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Business

Paycheck Protection Program Re-Opens to Small Lenders on 1/15 & All Lenders on 1/19

The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, will re-open the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan portal to PPP-eligible lenders with $1 billion or less in assets for First and Second Draw applications on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 9 am ET. The portal will fully open on Tuesday, January 19,

COVID-19

Governors complain over pace of COVID-19 vaccine shipments

Governors bitterly accused the Trump administration Friday of deceiving the states about the amount of COVID-19 vaccine they can expect to receive as they ramp up vaccinations for senior citizens and others. But the government attributed the anger to confusion and misguided expectations on the part of the states. Meanwhile, the race between the vaccine

Health

The Real Cost of Smoking by State – WalletHub Study

With smokers having an elevated risk of severe symptoms from COVID-19 and the economic and societal costs of smoking totaling more than $300 billion per year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on The Real Cost of Smoking by State. To encourage the estimated 34.2 million tobacco users in the U.S. to kick

From the Governor’s Office

Governor Doug Ducey today ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff to honor the lives of United States Capitol Police officers who died this week. In coordination with the federal proclamation, flags will be lowered to half-staff through Wednesday, January 13 at sunset. Individuals and businesses are encouraged to participate in this

Travel

Eight Fun Things to Do in Arizona

The Southwest is an incredibly beautiful and unique part of the United States, and there is so much to do in Arizona that it is impossible to get bored there! Here are eight of the most popular things to do in this state, so be sure to plan enough time to try them all. Visit

National

Capitol Police rejected offers of federal help to quell mob

Three days before supporters of President Donald Trump rioted at the Capitol, the Pentagon asked the U.S Capitol Police if it needed National Guard manpower. And as the mob descended on the building Wednesday, Justice Department leaders reached out to offer up FBI agents. The police turned them down both times, according to senior defense

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