Stories tagged: "small businesses"


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These Small Businesses Take Care of Your Children. Who’s Taking Care of Them During the Pandemic?

“I’m trying to carry on here every day. I’m coming in at 6:30 every morning and I’m here until 5:30 in the evening. I’m the owner and director, I’m here all the time, and I have a family at home to worry about as well."

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We Spoke to Three Women Who Had to Close Their Businesses Indefinitely Because of the Pandemic

To get a better sense of what’s been lost to the coronavirus pandemic, COURIER interviewed three women who had to shutter their businesses in recent months.

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden pauses during a roundtable on economic reopening with community members, Thursday, June 11, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Inside Joe Biden’s Ambitious Plan to Reopen the Economy

Biden’s plan would include federally-funded testing and PPE for all workers called back to their jobs, guaranteed paid sick leave for workers affected by COVID-19, and the creation of a contact tracing jobs program of at least 100,000 workers.

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Instagram Helped Save This Pittsburgh Woman’s Small Business

Because of the pandemic, Vintage Grace, like other businesses across the country, had to pivot in order to find a way to survive.

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This Republican State Rep. Basically Compared Gov. Wolf to a Nazi

Specifically, the Jefferson County Republican lawmaker took issue with the Wolf administration's controversial coronavirus waiver process for businesses.

In this Monday, May 4, 2020 photo Ben Volta applies a protective coating on posters destined to be installed on boarded up business in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Shuttered Businesses in Downtown Philly Just Got a Little More Colorful

District president and CEO Paul Levy said it's intended to "temporarily brighten the physical environment, engage local artists and send the message that through creativity and innovation we will prevail."

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Pennsylvania Shuts Down All ‘Non-Life-Sustaining’ Businesses Over Coronavirus

Wolf said his order would be enforced by state troopers, local officials, the state Health and Agriculture departments and the Liquor Control Board.