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

Oct. 21, 2021 07:14 AM EDT

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. The PPP concluded on May 31, but as businesses forge ahead in the recovery process,...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Oct. 20, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

Chicago Tribune. October 18, 2021. Editorial: We have to rethink farm subsidies before they do more damage The autumn harvest is underway in Illinois, and it’s a juicy one despite the otherwise lousy year. Corn and soybeans...

Fuel price hike worsens Lebanon's tough living conditions

Oct. 20, 2021 09:48 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s government raised the price of fuel Wednesday by about 25%, the National News Agency reported, effectively removing all subsidies on fuel products and pricing them at market rate amid a worsening economic crisis. The new increase brings the...

Data shows ship crossed over oil pipeline that ruptured

Oct. 18, 2021 20:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A massive cargo ship that was supposed to be at anchor was buffeted by high winds during a January storm and repeatedly crossed over an undersea oil pipeline that later ruptured off the Southern California coast, according to vessel monitoring data. ...

Lebanon's 2 main state power plants shut down, out of fuel

Oct. 09, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s two main power plants were forced to shut down after running out of fuel, the state electricity company said Saturday, leaving the small country with no government-produced power. Lebanon is grappling with a crippling energy crisis made worse...

New HUD rule aimed at preventing public housing evictions

Oct. 06, 2021 08:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is trying to prevent evictions from public housing for nonpayment of rent, seeking to shore up protections following the end of the nationwide eviction moratorium. Under a new rule from the Department of Housing and Urban...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Oct. 04, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

Columbus Dispatch. Oct. 3, 2021. Editorial: Don’t be duped: Weaselly ‘green energy’ group tries to con Columbus voters out of $87 million Cons often come dressed in the most alluring ways. If Columbus voters are duped by the...

EXPLAINER: Flood insurance revamp aims for fairer rates

Oct. 01, 2021 12:23 PM EDT

A revamped U.S. flood insurance program going into effect this month will charge rates the federal government says better reflect a home's risk, a change that could mean higher premiums for coastal mansions and -- for the first time -- reduced rates for others. The...

Biden signs bill to avert partial government shutdown

Oct. 01, 2021 00:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With only hours to spare, President Joe Biden signed legislation to avoid a partial federal shutdown and keep the government funded through Dec. 3. Congress had passed the bill earlier Thursday. The back-to-back votes by the Senate and then the House...

Biden signs bill to avert partial government shutdown

Sep. 30, 2021 21:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With only hours to spare, President Joe Biden on Thursday evening signed legislation to avoid a partial federal shutdown and keep the government funded through Dec. 3. Congress had passed the bill earlier Thursday. The back-to-back votes by the Senate...