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Minority, woman-owned businesses allege federal loan bias (access required)

The federal government intentionally discriminated against minority- and woman-owned businesses in its recent distribution of nearly $350 billion in loans to save small companies desperate to survive amid the United States’ pandemic-induced economic freefall, struggling Maryland businesses allege in a lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt. The Maryland businesses claim that the U.S. ...

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