South Bay Small Business Owners' Optimism Tested as New Year Dawns With Virus SurgingMany Bay Area business owners say they are limping in the New Year but are determined to fight to make it through the pandemic and public health orders.
Pres. Trump Signs COVID-19 Economic Relief PackageThe White House said Sunday night that President Trump signed legislation for $900 billion in coronavirus economic aid and $1.4 trillion in government spending, averting a government shutdown.
Congress Passes $900 Billion Pandemic Relief Package Delivering Aid To Businesses, IndividualsCongress passed a $900 billion pandemic relief package Monday night that would finally deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and resources to vaccinate a nation confronting a frightening surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths.
Congressional Leaders Reach Agreement on COVID Economic Relief PackageCongressional leaders on Sunday reached a deal on a $900 billion COVID-19 economic relief package that includes $600 direct payments to Americans and $300 in enhanced unemployment for the next 10 weeks.
2020 COVID Pandemic Killed Many Retail, Restaurant Chains: The Death Toll, Month-by-MonthThe coronavirus pandemic, massive amounts of debt and a shift in shopping as well as dining habits created a lethal cocktail of bankruptcies and closures in 2020.
COVID Surge: California Unemployment Claims Spike Alongside Case RatesWith businesses being forced to shut down amid COVID shelter orders across the state, unemployment claims are at their highest level in months. The latest numbers show California jobless claims have risen to nearly 178,000.
Pandemic in Paradise: 'Paychecks From San Francisco Get Spent in Hawaii'COVID-19 stay-at-home accommodations allow many workers the freedom to do their jobs from anywhere and Hawaii business leaders are targeting Silicon Valley employees with visions of spending the pandemic in paradise.
COVID: Small Business Saturday Turns 10 in Make-or-Break Pandemic YearFor many independent businesses Small Business Saturday opens a critical holiday shopping season and, in this pandemic year, one-fifth say they will have to close if things don't get better soon.
Cal State East Bay Posts Database With Thousands of Remote Job OpeningsCalifornia State University East Bay published a public database of remote job vacancies across the country to help people struggling to find employment due to the pandemic.
Proposition 15: California Voters Reject Move To Dismantle Property Tax SystemCalifornia voters have rejected a proposal to partially dismantle the state’s 42-year-old cap on property taxes, a move that would have have raised taxes for many businesses in a pandemic-hobbled economy.
Market Strategist Warns 'Pain Felt On Main Street Quite Distinct From What's Reflected In Stock Market'In an economy beset by pandemic-induced hardship, why is Wall Street thriving while Main Street is struggling?
Wildfires, Smoke During Pandemic Intensify Economic Pain In California, West CoastWildfires are destroying property, running up huge losses for property insurers and putting a strain on economic activity along the West Coast that could linger for a year or more.
Gov. Newsom Outlines California's New Simplified, 4-Tier COVID-19 Reopening GuidelinesGov. Gavin Newsom on Friday provided details on California's new simplified, four-tier, COVID-19 guidelines for counties to reopen specific business sectors based on what health officials have learned about the pandemic in recent months.
People Line Up In Record Numbers At Alameda Co. Food Bank In COVID-19 EconomyThe pandemic has pushed food insecurity to levels not see in decades and people are relying on food banks more than ever here in the Bay Area.
San Francisco Chinatown Business Woes Deepen as Pandemic PersistsWith the drop in tourism and anti-China rhetoric from national politicians, San Francisco’s Chinatown has been one of the areas especially hard-hit in the pandemic.