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Business spending showed some signs of green shoots in June, as manufacturers bought more equipment and spending shifted away from stay-at-home sectors to ones that could rebound in a reopening economy,  according to Cortera, a software company which analyzes business-to-business credit transactions. But overall June spending was still depressed, down 10.9% from the same month
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Young woman preparing takeaway healthy food inside restaurant during Coronavirus outbreak time – … [+] Worker inside kitchen cooking vegetarian food for online order service – Focus on salad Getty The pandemic and government closures continue to force in-dining restaurants to pivot to take-out and delivery. Instead of managers supervising and servers waiting on tables,
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks as U.S. President Donald Trump and White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump listen during an East Room event highlighting Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans for small businesses adversely affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 28, 2020. Carlos Barria | Reuters The
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Ranking member Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., arrives for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Thursday, June 20, 2019. Bill Clark | CQ Roll Call | Getty Images Sens. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., and Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., have introduced a bill prohibiting retailers from declining cash payments from customers, as businesses promote “contactless” digital payment as they
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When’s the last time you had a meaningful conversation? Where you felt understood, heard, able to take off your armor and be truly vulnerable? Where you felt energized by learning something new from someone different than you’d usually talk to? Where you tackled an uncomfortable topic that forced you to grow? For most Americans, the
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Business man working on laptop. Getty What’s the key to a healthy, happy, and productive life? Ironically, it’s being productive. That may sound like an easy answer — when you’re working smarter, not harder, you’re achieving your personal and professional goals.  That leads to a feeling of accomplishment, but you’re also able to attend to
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Many businesses are using “the pandemic as a cloak” to cut jobs that they had wanted to cut even before the coronavirus outbreak, “Shark Tank” investor Kevin O’Leary told CNBC on Wednesday.  “Their jobs will never come back,” O’Leary said on “Squawk Box.” ”This is great for earnings in the S&P. It’s not great for employment.”  O’Leary said that
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Jovita Carranza, head of the Small Business Administration, listens during a roundtable discussion with governors and small-business owners. Alex Wong/Getty Images Millions of small businesses have gotten federal aid to help weather the recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Despite that relief, many don’t expect to survive the crisis. Entrepreneurs who close their doors may
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According to Oechsli Institute research , there is a major dif­ference between asking for an introduction and asking for a referral. Eight out of every ten clients will be happy to introduce you to someone they know. That same number will feel awkward when you ask for a general referral—they feel imposed upon. However, they
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin announces new sanctions on Iran in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, January 10, 2020. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday he will be talking with the Senate and others on a “bipartisan basis” about striking a balance between protecting the
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