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Film producer Jeffrey Katzenberg said Friday he doesn’t think the movie industry has to choose between releasing movies on the big screen or debuting them on streaming services.  “I don’t think these things are mutually exclusive,” the co-founder of DreamWorks Animation said on CNBC’s “Closing Bell.”  In fact, Katzenberg said he believes the film industry
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Serial entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk says businesses should begin to innovate in this time of crisis by thinking outside of current strategies and concepts that have always been available. Mary Stevens | CNBC As we navigate through this current landscape and uncharted waters amid coronavirus, a lot of businesses are going to find themselves in challenging
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Small businesses are getting a potential lifeline from Congress. The massive $2 trillion economic rescue package — expected to get final approval from Congress on Friday — includes provisions aimed at helping smaller employers weather the economic storm brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. “We are cautiously optimistic that this will provide the cash flow
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Sen. Chris Van Hollen on Thursday sought to reassure small business owners who already had to lay off their workers about a major facet of the Senate’s $2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus package.  “If you use these funds to rehire those employees … then you qualify,” the Maryland Democrat said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” ”There are
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A customer pays for her groceries after shopping at a Walmart store ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday in Chicago. Kamil Krzaczynski | Reuters Walmart said Wednesday it is offering help to its small business partners as the coronavirus forces consumers to self-isolate and companies to shut stores. More than 10,000 businesses operate within Walmart Supercenters and
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Robert Herjavec, cybersecurity entrepreneur and “Shark Tank” investor, told CNBC on Friday that his directive to small businesses is to do whatever it takes to survive the coronavirus crisis. Herjavec argued he would take hedge fund manager Bill Ackman’s “hell is coming” warning on Wednesday to the next level, saying that “hell is here.” The Herjavec
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Coronavirus hits forecasts Chetan Ahya, chief economist at Morgan Stanley, said the economic pain stemming from the pandemic “is definitely going to hurt” the firm’s forecasts: “Essentially, what we have is a significant decline in personal consumption expenditure as well as the business investment in the second quarter, so, this is definitely going to hurt
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The Uptown Garrison in Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood is still offering takeout and delivery as much of the city shuts down due to coronavirus. Spencer Kimball | CNBC Restaurant and bars in the nation’s largest city, world-renowned for its food and nightlife, are shutting down indefinitely and laying people off en masse as the state
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Rob Frohwein, CEO of Kabbage Adam Jeffery | CNBC Consumers who are concerned about the survival of their local businesses amid the coronavirus outbreak are finding new technology-enabled platforms that allow shoppers to buy for a better future.  Online small business lender Kabbage launched on Wednesday a service called “Kabbage Payments,” which allows any business
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Natale Servino, general manager of Servino Ristorante Jeniece Pettitt | CNBC Servino Ristorante, an upscale Italian restaurant in Tiburon, California, is a short drive or ferry ride from San Francisco, where scores of software and internet companies have emerged over the past decade.  Normally the 42-year-old restaurant, with picturesque views of the Bay, benefits from
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CNBC’s Jim Cramer said the Federal Reserve‘s emergency interest rate cut on Tuesday morning makes him more concerned about the economic risks from the coronavirus. “It’s great that the Federal Reserve recognizes that there’s going to be weakness, but it makes me feel, wow, the weakness must be much more than I thought,” Cramer said
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