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Businesses in major US cities refusing to take cash payments due to “brutal” series of robberies

July 05, 2023 -

But for store owners and employees in California, it's an option that has helped protect businesses from robbers.

More businesses in Oakland, California, are refusing to accept cash payments as they try to get thieves to leave them alone amid an alarming increase in store robberies.

The switch to cashless payments is unusual because in 2019, San Francisco passed an ordinance that forbade stores from going cashless due to "the potential negative ...

British government official warns businesses to STOP GOING WOKE

September 01, 2023 -

British Chief Secretary to the Treasury John Glen issued this warning during an interview with the London-based think tank Bright Blue. His remarks came at the heels of American beer brand Bud Light's parent company Anheuser-Busch suffering the effects of a boycott because of the brand's partnership with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney.

"I'm uncomfortable, instinctively, to see big businesses appropriating the views of their customers to make a political ...

Businesses threaten to push mandatory coronavirus vaccinations for employees

May 07, 2021 - businesses, on the other hand, are less likely to require vaccinations. Experts believe this is because they have fewer resources to fight potential lawsuits, and upper management and rank-and-file workers have better relationships. A survey by the National Federation of Independent Business found that less than half of businesses would encourage vaccinations and only three percent would require it.

Clayton said companies might drop or enforce their vaccine ...

Aussie telco giant’s OUTAGE affects over 10M customers and 400,000 businesses

November 09, 2023 - businesses. In Melbourne, commuters were stranded as the train network has been shut down. Many Uber drivers are also unable to operate which has led to surging prices.

Hospitals were also impacted, including Melbourne's Northern Health District and Sydney's Westmead Private Hospital. "All phone lines into Northern Health campuses are currently being affected," said the Melbourne hospital. The Sydney hospital meanwhile stated: "Due to the national outage of Optus ...

Businesses lobbying for new round of federal aid as pandemic wanes

June 25, 2021 -

Aside from the American Rescue Plan, the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program delivered almost $800 billion in short-term grants to almost 12 million businesses. However, some business owners have claimed current federal aid is not enough to tide them over.

According to the National Restaurant Association (NRA), the restaurant industry lost $290 billion in revenue during the pandemic. While more restaurants have increased hiring, capacity ...

Businesses continue to shutter in San Francisco due to rampant shoplifting

October 21, 2020 -

The latest business casualty of the seemingly dying city, the Walgreens location in question, which is the seventh to close down in the city since 2019, serves mostly older people who live in the Opera Plaza area of the city.

“All of us knew it was coming,” stated longtime customer Sebastian Luke, who lives one block away from the store and is a frequent customer who has been posting photos of the thefts for several months now.

Just a few days ago, Luke photographed ...

Canada encouraging businesses to join WEF climate initiative that’s costing taxpayers millions

December 22, 2023 - businesses to participate in the FMC. These letters reaffirm the federal government's endorsement of the FMC initiative.

In October, Conservative MP Leslyn Lewis filed an order paper to seek information about the role of the federal government in the FMC.

According to the Inquiry of Ministry document, the Canadian government must promote the FMC, a collaboration between the WEF and the U.S. Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, ...

San Francisco announces plans to PUNISH businesses for fleeing due to rampant crime

a month ago - businesses to stay

Rather than show sympathy towards the store and its employees while offering solutions, San Francisco city leaders instead complained that Whole Foods was leaving.

"Our neighborhood waited a long time for this supermarket, but we're also well aware of problems they've experienced with drug-related retail theft, adjacent drug markets, and the many safety issues related to them," said Matt Dorsey, a former San Francisco Board of Supervisors member who ...

BAD BOT: AI chatbot tells businesses in New York City to break the law

2 months ago - businesses to accept cash to prevent discrimination against unbanked customers. But the bot didn't know about that policy when asked. "Yes, you can make your restaurant cash-free," the bot said in one wholly false response. "There are no regulations in New York City that require businesses to accept cash as a form of payment."

The bot also said it was fine to take workers' tips (wrong) and that there were no regulations on informing staff about scheduling changes ...

Haven’t learned their lesson: Despite boycott, Bud Light dumps another $200,000 into LGBTQ+ businesses

June 05, 2023 -

On April Fool's Day, conservative activists launched a boycott against Bud Light after Mulvaney shared a video of his trans likeness imprinted on a beer can, stating that "this month I celebrated my day 365 of womanhood."

Even with sales and market value flowing out the door faster than a pint of Bud Light from the tap, Anheuser-Busch saw fit to financially support NGLCC's "Communities of Color Initiative," which was "designed to support the growth and success of minority ...

Almost 50% of small businesses say they’re NOT going to survive a second Biden term

4 days ago -

The survey, which polled 80,000 small businesses, found that 22.4 percent of respondents think they definitely don't stand a chance to survive another four years under the Biden administration, while 26.2 percent say they're probably not going survive another Biden term. (Related: ABC news poll: Almost NINETY PERCENT believe Biden isn’t fit to serve.)

"There is nothing I can afford to do in addition to what I'm already doing. If things don't change, I'll be finished," ...

Government surveillance of small businesses via Corporate Transparency Act ruled unconstitutional by federal district court

March 07, 2024 - businesses by requiring them to divulge "highly personal" details to the Department of Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). "CTA was signed into law Dec. 2020 and is set to go into effect in a matter of months. This law will require certain businesses with fewer than 20 employees to disclose beneficial owners’ information to the FinCEN," the NSBA website included. "While we support the goal of stemming money laundering, this law is not just ...

American businesses, big-box stores increasingly rejecting CASH as forced shift to cashless society accelerates

January 31, 2024 -

Upwards of one billion people worldwide currently do not have a bank account, which means that they, too, are in trouble once stores in their native lands decide to scrap cash and switch to a cashless model of digital, and easily trackable, payment systems.

In larger cities like Seattle and Los Angeles, "No cash accepted" signs are popping up everywhere, including on the windows or stores that claim to be "inclusive." Nothing says inclusive quite like refusing customers ...

RACISM: Progressive insurance SUED for offering “patently unlawful” $25,000 grants exclusively to “black-only” businesses

August 24, 2023 -

The conservative group America First Legal (AFL) filed the class-action suit in an Ohio federal court this past week on behalf of Nathan Roberts, the owner of Freedom Truck Dispatch, who claims that Progressive is racially discriminating against non-black small business owners by offering the $25,000 to 10 "black-owned small businesses to use toward the purchase of a commercial vehicle."

Because whites, Asians, Hispanics, and all other non-blacks are excluded ...

Businesses fleeing Washington, California and New York because of crime, violence and anti-business policies

February 26, 2021 -

Similar trends can be seen in California and New York, where businesses are moving their headquarters to states that do not have regressive tax policies.

"Downtown started off as a vibrant place to be. Over time, we became embarrassed [to be here]," said Megan Gluth-Bohan, CEO of TR International, a global chemical distributor based out of downtown Seattle that recently announced its intention to move its headquarters.

TR International is moving to Edmonds, ...

New FISA bill includes “vast” expansion of surveillance powers, forcing U.S. businesses to “become NSA spies”

a month ago - businesses from the new surveillance and spying infrastructure, most American businesses would qualify as having to comply with whatever the NSA demands in terms of private information about their customers.

"If the bill becomes law, any company or individual that provides ANY service whatsoever may be forced to assist in NSA surveillance, as long as they have access to equipment on which communications are transmitted or stored – such as routers, servers, cell ...

Insolvency experts warn: More than 47,000 U.K. businesses on “brink of collapse” as global economy crumbles

January 26, 2024 -

Despite continued government claims that economic conditions are just dandy, the U.K.'s business sector is quietly crumbling with increasing speed as insolvency specialists Begbies Traynor warn of a major economic crisis in their latest "Red Flag" report.

Thirty percent of all businesses in the U.K. currently facing financial distress are in the construction and property sectors, the report explains, pointing to another real estate crisis in the making.

The ...

Capitol Hill businesses call for intervention of city government as crimes spike in Seattle’s notorious CHAZ neighborhood

11 days ago - businesses in Capitol Hill because the costs of private security are prohibitive for many small business owners. The CHBA is asking the city to explore grant funding to help pay for security costs for businesses in the neighborhood. "While the City works hard to recruit and retain its next generation of SPD officers, businesses struggle to respond to security concerns on their own. Additional investments in security infrastructure would equip businesses ...

Businesses that endorsed BLM now closing their stores in San Francisco as rampant violence and crime overwhelms

May 07, 2023 -

Chris Menahan of Information Liberation pointed this out in a May 4 piece. He noted that several companies, "all of whom endorsed the BLM movement amid widespread rioting and looting during the Summer of Floyd [in 2020], have closed or are closing their stores in San Francisco." According to Menahan, these stores are departing the City by the Bay "due to rampant crime and theft brought on by the liberal policies they supported in the name of 'fighting racism' and 'white supremacy....

They never learn: Bud Light donates $200K to LGBT-run businesses amid fallout of botched Dylan Mulvaney campaign

June 05, 2023 -

In a May 30 press release, the St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch – which brews Bud Light – announced the donation to the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). The $200,000 will go to the NGLCC's Communities of Color Initiative (CoCI) which is "designed to support the growth and success of minority LGBT-owned businesses through certification, scholarships and business development in an effort to create equal opportunities for the economic advancement of small businesses ...

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