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03 Nov
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Institute for Local Self-Reliance Launches Independent Business Petition to Congress

The petition focuses on Amazon’s disproportionate impact on the independent business community, saying, “Amazon’s predatory tactics threaten our existence.”

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27 Oct
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Register for November 9 Webinar on ABA’s Health Insurance Benefit With LIG Solutions

The 45-minute webinar will go over all program details (including open enrollment), and will allow members to ask questions.

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27 Oct

Medicare Open Enrollment Underway: Contact LIG Solutions

Two important points to consider during open enrollment: Deadlines are real (options are very limited outside of open enrollment) and be careful when shopping around (as some brokers may sell your information).

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14 Oct

Booksellers: Contact LIG Solutions About Medicare Open Enrollment

Two important points to consider going into open enrollment: Deadlines are real (options are very limited outside of open enrollment) and be careful when shopping around (as some brokers may sell your information).

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14 Oct
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New (Simpler) Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness Application Released

PPP borrowers of $50,000 or less are now exempt from any reductions in forgiveness due to reductions in full-time-equivalent employees and reductions in employee salary or wages.

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07 Oct
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House Antitrust Subcommittee Releases Long-Awaited Big Tech Report

The subcommittee proposed changes to antitrust law to rein in Big Tech’s power. Among additional recommendations were ways to make it easier to go after dominant platforms for predatory pricing.

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07 Oct

Medicare Open Enrollment Begins Next Week: Contact LIG Solutions

ABA’s partnership with LIG Solutions gives members access to LIG’s extensive knowledge of the health insurance market, which helps members navigate a wide array of insurance options.

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30 Sep
Liberty From All Masters by Barry Lynn

Part II: A Q&A With Barry Lynn, Author of Liberty From All Masters

“In short, booksellers, simply by doing what they do best, will help to protect one of the fundamental institutions of democracy, which is the book industry itself,” says Lynn.

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30 Sep
Banned Books Week 2020: Censorship is a Dead End

Banned Books Week Underway

There is still time to celebrate with the entire book community before the week comes to an end on October 3.

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23 Sep
Liberty From All Masters by Barry Lynn

Part I: A Q&A With Barry Lynn, Author of Liberty From All Masters

Lynn’s book, out September 29, examines how monopoly power, specifically that of Google, Amazon, and Facebook, threatens liberty, democracy, prosperity, and national security. 

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23 Sep

Banned Books Week Begins Sunday: Share Your Plans

Whether stores are hosting virtual events or planning in-store displays and festivities, ABA wants to know.

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23 Sep
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Booksellers: Medicare Open Enrollment Is Less Than One Month Away

Medicare’s open enrollment period for 2021 will run from October 15 to December 7; booksellers should prepare by contacting ABA membership health insurance partner LIG Solutions for a no-obligation health insurance assessment.

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15 Sep
Banned Books Week 2020: Censorship is a Dead End

Banned Books Week 2020: Everything You Need to Know

This year’s event, to be held September 27 to October 3, features the theme “Censorship Is a Dead End.”

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08 Sep
Banned Books Week 2020: Censorship is a Dead End

Prepare for Banned Books Week with Ingram Discounts and Virtual Programming Ideas

Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read, will be held September 27 to October 3 and will feature the theme “Censorship Is a Dead End.”

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08 Sep

CDC Announces Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions

The CDC’s order does not waive payment obligations or prohibit fees, penalties, or interest for failure to pay. In other words, rent is not cancelled or forgiven. It also does not provide funds for rent relief.

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