Restaurants and small businesses across the USA say they face dire situations without additional federal relief to offset the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Concerns have grown as another aid package for businesses and struggling Americans appears to be in limbo.
President Donald Trump quashed additional relief discussions Tuesday until after the election Nov. 3. Several hours later, Trump softened his stance, saying he’s open to approving $1,200 payments to Americans and limited programs to support the airline industry and small businesses.
As many as one in 20 U.S. small businesses face possible closure without additional assistance, the International Franchisee Association estimates.