Monthly Archives: January 2021

News from the Deep Swamp: Finance Companies Took $500 million in PPP Funds

[Long] From The Washington Post < https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/01/15/debt-collectors-payday-ppp/ Summary: More than 1,700 debt-collection agencies and related businesses borrowed from the program, totaling more than $520 million in loans. Debt collectors, payday lenders collected over $500 million in federal pandemic relief Paycheck … Continue reading

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Chilean Wine in the Jan 8th edition of the Economist

Link to the on-line version of this article, but it may be behind a “pay wall” for non-subscribers. . . . <https://econ.st/3pXgMQV > Label your libation with love Why Chinese tipplers like Chilean wine Presentation counts as much as the … Continue reading

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Congress Confirms Biden Victory

From the National Public Radio account at 3:41 AM, 7 January, 2021. “ . . . One woman was killed by a Capitol Police officer in the Capitol. Wednesday night, D.C. police said three other people died from medical emergencies … Continue reading

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Well, THAT was quick . . . .

From the Washington Post: < https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/01/04/haven-amazon-jpmorgan-closes/ > If you can, go to the web site to check out some of the interesting comments offered by the public. Technology High-profile health-care venture backed by Amazon, JPMorgan and Berkshire Hathaway shutters The … Continue reading

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Talk about crazy . . . .

From the Washington Post — think I saw a similar headline for The NY Times Exclusive ‘I just want to find 11,780 votes’: In extraordinary hour-long call, Trump pressures Georgia secretary of state to recalculate the vote in his favor … Continue reading

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