year is different.  USA TODAY > Restaurants in New York City will soon be allowed to add an extra charge for COVID recovery to diners’ bills. EATER NEW YORK ...

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Business news roundup

Asana, a software company that helps groups track projects and tasks, filed paperwork for a direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange on Monday.  CNBC > Here are the top 7 tech mistakes small businesses make. USA TODAY > With fewer ...

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