In the months after Congress allocated billions of dollars to keep airline industry employees working, passenger airlines applied for shares of that money and then laid off less than 1% of their workers, until the funding ran out.

Airline contractors similarly applied for money and then laid off about 58,000 people, about 35% of their workers, a new report says.

“Contrary to congressional intent, Treasury permitted aviation contractors to lay off thousands of workers and receive full payroll support calculated based on the companies’ pre-pandemic workforce,” according to a report, released Friday by the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis.

The report, “Unnecessary Costs: How the Trump Administration Allowed Thousands of Aviation Workers to Lose Their Jobs,” was issued by the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis.

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The Latino Economic Development Center is doing what it can to help Latinx and Black business owners reach their full potential despite the setbacks the COVID-19 pandemic has caused. 

The District has a robust and diverse Latinx population. Nearly 80,000 people or 11.3 percent of the city’s population identify as “Hispanic or Latino,” according to 2019 Census data. Yet LEDC is one of few organizations in the District that offers bilingual programming for entrepreneurs. (Life Asset is another.) 

“It’s so hard when you’re trying to learn something in this other language,” Joan Bonilla explains. He runs Quick Catering Services and recently received training from LEDC. “You don’t get everything 100 percent. It’s very, very special, the LEDC teaching in our language.” 

Latinx-owned businesses are a key driver of the American economy. A 2019 Stanford University study found that the number of new Latinx-owned businesses continues to outpace the U.S. average.

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FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — IT Asset Management Group (ITAMG) is announcing it has created ITAMG Cares, a non-profit counterpart, to help bridge the digital divide by processing used computer equipment disposed of from large businesses and then distributing these machines to students in need.   

ITAMG has been providing IT asset disposal (ITAD) services for mid and large companies in corporate America, as well as the education and healthcare sectors since 1999. They advertise their electronics recycling services as promoting environmental stewardship, providing high value returns for liquidated equipment, ensuring customer satisfaction, and committing to various social missions. 

Many large organizations have difficulty donating retired computer equipment because of security, regulatory compliance, operational hurdles, and financial obligations. ITAMG provides an asset management program that enables organizations to dispose of their computer equipment in a secure manner and then re-distribute these computers to families and students in high

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The money, which came in the form of a tax refund, helped Antero maintain its lucrative cash dividend payments to investors despite a year of economic upheaval. At the end of April, Antero chief executive Paul Rady and President Glen C. Warren Jr. announced the tax windfall and assured investors that “we’re in good shape, and we feel good about it.” Days later, the pair sold $114.8 million of Antero stock, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Last month, Rady sold an additional $46.4 million.

Antero Midstream, a $2.5 billion company, is one of at least 133 corporations that received help this year from the little-noticed provision of the Cares Act. By the end of June, the companies reported receiving more than $5 billion in Cares Act refunds, according to the newsletter Tax Notes. And while the bill did not say anything explicit about a fossil fuel bailout, as

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New York has been awarded an $18 million federal grant to fund workforce training programs for in-demand jobs and help small businesses across the state rebound from the pandemic, the state announced Wednesday.

The funding is slated to go toward skills training in the fields of technology, logistics, and advanced manufacturing. Additionally, the grant, which comes from the federal CARES Act, will be used to aid entrepreneurs in New York, the state said.

The state’s Labor Department will identify educational and business aid opportunities through a partnership with the Office of Workforce Development, Empire State Development, the state’s 10 Regional Economic Development Councils, and the SUNY and CUNY college systems.

“I know that this funding will help bridge the gap between education and industry,” Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said in a statement.

The state is one of eight in the nation to receive the workforce funding, New York said.


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Small businesses in Escambia County hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for grants from the county starting Friday.

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Escambia County announced Wednesday that it would start accepting grants for its $7.5 million emergency financial assistance program for small businesses at 8 a.m. Friday.


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Applications will be accepted through 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Businesses with fewer than 25 employees will be eligible for $7,500 grants, and business with 26 to 50 employees will be eligible for $15,000 grants.

If businesses received money from the Paycheck Protection Program, they are still eligible for the grants if they received less than $10,000.

The grants are being funding from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act.

The county said grants will be awarded on a first-qualified, first-served basis. 

Applications are available online at Also

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SAGINAW, MI – A statewide nonprofit is using CARES Act funding to expand its services for small business, including at its regional office at Saginaw Valley State University.

Dedication ceremony attendees pose for a group photo in the atrium of the new Scott L. Carmona College of Business building on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 in Saginaw, Mich.

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Dedication ceremony attendees pose for a group photo in the atrium of the new Scott L. Carmona College of Business building on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 in Saginaw, Mich.

Using the funding, the Michigan Small Business Development Center has added almost 50 business consultants throughout the state and made new partnerships with service providers available to help businesses survive the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a news release.


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“As small businesses begin to restart, recover and launch, they will be required to have a heightened awareness and response to our ever-changing economic environment,” said Beth Roszatycki, regional director of the SBDC office at SVSU, in the release. “Being able to equip business owners

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola accused football authorities of failing in their duty of care amid a hectic fixture schedule, insisting players are “not machines”.

Matches are coming thick and fast following a shortened off-season after the coronavirus-hit 2019-20 campaign, with City due to host Leicester City in the Premier League on Sunday on the back of Thursday’s EFL Cup victory.

City will be without Gabriel Jesus as their injury list grows – Sergio Aguero, Bernardo Silva, Joao Cancelo and Oleksandr Zinchenko are all recovering from fitness issues.

Guardiola – whose City were afforded an extra week of recovery before opening their season with victory at Wolves following a run to the Champions League quarter-finals – hit out at the football calendar, telling reporters: “Nobody cares about the players. It is about the business. The reality is what it is.

“It is not just Man City, it is all the

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When Erik Cardenas was little, he constantly had ear infections. But his family often couldn’t get time off to take him to the doctor.

“I remember my parents, they lived paycheck to paycheck. So I remember having my mom and dad kind of think about who could afford to stay home with me,” he told Business Insider.

At 10, Cardenas, newly insured through his mom’s commercial health plan after she got a job on the assembly line at Alcon Laboratories, took his first trip to a pediatrician’s office. While he stared at the aquarium and toys, his mom took out her purse to buy coffee from the lobby setup, not knowing it was free.

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Erik Cardenas, a tech leader at Amazon Care.

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Now 38, Cardenas is one of two technology leaders at Amazon Care, Amazon’s health service that provides online and in-person visits for Amazon employees. There, he’s

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As the calendar continues to count down to Nov. 3, the anxiety level continues to ramp up over how will this all play out?

Every day it seems like there is a new disturbing allegation by Mr. Trump, with his rants over anything and everything. His alleged disparaging of veterans, his constant denial over climate change and disregard of scientists, his lack of empathy of all those affected by the wildfires, to name but a few.

The total incompetent response to the pandemic would be laughable if not so sad and deplorable in its deception to the America people.

Face it, he does not have an ounce of compassion or empathy for anyone in the United States! He thinks of himself only — case in point — his face on Mt. Rushmore? Nobel peace prize? Give me a break!

All he promised four years ago have gone by the wayside:

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