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Judge Barrett’s Record: Siding With Businesses Over Workers

With the opening statements and the grandstanding now over, today the nomination hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court begin in earnest, as members of the Senate Judiciary Committee launch into their questioning. Supreme Court confirmation hearings have become a high-level version of dodgeball, where nominees work tirelessly to evince no opinion on any legal matter whatsoever, using the excuse that the topic might come up before the Court in the future, and the nominee wouldn’t want to prejudge any decision.

In this case, both Barrett’s record and the entire process can be prejudged. Though she only has three years on the federal bench, Barrett has nearly two decades’ worth of law review writing from her time as a professor at Notre Dame. Everyone knows she has been installed to deliver victories on long-sought, ideologically conservative priorities, from eliminating the

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Delta leaves nearly 600,000 homes, businesses without power in three states

Nearly 600,000 homes and businesses in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi are in the dark after losing power due to Delta, which hit the U.S. Gulf Coast as a hurricane and has since been downgraded to a tropical depression.

According to the data aggregator PowerOutage.us, 583,190 utility customers were without power across the three states as of Saturday afternoon.

That was down from the nearly 750,000 households and businesses that had power outages earlier Saturday. The highest number of outages is in Louisiana with more than 546,000.

Delta made landfall on Friday evening as a Category 2 near Creole, Louisiana, with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph. Just six weeks earlier, the Louisiana coastal area was battered by Hurricane Laura.

The storm then moved directly over Lake Charles, a waterfront city about 30 miles inland where homes and buildings were already damaged by Laura.

The storm is expected to track northeastward

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Wisconsin Residents React to Damage Caused to Homes and Businesses In Wauwatosa During Chaotic Night

WAUWATOSA, Wisc. — A caravan of Black Lives Matter protesters had made it about 6 miles from Milwaukee to Wauwatosa Wednesday evening before being stopped by police in riot gear. Rioters in the crowd began to throw projectiles at the police line, prompting officers to deploy tear gas and pepper balls.

It was a scene that has been played out, too often, in American cities since late May, except this time it was not taking place in the downtown area of a major city. It was happening in residential neighborhoods. The protests were sparked after Wauwatosa officer Joseph Mensah was not charged in a shooting that led to the death of 17-year-old Alvin Cole. Cole was killed on February 2 when he opened fire on officers.

Prior to the confrontation, some in the BLM crowd had smashed windows or threw large rocks through windows of businesses along their path. Businesses

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Hundreds of businesses in San Antonio have ‘Alamo’ in the name

On Aug. 9, 2007, Ed Jewett and Roland Gonzales certified their new small business with the Texas Secretary of State.

Alamo Handyman.

Asked 13 years later to recall why the lifelong friends chose that name, Jewett chuckled, “Gosh I don’t know.”

READ ALSO: New poll raises question: Who are the 1% of Texans who haven’t heard of Whataburger?

Jewett, born and raised in San Antonio, said he hoped people would hear “Alamo” and think the brand-new company had been around a long time. The business has since expanded from a single handyman to a regional service provider that performs complete home overhauls.

The friends were one of many budding entrepreneurs to adopt the landmark’s name. Area business listings turn up over 600 companies with Alamo in their title — and that doesn’t include those with Alamo Heights or Ranch.

The enterprises range from Alamo Botanicals to Alamo Xtreme AC &

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Over 600 businesses in San Antonio are named ‘Alamo.’ How many can you name?

On Aug. 9, 2007, Ed Jewett and Roland Gonzales certified their new small business with the Texas Secretary of State.



a person is walking down the street in front of a building: Businesses across the state assume the Alamo connotation such as the Alamo Cafe.


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Businesses across the state assume the Alamo connotation such as the Alamo Cafe.


Alamo Handyman.

Asked 13 years later to recall why the lifelong friends chose that name, Jewett chuckled, “Gosh I don’t know.”

READ ALSO: New poll raises question: Who are the 1% of Texans who haven’t heard of Whataburger?

Jewett, born and raised in San Antonio, said he hoped people would hear “Alamo” and think the brand-new company had been around a long time. The business has since expanded from a single handyman to a regional service provider that performs complete home overhauls.

The friends were one of many budding entrepreneurs to adopt the landmark’s name. Area business listings turn up over 600 companies with Alamo in their title — and that doesn’t

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Lowe’s, ‘Shark Tank’ star Daymond John launch effort for small businesses

As many small businesses face challenges during the coronavirus pandemic, Lowe’s is giving them a shot to get their products on its store shelves and website.

Lowe’s CEO Marvin Ellison said Tuesday on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” that the home improvement retailer is teaming up with Daymond John, a star of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” to mentor entrepreneurs across diverse backgrounds, listen to their pitches and narrow the pool to standouts. The initiative will ultimately culminate in a one-day pitch competition judged by Lowe’s executives and hosted by John.

“Although we’re a big company, we’re fortunate to be classified as an essential business, we understand that the success of our broader macro economy is going to be the small businesses and the ability for small businesses to continue to grow and thrive,” Ellison said. “We understand that Covid-19 has created an incredible strain on the economic viability of many of

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Lebanon To Compensate For Beirut Blast Lost Homes, Businesses

Destruction at Beirut port after the mega-blast that ravaged swathes of the Lebanese capital on August 4


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Lebanon on Thursday unveiled a compensation programme for the thousands of homes and businesses devastated by the August 4 mega-blast at Beirut’s port.

President Michel Aoun signed a decree allocating 100 billion Lebanese pounds (more than $66 million at the official exchange rate, or $13 million on the black market) to the programme, his office said.

It added that the army and Beirut municipality would be tasked with setting up a mechanism to distribute the funds.

The compensation will go to owners of homes and businesses damaged in the explosion that left more than 190 dead and devastated swathes of the capital, a source at the presidency said.

According to an assessment by the army, the blast caused by a consignment of ammonium nitrate damaged almost 61,000 homes and

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More loan money available to rebuild Kenosha businesses

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state is making more money available to help small businesses in Kenosha recover from damage during recent unrest over the police shooting of Jacob Blake, officials announced Wednesday.

Gov. Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation said another $3 million would be added to the previously-announced $1 million in no-interest loans for small businesses.

Kenosha Fire Chief Charles Leipzig recently told the Police and Fire Commission that damage from the violence that followed Blake’s shooting Aug. 23 has topped $11 million.

The 29-year-old Black man was left partially paralyzed after a white officer shot him seven times in the back as police tried to arrest him.

The shooting, which was recorded on video and seen widely on social media, sparked protests and violence in Kenosha, where roughly two dozen fires were set and numerous businesses were destroyed.

Prosecutors say 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse of Antioch,

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Symphony taking concerts to patrons’ homes, businesses

The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra can’t give concerts in Powell Symphony Hall due to coronavirus restrictions, so musicians are taking performances straight to patrons — even to their homes.

The symphony recently began its “On the Go” series that involves outdoor chamber music performances for crowds of 50 or less, as well as one-on-one performances in which symphony musicians visit and perform for individuals or families at their homes.

The chamber music performances will be at various places, including health care facilities around St. Louis to show support for the work that medical professionals have done in the fight against COVID-19, symphony spokesman Eric Dundon said Monday.

The St. Louis region has been hit harder by the coronavirus than any other area of the state. While Republican Gov. Mike Parson allowed Missouri to reopen for business in mid-June, St. Louis city and county continue to have strict regulations

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Home sweet home: CNY bakers launch new businesses from their kitchens amidst pandemic

When the coronavirus pandemic kept people at home, navigating the unknown, four Central NY food entrepreneurs baked up new business ideas.

In lieu of food trucks, farmer’s markets, or opening a traditional storefront, these business owners opted to launch on social media first. Using Instagram and Facebook to market their products and connect with customers, they have each forged a path into the food business world despite the challenges of 2020.

These bakers and candy makers dealt with ingredient shortages due to the pandemic and space limitations, but each of them expressed wanting to do more for their communities and to make people happy during this tumultuous time.

We may be able to walk into their storefronts in the future, but here is how to try these homemade goods now.

Big Al’s Vegan Bakery

Big Al's Vegan Bakery

Alexis Barney, owner of Big Al’s Vegan Bakery started her business of vegan cakes and cookies

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