Smilelove has multiple Hoosier victims  A business based in Sandy, Utah, called Smilelove is causing concern for the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Smilelove, providers of clear plastic aligners to consumers across the country, recently told customers that their aligners not only would not be shipped, but that they would not...
By Derek Major, Black Enterprise Former Los Angeles Lakers guard and team president Earvin “Magic” Johnson announced his life insurance company will provide $100 million for women- and minority-owned small businesses as part of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Johnson, the owner of EquiTrust, the nation’s largest minority-owned insurance company, will...
Crusader Staff Report Angelia Hayes, Gary’s Controller was let go several weeks ago after failing to provide accurate information on the city’s financial condition during the coronavirus pandemic, said Mayor Jerome Prince in a news report. Prince made the announcement reportedly before a live meeting on Zoom and Facebook Live with...
Indiana banks have been working with small businesses to help them access Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans backed by the Small Business Administration. Per SBA figures released recently, as of April 16 Indiana banks assisted in completing 35,990 PPP loans totaling $7,491,445,351 in approved dollars. PPP loans allow small...
"The Treasury Department is pointing out opportunities for banks and debt collectors to steal Americans' relief checks out from under them." By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams President Donald Trump's Treasury Department has given U.S. banks a green light to seize a portion or all of the one-time $1,200 coronavirus relief payments...
By Natacha Larnaud, CBS News The first batch of stimulus payments promised to American taxpayers amid the coronavirus pandemic were direct deposited on Saturday, the Internal Revenue Service said. "We know many people are anxious to get their payments; we'll continue issuing them as fast as we can," the agency tweeted...
By Erick Johnson Broadway was quiet on Tuesday. For over two minutes, a photographer stood in the middle of the street taking pictures without a single car driving by. At the Save More Supermarket on Broadway, shelves once stocked with household items stood bare. Across town in the Miller neighborhood, downtown...
Democrats succeeded in attaching more money for hospitals and health care workers, as well as some restrictions on a fund to help big business. By Igor Bobic, Huffington Post After days of marathon negotiations and a tense shouting match on the Senate floor, lawmakers reached a deal with the Trump administration...
By Joseph Zeballos-Roig, Business Insider Sen. Mitt Romney rolled out a plan on Monday to send a one-time, $1,000 check to every American adult. The aim is to increase spending during the coronavirus outbreak. The 2012 Republican presidential candidate applauded the House coronavirus response package in a press release. But he...
By NDSMITH, The Source Do you have a thriving consumer-based business and it is in need of a quick little jolt of money? Well, then perhaps you should tap Mr. Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter and his Marcy Venture Partners firm to see if you qualify as a candidate for their latest...