President Joe Biden made small-business owners the center of his first prime-time address in office, which marked the anniversary of the pandemic. He recounted an anecdote from the summer when he asked a small-business owner from Philadelphia what she needed the most. She responded, “I just want the truth. The truth. Just tell me the truth,” he said. “My fellow Americans, you’re owed nothing less than the truth,” he followed. The story prefaced the cornerstone of his speech: a sharp ramp-up of vaccination efforts and a call for national unity to get the economy back on track. In addition to acknowledging the more than 500,000 American deaths from the virus, Biden noted the many job and business losses suffered in the pandemic. Read more at Inc.