Fashion and Beauty Brands Start Grants for BIPOC-Owned Businesses


And many are accepting applications right now.

According to CBS News, 40% of Black-owned enterprises might not make it through the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The Center for Responsible Lending estimated that 90% of small businesses owned by people of color “have been, or will likely be, shut out” from the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Ashley Harrington, the organization’s director of federal advocacy and senior council, told CBS News in April. (You may remember how, quite controversially, the PPP initially sent loans to companies like Shake Shack and Ruth’s Chris Steak House, some of which were then returned due to public outcry.) A survey of Black and Latinx business owners and workers conducted by Color of Change and UnidosUS found that many weren’t receiving the aid they asked for from the Small Business Administration, if they received any aid at all, the New York Times reported. 


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Intel’s (INTC) New Offerings Aim to Accelerate AI Workloads


Intel INTC recently rolled out its third generation Xeon Scalable processors and other product enhancements to its hardware and software AI portfolio. The aim is to enable customers to accelerate complex artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics workloads across data center, network and intelligent-edge environments.

Intel’s new 3rd Gen Xeon Scalable server processors are integrated with Deep Learning (DL) Boost capabilities and bfloat16 support, which drives AI training and inference performance.

The latest processors (dubbed “Cooper Lake”) are an improvement over Intel’s older 4- and 8-socket processor solutions.

Per CRN, the latest 4- and 8-socket processor solutions are based on 14-nanometer (nm) technology.

The semiconductor giant is expected to release 10 nm server processors for 1- and 2-socket processor solutions, which are widely in use, in later 2020.

Intel also unveiled Optane persistent memory 200 series, high-capacity 3D NAND SSDs — the Intel SSD D7-P5500 and P5600, AI-optimized Stratix 10 NX

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2020 Candidate Profile: Adam Schleifer For Congress


NEW CASTLE, NY — There are several contested races in this month’s primary, including Democrats running to be nominee in the fall for the 17th Congressional District. Patch asked candidates in the contested races to answer questions about their campaigns and will be publishing candidate profiles as the primary day draws near.

Adam Schleifer, 39, of New Castle, is seeking the Democratic line on the ballot in November. Longtime Rep. Nita Lowey is retiring at the end of the term. The district covers Rockland County and most of Westchester.

Schleifer’s opponents in the June 23 Democratic primary are Mondaire Jones, Evelyn Farjas, Allison H. Fine, Asha Castleberry-Hernandez, David Buchwald and David Carlucci.

Schleifer is a former assistant U.S. attorney. Before that, he was a special associate counsel at New York’s Department of Financial Services. He holds degrees from Cornell University and Columbia Law School.

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Here’s what Joe Biden means for markets, business and America


I say Joe Biden has a 50% chance of getting elected in November and if you buy that impartial fact, then it’s probably a good idea to understand what a Biden presidency means for the economy, markets and business. 

This is no small thing. 

If he wants to win, Biden has 136 days to convince the electorate that he can best manage the economy. The candidate has some work to do. While the former Vice President leads in national polls, according to a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll 43% of registered voters said they thought Trump would be a better steward of the economy than Biden, against 38% who said Biden would be better. And a late-May Washington Post-ABC News survey said those polled trusted Trump and Biden in nearly equal measure to oversee the economic recovery. At the very least, Biden does not appear to have an advantage when it comes

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