Some student loan relief applicants get approval notice from Department of Education

President Joe Biden speaks as Miguel Cardona, US secretary of education, right, listens in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., US, on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022.

President Biden speaks next to Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 17. Photo: Bonnie Cash/UPI/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The Department of Education has begun alerting student loan forgiveness applicants that they have been approved for relief under the Biden administration’s plan.

The big picture: The update comes after the Biden administration last week urged the Supreme Court to lift a lower court ruling that blocked the student loan relief program.

Driving the news: The emails being sent by the Department of Education to applicants of the relief program read: “We

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NYC Department Of Small Business Services Announces Formation Of Small Business Advisory Commission

The NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) today announced the formation of the Small Business Advisory Commission.

The Commission, which meets today for the first time, builds on Mayor Eric Adams’ commitment to forge strong partnerships with the City’s business community and slash through regulatory barriers to accelerate the economic recovery. Mayor Adams established the Commission in Executive Order 15 to improve the regulatory ecosystem impacting small businesses, outlined in the Mayor’s economic recovery plan, “Rebuild, Renew, Reinvent: A Blueprint for New York City Economic Recovery.  

The Commission will deliver input on new policies, laws, and regulations, as

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Department of Labor Announces Unemployment Insurance System Reform

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The pandemic sparked many changes in the world, from the growth of Zoom meetings to pointing out shortcomings in many of our existing systems. Positive change can come from challenges, and the U.S. Department of Labor is one of the most recent examples. The federal agency has created a new office to modernize and reform the unemployment system, providing strategic leadership to work with state agencies and federal partners, according to a press release issued this week.

See: Labor Department Commits $240M to Fight Unemployment Fraud
Find: States That Ended Unemployment Benefits Early Saw a $2

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