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SBA Loan Program Starts As Small Businesses Make Urgent Applications

A $349 billion program to throw them a financial lifeline got off to a rocky start on Friday as the U.S. economy continued to seize up.

F.D.A. to Allow Use of KN95 Masks Approved by China

The masks are almost identical in performance to the N95 masks that hospitals and other institutions are struggling to find.

Corona Beer to Halt Production Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

The suspension was announced days after the Mexican government ordered nonessential businesses to close.

Swift Aid Payments Keep Berlin’s Self-Employed Afloat Despite Shutdown

Within days, Germany’s capital distributed money to 150,000 artists, shop owners, hairdressers and other small-business owners and freelancers to cover basic expenses.

The Fed Got a Big Pile of Cash to Help the Economy. Who Will Benefit?

As the coronavirus sends the economy into free-fall, the Federal Reserve will keep credit flowing with an array of programs. But some details are fuzzy.

‘This Isn’t a Dry Run’: How to Be Ready for More Financial Pain

Classic investment strategies are performing about as well as expected — but they may be too painful to bear. If so, says our columnist, make adjustments now.

Trump’s Company Seeks to Ease Financial Crunch as Coronavirus Takes Toll

As companies nationwide look for relief, the Trump Organization has talked with Deutsche Bank and a Florida county about delaying payments on some loans and other obligations.

‘Zoombombing’ Becomes a Dangerous Organized Effort

Zoom, the videoconferencing app, has become a target for harassment and abuse coordinated in private off-platform chats.

Some Big Investors Smell Profit in Virus-Plagued Companies

Hedge funds and private equity firms are plotting to lend to companies struggling with the fallout from the pandemic, or even buy stakes in them.

A Coffee C.E.O.’s Pandemic Diary: ‘We Want to Still Provide an Escape’

Nick Stone, the founder of Bluestone Lane, says he is determined to see glimpses of humanity in a “devastating, absolutely devastating” crisis.

‘A Seismic Shock’: Jittery Companies Pull Back on Ads During Pandemic

Blank billboards and canceled online ads signal an industry in crisis as the coronavirus spreads. “There are things happening that we’ve never seen before,” one marketing executive said.

How Tech’s Lobbyists Are Using the Pandemic to Make Gains

Silicon Valley hasn’t suffered from the same financial devastation as other industries. Tech companies still have an agenda to push.

Small Business Loans Potentially Overwhelm Banks with Demand

The government has promised to lend $349 billion to small businesses starting Friday, but banks and owners have no idea how it will play out.

A Widening Toll on Jobs: ‘This Thing Is Going to Come for Us All’

After the initial impact of shutdowns on a few industries, the coronavirus pandemic is leaving a much broader swath of unemployment.

A Feature on Zoom Secretly Displayed Data From People’s LinkedIn Profiles

After an inquiry from Times reporters, Zoom said it would disable a data-mining feature that could be used to snoop on participants during meetings without their knowledge.
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