Saturday, October 31, 2020

Regulators back FPL plan to speed up refunds

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The state Public Service Commission on Tuesday approved a plan by Florida Power & Light to speed up refunds of deposits...

Miami-Dade county grant available for veteran business owners

The Veterans Business Grant is for veterans who own businesses and have experienced financial hardships due to COVID-19. Qualifying veterans can apply for assistance...

Black SuperPAC calls on candidates, parties to spend millions with Black businesses

BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF America’s leading Black conservative political action committee, BlakPAC, has instituted a national effort to help Black-owned businesses earn some of...

Restaurants can’t find workers even amid historic unemployment

BY NIC QUEROLO AND LESLIE PATTON BLOOMBERG NEWS/TNS Not even the greatest surge in joblessness in 80 years is easing the fast-food industry’s years-old labor shortage. That’s...

NOT LOVIN’ IT

A Miami law firm is representing former Black McDonald’s franchise owners in a $1 billion- dollar discrimination suit. FROM WIRE REPORTS A Miami-based law firm has...

Trader Joe’s to eliminate packaging criticized as racist

BY HOWARD BLUME LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Trader Joe’s has responded to criticisms about its packaging by announcing that it is in the process of eliminating labels...

Wells Fargo’s commitment could result in billions for small businesses

BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWSWIRE In April, Wells Fargo announced it would donate gross proceeds from the Paycheck Protection Plan to nonprofits working with small...

AAA: Gas prices in state inch up as businesses reopen

Florida gas prices are beginning to inch higher as Florida eases restrictions, causing a growing number of people to hit the road. Gasoline demand is...

B. Smith, restaurant owner and lifestyle guru, dies at 70

BY PETER SBLENDORIO NEW YORK DAILY NEWS/TNS NEW YORK – B. Smith, the lifestyle guru who excelled as a TV host, restaurateur and more, has died....

Stylist’s mission: Turn Black salons into business powerhouses

BY CURTIS BUNN URBAN NEWS SERVICE When Najah Aziz nodded off during an annual job performance review, she knew she had to make a move. She...