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SBA's 504 Loan Program Sees Record Lending Month

At a time when thousands of small businesses across the country are struggling to stay afloat, it seems that some entrepreneurs are investing in future projects. As the National Association of Development Companies notes, the Small Business Administration completed a record number of loans under its 504 loan programs in...

U.S. Initial Unemployment Claims Amounted to 860,000 Last Week

This morning, the United States Department of Labor released the latest unemployment insurance filing numbers showing that 860,000 workers applied for new benefits last week. The figure is down from an adjusted 893,000 the week prior and is a fraction of the near-record 6.6 million claims filed at the height...

Savings App Guac Launches Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

Over the past few months, the FinTech industry has seen a slew of funding rounds — including some that have climbed even after their original announcement. While these traditional venture capital-led rounds are certainly the norm, they aren't the only way for startups to raise funds. Case in point: this...

Money at 30: One Finance Review

Having reviewed several digital banking account options over the past few years, it's safe to say that most have pretty much the same few features to offer with only a couple of different twists. While the interest rate or debit card designs may differ, there usually isn't a whole lot...

Emirates Announces Co-Branded Credit Cards with Barclays

Even though international travel may not be in the cards for most Americans at the moment, Emirates is moving ahead with the launch of its first U.S. credit card products. In partnership with Barclays, the airline has announced the debut of the Emirates Skywards Rewards World Elite Mastercard and the...

National Restaurant Association Survey Finds 1 in 6 Restaurants Remain Closed

If you've noticed that a number of your local restaurants have stayed closed since the pandemic struck, you're certainly not alone. In fact, 56% of Americans surveyed said that locations in their community had closed for good. Moreover, as the National Restaurant Association reports, these closures could worsen in the...

Robinhood Adjusts Options Trading Features Following Criticism

As the free stock trading app Robinhood continues to explode in popularity, the platform has also garnered some criticism and scrutiny. This not only includes a 2018 misstep that found that company backtracking on plans for a "Checking & Savings" account but has also continued with the Securities and Exchange...

Americans Pay Down a Record $118 Billion in Credit Card Debt

Despite the economic hardships that abound, it seems that many Americans are actually managing to eliminate some of their most expensive debts. According to WalletHub's latest data, U.S. consumers paid down a total of $118 billion in credit card debt during the first half of 2020, amounting to an all-time...