Germany’s Rhine river levels running low putting economy at risk

Germany’s Rhine river levels running low putting economy at risk

A photo taken on July 18, 2022 shows a puddle of water amid the nearly dried-up river bed of the Rhine in Cologne, western Germany, as many parts of Europe experience a heatwave. Ina Fassbender | AFP | Getty Images The water levels in a crucial waterway in Europe’s economic heartland are running dangerously low

Payroll Protection Program running out of money for small businesses | Business

Payroll Protection Program running out of money for small businesses | Business

SPOKANE — What started as a bold plan to save small businesses by a federal agency best known for disaster loans has turned into a massive $780 billion bailout that local bankers believe was necessary to prevent more catastrophic economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. Small Business Administration’s officials on Wednesday announced the