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Tuesday, August 11, 2020
   [On Monday] the U.S. Chamber led a Day of Action, organizing supporters to urge Congress to pass temporary, targeted liability protection for businesses, schools, and universities to get people back to work, students back to school, and our economy moving again. Using the hashtag #JobsNotLawsuits, Americans across the country made their voices heard. Why it matters: Harold Kim, U.S. ...read more
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Tuesday, August 04, 2020
Today brings more news that consumers were spending in June. According to the Census Bureau, spending on durable goods (things like cars, computers, and appliances) grew 7.3%. That is after a 15.1% surge in May. This is good news. It shows not only that consumers were spending, but that they were spending on big ticket items. These more expensive items oftentimes require financing. Consumers ...read more
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Monday, August 03, 2020
  Zebulon, NC, July 28, 2020 — Kim Alford, Production Manager of local CNC/EDM machine shop, KAM Tool & Die, was recently interviewed on The Women & Manufacturing Podcast to share valuable insight from her 25 years of experience. The mission of The WAM Podcast is to highlight the accomplishments of women in the manufacturing industry, and to inform women everywhere that, though it may be an ...read more
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Thursday, July 30, 2020
U.S. Chamber's Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) Urges Congress to Include S. 4317 in Phase 4 Relief Package   The U.S. Chamber's Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) is circulating a coalitionsign-on letter to urge members of congress to support the inclusion of the timely, targeted, and temporary liability relief provisions contained in S. 4317—the "SAFE TO WORK Act—in a Phase ...read more
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Thursday, July 30, 2020
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Monday, July 20, 2020
After falling steeply in March and April, retail sales grew 18% in May, and 7.5% in June, coming close to their pre-pandemic levels. Retail sales are a harbinger of economic recovery, and were growing strongly prior to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, according to the Census Bureau. The strong initial rebound suggests that once Covid-19 is behind us, we may return quickly to sales levels we ...read more
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Monday, July 20, 2020
    On Thursday, the Chamber’s Head of International Affairs Myron Brilliant hosted a conversation with Adam Boehler, CEO of the six-month-old U.S. International Development Financial Corporation (DFC). DFC helps U.S. firms overseas with loans programs and services like political risk insurance, all while turning a profit that is returned to the U.S. Treasury.     Boehler discussed ...read more
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Monday, July 20, 2020
 By Brian Rinker  – Staff Reporter, San Francisco Business TimesJul 9, 2020, 1:00pm EDT  Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) unveiled the details of how it plans on donating the $400 million it generated in fees from processing Paycheck Protection Program loans, a promise the CEO had made back in April, during the early days of the U.S. Small Business Administration relief program when the bank had ...read more
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Monday, July 20, 2020
  With the impact of COVID-19 this year, it’s more important than ever for the graduating class of 2020 to find the right cities to live that offer job opportunities, manageable cost of living, with salaries that make sense with the respective city rents, and the potential for a good social life once Shelter-in-Place or Stay-at-Home orders lift. Zumper’s ranking takes all that into account ...read more
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