Press Democrat Business RSS Feed Press Democrat RSS en-us Wed, 08 Apr 2020 00:00:00 PST (Ted Appel) 30 Copyright 2016 The Santa Rosa Press Democrat 180 18 <![CDATA[ Twitter CEO joins billionaires, celebrities aiming their wealth at coronavirus devastation ]]> Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey has set aside $1 billion for coronavirus relief and other charitable causes, joining the fray of business tycoons and … ]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2020 13:54:39 PDT <![CDATA[ Judge refuses to approve fire victims' letter attacking PG&E ]]> BERKELEY — A federal judge has refused to put his stamp of approval on a letter to Northern California wildfire victims from attorneys who allege … ]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2020 09:11:00 PDT <![CDATA[ How local banks are keeping customers, employees safe during the pandemic ]]> Many banks are allowing more ways for their customers to make transactions as well as consistently disinfecting their branches. Read the story here. … ]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2020 13:27:01 PDT <![CDATA[ How advertisers scrambled to change their message because of coronavirus ]]> When the novel coronavirus crisis hit the U.S., 72andSunny, one of Los Angeles' largest creative advertising agencies, was ready. The Playa Vista firm, which has … ]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2020 08:34:51 PDT <![CDATA[ What small businesses need to know before applying for a new SBA loan ]]> Here is a list of documents that small businesses need to have when applying for the SBA's new Paycheck Protection Plan loans. Read the story … ]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2020 13:10:59 PDT <![CDATA[ Newly eligible workers in limbo over unemployment benefits ]]> WASHINGTON — Millions of gig economy, contract and furloughed workers who were promised they would qualify for unemployment benefits for the first time during the … ]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2020 07:43:38 PDT <![CDATA[ Market tumult threatens PG&E deal with wildfire victims ]]> BERKELEY — Lawyers who negotiated a crucial $13.5 billion deal for the victims of deadly wildfires caused by Pacific Gas & Electric equipment are expressing … ]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2020 09:17:51 PDT <![CDATA[ Court closures bring cases to screeching halt, local law firms say ]]> Law partners from lower Marin to northern Sonoma and Napa Valley cited a multitude of issues with this statewide order, ranging from loss of in-person … ]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2020 20:23:01 PDT <![CDATA[ Black Enterprise magazine founder Earl Graves Sr. dies at 85 ]]> NEW YORK — Earl Graves Sr., who championed black businesses as the founder of the first African American-owned magazine focusing on black entrepreneurs, has died. … ]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2020 20:13:01 PDT <![CDATA[ Classic vineyard estate in Santa Rosa listed for $12.3 million ]]> Take a moment and escape from it all. Virtually tour this Santa Rosa vineyard estate with a pool, spa, rose garden and 55 grape-covered acres … ]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2020 07:06:15 PDT <![CDATA[ ‘Everybody is emotional and desperate’: Local small businesses rush for SBA loans to stay afloat ]]> From bakeries to restaurants to breweries, cash-strapped small business owners across Sonoma County scurried to apply over the weekend for a slice of the $349 … ]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2020 17:14:54 PDT <![CDATA[ New phone-only Quibi aims for bite of digital entertainment ]]> LOS ANGELES — Want to see Chance the Rapper prank Hollywood stars? Catch a new action thriller starring Liam Hemsworth and Christoph Waltz? How about … ]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2020 13:55:58 PDT