Employees described a troubling episode several years ago on a vision board that's sent out every season to align and provide inspiration to designers on a concept. One slide included the famous late 1700's slavery image "Am I not a man and a brother," that was used as a seal for the British Society for the Abolition of the Slave Trade. The image shows a black man kneeling, with his hands and feet tied up in chains. Again, employees say the deck originated out of Paris as inspiration for calligraphy type. … [Read more...] about & Other Stories used a racial slur for the internal name of a hat. Employees are furious
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Rosen said the agency had not explained its “arbitrary” caps. The agency has “refused to publicly request more financial support for EIDL, despite small businesses across the country struggling to cover their operating costs,” she said. … [Read more...] about Small businesses got emergency loans, but not what they expected
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., left, and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, right, talk during a news conference on on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, July 27, 2020, to highlight the new Republican coronavirus aid package. Unemployment assistance, eviction protections and other relief for millions Americans are at stake as White House officials agreed Monday to launch negotiations with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on a new coronavirus aid package that's teetering in Congress ahead of looming deadlines. less … [Read more...] about Senators look to break deadlock with small-business proposals
Morales's predicament is just one of several reasons why the July employment report on Friday, projected to show a 1.5 million gain in payrolls, could be followed by losses in coming months. Half of U.S. states have put reopening on hold, slowing foot traffic anew. … [Read more...] about Layoffs are coming at small businesses with loans running out
The 2020 recession is unique in the sense that it was triggered by a health crisis. Moreover, there is a considerable degree of uncertainty related to the availability and efficacy of treatments and potential vaccines that will ultimately determine the speed and nature of the economic recovery. The magnitude of the economic contraction also poses a challenge. The pace of economic decline thus far suggests that the current recession will be deeper than the Great Recession. (Around 54 million people applied for jobless claims between March and July.) … [Read more...] about As the economic recovery falters, is more stimulus the answer?