SBA Prioritizes Smallest of Small Businesses in the Paycheck Protection Program

SBA Prioritizes Smallest of Small Businesses in the Paycheck Protection Program

Washington, DC… Building on a month of strong results, the Biden-Harris Administration and the U.S. Small Business Administration are taking steps with the Paycheck Protection Program to further promote equitable relief for America’s mom-and-pop businesses. The latest round of Paycheck Protection Program funding opened one month ago and already the Biden Administration has succeeded in making major improvements to […]

Biden Administration Announces Extension of COVID-19 Forbearance and Foreclosure Protections for Homeowners

Biden Administration Announces Extension of COVID-19 Forbearance and Foreclosure Protections for Homeowners

Washington, DC…As millions of Americans face continued hardship from the COVID-19 pandemic, President Biden is continuing to take action to help keep individuals and families in their homes. The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a housing affordability crisis. Today, 1 in 5 renters is behind on rent and just over 10 million homeowners are behind on  mortgage […]

Hospital Pricing Transparency to Begin on January 1st

Hospital Pricing Transparency to Begin on January 1st

Washington, DC…Today, the D.C. Circuit affirmed a signature initiative of the Trump Administration, which ensures that American patients have access to the hospital pricing information they need when they need it, beginning on January 1. This transformative hospital price transparency rule has been fought at every step by the swamp and defenders of the status […]

Jobless Numbers Trend Upwards as 885,000 Initial Jobless Claims Filed Last Week. 48,341 in California Alone

Jobless Numbers Trend Upwards as 885,000 Initial Jobless Claims Filed Last Week. 48,341 in California Alone

Washington, DC…In the week ending December 12, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 885,000, an increase of 23,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 9,000 from 853,000 to 862,000. The 4-week moving average was 812,500, an increase of 34,250 from the previous week’s revised […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Found to be More than 90% Effective in Preventing COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Found to be More than 90% Effective in Preventing COVID-19

New York, NY & Mainz, DE– Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and BioNTech SE (Nasdaq: BNTX) today announced their mRNA-based vaccine candidate, BNT162b2, against SARS-CoV-2 has demonstrated evidence of efficacy against COVID-19 in participants without prior evidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection, based on the first interim efficacy analysis conducted on November 8, 2020 by an external, independent Data Monitoring Committee […]

Retail Sales Have Recovered & Now Running Above Pre Covid-19 2019 Numbers

Retail Sales Have Recovered & Now Running Above Pre Covid-19 2019 Numbers

Washington, DC…The U.S. Census Bureau announced the following advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for September 2020: Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for September 2020, adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price changes, were $549.3 billion, an increase of 1.9 percent (± […]

Gross Domestic Product, 2nd Quarter 2020 Drops 32.9%, U.S. Economy Shrinks By Almost a Third

Gross Domestic Product, 2nd Quarter 2020 Drops 32.9%, U.S. Economy Shrinks By Almost a Third

Washington, DC…Gross Domestic Product, 2nd Quarter 2020 (Advance Estimate) and Annual Update. Real gross domestic product (GDP) decreased at an annual rate of 32.9 percent in the second quarter of 2020 (table 1), according to the “advance” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the first quarter, real GDP decreased 5.0 percent. The […]

President Trump on COVID-19 Vaccines, Testing, Therapeutics & More from North Carolina

President Trump on COVID-19 Vaccines, Testing, Therapeutics & More from North Carolina

Morrisville, North Carolina…Thank you very much. Great to be in this wonderful state. So many friends, so much success, and we love being here. And we’re here, actually, today to discuss the exciting progress that we’ve achieved under the Operation Warp Speed — our historic initiative to develop, test, manufacture, and deliver a vaccine in […]

Reader’s Digest Reveals the 50 “Nicest Places in America 2020

Reader’s Digest Reveals the 50 “Nicest Places in America 2020

New York, NY….Reader’s Digest unveiled today the 50 Nicest Places in America 2020: United in Kindness, stories of communities in every state where people have come together to make each other’s lives better. In response to the fourth annual search, conducted in partnership with neighborhood platform Nextdoor, readers submitted a record 1,177 stories of solidarity and hope as […]

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