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January 29, 2019

NOTE: Article was written prior to Govt. shutdown being lifted. 

With each new day of the government shutdown, hundreds – as many as 300 a day – small business owners are left without a crucial course of capital. And the backlog is getting bigger by the day.

The Small Business Administration halted its program supporting 7(a) loans for working capital and 504 loans for commercial properties on December 22, the day the government shutdown began. Usually, the SBA manages about 200 loans for working capital and 120 loans for commercial properties per day, amounting to roughly $200 million worth of loans every day for small and midsize businesses. Currently, only funds for disaster-related loans remain active. As the longest government shutdown in U.S. history drags with no clear end in sight, small business advocates are urging the President to restart the SBA's lending program.

"It is important that small businesses who apply for loan guarantees that they are able to get their money," Nydia M. Velázquez, chairwoman of the House Committee on Small Business told The Washington Post. "This is going to have a direct impact on the operation of their businesses."

Linda McMahon, head of the Small Business Administration, has plans to expedite loans as soon as the government reopens.

SOURCE: Inc.com, 1/14/19

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On November 13 at Christie’s, Edward Hopper – the most celebrated painter of the solitary realities of 20th-century life – joined the unreality of today’s art market when his 1929 painting “Chop Suey” sold for $91.9 million<--break->, an auction high for the artist.

November 27, 2018

Takes a Beating... 

The heart is the first major organ to develop in a human body. And it is usually the last major organ to stop working.

October 26, 2018

19 Crimes -- If chain gangs, convicts, and felons are your thing,

October 26, 2018

An individual employee [for a political campaign] “could easily send 30,000 messages per hour (conservatively at 10 messages/second), far outpacing the capability of users to report and block or opt-out of these unwanted messages.”

October 26, 2018

Given this Top 10 list, why in the world is the word, “phone” in the word, Smartphone?

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