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PPP is gone, but government help for small businesses isn't

The federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program provided small-business owners with just under $800 billion in COVID-19 relief, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. ...

How to benefit from corporate pledges to minority businesses

Since the start of 2020, companies from Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase to Google and Twitter have pledged billions of dollars to support entrepreneurs of color. All those dollars...

After Northeast flooding, insurance woes swamp residents

NEW YORK (AP) — After being pummeled by two tropical storms that submerged basements, cracked home foundations and destroyed belongings, Northeastern U.S. residents still in the throes of recovery are...

How Russian money keeps Belarus afloat

Russia has supported its western neighbor Belarus for decades — long before the European Union and the United States imposed sanctions on Minsk and President Alexander Lukashenko. Earlier this s...

Black lawmaker hopes highway project can right an old wrong

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Harold Love Jr. raised his voice over the blare of traffic from the interstate above as he stood near the spot where his family's home was razed to rubble a half-century ago. L...

US agency offers $307 million for rural water projects

OHKAY OWINGEH PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture will issue up to $307 million in grants and low-interest loans in an effort to modernize rural water infrastructure, officials anno...

Taiwan providing NT$40,000 in subsidies to foreign cram school teachers with APRCs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Cabinet on Thursday (June 24) announced a new stimulus package that includes up to NT$40,000 in subsidies for foreign cram school teachers with permanent resi...

Taiwan to extend COVID relief to 27,000 foreign residents in need

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Cabinet on Thursday (June 24) announced that it will be extending its relief benefits to permanent foreign residents who have been directly impacted by the pa...

Taiwan set to approve 1 million COVID relief loans

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After more than double the expected 500,000 people applied for COVID-19 relief loans from the Ministry of Labor (MOL), the Cabinet said Thursday (June 24) that all those a...

Taiwan plans to increase number of COVID relief loans

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After the number of applications for COVID-19 relief loans from the Ministry of Labor (MOL) reached more than double the available amount, the government said Saturday (Ju...

Taiwan continues to accept COVID relief loan applications

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Friday (June 18) denied reports that it had stopped accepting applications for COVID-19 relief loans after almost double the expected number...

US airline bailout helps Southwest post $116 million profit

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines is the first major U.S. airline to report a profit since the pandemic started, as federal payroll aid helped boost the company to net income of $116 million in the fir...

AP-NORC poll: US economic outlook rises after relief law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Views of the nation’s economy are the rosiest they’ve been since the pandemic began more than a year ago, buoyed by Democrats feeling increasingly optimistic as President Joe Biden’s...

Why is Japan not taking a firm stand against Myanmar junta?

The Japanese government is continuing its diplomatic approach to the worsening political violence in Myanmar, although there are stirrings of unrest at home over Tokyo's failure to take a firmer l...

Tourism groups push US to eliminate travel restrictions

Airlines and other tourism-related businesses are pushing the White House to draw up a plan in the next five weeks to boost international travel and eliminate restrictions that were imposed early in t...