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December 2
Six Ways to Support Small Businesses

The Results are in from the
   2020 Compensation and Production Survey
      Wheeler Business Consulting
Leasing Industry Ads
    ---Help Wanted
Sales Makes it Happen
Another War Story:
  Advanced Execution of Acceptance Certificates
    By Michael J. Witt, now Retired Attorney
California Court Throws Out Lawsuit
    Against Marijuana Delivery Services
Academy for Certified Lease & Finance Professionals
    One Left This Year for Public/Next Scheduled February 2021
North Mill Sets Another Record in 2020
     as November Originations Hit as All-Time High
Balboa Capital Reports Increase in Equipment Loan
    Requests as Section 179 Deadline Approaches
German Shepherd
    Houston, Texas   Adopt-a-Dog
Chart: The History of Vaccines
   Selection of key dates in the Development of Vaccines
News Briefs---
Hewlett Packard will shift HQ from Silicon Valley to Texas,
      but will create tech hub in San Jose
Fauci Tells Zuckerberg COVID Pandemic Won't End Unless
     ‘Overwhelming Majority' Get Vaccinated
Biblical mandate.’ California churches ready to defy Newsom
   after Supreme Court ruling
CDC vaccine advisers vote to recommend that health care staff
   and long term care facility residents get Covid-19 vaccine first
Florida becomes the third state to reach
    1 million coronavirus cases
William Barr says there is no evidence
   of widespread fraud in presidential election
Trump raises more than $150 million
    appealing to false election claims
H-1B: Foreign-student work permit OPT
    often a visa stepping stone, upheld in court
Some jobs may never return. Moving those workers
      into new careers is an enormous challenge
Photographers captured removal of the mysterious
   Utah monolith. Here's why it vanished
You May have Missed---
Federal tax hit could surprise many unemployed people
   when they file their Form 1040 next year
  Sports Brief----
   California Nuts Brief---
    "Gimme that Wine"
     This Day in History
       Daily Puzzle
         Weather, USA or specific area
          Traffic Live----

December 4
U.S. Billionaires Gained $1 Trillion Since the Pandemic Started

  Change in the wealth of U.S. billionaires since beginning of pandemic
New Hires/Promotions in the Leasing Business
    and Related Industries
Leasing Industry Ads
    ---Help Wanted
Now is the time to book Scott Wheeler, CLFP
    for your Year-End Sales Meeting
El Pollo Loco Unveils Evolved Concept
    to Compete in COVID-19 World
Massachusetts Reaches $1-Billion Milestone
    in Marijuana Sales
Office Return Stalls in the U.S.
    Percent of U.S. Workers Returning to Office in 2020
Balboa Capital to Host Free "Broker Success" Webinar
    for Third-Party Originators - December 15, 2pm EST
Oscar Hopefuls:  City Hall/The Life Ahead
  The Nest/Nomadland/Sound of Metal
     Streaming Options to Choose by Fernando Croce
    Seattle, Washington Adopt-a-Dog
News Briefs---
Arlington National Cemetery announces
   Wreaths Across America event update
Tom McClintock compares COVID ‘lockdown
   left’ restrictions to Salem witch trials
COVID-19 breaking point: Northern California hospitals,
   ICUs filling up with virus patients
Indoor Services Pastor dies a week after he’s hospitalized
   with COVID, California megachurch says
Ant’s credit unit contributed close to 40% group’s revenue
   for first half of the year--China tells Ant to Expect Scrutiny credit biz
Warner Bros. Smashes Box Office Windows

    Will Send Entire 2021 Slate to HBO Max and Theaters
You May have Missed---
2021: Prepare for a Seller’s Market
   Home prices look like they will continue to rise in 2021
  Sports Brief----
   California Nuts Brief---
    "Gimme that Wine"
     This Day in History
       Daily Puzzle
         Weather, USA or specific area
          Traffic Live----

December 7
Having Courage does not mean...
The Top Seven Leasing/Finance Company Websites
    in North America
Top Ten Leasing News
    November 30 to December 4
Leasing Industry Ads
    ---Help Wanted
Outside Interests Often Asked by Employers
    Career Crossroads---By Emily Fitzpatrick/RII
Researchers Develop Marijuana Saliva Test
    to Detect Impaired Drivers
XS Financial has Signed a $5 Million Equipment
    Lease Facility Agreement with Columbia Care
The Pandemic's Disproportionate Toll on the Elderly
    Chart Distribution of COVID-19 Deaths by Age Group
German Shepherd
    Orange County, California  Adopt a Dog
Balboa Capital "Broker Success" Webinar
    Tuesday, December 15, 2 pm EST
News Briefs---
First shipments of coronavirus vaccine
    will fall short
Cadillac dealers are jumping ship
     rather than upgrade for EV sales, report says
Trump raises $495 million since mid-October, including
    a massive haul fueled by misleading appeals about election fraud
Small businesses left with table scraps
    while 5% of PPP loan applicants got more than half the cash
Santa Cruz DA seeks $10 million from dating site for misleading customers
Volvo to Start Production of VNR Electric Early in 2021
    The batteries can charge up to 80% within 70 minutes
Pining to leave the house, St. Louisans
     are chopping down Christmas trees early
You May have Missed---
Opinion | Find Your Place in the Vaccine Line
     See when you might be able to get a shot
  Sports Brief----
   California Nuts Brief---
    "Gimme that Wine"
     This Day in History
       Daily Puzzle
         Weather, USA or specific area
          Traffic Live----

December 9
Dr. Geller Reports 50% decrease Money Anxiety

    Propelled the Market by 50%
October, 2020 - The List
    The Good, the Band, and the Ugly
Bad Guys: Companies who utilize Evergreen Clauses
    for Extra Lease Payments
Leasing Industry Positions Available
    ---Now Hiring
Forward with Determination!
    Sales Makes it Happen by Scott Wheeler, CLFP
Lessors, Put Your Seatbelts On!
  "Final Rules" in Collection Procedures
     By: Edward P Kaye, Esq. and Sloan Schickler, Esq.
Four Hour Funding: A Message
    From Our President, John Boettigheimer
First Credit Card Debt Reduction in 35 Years
  Cities with Least Sustainable Debt
    WalletHub Reports
Labrador Retriever
    Plano, Texas Adopt a Dog
Ralph Petta, President and CEO
 Message to Equipment Leasing & Finance Association Members
News Briefs---
Fauci says Covid-19 could be under control in ‘back half of 2021
    ’ if enough people are vaccinated
Pfizer’s Vaccine Offers Strong Protection After First Dose
    worked well regardless of a volunteer’s race, weight or age
COVID-19 unemployment scam could hit $2 billion,
     bank tells California lawmakers
‘The business is going to die.’ Sacramento hair and nail salons
      brace for COVID-19 shutdown
COVID-19 Restaurant Impact Survey Oct. 2019/2020
  National Restaurant Association, (three pages)
Boeing reports more 737 Max cancellations
      as airlines prepare to return the plane to service
10,000 More Restaurants Have Closed in Three Months
  The number is now over 100,000, reports National Restaurant Assoc.
You May have Missed---
Elon Musk confirms:
    ‘Yes, I have moved to Texas’
  Sports Brief----
   California Nuts Brief---
    "Gimme that Wine"
     This Day in History
       Daily Puzzle
         Weather, USA or specific area
          Traffic Live----

December 11
New Report Cites Labor Quality As Top Problem
    For Small Business Operators
New Hires/Promotions in the Leasing Business
    and Related Industries
Leasing Industry Positions Available
---Now Hiring
TransUnion Release 2021 Auto-finance Forecast
     By SubPrime Auto Finance News Staff
Vacation Home Sales Up 44%
    By James Montague
Facebook's Acquisitions: How It Started, How It's Going
  Monthly Active Users of Instagram/WhatsApp at the
    Time of their acquisition by Facebook and today
clicklease LLC announces a $100 million line of credit
    with Credit Suisse
America Utopia/Collective/Mank/Soul/Tenet
  Diverse Slew of NetFlix Releases
     By Leasing News' Fernando Croce
Labrador Retriever
    Lincoln, California  Adopt-a-Dog
Academy for Certified Lease & Finance Professionals
    Three Sessions, All Virtual Online
News Briefs---
FDA panel endorses Pfizer coronavirus vaccine,
   in key step toward giving first shots in U.S.
Walmart Outlines Vaccine Distribution Plans:
      Live Updates
California recovery will lag United States rebound, experts say
    Santa Clara County is recovering its lost jobs faster than state
Starbucks names Mellody Hobson board chair;
    only Black woman to lead the board of directors for S&P 500 
Jamie Dimon is begging for deals. Why is that?
    JPMorgan is sitting on excess capital
Airbnb Stock Opens at $146
   After Pricing IPO at $68 a Share
You May have Missed---
Financial Accounts with History in U.S.
   December 10, 2020 (2020:Q3 Release)
  Sports Brief----
   California Nuts Brief---
    "Gimme that Wine"
     This Day in History
       Daily Puzzle
         Weather, USA or specific area
          Traffic Live----

December 14
Balboa Capital "Broker Success" Webinar
   Tuesday, December 15, 2 pm EST
Top Ten Leasing News
    December 7 to December 11
Funders Looking for Broker Business
    During COVID-19 Pandemic
Leasing Industry Positions
    ---Available Now!
"I'm Leaving Right after I Get My Bonus"
    Career Crossroads---By Emily Fitzpatrick/RII
Calendar: The Pfizer/BioNTECH Vaccination Process
    for the Pfizer/BioNT Tech COVID-19 BNT162b2 Vaccine
Amazon will earn over $14 billion
    in net US digital ad revenues this year
Siberian Husky
    Tustin, California  Adopt a Dog
News Briefs---
Vaccine D-Day begins with rollout
     of first 2.9M doses from Kalamazoo plant
With Veto-Proof Majority, Senate Sends Landmark Bill
    Ending Anonymous Companies to President’s Desk
You May have Missed---
Tips for Better Writing
    for eMails and Texting
  Sports Brief----
   California Nuts Brief---
    "Gimme that Wine"
     This Day in History
       Daily Puzzle
         Weather, USA or specific area
          Traffic Live----

December 16
Donald, Your Uber is Outside
Reaction to
    Huntington Bancshares and TCF Financial Corporation
        Announces Merger to Create Top 10 U.S. Regional Bank
Work hard in silence. Let your success be your noise.
    Sales & Marketing Representative at Navitas Credit Corp
        Kim King, CLFP
Bruce Zwillinger, Vice President
    BSB Leasing Inc., to Retire
Leasing Industry Ads
    ---New Positions Available Now
“Should I Tell My Friend at Work I am Looking?”
    Career Crossroads---By Emily Fitzpatrick/RII
November, 2020 - The List
    “The Good, the Bank, and the Ugly”
Top 10 US Retail Ecommerce Sales
    By Company, 2020, in Billions of Dollars
Mapping the Risk of Eviction
    and Foreclosure in U.S. States
Hound, Plott/Shepherd
    Deerfielld, Illinois  Adopt-a-Dog
Positive COVID-19 Test Results by Profession
    Construction Workers, the highest infected
News Briefs---
Southwest to furlough up to 1,182 employees
     at Oakland, SFO and San Jose airports
Moderna Vaccine Is Highly Protective
     Against Covid-19, the F.D.A. Finds
Over-the-counter home coronavirus test approved;
      relief talks escalate in Congress
California Is Banning Short-Term Rentals.
    Why Can’t Travelers Get Refunds?
Chicago nonprofit gets $25 million from MacKenzie Scott,
      ex-wife of Jeff Bezos
Take-home cocktails could become permanent
     in Missouri
You May have Missed---
With a coronavirus vaccine on the way,
    clinical trials leader reflects on what’s next
  Sports Brief----
   California Nuts Brief---
    "Gimme that Wine"
     This Day in History
       Daily Puzzle
         Weather, USA or specific area
          Traffic Live----

December 21
Sorry for No Friday News Edition
    Stories Included in Today's News Edition
Marlin Business Service Christmas Chutzpah
    Bonuses to Key Executives
New Hires/Promotions in the Leasing Business
    and Related Industries
Leasing Industry Ads
    Positions Open Now
Unemployed—Lease Administration
    Career Crossroads - Emily Fitzpatrick
Top Ten Leasing News
    December 14 to December 16
Chase Business Relationship Manager Steals $1.25 Million
    from 82-Year-Old Customer
Big data analytics worldwide revenues will grow
    more than fourfold by 2025
Five Takeaways: e-Signatures and e-Leasing
    in the COVID-19 World
Highlights from the Webinar
   2021 Economic Outlook Forecasts 7.8% Expansion
     in Equipment and Software Investment Growth
         and 4.7% GDP Growth Despite Uneven Recovery
Signature Bank Completes $730 Million
    Preferred Stock Offering
Special Christmas Edition, Part One by Fernando Croce
    Meet Me in St. Louis/3 Godfathers/Pocketful of Miracles
      Eastern Promises/Christmas in July (about life's shifting fortunes)
Australian Shepherd & Australian Kelpie Mix
    St. Augustine, Florida
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News Briefs---
Lawmakers reach 'bipartisan breakthrough,'
    announce $900 billion COVID-19 relief deal, will vote next
Coronavirus vaccines are proven to prevent disease,
    but what about transmission?
Banks Have Begun to Merge Again.
     Next Year Could See Even More Deals
Ms. Scott has given away $6 billion this year
    much of it to small charities and nonprofits
Nationwide® Reveals the Wackiest Pet Names of 2020
   Scarlett No Haira and Edgar Allen Paw earn top honors
You May have Missed---
When Elvis Helped to Conquer Polio
     After a deadly mistake sapped public confidence in inoculations
  Sports Brief----
   California Nuts Brief---
    "Gimme that Wine"
     This Day in History
       Daily Puzzle
         Weather, USA or specific area
          Traffic Live----

December 23
Who Puts the Lights on the Tree?
    Top 5 Exporters of Christmas Decorations and
        Christmas Tree Lights in 2019, Millions of Dollar Export
Pictures from the Past
    Featured in Leasing News
Despite the Pandemic, New Study Finds
    Americans Are Starting New Businesses at Record Pace
Leasing Industry Positions Available
    Please View Job Qualifications
Mortgage Rates Continue to Drop,
    Causing ‘Buying Frenzy’
ELFA Reports New Business Down 23%
    from October to December
Senate Approves Cannabis Research Bill
    "Cannabis has shown to be surprisingly recession-proof'
Brean Capital Secures $10 Million in Corporate Notes
    for Target Lease Capital
Technology to Transform Digital Strategy
    By the Alta Group and Reimagine Advisors
Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation Elects Officers
    and Welcomes New Trustees Following Annual Meetings
The Bells of St. Mary/All that Heaven Allows
   Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Kiss Kiss Bang Bank
      Three Days of the Condor--Christmas Movies by F. Croce
    Mission, Kansas  Adopt-a-Dog
Crossing the Equator Line, Worthy "Wags" Ritual
    Dashiell Menkin, Chief Electrician in the Military Sealift Command
News Briefs---
President Elect Joe Biden receives
    vaccine in public show of support
Justice Department sues Walmart
    over alleged role in opioid crisis
Millions of low-income Americans will receive Internet
    access rebates under new $7 billion broadband stimulus plan
Lyft and Uber to offer millions of free rides
      for ‘vulnerable’ to get COVID vaccine
New Labor Department rule would let employers
    distribute tips more widely
You May have Missed---
Capital One looks to shed big suburban office
     in Chicago, 430 Employees 3 floors, most working from home now
  Sports Brief----
   California Nuts Brief---
    "Gimme that Wine"
     This Day in History
       Daily Puzzle
         Weather, USA or specific area
          Traffic Live----

December 28
Gov. Cuomo signs bill to protect small businesses
getting loans to survive COVID-19 and other emergencies
Top Ten Leasing News
December 21 to December 23
Sales Champions Wanted/Sales Support
VP of Business Development Open Position
Channel Partners Capital November 2020
Business Type/FICO/TIB/Annual Revenues/Amount/Term
Editing Your Recommendations on LinkedIn
Career Crossroads---By Emily Fitzpatrick/RII
Is White Labeling the Way to Go
for Small Cannabis Growers?
Financial and Sales Training
North Mill Equipment Finance Closes
Two Capital Market Transaction in Fourth Quarter
Fargo, North Dakota  Adopt-a-Dog
Tesla Joins S&P 500 as an Instant Heavyweight
Chart of S&P Index Companies
News Briefs---
Trump signs COVID-19 'red lined' economic relief package
    Asks Congress to Remove Wasteful Spending
Expect 2021 to be a big year for bank deals
    action to revolve around smaller, privately held banks
The CDC’s failed race against covid-19:
    A threat underestimated and a test overcomplicated
This chart shows how restaurant revenue has fallen,
    even as delivery and takeout sales soar
Air Canada 737 MAX Has Engine Issues & Diverts:
If you want to travel next year,
   you may need a vaccine passport
You May have Missed---
Three predictions
    for FinTech Infrastructure in 2021
  Sports Brief----
   California Nuts Brief---
    "Gimme that Wine"
     This Day in History
       Daily Puzzle
         Weather, USA or specific area
          Traffic Live----

December 30
I Don’t Know Who Drew This…
Key Provisions in the New Economic Recovery Act
    By Caity Roach, Editor, Coleman Report
17 New Certified Lease & Finance Professionals
    Brings Total to 974 End of Year 2020
Academy for Certified Lease & Finance Professionals
    One OnLine Virtual Open
New Hires/Promotions in the Leasing Business
    and Related Industries
Leasing Industry Ads
    Now Hiring
The 5 Real Reasons You Didn't Get Hired
    By Ken Lubin, ZRG Partners
Trebels Group Found Guilty $350,000
    Dallas School Bus Sale/Leasebacks
In Alphabetical Order, Leasing News' Fernando Croce
    Choice of 2020 Worldwide Cinematic Achievements
Labrador Retriever
    Santa Rosa, California  Adopt a Dog
Bob Teichman Retires, Shari Lipski Named Chair
    Paul Menzel, Vice-Chair, Leasing News Advisory Board
News Briefs---
Treasury and IRS begin delivering second round
      of Economic Impact Payments to millions of Americans
Federal Reserve extends termination date of Main Street
     Lending Program facilities to January 8, 2021
U.S. home prices rise at fastest pace
    in more than 6 years
U.S. to allow small drones
    to fly over people and at night
You May have Missed---
Operation Warp Speed at a crawl: Adequately vaccinating
     Americans will take 10 years at current pace
  Sports Brief----
   California Nuts Brief---
    "Gimme that Wine"
     This Day in History
       Daily Puzzle
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