In recent CNN news: March 2, 1999
Senate approves small business loans.
To help small businesses prepare for Y2K, the Senate Tuesday approved a measure that would require the Small Business Administration to guarantee loans for businesses trying to fix their own computers. The vote was 99-0.

The Small Business Year 2000 Readiness Act sets up a $500 million loan program that could help thousands of small businesses buy new computers or upgrade their old ones.

Loans would also be made available to help small business owners that are threatened by the Y2K problems of their suppliers, customers or financial institutions.

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CNN Interactive, IDG.net and CNNfn have been following the story.


Britain acts to soothe public Y2K fears

Utilities pose biggest worldwide Y2K threat US

Final work on Senate Y2K litigation bill delayed

S.F. Fed chief expects few Y2K bank problems

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Small Business Year 2000 Readiness Act


Small Business Year 2000 Readiness Act - Amends the Small Business Act to authorize the Small Business Administration (SBA), during the period ending on December 31, 2000, to: (1) guarantee loans made by eligible lenders to small businesses to address Year 2000 computer problems (Y2K problem), including repair and acquisition, consulting, and related expenses; and (2) provide relief for a substantial economic injury incurred by a small business as a direct result of Y2K problems. Provides loan amounts and administration participation limits. Requires an annual report from the SBA to the congressional small business committees on the loan guarantee program.

Information provided you either in writing or contained on Merz Communications past and present Year 2000 Internet website pages regarding products and services offered by Merz Communications or with respect to Merz Communications year 2000 processing capabilities or readiness are "Year 2000 Readiness Disclosures" in conformance with the Year 2000 Information and Readiness Disclosure Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-271, 112 Stat. 2386) enacted on October 19, 1998. This designation applies to information delivered directly to you, through or derived from Merz Communications past and present Year 2000 Internet website pages and other materials.

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Wall Street to launch new Y2K tests (3-2-99)

Will health industry be infected by Y2K bug? (3-2-99)


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