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Business

As small businesses await new US aid, it’s too late for some

Clay Reynolds is starting to make peace with a gut-wrenching reality: He may have to once again close his business, Arrichion Hot Yoga and Circuit Training. The $900 billion pandemic relief package that Congress has just approved contains billions in aid directed specifically at struggling small companies like Reynolds’. Arrichion received a loan last spring

Opinion

Opinion: Republicans, Hold the Line and Keep the Faith in Georgia

After the electors met and formally backed Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential candidate’s media backers could not contain their excitement. Referring to President Trump as the “Troll-Warrior-in-Chief,” one New York Times story suggested his “ratings ragetweets [will] simply echo in some musty corner of the internet.” CNN’s Chris Cillizza celebrated “Republicans’ current illogic,” while Slate’s merry band of radicals focused on Russian President Vladimir

COVID-19

Amid COVID, many businesses in precarious spot as 2020 ends

The final three months of the year, usually a boom time for many small businesses thanks to holiday shopping and celebrations, looks precarious as the coronavirus maintains its grip on the economy. Owners contending with government restrictions or crumbling demand are trying to hold on, with some creating new products and services or desperately searching

State

Arizonans among the most likely to leave negative reviews, finds survey

37% of Arizonans say they regularly post negative online reviews. 1 in 4 businesses believe rivals post fake reviews about them. However, only 1 in 4 take the time to respond to a customer’s review. The rise of review sites such as Tripadvisor and Yelp, and the ability for people to leave feedback on almost any business site,

Opinion

Opinion: The Bleak Winter Ahead: Unemployment and a Contested Election Result

A winter of discontent looms. Unlike Shakespeare’s Richard III, it won’t be made glorious by anything now in sight. Instead, it promises a tsunami of misery for many and the ugliest election in U.S. history. At a time which calls for new energy, new thinking and a recasting of the social contract, two old men

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