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SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in Tennessee Following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration for Flooding From Tropical Storm Alberto
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 16 -- The Small Business Administration's Office of Disaster Assistance issued the following news release:

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations located in Cocke, Greene and Unicoi counties in Tennessee as a result of flooding from tropical storm Alberto that began on May 15, 2018.

"These counties are eligible because they are contiguous to one or more primary counties in North ... Show Full Article

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in South Carolina Following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration Flooding From Tropical Storm Alberto
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 16 -- The Small Business Administration's Office of Disaster Assistance issued the following news release:

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations located in Greenville, Oconee and Pickens counties in South Carolina as a result of the flooding from tropical storm Alberto that began on May 15, 2018.

"These counties are eligible because they are contiguous to one or more primary counties ... Show Full Article

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in Michigan Following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 16 -- The Small Business Administration's Office of Disaster Assistance issued the following news release:

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations located in Michigan as a result of snow and freeze from March 1 through May 1, 2018.

The loans are available in the following counties: Alger, Cheboygan, Chippewa, Emmet, Luce, Mackinac and Schoolcraft in Michigan.

"When the Secretary ... Show Full Article

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in Michigan Following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 16 -- The Small Business Administration's Office of Disaster Assistance issued the following news release:

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations located in Michigan as a result of snow and freeze from March 1 through May 1, 2018.

The loans are available in the following counties: Alger, Cheboygan, Chippewa, Emmet, Luce, Mackinac and Schoolcraft in Michigan.

"When the Secretary ... Show Full Article

Old Species Learn New Tricks...Very Slowly
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 -- The Smithsonian Institution issued the following news release:

A quick look at the fossil record shows that no species lasts forever. On average, most species exist for around a million years, although some species persist for much longer. A new study published in Scientific Reports from paleontologists at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama shows that young species can take advantage of new opportunities more easily than older species: a hint that perhaps older species are bound to an established way of life.

"We're lucky to live and work in Panama where ... Show Full Article

OPIC Hosts Seminar in Indianapolis for Small Business Expanding to Emerging Markets
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Aug. 16 -- The Overseas Private Investment Corp. issued the following news release:

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government's development finance institution, today in Indianapolis hosted its second small business seminar of the year. American small businesses attended the half-day seminar to learn about the opportunities of expanding into emerging markets overseas, and the OPIC finance and political risk insurance tools available to support them.

Since 2006, OPIC has hosted more than 40 workshops and seminars across the United States, educating ... Show Full Article

National Portrait Gallery Celebrates 2018 Hispanic Heritage Month
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 -- The Smithsonian Institution issued the following news release:

The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 with free public programs and events that highlight Hispanic artists and subjects featured in the museum's collection. In addition to fostering dialogue around the remarkable contributions of individuals, this bilingual celebration will offer insight into the ways in which Latino cultures, traditions and stories have helped shape this country's history. As part of the Portrait Gallery's initiative ... Show Full Article