Middletown man’s curious path to countertop repair

Desy Papper

MIDDLETOWN – John Ruffini is a living example of how the path to the American dream is not always a straight one.

When John Ruffini’s parents emigrated here from Italy in 1961, they knew very little about the United States. They would soon find out how hard they had to work to reach their own American dream.

“My father and my mother had never been here before, but once they reached New Jersey, they rented a one-bedroom apartment in Red Bank for 1964,” said Ruffini, today the owner of Affordable Precision, a business that specializes in sealing and repairing

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As NJ business relief nears $8B, federal grant money runs dry

Desy Papper

As New Jersey businesses reach a combined $7.9 billion in federal relief loans under the Paycheck Protection Program, the funds paying for the Trump-era program have officially run out.

Now, the program has an uncertain future, and businesses are instead turning their attention toward a duo of Biden-era COVID-relief programs: One for restaurants and another for theaters and other live performance venues.

The federal Small Business Administration said it will continue paying out existing PPP loans. But new applications will be funded via an $8 billion pot of money from Community Financial Institutions, which are geared toward minority borrowers.

Established

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Paycheck Protection Program Runs Out of Money – Business Journal Daily

Desy Papper

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — The government’s key COVID-19 relief program for small businesses has run out of money. 

The Small Business Administration said Wednesday that the Paycheck Protection Program has been exhausted. As of Sunday, the PPP had given out nearly 10.8 million loans worth more than $780 billion since April of last year.

The program, which has run out of cash and refunded by Congress twice before, was scheduled to expire May 31. It’s not yet known if lawmakers will approve another round of funding. 

The SBA said in a statement it

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Is the Chase Ink Business Cash Card Worth It?

Desy Papper

The Chase Ink Business Cash® Credit Card is a great option for a cash back credit card for business owners, with a lucrative cash back structure, a generous welcome bonus and plenty of other rewards. That said, it may not be the best business credit card for you.

Whether or not this card is worth it will depend on a variety of factors, including your top spending categories, budget and personal preferences.

Details of the Ink Business Cash Card

The Chase Ink Business Cash Card comes with plenty of attractive features that might make it a good fit for small

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Money Line Sports Inc. Announces Business Combination With ZeU Technologies Subsidiary

Desy Papper

-Management supported takeover with Money Line Sports will bring new streaming sports platform and wagering with block chain technology to ZeU Technologies subsidiary

MONTREAL, QC / ACCESSWIRE / May 6, 2021 / Money Line Sports Inc. today announced that it has signed an agreement with Zeu Technologies Inc., a publically traded company on the CSE and OTC exchange. The acquisition agreement allows for ZEU to acquire 100% of the shares in Money Line Sports Inc. as a wholly owned subsidiary. Founded in 2019 and launching in 2021, Money Line Sports, an Ontario based company is uniquely positioned within the European

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