About 2 years ago

04/16/2020 - Small-Business Aid Package Excludes Many Franchises In Coronavirus Crisis

-The Wall Street Journal
SBA says commercial cleaners, home-repair firms and other businesses aren’t eligible for the funds.
– The Washington Post
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) have introduced a 10-point “bill of rights” that calls on lawmakers to go beyond the $2.2 trillion Cares Act to ensure higher wages, universal paid sick leave and job security for all employees – including independent contractors and gig workers – deemed essential during the coronavirus public health crisis.
– The New York Times
The nation’s food supply chain is showing signs of strain, as increasing numbers of workers are falling ill with the coronavirus in meat processing plants, warehouses and grocery stores.
 
– The New York Times
The U.S. is expected to take a severe hit, with the I.M.F. projecting that the American economy will contract by about 6 percent in 2020.