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In The Nation: How Amazon Used the Pandemic to Amass More Monopoly Power

Date: 26 Jun 2020 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Amazon has a long history of using its monopoly power to squeeze its workers and the small businesses that depend on its platform. Now, under the strains of Covid-19, Amazon has begun to turn its quest for dominance against its own customers.… Read More

How Cities and States Are Stepping up to Help Small Businesses in Crisis (Episode 101)

Date: 28 May 2020 | posted in: Building Local Power, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Host Jess Del Fiacco talks with Kennedy Smith, Senior Researcher with ILSR’s Independent Business initiative, about efforts at the state and local level to support small businesses affected by the pandemic.… Read More

Report: Fewer Small Businesses are Receiving Federal Relief Loans in States Dominated by Big Banks

Date: 29 Apr 2020 | posted in: Banking, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A significantly larger number of federal relief loans are reaching small businesses in states where small, local banks comprise a greater share of the market, compared to states where big banks are more dominant, an ILSR analysis has found. … Read More

ILSR & Allies Urge Congress to Act on Small Business Crisis

Date: 14 Apr 2020 | posted in: agriculture, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Hundreds of thousands of small businesses shuttered by COVID-19 are at risk of closing for good in the coming weeks. To protect Main Street jobs, workers, and businesses while they hibernate and adapt to save lives during the pandemic, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance has joined a range of allies in demanding a federal small business aid program that meets this moment.… Read More

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