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Turn Key Solutions shares cybersecurity tips for companies working from home 

With millions of people now working from home, cybersecurity has never been more important. That’s according to Henry Overton, president and co-founder of Turn Key...

Bankers to work through the weekend processing PPP loan applications

Despite a rocky start, the $350 billion federal Paycheck Protection Program got up and running today, even as lenders rushed to finalize application portals...

Virus response: Gator Millworks pivots to produce plastic face shields

Traditionally specializing in woodwork, Denham Springs-based Gator Millworks is keeping its staff working by pivoting to produce plastic face shields that are safe for...

Virus roundup … 

• The Trump administration plans to pay hospitals to treat uninsured coronavirus patients, according to The Wall Street Journal. Hospitals would have to agree...

Coronavirus Advisory: Details on defining ‘essential’ businesses and understanding the CARES Act, sponsored by...

Sponsored by Is your business "essential" under Louisiana's stay-at-home order? On March 22, 2020, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards issued Proclamation No. 41-JBE-2020, extending what is...

Cassidy, Kennedy ask Trump to aid offshore oil and gas industry 

U.S. Sens. Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy want President Donald Trump to provide relief to the offshore oil and gas industry, which has been...

LSU AgCenter Food Incubator offers to help restaurants get products into stores 

For the past several years, the LSU AgCenter Food Incubator has helped new businesses translate their recipes to products sold on grocery store shelves....

Banks urge patience as PPP rollout gets off to a rocky start

The ambitious $350 billion Paycheck Protection Program passed by Congress one week ago to help small businesses weather the coronavirus crisis rolls out this...

Virus roundup …

• The national unemployment rate is probably around 13%, its highest level since the Great Depression, says economist Justin Wolfers in The New York...

New guidance sets PPP interest rate at 1%

The Small Business Administration released new guidance on the Paycheck Protection Program just hours before the program was set to open. The biggest change...

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