May 4, 2021

National

Harris to place “personal stamp” on National Space Council

Updated 1:55 p.m. Eastern with Nelson statement.

WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris will put her “personal stamp” on the National Space Council as it takes on both existing and new priorities under the Biden administration.

Senior administration officials, speaking on background in a call with reporters May 1, confirmed that the administration will retain the National Space Council, an interagency body used to coordinate space policy across the federal government. The vice president chairs the council by statute.

The White House announced March 29 that the council, revived by the Trump administration in 2017 after a hiatus of almost

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Verizon launches Small Business Days ahead of National Small Business Week

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Ahead of Small Business Week, Verizon Business is helping small business customers get the technology and tools they need to jumpstart their mobile communications, connectivity and security, including offers worth up to $1,000 in value.

Beginning April 29th and extending through May 7th, Verizon small business specialists will provide complimentary tech evaluations, waived fees, a 10-year price guarantee for 5G Business Internet starting as low as $69/month and special discounts like up to $1,000 off a select new 5G phone with number transfer and select trade-in.

“Throughout the pandemic, we’ve seen our small business customers reimagine

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Biden Announces International Climate Finance Plan | National News

President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a new climate finance plan during his two-day summit that seeks to boost funding for developing countries.

“Today we are issuing America’s first ever international climate finance plan,” Biden said at his virtual climate change summit. “This plan represents our vision for financing the global climate response in a coordinated way. It lays out specific steps that federal agencies of the United States will take to increase both the quality and quantity of climate financing.”

Under the plan, the U.S. aims to double its climate financing to developing countries by 2024 relative to the

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A look at 3 NorCal businesses on National Mom & Pop Business Day

Without a doubt, COVID-19 has caused strenuous impacts on businesses across the country. The same goes particularly for the local mom-and-pop shop that may not have the same financial backing of large chains. On National Mom and Pop Business Day, KCRA 3 profiled three businesses in the area.OLD CITY KITESFor the past two decades, Old City Kites has been serving the Sacramento community. It’s one of the only remaining full service kite stores in northern California. Kites are just one thing you will find in their store. They also specialized in high-end yo-yos and puzzles.LOUIE’S MARKETLouie’s Market in Stockton has … Read More

Today is National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day | Bradford

Today is National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day, and to celebrate, the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation is talking about how important these businesses are to public lands.

These businesses enrich the experience of visitors who come to enjoy the state’s parks and forests, as well as support the state’s economy.

“Local general stores, diners, gift shops, wineries, breweries, unique lodgings, and more compliment the experiences that visitors to our state parks and forests have each year,” said

Marci Mowery, president of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF). “It’s a mutually-beneficial relationship that fuels the economy and keeps

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National business association releases pandemic survey | News

The NFIB Research Center has released its latest COVID-19 survey on the impact the pandemic has had on small businesses.

The National Federation of Independent Businesses reported 13% of small business owners report that they will have to close their doors if current economic conditions do not improve over the next six months, down from 25% in December.

“After a year of the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges that came with it, small business owners are working hard to see a brighter future for their businesses,” said Holly Wade, executive director of NFIB’s Research Center. “Economic conditions seem to be

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