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What is the SBA? An unheralded agency faces the unprecedented task of saving America’s small businesses

What is the SBA? An unheralded agency faces the unprecedented task of saving America’s small businesses

The coronavirus pandemic is devastating small businesses across the U.S. because of shelter-in-place orders that have forced millions to temporarily close. So far, Congress has devoted more than US$375 billion to helping restaurants, retailers and…

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Big cuts in oil production from OPEC and others By Reuters

Big cuts in oil production from OPEC and others By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The logo of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) sits outside its headquarters in Vienna (Reuters) – Worldwide oil producers, led by OPEC, are expected to cut production by…

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The coronavirus lockdown is forcing us to view ‘screen time’ differently. That’s a good thing

The coronavirus lockdown is forcing us to view ‘screen time’ differently. That’s a good thing

“How would we have coped before the internet?” is a quandary likely posed by someone you know. Beyond being a whimsical hypothetical, this question is relevant at a time when the digital age is ridiculed…

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Why 5G conspiracy theories prosper during the coronavirus pandemic

Why 5G conspiracy theories prosper during the coronavirus pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic has gathered momentum, so too have explanations for how the outbreak started and what is causing its spread. Among these explanations is a theory that the recent rollout of 5G technology…

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OPEC, Russia approve biggest-ever oil cut to support prices amid coronavirus pandemic By Reuters

OPEC, Russia approve biggest-ever oil cut to support prices amid coronavirus pandemic By Reuters

© Reuters. The logo of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) sits outside its headquarters in Vienna By Katya Golubkova, Rania El Gamal and Ahmad Ghaddar BAKU/DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) – OPEC and allies led…

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Zimbabwe’s shattered economy poses a serious challenge to fighting COVID-19

Zimbabwe’s shattered economy poses a serious challenge to fighting COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has left Zimbabwe in an extremely difficult situation. As of early April, the number of infections and deaths from the pandemic appeared low, although the available data isn’t necessarily reliable. President Emmerson…

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what they are, how they work and why it’s hard to make more

what they are, how they work and why it’s hard to make more

Around the world, people are racing to design and manufacture much-needed ventilators to address a global lack of supply. One New York hospital has reportedly attempted treating two patients per ventilator out of desperation. On…

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Energy & Precious Metals – Weekly Review and Calendar Ahead By Investing.com

Energy & Precious Metals – Weekly Review and Calendar Ahead By Investing.com

© Reuters. By Barani Krishnan Investing.com – It used to be, “if we build it, will they come?”  The Saudis have now turned it to, “if we build it, will the others cut?” It looks…

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how regulatory avoidance harms informal workers

how regulatory avoidance harms informal workers

Small informal retailers are a ubiquitous feature of any developing country’s urban landscape. Known as spaza shops in South Africa, they are an important, even vital, component in the townships. Numbering over 100,000 across the…

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U.S. senators press Saudi officials to put oil cut in motion By Reuters

U.S. senators press Saudi officials to put oil cut in motion By Reuters

2/2 © Reuters. An employee rides a bicycle next to oil tanks at Saudi Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq 2/2 By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican U.S. senators from oil states who recently introduced…

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