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May 1
   Pawnee Announcement
Readers React to Pawnee Leasing Corporation
  Temporary Suspension of Originations
     By Christopher "Kit" Menkin, Editor
Marlin Sends out Press Release Net Loss $11.8M 1st Quarter
   Credit Losses $52.1 Million, $30.4 million Increase from 12/2019
OnDeck Reports Q1 Net Loss of $59M
   By Sean Murray,
Balboa Capital Opens Broker Division
   Hires Viki Shamus to Run It (see New Hires for bio)
New Hires/Promotions in the Leasing Business
   and Related Industries
When Will Things Return to Normal?
   SmallBizDaily. com
Do It Now
   By Brian Link
Tips for Building Your Company's LinkedIn Presence
   Part II
    FinTech #102 by Alex Vasilakos
Five Boldest Feature Debuts from Five Brilliant Filmmakers
  The Sugarland Express(1974)/Reservoir Dogs (1992)
   Citizen Kane (1941)/They Live by Night (1948) Badlands (1973)
Labrador Retriever Mix
   Fort Collins, Colorado  Adopt a Dog
Chart---COVID 19 Active/Recovered/Deaths
   Passes 1 Million Cases and More
News Briefs---
Is there a Las Vegas-Silicon Valley coronavirus connection
   from January tech trade show?
Florida has overtaken California as the US jobless claims capital
  Hawaii, Kentucky, Georgia Hardest Hit
Salesforce is canceling all its events for the rest of 2020
  and moving them online
San Francisco Bay Area’s Lyft
     to cut nearly 1,000 jobs
Union leaders blast Parson for failing to do enough
   to protect Missouri’s front-line workers
May Have Missed
  Sports Brief----
   California Nuts Brief---
    "Gimme that Wine"
     This Day in History
       Daily Puzzle
         Weather, USA or specific area
          Traffic Live----

May 4
Post a Free Classified Job Wanted
  100 Word Maximum Free Listing
Top Ten Stories
  April 27 - May 1
The Direction of Leasing News in the Pandemic
   Email Conversion with Ralph Mango
North Mill Capital Finance Employees Filling Their Days
   with Hard Work -- And Goodwill
     By Don Cosenza, Chief Marketing Officer, CLFP, North Mill
What Could You Do in One Year?
  The Ultimate Hire by Ken Lubin, ZRG Partners
More than One Way
Marlin Business Services' (MRLN) Q1 2020 Results
  Earnings Call Transcript Highlights,
North Mill Schedules Important
  Webinar this Week
Labrador Retriever
  Minnetonka, Minnesota  Adopt a Dog
Americans Split on Contact Tracing App
  % of US Smartphone Users Would or Wouldn't
News Briefs---
Zero-percent Auto Finance Deals Hit Record in April
  "It's a Buyer's Market"
Public companies received $1 billion
  in stimulus funds meant for small businesses
City's proclamation requiring face masks in stores
  and restaurants is amended after threats of violence
Dr. Deborah Birx calls protesters without masks
 ‘devastatingly worrisome’
May Have Missed
  Sports Brief----
   California Nuts Brief---
    "Gimme that Wine"
     This Day in History
       Daily Puzzle
         Weather, USA or specific area
          Traffic Live----

May 6
Success Stories During Covid-19

    Sales Makes it Happen by Scott Wheeler, CLFP
Do It!
A Crisis in Sales Management
    By Steve Chriest
Classes to Become Lease & Finance Professional
    Update: 3 Classes Scheduled Online-the New Normal
Online Equipment Auction List
    Thriving in the "New Normal"
Why Americans Wanted to Work Remotely Pre-Coronavirus
    Top Reasons for Remote Working in 2019, U.S. Remote Workers
Labrador Retriever Mix
    Birmingham, Alabama  Adopt a Dog
30 Minute Free Webinar  Wednesday 3pm EST
    Update from North Mill Equipment Finance
News Briefs---
Dr. Anthony Fauci says no 'scientific evidence’ coronavirus
   made in Chinese lab
Pence confirms coronavirus task force winding down
  — but they forgot to tell Fauci
Coronavirus deaths projected to hit 3,000 per day
  By June, internal Trump administration analysis says
Texas back in business?
  Barely, y'all, as malls, restaurants empty
Trump wants coronavirus-hit companies
    to ‘work it out’ with creditors, not use fed aid
Airbnb to cut almost 1,900 jobs
  due to the ‘most harrowing crisis’
United Airlines to cut 30% of management in October
  and braces pilots for changes as well
General Electric planning to cut
  13,000 jobs in aviation unit
Disney earnings plummet more than 90%
  as coronavirus wipes out more than $1 billion
May Have Missed
  Sports Brief----
   California Nuts Brief---
    "Gimme that Wine"
     This Day in History
       Daily Puzzle
         Weather, USA or specific area
          Traffic Live----

May 8
Today Meet Don Cosenza, CLFP, Chief Marketing Officer
    North Mill Webinar 3:00pm - 3:45pm EST
Developing Strong Leaders for the Commercial
    Equipment Finance and Leasing Industry
     By Scott Wheeler, CLFP
New Hires/Promotions in the Leasing Business
    and Related Industries
From Great to Mediocre (or worse)
    By Steve Chriest
Sales Pitch
CLFP Company Membership Count
    Two Employees or More
U.S. Trade Deficit Jumps Amid Downward Trend
    Monthly U.S. Trade Deficit in Goods and Services Chart
COVID-19 paid leave tax credits
    for small and midsize businesses
Mother's Day Edition:  Stella Dallas/Claudine
    Serial Mom/Coraline/Ricki and the Flash
     by Leasing News' Fernando Croce
Great Pyrenees Mix
    Norwalk, Connecticut  Adopt-a-Dog
Classified Ads---Employment Web Sites Added to List
News Briefs---
Papa John’s Sees Highest Sales Month in Company’s History
   In April, American Stories Nationwide Grew 27 Percent
Uber cuts 3,700 in biggest SF tech layoffs during coronavirus
   14% of its total staff
Trump administration rejects CDC guidance
    on reopening US amid coronavirus
Where the Small Business Relief Loans Have Gone
    with Charts
Push for Profits Left Nursing Homes Struggling to Provide Care
    were particularly ill equipped and understaffed
No pro sports in California this year? Newsom says
    games will have to wait for COVID-19 vaccine
May Have Missed
  Sports Brief----
   California Nuts Brief---
    "Gimme that Wine"
     This Day in History
       Daily Puzzle
         Weather, USA or specific area
          Traffic Live----

May 11
Looking for Information on
    Your Leasing Solution, LLC
Post a Free Classified Job Wanted
    100 Word Maximum Free Listing
Top Ten Leasing News
    May 4  - May 8
Leasing News Complaints Bulletin Board
    BBB Ratings Updated May 2020
Ending the Crisis in Sales Management
    By Steve Chriest
'Our life is in danger'
    Hawaii battles record unemployment
    Chicago, Illinois  Adopt a Dog
Eleven Attorneys Against Evergreen Abuse
    Help in Leasing News’ Bulletin Board Complaint Issues
News Briefs---
More than five years of truck employment growth
    erased in one month
97 Sweet Tomatoes and Souplantations to Close Permanently
   Salad Bars/Buffett May be Thing of the Past
Some blame meatpacking workers, not plants
   for virus spread
Pork Chops vs. People: Battling Coronavirus
   in an Iowa Meat Plant
SF doctor, returning from helping in NY,
   shocked by full United flight
More than 12,000 Catholic churches in the U.S.
   applied for PPP loans – and 9,000 got them
Coronavirus updates: Unemployment could top 20%;
   health officials to quarantine; Obama says response a 'disaster'
Top JPMorgan Investment Officer: It Will Take '10 to 12 Years'
    for U.S. Employment Levels to Return
Elon Musk sues, threatens to move Tesla out of California
   over coronavirus order shutting down Fremont factory
Why is the Stock Market Still Going Up?
   21 million Americans Lost their Job, But Stock Market Up
You May have Missed---
    In the early days of the pandemic, the U.S. turned down
      an offer to manufacture millions of N95 masks in America
  Sports Brief----
   California Nuts Brief---
    "Gimme that Wine"
     This Day in History
       Daily Puzzle
         Weather, USA or specific area
          Traffic Live----

May 13
"Your Leasing Association" is not "Leasing Solutions, LLC"
    Steve Geller, CLFP, 20 Years in Business
Rapid Finance, Bethesda, Maryland
    Fora Financial Asset, NY, NY
      Rating Changes by Kross Bond Rating Agency
No Longer taking Broker/Discounting Business
    plus Leasing Companies Out of Business  updated
When It's Time to Move On
    The Ultimate Hire by Ken Lubin, ZRG Partners
Candid Comments by Industry Originators
    Sales Makes it Happen by Scott Wheeler, CLFP
Chart: The Industries Worst Affected
    by the COVID-19 Job Crisis
April Money Anxiety Index Jumped 30.2 Points
    Growing Concern Duration and Severity Economic Crisis
5 Takeaways: e-Signatures
    and e-Leasing in Equipment Finance
      Highlights from the May 6 ELFA Webinar
Labrador Retriever
    Bethesda, Maryland  Adopt a Dog
News Briefs---
Alameda County orders Tesla’s Fremont plant
     to stop production
Los Angeles County likely to extend lockdown
  through July
California malls, offices get Newsom’s OK to reopen,
   but San Francisco Bay Area’s closures can stay in place
Five takeaways from Anthony Fauci’s
   and health officials’ testimony
Pork exports to China soar
   even as coronavirus shuts meat plants
Coronavirus airport screening didn’t stop
   virus in California, says CDC
Hyatt Hotels announces 1,300 layoffs worldwide
  Plus cut corporate pay, employees, board members
You May have Missed---
    Editorial: Musk, Trump COVID-19 responses
    put money above health
  Sports Brief----
   California Nuts Brief---
    "Gimme that Wine"
     This Day in History
       Daily Puzzle
         Weather, USA or specific area
          Traffic Live----

May 15
A Posting to Our Employees Today
    Chris Enbom, CLFP
The Vital Importance of Social Distancing – Chart
    How Reduction in Social Contact Can Reduce Spread
New Hires in the Leasing Business
    and Related Industries
DBRS Morningstar Places 10 Amur Equipment Finance
    Securities Under Review with Negative Implications
Chesswood Posts $19.8 Million Loss 1st Quarter
    Reports on Pawnee/Staffing and Expenses
4 Reasons Top Tech Told Employees
  to Work from Home Until 2021
    By Derek Loosvelt
Covid-19 Cases per Million Inhabitants Location Chart
    Confirmed COVID-19 Case per Million Population Size
Should I Stay or Should I Go? Chart
    Percent of Respondents to Avoid after Restrictions Lift
Tabu (1931), Gertrud (1964), 7 Women(1966)
  L'Argent (1983), Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
   Five Great Director's Final Films/Fernando Croce
Labrador Retriever
    Chicago, Illinois  Adopt-a-Dog
News Briefs---
Weekly jobless claims total 2.981 million,
   bringing coronavirus tally to 36.5 million
Video shows how quickly coronavirus
    can spread at a buffet restaurant
Tesla employees who fear coronavirus
   could likely keep claiming unemployment
Trump's rebuke of Fauci encapsulates rejection
   of science in virus fight
Multimillion-dollar food bank delivery contracts
   go to firms with little experience
This Is Huge: Twitter CEO Says
   Employees Can Work From Home ‘Forever’
Google Will Let Employees Work From Home
   Until The End Of 2020
Broadway Theaters Will Remain Dark
   At Least Through Labor Day
You May have Missed---
  UK finance brokers’ deals collapse in March
    as small businesses confidence wanes
  Sports Brief----
   California Nuts Brief---
    "Gimme that Wine"
     This Day in History
       Daily Puzzle
         Weather, USA or specific area
          Traffic Live----

May 18
Post a Free Classified Job Wanted
    100 Word Maximum Free Listing
Top Ten Leasing News
    May 11 - May 15
Balboa Capital Gets Excellent Review over Other Companies
    By DBRS Morningstar Confirms Three Securitizations
Three Reasons Companies Can't Hire Top Talent
    The Ultimate Hire by Ken Lubin, ZRG Partners
When Fishermen Cannot Go to Sea
Ralph Mango Remembers the Start of FinTech
    AT&T Leasing Services, Pleasanton, California
Jeff Rudin, Quail Capital, Two Dogs
    One from Leasing News Adopt a Dog
Now, Zoom is Worth More than
    the Top Seven Airlines Combined
Labrador Retriever/Mixed
    Costa Mesa, California   Adopt a Dog
Channel Partners Capital Webinar
    Free - May 20, Wednesday, 3:00pm ET
News Briefs---
Coronavirus vaccine could come from California,
    with no shot needed
Fed Chairman Powell warns US recovery could stretch
     through end of 2021
Hawaii discourages tourists from coming to the state
    through at least the end of June
Coronavirus will end the golden age
     for college towns
Amid lockdown dispute,
   Musk says he will move Tesla out of Calif.
Exclusive: United Airlines only needs 3,000
    of 25,000 flight attendants in June - sources
Chick-fil-A surpasses Burger King,
    Taco Bell on best-selling list  
You May have Missed---
   Coronavirus economy: Remote workforces may become
     San Francisco Bay Area new normal, 1 of 6 Companies report
  Sports Brief----
   California Nuts Brief---
    "Gimme that Wine"
     This Day in History
       Daily Puzzle
         Weather, USA or specific area
          Traffic Live----

May 20
Channel Partners Capital Webinar
    Free – Today, May 20, Wednesday, 3:00 pm ET
Is America Reopening
  too early?
It's a Numbers Game
    Sales Makes it Happen by Scott Wheeler, CLFP
    The Ultimate Hire by Ken Lubin, ZRG Partners
If You Thought Toilet Paper was Crazy…
Trucking Has Likely Bottomed, Recovery Will Be Slow
    By James Menzies, Editor, Today’s Trucking
Trailer Orders 97% Down from March
    98% Down Same Month Last Year
Credit reports are now free, every week
    By Cathlin Tully,   Federal Trade Commission
Labrador Retriever
    Highland Park, Illinois  Adopt-a-Dog
Free Thursday Webinar on TV Value
    Mastering Time Value of Money Calculations
      Thursday, May 21 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
News Briefs---
Stanford finds no COVID-19 infections in 2019 swabs
   analysis 1,700 stored specimens
Uber cuts 3,000 more jobs
    as coronavirus devastates ride-hailing
Layoffs jolt Airbnb, YMCA San Jose
    Planned layoffs in Bay Area approach 30,000 mark for May
Pier 1 Imports to close all 540 stores
    after 58 years
JCPenney to permanently close 242 stores
    amid bankruptcy
Walmart's $3 billion experiment with Jet is over
   as Walmart e-Commerce Sales Jump 74% 1st Q
State Farm cuts auto rates by $2.2 billion as Americans
   continue to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic
Tesla tells employees Fremont factory has approval
   to restart this week
You May have Missed---
For 2020 grads, jobs that were plentiful as semester started
   vanished as it ends

  Sports Brief----
   California Nuts Brief---
    "Gimme that Wine"
     This Day in History
       Daily Puzzle
         Weather, USA or specific area
          Traffic Live----

May 22
Equipment Broker School Sign Ups Surged
   Includes report MCA, Funders, Business Loans, Leasing Marketplace
Cannabis Could Prevent Coronavirus Infection,
Claims Canadian Study
New Hires/Promotions in the Leasing Business
    and Related Industries
U.S. Manufacturing Output Takes Biggest Hit in 100 Years
    Vehicle Production May Change the May Report
Fixed Bayonets/The Train/Heartbreak Ridge
  The Messenger/Fury---Memorial Day Edition
    By Leasing News' Fernando Croce
    Rochester, New York Adopt-a-Dog
Leasing/Finance/Business Loan Schools
    Several Have Many Long Term Programs
News Briefs---
US Workers Have Lost $1.3 Trillion in Income During Pandemic
  Austin, Raleigh, San Jose to recover fastest/ not Detroit & Cleveland
NFIB Survey: Majority of Small Businesses
    Have Received PPP Loan Funding
Millions miss credit card, car loan payments
   amid coronavirus crisis
No tourism means millions in budget cuts
    for St. Louis tourism office
Ford forced to halt production at two plants
    after employees test positive for Covid-19
Sears' survival is in doubt
   the coronavirus pandemic could be the end
Social distancing a week earlier could have saved
    36,000 American lives, study says
A quarter of Americans are hesitant about a coronavirus
   vaccine - Reuters/Ipsos poll
Zuckerberg: 50% of Facebook employees may
    soon permanently work remotely
U.S. Securities And Exchange Commission Launches
    Investigations Into PPP Loans
‘Hero’ Costco Worker Hailed After Showdown
    With Irate Shopper Over Mask Policy

You May have Missed---
These 30 US cities may be on the verge of a
   coronavirus pandemic-driven housing crisis

  Sports Brief----
   California Nuts Brief---
    "Gimme that Wine"
     This Day in History
       Daily Puzzle
         Weather, USA or specific area
          Traffic Live----

May 26
Free Classified Job Wanted
   100 Word Maximum Free Listing
Top Ten Leasing News
    May 11 - May 15
Top Six Leasing/Finance Company Websites
    in North America
Chart - Which Industries Are Best Geared
    Toward Remote Working
If it's safe to mail Tax Refunds...
Be Prepared for What May be a Bankruptcy Lifeline
    for Small Businesses to Survive COVID-19
Site Inspection Services List
German Shepherd
    Orange County, California  Adopt a Dog
One of the Original Leasing News Advisors
    San Jose radio legend Bob Kieve dies
News Briefs---
Most publicly listed companies keep PPP loans
    424 public companies were granted loans totaling $1.35 billion
Wealthiest Hospitals Got Billions in Bailout
    while sitting on more than $100 billion in cash
Lufthansa to Receive $10 Billion Bailout
    German government will take a 20 percent stake
Hertz Files for Bankruptcy after 16,000 Employees
   Were Let Go and CEO Made Over $9 Million
How Many of JC Penney's 90,000 Workers Will Have Jobs?
    Most of J.C. Penney’s employees work in stores
North Carolina Reports Highest Daily Coronavirus Infection  
     Increase as State Enters Phase 2 of Reopening
At least 20 states revise absentee voting rules
    how voting will be conducted in the coming months

You May have Missed---
Want to buy a used car?
  Rental car companies are offering up some good deals

  Sports Brief----
   California Nuts Brief---
    "Gimme that Wine"
     This Day in History
       Daily Puzzle
         Weather, USA or specific area
          Traffic Live----

May 28
Good News! ELFA Monthly Leasing and Finance Report
  April Down only 8% Month-to-Month 7% YOY April, 2019       
     By Christopher Menkin, Editor
New Hires/Promotions in the Leasing Business
    and Related Industries
The Best Originators Pivot
    Sales Makes it Happen by Scott Wheeler, CLFP
Federal Reserve Beige Book May, 2020
    Mezza Mezza
No Shows, No Shirt, No Service
 Not a Problem - Placard
How Vaccines Eradicated Common Diseases
    Chart - 20th Century and 2019 Morbidity
5 Takeaways: Operational Resiliency
  for the Pandemic and Beyond
    ELFA Webinar Provides Tools and Resources
French Actor Michel Piccoli (1925-2020) Finest
  Contempt/Belle de Jour/Wedding in Blood
    La Belle Noisense/We Have a Pope
      Fernando Croce Recommendations
    Washington, D.C.  Adopt-a-Dog
15 Brokers Are Chosen to Receive One Year of Membership
  from American Association of Commercial Finance Broker Webinar
News Briefs---
Dr. Anthony Fauci on How America Can Avoid
   a Second Wave of the Coronavirus
Boeing cutting more than 12,000 U.S. jobs
    with thousands more planned
Amtrak to cut up to 20 percent of workers
   as coronavirus crushes ridership
Tuesday Morning files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
  citing coronavirus, Close 230 of 687 stores
Fauci says he thinks a coronavirus vaccine
    is still on track for the end of 2020

You May have Missed---
Las Vegas to Open Strip. What are the Odds?
    A Socially Distanced Las Vegas?

  Sports Brief----
   California Nuts Brief---
    "Gimme that Wine"
     This Day in History
       Daily Puzzle
         Weather, USA or specific area
          Traffic Live----

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