Saturday, May 18 2013 9:58 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:58:17 GMT
JEFF AMYAssociated PressLouisiana's unemployment rate rose in April for the fourth straight month, as fewer people reported having work. While the labor force was basically flat, according to the federalMore >>
Louisiana's unemployment rate rose in April for the fourth straight month, as fewer people reported having work.More >>
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SOURCE U.S. Small Business Administration
ATLANTA, March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding eligible private non-profit (PNP) organizations in Florida of the April 9 deadline to submit disaster loan applications for damages caused by Tropical Storm Debby from June 23 through July 26, 2012.
These loans are available to PNPs located in Baker, Bradford, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Franklin, Gulf, Hamilton, Hernando, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lee, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Manatee, Nassau, Pasco, Pinellas, Putnam, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Suwannee, Taylor, Union and Wakulla in Florida. Eligible PNPs are those that provide non-critical services such as: food kitchens, homeless shelters, museums, libraries, community centers and colleges.
The SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs such as ongoing operating expenses for eligible non-critical PNP organizations. This assistance is available regardless of whether the organization suffered any physical property damage. Loan amounts can be up to $2 million, and the interest rate is as low as 3 percent with terms up to 30 years. The SBA sets loan amounts and terms based on each applicant's financial condition.
Disaster loan information and application forms may also be obtained by calling the SBA's Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Loan applications can be downloaded from www.sba.gov. Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.
The filing deadline to return economic injury applications is April 9, 2013.
For more information about the SBA's Disaster Loan Program, visit our website at www.sba.gov.
Sunday, May 19 2013 1:11 AM EDT2013-05-19 05:11:43 GMT
(NASA/CNN) - NASA scientists recorded a powerful explosion on the moon recently. A meteoroid struck the lunar surface at speeds of 56,000 mph on March 17. The impact was so powerful the flash of brightMore >>
A meteoroid struck the lunar surface at speeds of 56,000 mph on March 17.More >>
Tuesday, May 14 2013 12:47 PM EDT2013-05-14 16:47:12 GMT
HOUSTON (KHOU/CBS) – Neighbors near a prostitution sting said customers came so often they affected the flow of traffic. Two juveniles were among the female sex workers, and more than 100 other peopleMore >>
Vice officers made dozens of arrests in the last two weeks during an operation they called the Bissonet Initiative, named for the street the sting took place.More >>