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Apr 26, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
SBA reopens shuttered venue grant program

The SBA reopened the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application portal after technology issues scuttled its April 8 launch.

Apr 20, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
Lawmakers seek SBA feedback on PPP backlog

A group of House Republicans asked the SBA for information on its backlog of Paycheck Protection Program loan-forgiveness applications.

Apr 20, 2021 | Coronavirus Update
FS-ISAC Coronavirus Update, April 20, 2021

Nearly 212 million doses of vaccine have been administered in the US for an average of 3 million shots a day, despite a pause in delivering Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine, according to data published Monday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Apr 16, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
FDIC launches campaign promoting financial inclusion

The FDIC launched a public awareness campaign supporting financial empowerment to educate consumers about the benefits of opening a bank account to gain access to safe, low-cost financial products.

Apr 16, 2021 | Coronavirus Update
FS-ISAC Coronavirus Update, April 16, 2021

The seven-day average of US daily new coronavirus infections is 71,282, according to Johns Hopkins University data, up 8% from one week ago, and overall cases are rising in 33 states and Washington, D.C.

Apr 14, 2021 | Coronavirus Update
FS-ISAC Coronavirus Update, April 14, 2021

More than two dozen states reacted quickly to Tuesday’s announcement by the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, pausing injections while officials review the reports of blood clots.