Families of 9/11 first responders, survivors who died after contracting coronavirus gain ‘insurance’ from compensation fund

Beatrice Granberg spent part of her 79th birthday on Feb. 27 undergoing her first chemotherapy treatment. Just days earlier, she had been diagnosed with two types of lymphoma.

Family members knew something was wrong after the normally independent Staten Island mother – a proud “Nana” to 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren – was suddenly lethargic and could barely walk without help.

Beatrice Granberg, left, and her children: Lisa, George, Bridgette and Sharon (Photo courtesy of Lisa Vernosa)

Beatrice Granberg, left, and her children: Lisa, George, Bridgette and Sharon (Photo courtesy of Lisa Vernosa)

“My mother was so out of it,” Lisa Venosa, one of Granberg’s children, told Fox News. “Everybody was like, ‘Well, does she have a walker at home?’ Nothing. My mother drove a car … [she] was a very young 78 going to 79. My mother was not my mother.”

Granberg, the “matriarch” of the family, as Venosa said, worked for the New York Police Department in the 1970s before moving on to Standard

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Policymakers must ensure more COVID relief doesn’t damage the economy

A new round of financial relief to assist a COVID-fatigued economy and frustrated American workers is inevitable. Congress, the Federal Reserve and the Treasury have already taken bold actions to support the U.S. economy in the face of disaster. The good news and the bad news, however, are wrapped up in recent statements by Fed Chairman Jerome Powell and Michael Saylor, the CEO of MicroStrategy Inc. Chairman Powell says that the Fed will do whatever it can “for as long as it takes” to ensure that the recovery will be as strong as possible, while limiting lasting damage to the economy.  Michael Saylor says it’s time to abandon U.S. government securities and invest in Bitcoin.

There is always an economic price for the financial distortion that government intervention can have. When it comes to more COVID-19 relief, the U.S. economy, laboring under enormous debt burdens already, cannot afford another round

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Find Opportunities on the Other Side of the Horizon: 4 Expert Tips to Internationalize Your New Business


Internationalization is an ambitious but attainable step in any startup’s lifecycle. Once considered to be at the tail-end of a business journey, companies nowadays have the luxury of being able to internationalize relatively soon after they launch. The internet has been the biggest accelerator of startups establishing an overseas presence faster, while the recent COVID-19 crisis has proven that there is even greater scope for small ventures to successfully branch into new markets.


According to a survey from Wells Fargo, 87 percent of US companies are optimistic about expanding internationally for long-term growth. However, having the tools to expand, and knowing how to do it properly—without falling into legal trouble, failing to understand consumer culture

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