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Small EU Firms Hold Mountain Of Debt, Could Be Next Major Headache For Banks 

The European Union is doing the same as they did in 2008-09, extend and pretend, dishing out cheap loans to businesses and hoping for a recovery.  What’s worrying today is that excessive optimism comes as European governments invest in the recovery by increasing public spending as the central bank keeps rates low and floods capital…

Small Businesses Freaking Out About Surging Taxes Under Biden

In December, the first month after Donald Trump’s loss, the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index slumped 5.5 points to 95.9, falling below the average Index value since 1973 of 98, and missing expectations of a triple digit print. Nine of the 10 Index components declined and only one improved. Of note, owners expecting better business…

Treasury Yields, Bitcoin And Small Caps Soar; Tech And Dollar Tumble On Possible Georgia Blue Sweep

Bond yields, bitcoin and small cap stocks surged while tech stocks and the dollar tumbled on Wednesday on the prospect of more stimulus and tougher tech regulation if Democrats take control of the U.S. Senate following a run-off election in Georgia. Stocks in Europe rose and those in Asia were mixed as traders digested what’s…

Q3 Bank CRE Loan Performance: Delinquencies Spike For Big Retail And Small Hotel Sectors

By commercial-real estate experts Trepp Summary: The overall credit performance of commercial real estate (CRE) loans in bank portfolios continues to show signs of pandemic related stress with increasing delinquency rates and charge-offs and downward migration of risk ratings. While anecdotal feedback from lenders indicates that relief granted through deferrals and forbearance early in the…

Small "Santa Rally" As Futures Rebound After Traders Shrug Off Trump Veto Threat

After initially tumbling after President Trump shocked the establishment and traders with a surprise tirade against the $900 billion relief package, calling it a “disgrace” and demanded stimulus checks be raised to $2,000 from $600 while demanding that “wasteful and unnecessary items” be eliminated, futures staged a full rebound as analysts said investors shouldn’t worry…

Winter Is Coming: 62% Of U.S. Small Business Owners “Fear The Worst Is Still To Come”

By Michael Snyder The official start of winter is just a few days away, and many small business owners are concerned that their businesses won’t be able to make it to the start of spring.  This is particularly true for those small businesses that rely on face to face interaction with the general public.  Restaurants,…

A Record 61% Of Restaurants, 35% Of Small Businesses Can’t Pay December Rent

By Tyler Durden Another day, another restaurant doomsday story. According to the latest Alignable Rent Poll, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for small businesses everywhere to pay their rent in full and on time, given the latest COVID resurgences. The need for more federal funding is also becoming more pronounced for many of these businesses, according…

5G “Small Cell” Guidelines and Ordinance Writers Had Major Conflicts of Interest, According to Berkeley, CA Activists

By B.N. Frank California residents have been tireless in their activism against cell towers and antennas – both 4G and 5G – being installed near their homes, kids’ schools, and throughout their communities (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. 11, 12, 13). An op-ed signed by 24 activists provides valid…

48% Of U.S. Small Businesses Fear That They May Be Forced To “Shut Down Permanently” Soon

By Michael Snyder What would the United States look like if we lost half of our small businesses?  The reason I ask that question is because approximately half of all small business owners in the entire country believe that they may soon be forced to close down for good.  Not even during the Great Depression…

48% Of US Small Businesses Fear That They May Be Forced To “Shut Down Permanently” Soon

Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog, What would the United States look like if we lost half of our small businesses?  The reason I ask that question is because approximately half of all small business owners in the entire country believe that they may soon be forced to close down for good. …

Franchise Relations Deteriorate As Pandemic Wreaks Havoc On Small Business

By Tyler Durden According to a new WSJ report, the virus pandemic has unleashed enormous stress, destroying the cozy relationships between franchisees and executives at burger chains, hotels, and other types of shops. WSJ’s Micah Maidenberg and Heather Haddon outline how the virus-induced downturn in the economy has led store owners and corporate execs at…

Franchise Relations Deteriorate As Pandemic Wreaks Havoc On Small Business

According to a new WSJ report, the virus pandemic has unleashed enormous stress, destroying the cozy relationships between franchisees and executives at burger chains, hotels, and other types of shops.  WSJ’s Micah Maidenberg and Heather Haddon outline how the virus-induced downturn in the economy has led store owners and corporate execs at Subway, Econo Lodge,…

“It’s Really Bad” – Almost One-Third Of Small Businesses In NY, NJ Have Closed

By Tyler Durden Here comes the next recession as nearly one-third of small businesses in New York and New Jersey remain closed since the virus pandemic began earlier this year. The NYPost outlines small business data from Opportunity Insights and New Jersey Business & Industry Association paint a troubling outlook for the rest of 2020 into 2021. Opportunity Insights’…

Simulations of Massive MIMO Beamforming in 5G Small Cell Tower

By B.N. Frank According to a lawsuit and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman, all Americans have already paid to have high-speed internet where they live (see 1, 2, 3, 4). High-speed internet is achievable, safer AND more secure with a wired internet connection (see 1, 2) not 5G or WiFi. Opposition to both 4G…

Riots are driving Portland’s small businesses under

 … but mainstream media wants to sell you a different story After nearly 60 straight nights of violence, business owners in Portland are sick and tired of riots. But as their stores go under, the coastal media treats the rioters to glowing coverage and city authorities do nothing. Portland is a liberal stronghold, and as…