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25 Aug
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House Passes USPS Bill as Postmaster General Testifies Before Congress

The Delivering for America Act appropriated $25 billion to the USPS and would reverse operational changes made after January 1, 2020, that have slowed down mail delivery.

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12 Aug
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Webinar on “Safety Moving Forward: Your COVID Game Plan” Now Available on BookWeb

The webinar addressed questions such as: When can your business open back up again? Which employees do you bring back? What type of liabilities do you face when you reopen?

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11 Aug
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Register for an August 19 Webinar on ABA’s Health Insurance Benefit

On Wednesday, August 19, at 2:00 p.m. ET, ABA will host a webinar on its new membership health insurance benefit with LIG Solutions. 

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04 Aug

Paycheck Protection Program Nears August 8 Deadline

The PPP loan can be forgiven in full if a business spends the funds on eligible expenses and meets employee retention requirements, like maintaining salary and hours and rehiring workers.

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04 Aug

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Testifies Before House Antitrust Committee

In the aftermath of the hearing, attorneys general from California and New York are partnering with the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Amazon’s online marketplace. 

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04 Aug
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Coalition of 11 Book Industry Associations Launch Official Book Industry Health Insurance Partnership

The BIHIP alliance with LIG Solutions aims to provide members from across the 11 associations with a choice of health insurance options.

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04 Aug

ABA’s Health Insurance Benefit Goes Live; Register for an Upcoming Webinar

The ABA/LIG webinar, to be held Wednesday, August 19, at 2:00 p.m. ET, will go over all program details and allow booksellers to ask questions.

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29 Jul
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ICYMI: ABA Partnership Will Provide Members Health Insurance Options, New Info Coming Soon

Booksellers should look for an email early next week from ABA with new information on the roll-out of ABA's health insurance partnership with LIG Solutions.

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22 Jul
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ABA Writes House Antitrust Subcommittee Ahead of July 27 Big Tech Hearing

Scheduled to testify at the hearing are the CEOs of Amazon (Jeff Bezos), Apple (Tim Cook), Facebook (Mark Zuckerberg), and Google (Sundar Pichai). This will mark Bezos’ first appearance before Congress.

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08 Jul
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to Testify at House Antitrust Hearing on July 27

After initially saying it would not send Bezos but rather “the appropriate executive” to testify, Amazon reversed course and said it was willing to make Bezos available.

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01 Jul
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Senate Extends PPP Application Deadline to August 8; House Must Approve Extension

For the extension to go into effect, the U.S. House of Representatives would need to pass the legislation and send it to President Trump for his signature. 

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23 Jun

Judge Denies Trump Administration’s Request to Halt Publication of Bolton Book

Following Judge Royce Lamberth’s ruling, Bolton’s book was published on Tuesday, June 23. Prior to that, more than 200,000 copies of the memoir had already been circulated. 

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23 Jun
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SBA Rolls Out PPP Lender Match as June 30 Deadline Nears

The goal of the Lender Match tool is to connect small businesses that have yet to apply for or receive a PPP loan with eligible PPP lenders that cater to underserved and disadvantaged communities.

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17 Jun
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Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Information

ABA has continued to update this article with new information about the Paycheck Protection Program. For specific questions about PPP loan forgiveness, booksellers should reach out to their lender, accountant, and/or local SBA office or SBA-resource partner. 

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10 Jun

Health Insurance Options for Small Businesses

To see if any of these options is right for your business, consider talking to a licensed tax professional, benefits specialist, or health insurance agent or broker.

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