Audits Show Fraud Permeates Through Federal COVID-19 Relief ProgramsA pair of audits of the Small Business Administration that are about to be released find “significant evidence” the SBA approved hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars in potentially fraudulent loans.
KPIX 5 Investigation Reveals Paycheck Protection Program Is Vulnerable To FraudThe national Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has loaned half a trillion dollars to thousands of small businesses and some bigger ones since the start of the pandemic. There’s still more than $1 billion left to hand out. So what does it take to qualify? It turns out, for some applicants, not much.
Majority Of COVID-19 PPP Loan Money Going To Only 15% Of Businesses ApplyingThe federal Paycheck Protection Program was created to help small businesses struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic, but data just released from the Small Business Administration shows that some unlikely businesses are getting the lion’s share of the money.
Federal Small Business Relief Program Off To Rocky Restart Plagued With Computer SnagsThe second round of loan applications for the government’s small business relief program has been slowed by computer issues at the Small Business Administration.
Small Businesses Need Feds To Pass New $310 Billion COVID-19 Relief Deal To Stay AfloatCongress is trying to pass a $310 billion deal to help small businesses stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Feds Offer Help To Crab Fishermen Affected By Long-Delayed SeasonHelp has arrived for local fishermen and other people, devastated by the long delay in the Dungeness crab season.
Non-Profit Helps Oakland Small Businesses ExpandSome of Oakland's smallest businesses have navigated the permit process and secured loans to expand with the help of a non-profit that teaches budding entrepreneurs how to grow an idea.
Obama Administration Reaches Out To Entrepreneurs In Silicon ValleyThe Obama administration wants to make it easier for Asian Americans to start companies and hire workers, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said Friday.