Here’s an odd quirk of this pandemic-recession; while there’s been a surge of business closures, there’s also been a surge of new business formations.
The Wall Street Journal highlighted this recently. Applications for employer ID numbers are up 19% so far this year, at 3.2 million as of mid-September, versus just 2.7 million at the same time last year.
Now, some of those new “businesses” may in fact just be independent contractors and gig workers who aren’t going to employ other people. But applications by “likely employers” are also running up 12% versus the same period last year, to 1.1 million. What’s more, they’re running at the strongest pace since 2007 (chart below).
Let’s be sure to note this won’t fully offset the loss of approximately 700,000 businesses this year, according to economist Steven Hamilton of George Washington University. Less than half of new businesses typically make it longer than
Kelly Ripa wants to quit presenting to move behind the camera.
The 50-year-old television host is best known for presenting ‘Live! with Kelly and Ryan’ alongside Ryan Seacrest, but has said she “eventually” wants to step back from hosting the daytime television program to instead “work behind the camera” as a writer.
She said: “I’ve been writing a lot. So my goal ultimately would be to eventually get off camera and start working behind the camera more in that creative aspect because I really do enjoy the writing process so much.”
But Kelly has admitted she doesn’t want to walk away from her show just yet, as she’s having too much fun presenting alongside Ryan.
She added to Parade magazine: “I talk about this with Ryan all the time because I was really looking to retire like by now, but Ryan Seacrest is so fabulous to work with and he
Google disclosed the IP addresses of anyone who searched for an arson victim’s address to the federal agents, which investigators used to pinpoint the device used by the alleged perpetrator, according to court documents unsealed earlier in the week, highlighting another instance of Google submitting to a so-called “keyword warrant.”
Federal investigators used the data shared by Google to link Michael Williams— an associate of musician and accused sex offender R. Kelly — who allegedly set fire to the car belonging to a witness in the Kelly case, according to snippets of the court filings shared by Detroit News reporter Robert Snell.
“Keyword warrants” are a type of reverse search warrant in which law enforcement seeks data regarding all individuals
MIDDLETOWN — Kelly Wright of Middletown received the national STEP Ahead Award Sept. 24 that recognizes more than 100 women in science, technology, engineering, and production careers. Wright is the environmental, health and safety manager at Clarios, a manufacturing company that makes automotive batteries.
The awards presented by the Manufacturing Institute honor women who are leaders within their companies and communities. Every year, they choose 130 people to recognize: 100 honorees and 30 emerging leaders under the age of 30. Wright was picked as an honoree.
“I was really quite flattered that all the accomplishments throughout my career were thought of highly enough to be selected out of thousands of applicants,” she said.
Carolyn Lee, executive director of the Manufacturing Institute, said Wright was selected as an honoree because of her contributions at Clarios and her work within the Appoquinimink School District.