Commerce

A review of the current and proposed duration of “pandemic” unemployment benefits

BY MATT WEIDINGER State unemployment insurance (UI) programs typically offer laid-off workers up to 26 weeks of benefits that replace, on average, nearly half their pre­vious wages. Except for the brief recession in 1980, in every recession since 1957, Congress

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Commerce

‘Hockey Stick’ spending hikes make even less sense now

BY MATT WEIDINGER Last October, the House Ways and Means Committee approved, along party lines, legislation to extend and expand the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program.  HPOG is one of more than 40 federal education and training programs and provides low-income individuals training

Commerce

Lorraine exits its investment in Bush Industries

Lorraine Capital, LLC (“Lorraine”), a Buffalo NY private equity firm, in partnership with Landon Capital Partners, LLC (“Landon”), a Boston MA family office and Ironwood Capital, LLC (“Ironwood”) an Avon CT based subordinated debt fund, has exited their investment in

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