Tag Archives: Small Business Administration

Financial Daily Dose 8.4.2020 | Top Story: Twitter to Pay FTC Up to $250 Over Privacy Violations

BY: Michael D. Reif | August 4, 2020

Twitter will pay the Federal Trade Commission up to $250 million to “resolve new charges . . . that the social media giant breached a 2011 consent decree by using data provided for security purposes to target users with advertisements.” Twitter had collected the personal info—like phone numbers and email addresses—after a massive cyberhack in … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 4.29.2020 | Top Story: White House Declares Meat Processing “Critical Infrastructure” Even as Unions Object Over Safety Concerns

BY: Michael D. Reif | April 29, 2020

Despite [actually, more likely because of] a rash of recent closures at meat processing facilities due to COVID-19 outbreaks, the White House issued an executive order classifying the slaughterhouses as “critical infrastructure” in an effort to “prevent looming shortages of pork, chicken and other products as a result of the coronavirus” – NYTimes and WSJ … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 4.27.2020 | Top Story: Uncertainty Over How to Reopen Rules Even as Some States Return to Business

BY: Michael D. Reif | April 27, 2020

All the talk of when to reopen the economy is largely gotten in the way of a bigger (and thornier, if possible) question: how to do it.  Despite the bold declarations from optimists and wishful thinkers that it’s as easy as a light switch flipped back on, most think that that we’re really talking “months, … Continue reading