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Congress Must Do More for American Businesses

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ARFC Warns: Hiring Slows, Layoffs Becoming Permanent 

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Open for Business Friday: Deep in the Heart of Texas, Everyone Wants a Recovery

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Unemployment Claims Surge As Congress Drags Feet On COVID-19 Recovery Package 

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If a business is still closed at this point in the crisis, it’s probably permanent

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ICYMI: PRAISE FOR VELA, GOODEN BILL “COMEBACK ACT”

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Bipartisan Recovery Fund Legislation Will Help Save American Businesses, Jobs, And Communities

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ICSC Commends Reps. Vela and Gooden for Introduction of the Small Business Comeback Act

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OPEN FOR BUSINESS FRIDAY: SALONS AND BARBERSHOPS

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ICYMI: Resurgence Of The Virus, And Lockdowns, Threatens Economic Recovery

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ICYMI: ‘This Is Not A Normal Recession’: Banks Ready For Wave Of Coronavirus Defaults

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OPEN FOR BUSINESS FRIDAY: BREWERIES AND WINERIES

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ICYMI: As Businesses Reopen, Many Americans Plan To Spend Less

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As Businesses Reopen, Many Americans Plan to Spend Less

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ICYMI: With Department Stores Disappearing, Malls Could Be Next

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Unemployment Expected to Reach Highest Level Since Great Depression

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Consumer spending cutoff: As unemployment benefits expire, US economy may suffer

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After Reopenings Stall, Can Restaurants Survive a Second Coronavirus Blow?

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With Department Stores Disappearing, Malls Could Be Next

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ARFC Warns: Despite Rosy Jobs Report Economy Is Not Out Of Danger Yet

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ICYMI: Business Groups Call For Long-Term Loans

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ICYMI: Billions Of Dollars In Aid For Small Businesses Go Unclaimed

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OPEN FOR BUSINESS FRIDAY: LIVE EVENTS AND AMUSEMENT PARKS

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ICYMI: U.S. Recovery Looks to Be Ebbing in States With Virus Outbreaks

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ICYMI: IMF Forecasts 8 Percent Plunge in U.S GDP this Year

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Analysis Finds Nearly $650 Billion in Consumption Losses, Indicating Protracted Economic Recovery

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ICYMI: How To Avoid The Shutdown “Kill Switch”

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ICYMI: Chair Powell Warns Long Road Ahead for Economic Recovery Without Further Action

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ICYMI: Former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke: Congress Must Act

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PRESS RELEASE: 150 Business Organizations To Congress: We’re Going Out of Business, And We Need Help

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Open for Business Friday: Movie Theaters

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Survey reveals 1.2 million small businesses could close by September

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Survey Finds 1.2 Million American Small Businesses Could Be Closed For Good By September 2020

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PRESS RELEASE: America’s Recovery Fund Coalition Grows to 148 Members

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Open for Business Friday: Restaurants

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ICYMI: The next big problem for the economy: Businesses can’t pay their rent

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ICYMI: Economic Policy Institute’s Top Economist Warns of Extended Depression Without Grant-Based Aid

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Analysis Finds Unemployment Spike Led to Nearly $2 Trillion Drop in GDP

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America’s Recovery Fund Coalition report paints sobering picture for the future of small businesses

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Open for Business Friday: Endurance Sports

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ICYMI: Federal Reserve Commentary on Current Economic Conditions

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Analysis Finds Over 2 Million Small Businesses at Risk of Closing

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Open for Business Friday: Automotive Care

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Many Jobs May Vanish Forever as Layoffs Mount

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America’s Recovery Fund 101: How to Help American Enterprise Now

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PRESS RELEASE: America’s Recovery Fund Will Help Keep Temporary Layoffs From Becoming Permanent

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ICSC Ramps Up Advocacy for COVID-19 Recovery Fund by Launching First-Ever National Broadcast Campaign

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ICYMI: Fed Chair Powell Asks Senate: “Is It Enough?”

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ICYMI: Polls Show Broad Approval for Government to Support the Economy

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‘Rolling Shock’ as Job Losses Mount Even With Reopenings

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WTAS: Business Owners Calling for More Congressional Support

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ICYMI: Endurance Sports Coalition wants to help races impacted by virus

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Endurance Sports Coalition wants to help races impacted by virus

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ICYMI: The CARES Act Was A Good Start. Now The Federal Government Needs To Take Stronger Action To Save The Economy

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Small business used to define America’s economy. The pandemic could change that forever.

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Many Small Businesses Are Reopening. But the Customers Aren’t Necessarily Showing Up

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Fed Chair Powell warns of long, painful downturn if Congress does not provide more economic relief

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Washington County chambers join coalition, ask Congress for funds

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America’s Recovery Fund Coalition Advocates for Federal COVID Recovery Plan

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ICYMI: Fed Chair Jerome Powell spoke at the Peterson Institute for International Economics

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ICYMI: Small businesses see bleak sales picture, NFIB says, but hopeful recovery starts soon

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The CARES Act Was A Good Start. Now The Federal Government Needs To Take Stronger Action To Save The Economy

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WTAS: The Country is United – More is Needed to Save the Economy

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ICYMI: Government loans meant to bail out small businesses could become a financial burden themselves

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Open for Business Friday: Travel and Tourism

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PRESS RELEASE: With the Economy in Freefall, ARFC Implores Congress to Create America’s Recovery Fund

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WTAS: Business Leaders Support America’s Recovery Fund

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Peaches Boutique, ‘Largest Dress Shop In The World’ Stuggling To Stay Afloat Under Shutdown

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WTAS: Business Owners Need More Help

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More Than 100 Business Organizations Launch America’s Recovery Fund Coalition

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Funding Process Failed Most Small Businesses

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Lobbyists Press Congress for Last Chance at Coronavirus Stimulus Funds

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We Had 135 Employees. Now We Have One. No Loan Can Fix That.

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For Many Small Businesses, U.S. Coronavirus Aid Falls Short

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Push to reopen economy runs up against workers and consumers worried about risk

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Malls adapt for social distancing as states begin to reopen

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Powell Says More Action Needed to Shield U.S. Economy From Virus

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Businesses are battling insurers over the coronavirus, sparking a new Washington lobbying war

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Global spending on the retail industry is set to fall by a phenomenal $549 billion in 2020 as global debt swells

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Jobless claims top 30 million as coronavirus continues to devastate economy

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JPMorgan now sees economy contracting by 40% in second quarter, and unemployment reaching 20%

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Worst Economy in a Decade. What’s Next? ‘Worst in Our Lifetime.’

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Ensuring The Future Of Shopping Centers

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Austin restaurant owner posts sign to express frustration with government

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