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U.S. Rep. Himes: Fed Covid relief to pass ‘by weekend’; Political...

Fox News and MSNBC provide “different realities and different sets of facts” to their loyal viewers, the Congressman told the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce.

CT businesses approved for nearly $2B in latest round of PPP...

The deadline for applying for the forgivable loans is March 31 -- or sooner, if Congressional appropriations are exhausted.

Exclusive window to open for PPP applications for the smallest of...

The Biden administration this morning announced that starting Wednesday there will be a 14-day period during which only small businesses with fewer than 20...

PPP loan process smoother this time; 3rd round may not be...

As of Jan. 24, the SBA reports approving 4,787 loans for nearly $479.2 million in Connecticut during the new round.

CT borrowers have received over $1 billion in 2nd round of...

Nationally, through Jan. 31 there have been 891,044 approvals for nearly $7.3 billion, with 4,942 lenders participating.

Federal Reserve finds small businesses in prolonged crisis

A report today by the 12 U.S. Federal Reserve Banks paints a grim picture of the status of small businesses in the U.S. as...

Congress passes $900 billion pandemic relief package

“This new funding will help small businesses keep their doors open," declared U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut).

Three Fairfield County firms received max $10M PPP loans

All told, 8,595 Connecticut businesses received at least $150,000 in loans from the $669 billion PPP program.

SCORE report: Two-thirds of small businesses unprofitable

The national organization SCORE today issued a report showing that two-thirds of small-business owners classified their businesses as unprofitable as the Covid-19 pandemic continues...

Newtown Savings Bank picking up customers from larger banks, expanding locations

While hopeful that the federal government will make available some additional financial help, bank president and CEO Ken Weinstein says, "it’s pretty obvious that, right now at least, that we can’t count on that.”

Small Business Administration simplifies PPP loan forgiveness process

“The Paycheck Protection Program has been an overwhelming success and served as a historic lifeline to America’s hurting small businesses and tens of millions of workers,” said SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza.

Small businesses ‘real losers’ in Trump’s decision to call off stimulus...

The timing of the Nov. 3 election “isn’t helping things,” says Connecticut Restaurant Association Executive Director Scott Dolch. “Neither side wants to give the other side a win, unfortunately.”

Hotels, facing ‘deep economic crater,’ press Congress for relief

“Stay in Washington, D.C. and do your job,” American Hotel & Lodging Association president and CEO Chip Rogers said.

GOP’s ‘skinny’ Covid stimulus package soundly defeated in U.S. Senate

“Let’s not have a skinny bill when we have a massive problem,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) said of the failed $500 billion package.

Fairfield, Westchester hospitals to get $169.2M from Health and Human Services

Collectively, Connecticut hospitals have been estimated to lose $1.5 billion this year as a result of the coronavirus, while those in New York State are estimated to lose as much as $13.3 billion.