Small Business Saturday more important than ever amid COVID pandemic

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — This year’s “Small Business Saturday” may be the most important ever, as many small businesses are hurting through the coronavirus pandemic.

The New York City small business commissioner will be touring the five boroughs on Saturday, including in Marcy Square, encouraging people to get out and support local businesses whether in person or online.

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This week, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced an initiative to provide interest free loans of up to $100,000 to the city’s small businesses.

“We have got to help our small businesses in any way possible, the city has done everything from grants and loans, we did that before even the federal government,” de Blasio said. “To giving out free PPE to keep stores and their customers safe to to opening up streets and sidewalks for outdoor dining and open

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Best Buy is leaving Mexico and this job offers you 50 thousand pesos to watch movies: Check the most important news of the week

Video editing: Luis Peagui

Keeping up with the news can be a challenge for every entrepreneur, but with Emprendenews you can find out the most relevant information of the week in less than five minutes.

Do you want to read the notes in depth? Here we leave you the links so that you can click on them and stay aware of what is happening in the national and international entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Image: Snap via Engadget

Parent company Snap is launching Spotlight, a new section of its app that will show user-created videos.

Snap is putting a lot of money into the effort.

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Storms this weekend, freezing temps next week


A star was born when Chief Meteorologist Jeff Lyons for 14 News in Evansville, Indiana brought Betty his cat on-air during a weather hit.


Bundle up, Pensacola: The first big freeze of the season is slated to set in early next week, following a weekend of storms that could potentially bring severe weather and heavy rain to the entire western Panhandle. 

A cold front moving into the Southeastern United States is the culprit for this weekend’s severe weather forecast, said Joe Maniscalo, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Mobile, Alabama. Ahead of the cold front moving in, all of Northwest Florida will be at marginal risk for severe weather Sunday.

“The forecast calls for precipitation amounts between 1 to 3 inches of rain here as we move into the end of the week and into the weekend,” he said. “That’s something to keep in mind

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Salesforce, Delta Air Lines, Best Buy: Stocks That Defined the Week Inc.

Which business-software giant will become the go-to provider in a work-from-home world? Salesforce . com could put pressure on Microsoft Corp. , as it is in advanced talks to buy workplace messenger maker Slack Technologies Inc. Having failed to capture Slack itself, Microsoft in 2016 launched its own competing workplace collaboration tool, called Teams. Slack would be the largest acquisition ever for Salesforce ; Salesforce’s core business is in customer-relationship management software. Salesforce shares lost 5.4% Wednesday.

AstraZeneca PLC

Optimism that vaccines will help revive the economy in 2021 got another boost. On Monday the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca said their vaccine was found to be as much as 90% effective in preventing infections without serious side effects in a large trial. Unlike shots under development from Pfizer and Moderna, AstraZeneca’s vaccine can be stored at temperatures above zero degrees Celsius, easing the distribution process. U.S. stocks

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NFL Week 12 – Best Bets Against the Spread From the SI Gambling Team

NFL Best Bets for Week 12

Please note: These are our FREE picks, not our PREMIUM picks which are reserved for MEMBERS only at SI Fantasy PRO. Members receive alert notifications immediately upon pick release.


YTD: 188-130-2 | MLB: 79-60 | NFL: 52-41-1 | CFB: 19-17 | January-March: 38-12-2 | Casey Olson’s MMA PICKS: 188-79-5 (70% on all released betting plays)


Ben Heisler (@bennyheis)

New York Giants at Cincinnati Bengals (+6) | TOTAL: 43

Not having Joe Burrow available for the Bengals is a bummer, but I’m not convinced that it means the offense will die a slow painful death at home vs the Giants.

Cincinnati throws the second most amount of times in the NFL, and with no Joe Mixon, that doesn’t appear likely to change even with Brandon Allen taking over at quarterback. Allen

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Inner Circle vs. Hurt Business: Who Is the Best Heel Faction in Wrestling Today? | Bleacher Report

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    Who is the superior wrestling faction right now between Inner Circle and The Hurt Business?

    Who is the superior wrestling faction right now between Inner Circle and The Hurt Business?Credit: AEW /

    Factions are running wild right now in the world of wrestling, arguably more than ever before between WWE and AEW. Not every stable can be a winner (see: Retribution), but The Hurt Business and Inner Circle have managed to be one of the best parts of their respective shows in 2020.

    AEW’s Inner Circle has been a staple of Dynamite since its first episode in October 2019. The group consisting of Chris Jericho, Sammy Guevara, Jake Hager, Santana and Ortiz has had its fair share of ups and downs since then but remains relevant as a top act in the promotion to this day.

    The same can be said for The Hurt Business. Although the foursome of Bobby Lashley, MVP, Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander hasn’t been together

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Target offers full week of cyber sales to shoppers shunning in-store purchases during coronavirus

One day for cyber deals? Target says it’s offering seven.

The big-box retailer’s move will help it capitalize on the increasing number of shoppers who have relied on the retailer’s online services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The company’s Cyber Week will kick off Nov. 29 and run through Dec. 5, including discounts in categories from electronics to toys, home décor, apparel and everyday essentials.


While closings intended to curb the spread of the deadly COVID-19 have forced many retail behemoths into bankruptcy, those with highly developed online operations have fared better.

Last week, Minneapolis-based Target disclosed that its online sales surged 155% in the three months through Oct.

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What’s on TV This Week: ‘Masterpiece,’ holiday specials and more


The docuseries “Empires of New York” recalls the rise of such Big Apple bigwigs as Donald Trump, John Gotti and Rudy Giuliani. 5 and 7 p.m. CNBC

Our courageous correspondent is back in the field in a new season of “This Is Life With Lisa Ling.” 6 and 7 p.m. CNN

Jolly good shows! From “Upstairs Downstairs” to “Downton Abbey,” the retrospective “Masterpiece: 50 Fabulous Years!” celebrates that Anglo-centric anthology series. Alan Cumming hosts. 8 p.m. KOCE

H.E.R. leads the field with eight nominations at the “2020 Soul Train Awards.” Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold co-host. 8 p.m. BET; also VH1

A publicist melts the heart of a corporate executive in the TV movie “If I Only Had Christmas.” With Candace Cameron Bure. 8 p.m. Hallmark Channel

Business rivals find romance “Once Upon a Main Street” in this TV movie. With Vanessa Lachey, Ryan McPartlin and Patrick Duffy. 8

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Dow, stocks rise Friday as markets head for solid weekly gain

The Associated Press
Published 11:20 a.m. ET Nov. 27, 2020


People wearing protective face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus move past an electronic stock board showing Japan’s Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Tokyo. (Photo: Eugene Hoshiko, AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose on Wall Street Friday at the start of a shortened trading session, led by gains in technology companies.

The S&P 500 rose 0.3% and is on track for its third weekly gain in the past four weeks. Investors have been encouraged by progress in getting a vaccine approved and distributed and hopefully halting the coronavirus pandemic’s grip on the global economy.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, which earlier this week crossed 30,000 for the first time, rose 0.2%. The Nasdaq, which has a heavy weighting of technology stocks, gained 1%.

U.S. markets close at 1

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Oil prices trade mixed Friday but both grades set for weekly gain

Crude-oil futures on Friday were trading mixed ahead of an important OPEC meeting, after settling on Wednesday at the highest level since early March.

U.S. financial markets were closed Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday and will close early, at 1 p.m. Eastern Time, on Friday.

West Texas Intermediate crude for January delivery

 was down 36 cents, or 0.8%, at $45.34 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, after a 1.8% gain on Wednesday.

January Brent crude, the global benchmark, however, climbed 43 cents, or 1%, to trade at $45.37 a barrel on ICE Futures Europe, following a 1.6% gain for grade oil in the previous session.

On Wednesday, both benchmarks finished at the highest since March 5 and both are on pace for sharp weekly and month-to-date gains. WTI and Brent oil were on track for a weekly rise of around 7%, and the pair are also

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