Image source: Getty Images. When the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) authorized COVID-19 stimulus payments for struggling Americans in late-March, the IRS sprung into action. It distributed the funds to many Americans via direct deposit or check. The agency used information from tax returns filed in […]
Rising from pandemic, the business success stories of tomorrow?
On Feb. 16, Marissa and Adam Goldstein launched Rafi Nova, a company selling backpacks for adventure travelers. Sustainably sourced, using textiles woven by Hmong women in Vietnam paid at a fair-trade rate, the backpacks might have been a thing. But the pandemic hit and domestic and international travel ground to […]
‘Open today, closed tomorrow’ is the new normal for hair, nail salons due to coronavirus
Travis Vu cuts a client’s hair in one of two socially-distanced chairs in front of his salon in Fountain Valley. He said he could never have imagined moving his operations outside, but is doing his best to keep business afloat and four employees working. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles […]