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Business lobby tries to block release of Wisconsin COVID-19 case data


An American Foods Group employee walks past a sign that says “Heroes trabajan aquí,” meaning “Heroes work here,” on April 28 in Green Bay. (Photo: Sarah Kloepping/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin)

A judge temporarily blocked the state health department from releasing the names of businesses linked to COVID-19 cases on Thursday, after the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce sued to stop the release of the information to media outlets.

The state’s largest business lobbying group argued Thursday that the records are protected by patient confidentiality laws and that disclosure will “irreparably” harm businesses by “effectively blacklisting them.”

The order from Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Lloyd V. Carter will remain in effect for five days. 

Track COVID-19 in Wisconsin: See the latest numbers and trends

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel requested Wisconsin Department of Health Services data on facilities associated with COVID-19 cases on June 6.

The department announced in July that it

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H&R Block Study Reveals Majority of Small Business Owners Need Personal Advice to Recover from Pandemic

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A majority of small business owners say in the wake of the pandemic, they need one-to-one business advice. This is just one of the main findings in the first of a four-part study, “Small Business Recovery Series,” by H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) tracking the trends of pandemic-related impacts, attitudes, and issues surrounding small business recovery and reopening.

“H&R Block has a long history of helping small business owners manage their tax and financial needs,” said Jeff Jones, president and CEO of H&R Block. “The pandemic has had a devastating effect on small businesses, and we want small business owners to know they don’t have to navigate these challenges alone. We’re committed to providing the resources and guidance they need for their businesses to survive and ultimately

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The Women Behind The Happiest Baby On The Block Business

 If you or someone you know has had a child since 2002, it’s likely you’ve given or been given The Happiest Baby on the Block by Dr. Harvey Karp. You’ve almost definitely heard of the 5 S’s. Some parents with babies born after 2016 may have been lucky enough to obtain a SNOO sleeper to soothe fussy newborns. Dr. Karp has built an empire around helping babies sleep. But he by no means built that empire alone.

The business of baby sleep is, in fact, a family affair. What’s not often discussed when Dr. Karp’s work is heralded around the world is that his wife Nina, and daughter Lexi, actually played pivotal roles in growing the business to where it is today. Dr. Karp was eager to brag about the impact his female family members have had on his work – and his life.

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Strengthening its commitment to small businesses, H&R Block announces new vice president and general manager, small business

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September 8, 2020 GMT

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) today announced that Ian Hardman joined the company as vice president and general manager, small business, advancing the company’s focus on growing its services for and support of small business owners. Hardman will be responsible for building cross-functional solutions that help small business owners confidently manage their business and finances.

“H&R Block serves more than 2.5 million small businesses owners each year,” said Karen Orosco, senior vice president, U.S. Retail at H&R Block. “Under Ian’s leadership, we look forward to developing and implementing innovative products and services to help them manage their finances year-round and strengthen their business for future growth.”

In this new role, Hardman provides the leadership, strategic prioritization, and

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