Katia Dmitrieva and Olga Kharif

Government, Business

US Job Losses to Mount With Small Firms Running on Fumes

A waiter wearing protective equipment serves food. A waiter wearing protective equipment serves food to patrons at the outdoor seating area of a restaurant in Chicago on July 24. (Olivia Obineme/Bloomberg News)

The clock is ticking for Bonnie Morales and the acclaimed restaurant she opened a few years ago in Portland, Ore. She’s among thousands of U.S. small-business owners who are considering layoffs in coming months as they plow through government aid.

August 5, 2020