US says small business aid will start Friday

US says small business aid will start Friday

Washington (AFP) - The US Treasury Secretary promised small and medium-sized businesses Thursday that financial aid from the $2.2 trillion stimulus package aimed at cushioning the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic will flow as early as Friday. "This will be up and running tomorrow. You'll get the money, you'll get it the same day," promised Steven Mnuchin, speaking at the daily White House press briefing on COVID-19.However, he warned that while the aid will be "up and running, that doesn't mean everybody will get their loan tomorrow."Businesses with 500 employees or fewer -- that is...

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