May 9, 2021


The Week in Business: Where Are the Jobs?

Good morning and happy Mother’s Day. (Hi, mom!) Here’s the news you need to know for the week ahead in business and tech. — Charlotte Cowles

Economists expected the April jobs report to be full of great news — lower unemployment, robust hiring, confetti! And by most measures, they were disappointed. The pace of hiring actually slowed, and the unemployment rate rose slightly, to 6.1 percent, for the first time in a year. What’s going on? It’s complicated. Some lawmakers say that the government’s supplemental unemployment benefits are discouraging people from re-entering the work

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Participate in Small Business Week by using the hashtag #iBuyDC Challenge | WDVM25 & DCW50

WASHINGTON (WDVM) — This week is Small Business Week in D.C., hosted by the Department of Small & Local Business Development. There are 73,000 small businesses in the District, and the DSLBD is challenging consumers to buy local through its #iBuyDC Challenge. 

If you visit a small business this week (or any time of the year), take a photo of yourself or the product and post it on social media. Use the hashtag #iBuyDC and challenge a friend or family member to do the same. 

D.C. has participated in Small Business Week for a while, but DSLBD Director Kristi Whitfield

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Costa Rica to close non-essential businesses next week over COVID-19

An employee cleans a restaurant chair in a hotel, as Costa Rica tourism industry braces for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Heredia, Costa Rica March 18, 2020. Picture taken March 18,2020. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate

Costa Rica will for the next week close non-essential businesses, including restaurants and bars, across the center of the country due to a sharp increase in new cases of COVID-19 and hospitalizations, the government said on Thursday.

From May 3-9, restaurants, bars, department stores, beauty salons, gyms and churches must close in 45 municipalities in central Costa Rica, where almost half the population lives and over

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Small Business Week Orange County highlights local economy May 2-8 | Business

The Orange County Office of Economic Development and Tourism is pleased to announce plans for the 2021 Small Business Week, scheduled for May 2-8.

The Orange County Office of Economic Development and Tourism announced plans for the 2021 Small Business Week, scheduled for May 2-8.

Orange County will celebrate its small businesses starting on Sunday. This year’s theme is focused on keeping it local. Residents are encouraged to shop in, dine at and support Orange County businesses. Each day on social media the Office will post facts and tidbits about why small businesses are

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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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The Week in Business: Time to Buy (or Sell) a House?

Good morning. Have you gotten your vaccine yet? The Biden administration is offering tax breaks to companies that give their workers paid time off to get their shot. Here’s what else you should know in business and tech for the week ahead. — Charlotte Cowles

On Earth Day, President Biden kicked off a virtual climate summit with a guest list of who’s who in world power — including the pope, Bill Gates and President Xi Jinping of China. He put forth a high-flying goal for the United States to slash greenhouse gas emissions by

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