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Big banks criticized for slow uptake but now processing SBA loans

UPDATED: Wed., April 8, 2020

While community banks were the first to offer a lifeline to local businesses through a $349 billion program set up by the U.S. Small Business Association, national bank chains have begun to process the loans that are designed to give owners the money to keep paying their employees.
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Twitter’s Dorsey sets up $1B fund; consumers get some breaks

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is setting aside $1 billion in stock to establish a philanthropic venture focused initially on global relief efforts for the COVID-19 pandemic. Dorsey, who is also CEO of the financial-payments startup Square, will bequeath the new venture shares from his Square holdings.
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Lufthansa retires big jets, says rebound could take years

German airline group Lufthansa said it was permanently removing some of its large aircraft from service and reducing capacity for the long term, saying it will take years for demand for air travel to return to levels seen before the coronavirus pandemic.

Asking the right questions of your CBD company

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