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A jogger runs past Rococo, a clothing store, Thursday, April 16, 2020, in Birmingham, Mich. The government's lending program for small businesses is on hold. The Small Business Administration said Thursday that it reached the $349 billion lending limit for the program, after approving nearly 1.7 million loans. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
April 16, 2020 - 2:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The government’s lending program for small businesses is tapped out, and business owners who still need loans are waiting on Congress to approve more funding. The Small Business Administration said Thursday that it reached the $349 billion lending limit for the program, after...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, Friday, April 10, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 12, 2020 - 1:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A friend and donor to President Donald Trump who the president had said was in a coma and seriously ill after becoming infected with the coronavirus has died. Stanley I. Chera's death Saturday was reported by The Real Deal, which covers the New York real estate industry. The...
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A man walks his dogs along the River Mersey on New Brighton Beach in Liverpool, England, as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, Saturday April 11, 2020. The highly contagious COVID-19 coronavirus has impacted on nations around the globe, many imposing self isolation and exercising social distancing when people move from their homes. ( / PA via AP)
April 12, 2020 - 9:44 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Bill Beaumont is facing a late challenge to his bid for re-election as World Rugby chairman from his current vice chairman. Former Argentina and Bristol captain Agustin Pichot tweeted he was running against...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., right, speaks with a reporter outside the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 9, 2020. Senate Democrats on Thursday stalled President Donald Trump's request for $250 billion to supplement a "paycheck protection" program for businesses crippled by the coronavirus outbreak, demanding protections for minority-owned businesses and money for health care providers and state and local governments. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
April 09, 2020 - 9:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has twisted itself into knots over President Donald Trump’s new coronavirus aid request, as Democrats refused to rubber stamp his proposal for $250 billion more to boost small businesses, demanding modifications along with an additional $250 billion for health care...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., right, speaks with a reporter outside the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 9, 2020. Senate Democrats on Thursday stalled President Donald Trump's request for $250 billion to supplement a "paycheck protection" program for businesses crippled by the coronavirus outbreak, demanding protections for minority-owned businesses and money for health care providers and state and local governments. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
April 09, 2020 - 1:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate twisted itself into knots Thursday over President Donald Trump’s new coronavirus aid request, as Democrats refused to rubber stamp his proposal for $250 billion more to boost small businesses, demanding modifications along with an additional $250 billion for health care...
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In this April 6, 2020 photo, a sign at The Anthem music venue reads "We'll Get Thru This" at the wharf which is almost completely empty because of the coronavirus outbreak in Washington. The coronavirus pandemic has gut-punched global markets, put 6.6 million Americans out of work and raised the strong likelihood of a recession. But in the Washington lobbying world, business is booming. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 07, 2020 - 12:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has gut-punched global markets, put 6.6 million Americans out of work and raised the likelihood of a recession. But in the Washington lobbying world, business is booming. Companies, interest groups and entire industries are seeking help from lobbyists as...
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In this image from video, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks on the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 25, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)
April 07, 2020 - 10:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare move, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he will attempt to swiftly pass additional funds for small businesses to keep making payroll as Congress rushes to provide more aid during the coronavirus crisis. The Republican leader plans a vote this week to...
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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2020, file photo, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington. President Donald Trump and Pelosi have not spoken in five months at a time when the nation is battling its worst health crisis in a century. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 06, 2020 - 8:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders are jolting ahead with another coronavirus rescue package as President Donald Trump indicated Monday that Americans will need more aid during the stark pandemic and economic shutdown. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said another $1 trillion is needed, beyond the...
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April 06, 2020 - 4:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Small business owners hoping for quick loans from the government were in a holding pattern Monday — waiting on their bank to either take their application or, if it did, send them the money. Business owners began submitting applications to banks, credit unions and other financial...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2020, file photo, a worker walks through the athletes village for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, in Tokyo. Tokyo’s governor is considering the possibility of using the unfinished Olympic Athletes Village as a temporary hospital for coronavirus infected patients. The massive village on Tokyo Bay could house up to 18,000 people during the Olympics. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
April 03, 2020 - 2:04 am
TOKYO (AP) — The under-construction Athletes Village for the Tokyo Olympics could be used as a temporary hospital for cornoavirus patients. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has been talking about the possibility of occupying the massive development on Tokyo Bay, which is to house up to 11,000 Olympic...
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