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SBA Tops $6 Million in Disaster Assistance Loans
SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 23 -- The Small Business Administration's Office of Disaster Assistance issued the following news release:

Acting Regional Administrator Wayne Bell of the U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that SBA has approved more than $6.3 million in federal disaster loans for Missouri businesses and residents affected by the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred April 28 - May 11, 2017. According to Bell, SBA has approved $636,700 for businesses and $5,666,900 for residents to help rebuild and recover from this disaster.

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SBA Offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans in Alabama Following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration
ATLANTA, June 23 -- 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 Limestone and Madison counties in Alabama as a result of excessive rain, high winds and hail on April 22, 2017.

"These counties are eligible because they are contiguous to one or more primary counties in Tennessee. The Small Business ... Show Full Article

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to Louisiana Small Businesses
SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 23 -- The Small Business Administration's Office of Disaster Assistance issued the following news release:

Small nonfarm businesses in Acadia, Allen, Avoyelles, Evangeline, Jefferson Davis, Rapides and Saint Landry parishes are now eligible to apply for low interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by the heavy and excessive rain in Evangeline Parish that occurred April 4 - May 23, announced Director Tanya N. Garfield of SBA's Disaster Field Operations Center-West.

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SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in Tennessee Following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration
ATLANTA, June 23 -- 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 Tennessee as a result of excessive rain, high winds and hail on April 22, 2017.

The loans are available in the following counties: Bedford, Franklin, Giles, Lincoln, Marshall and Moore in Tennessee.

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National Museum of African Art Collaborates With Google Cultural Institute to Explore Fashion
WASHINGTON, June 23 -- The Smithsonian Institution issued the following news release:

The Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art joins more than 180 museums, cultural centers and fashion houses around the world to bring 3,000 years of the world's fashion together in the largest-ever virtual exhibition of style. The "We Wear Culture" project, launched June 8, is organized and hosted by Google Arts & Culture and uses state-of-the-art technology to allow visitors to explore everything from the ancient Silk Road and courtly fashions of Versailles to British punk and the stories behind the ... Show Full Article

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2017 Article IV Consultation and Completes Fifth and Final Review of Armenia's Extended Arrangement
WASHINGTON, June 23 -- The International Monetary Fund issued the following news release:

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed today the fifth and final review of Armenia's economic performance under a three-year arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF). The completion of the review allows the authorities to draw the equivalent of SDR 15.69 million (about US$21.6 million). Armenia's three-year extended arrangement for SDR 82.21 million (about US$111.57 million at the time of approval of the arrangement) was approved on March 7, 2014 (See Press Release ... Show Full Article

Georgia Deadline Approaching to Apply for SBA Working Capital Loans Due to November 2016 Drought
ATLANTA, June 23 -- The Small Business Administration's Office of Disaster Assistance issued the following news release:

The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations that July 24 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in Georgia as a result of the drought that began on Nov. 15, 2016.

The declaration includes the following counties: Baker, Ben Hill, Bleckley, Calhoun, Chattahoochee, Clay, Columbia, Crisp, Decatur, Dodge, Dooly, ... Show Full Article