Deadline looms for decision on Nevada mine Superfund status

Gov. Brian Sandoval was still wrestling Friday with whether to end the state's opposition to adding a toxic, abandoned mine in western Nevada to a list of the country's most contaminated sites that... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016


Regulators get input, sort of, on self-driving car rollout

California regulators deciding how to permit the future rollout of self-driving cars were told Thursday by consumer advocates that their cautious approach was right on, and by companies developing... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016


Chase planning rollout of card-free ATMs

JPMorgan Chase will install new ATMs later this year that will allow customers to withdraw cash or initiate other transactions using their cellphone. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016


Small business crystal ball: Don't look for boom in 2016

Don't look for a small business boom in 2016. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016


End of meat? Startups seek alternatives for the masses

Patrick Brown is on an improbable mission: Make a burger Americans love, minus the meat. Read more »

Dec. 29, 2015

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Fear and loaning: Investors are running from junk bonds

The junk-bond market has something to really fear: fear itself. Read more »

Dec. 14, 2015


The agitators behind Dow, DuPont, Yahoo moves

Dow Chemical, DuPont and Yahoo didn't so much leap toward new corporate futures this week. They were pushed. Read more »

Dec. 11, 2015


Social service center where 14 people died closed until 2016

ial service center in Southern California where a husband and wife killed 14 people will not reopen until next year, raising concerns that some of the 30,000 people with developmental disabilities... Read more »

Dec. 8, 2015

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Small businesses in limbo as Congress debates tax break

Small business owners are on edge as they wait to see if Congress will approve a big increase in the tax break they get to buy new equipment. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2015


Appalachia grasps for hope as coal loses its grip

The seams of coal in some of Eddie Asbury's mines in McDowell County are so thin workers can barely squeeze down them. They enter on carts nearly flat on their backs, the roof of the mine coursing... Read more »

Dec. 1, 2015


Corporate America's problem: Falling profit, revenue

U.S company earnings are falling for the first time since 2009, when the economy was still reeling from the Great Recession. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2015


Deaf business owners overcome obstacles and prejudice

Soon after customers arrive at Mozzeria for the first time, they notice something's different about the restaurant: Virtually every staffer is deaf. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2015


SeaWorld says it will end orca shows in San Diego by 2017

SeaWorld will end orca shows at its San Diego park after visitors at the tourist attraction made it clear they prefer seeing killer whales act naturally rather than doing tricks, the company's top... Read more »

Nov. 9, 2015


Caution sign: Don't look to small business for job growth

Don't look for a small business boom anytime soon. Read more »

Nov. 1, 2015


Goodbye home offices: shared workspaces gaining ground

Ten years ago, co-working spaces were a new concept, providing shared desks for freelancers and entrepreneurs as single "mom and pop" shops. Read more »

Sept. 6, 2015


Forum aims to educate women on money management

The Utah Women & Leadership Project will host an event called “Cents and Sensibility: Women and Money” on Sept. 9 at Utah Valley University to educate young women about the importance... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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Utah native and Lovesac founder's life is reflected in his furniture

Shawn Nelson has built Lovesac over the course of 20 years. As he has grown up, so has the company behind the giant beanbag. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015


Who needs .com? Domains like .vegas, .pr, .nyc are trending

Did the website address you just went to really end with ".vegas" instead of ".com"? Read more »

Aug. 19, 2015


Obama calls for more female and minority entrepreneurs

President Barack Obama says underrepresentation of women and minorities among the nation's startups is hurting business. Read more »

Aug. 4, 2015


Pet porkers pack rescues as trendy teacup pigs fatten up

Eva Monroy bought a mini pig for her family and fed it what the breeder instructed: a half-cup of food in the morning and a half-cup at night. Read more »

July 22, 2015

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Overtime proposal may force hard choices at small businesses

A proposal to give millions of U.S. workers a raise is forcing restaurant owner Michelle Shriver to make some hard choices. Read more »

July 15, 2015


Detained immigrants sue over getting $1 a day for work

Immigrants who were detained at a suburban Denver facility while they awaited deportation proceedings are suing the private company that held them, alleging they were paid $1 a day to do janitorial... Read more »

July 10, 2015


Rent hikes force small businesses to move, revamp

Rising commercial rents in newly trendy areas are forcing some small companies to change not only where they do business, but how they do it. Read more »

July 9, 2015

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AP Photos: See food before buying at largest US fish auction

As the sun rises over Honolulu, commercial fisherman have already unloaded their catches and docked their boats for the day. The fish are lined up on pallets, packed in ice and displayed for buyers... Read more »

June 19, 2015


Tips to help small businesses make the transition to chip cards

Small business owners: If you haven't prepared for the transition to chip-embedded credit and debit cards, you don't have long. Here are some tips to help you meet the Oct. 1 deadline to get new... Read more »

June 17, 2015


San Francisco considers health warning on soda advertising

San Francisco officials are deciding whether to impose a warning on ads for a favorite drink of children and a bane of public health advocates: Sugary soda pop. Read more »

June 9, 2015


Working 9-to-5 becoming a less popular way to make a living

If you want an income, or you're an employer looking for help, it may be time to scrap the idea of the traditional 9-to-5 arrangement. Read more »

June 7, 2015


Wal-Mart keeps it all in the family, chair passed to son-in-law

Wal-Mart is passing the chairmanship of the world's largest retailer from the eldest son of late founder Sam Walton to a third generation. Read more »

June 5, 2015


California farmers plan to avoid water-sucking crops

Dozens of California farmers aiming to meet voluntary water conservation targets submitted plans to the state saying they intend to plant less thirsty crops and leave some fields unplanted amid the... Read more »

June 2, 2015


Coast Guard defends cleanup response to California oil spill

The leader overseeing a massive oil cleanup along the California coast defended the initial response, saying there were workers on the ground after the spill that stained popular beaches. Read more »

May 30, 2015


Response by operator of broken oil pipeline faces scrutiny

Emergency workers and officials from a pipeline operator had gathered last week to train for the worst — an oil spill — when a 911 call came in reporting a noxious smell at a nearby beach. Read more »

May 29, 2015


Atlantic City sues over failed community loan program

A loan program that was supposed to lend as much as $40 million to struggling homeowners and businesses in this cash-strapped resort city has given out nothing and has instead led to a federal... Read more »

May 28, 2015


Hopi Tribe, lawmakers urge US to stop sale of sacred items

Hopi tribal leaders and Arizona's members of Congress are asking U.S. law enforcement to stop the sale of about a dozen sacred Hopi artifacts at a Paris auction house in June. Read more »

May 27, 2015


Clinton: GOP threatening small-business jobs

Hillary Rodham Clinton says Republicans in Congress and GOP presidential hopefuls are threatening tens of thousands of small-business jobs by seeking to cut a little-known government agency that... Read more »

May 22, 2015


Oil sopped up from California coast rises to 7,700 gallons

Officials say more than 7,700 gallons of oil has been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretches across 9 miles of California coast — just a fraction of the crude that escaped... Read more »

May 21, 2015


Service dogs that sniff out seizures improve kids' lives

When Alyssa Howes was 4, she lost her sight and started having seizures — up to 20 a day. Read more »

May 20, 2015


California farmers propose water cuts to avoid bigger pinch

Farmers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta who have California's oldest water rights are proposing to voluntarily cut their use by 25 percent to avoid the possibility of even harsher... Read more »

May 20, 2015


Loans, taxes, regulations on small business election agenda

There are no "one size fits all" issues for small business in the 2016 presidential campaign. While candidates try to appeal to all small businesses, many owners want very specific things. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Seattle protests influence John Kerry trade speech venue

Seattle officials told Secretary of State John Kerry he'd be better off avoiding the Emerald City to deliver a major trade speech because of ongoing protests over Arctic drilling that have drawn... Read more »

May 19, 2015


Brown lawns loom this summer in California

It was with more hope than accuracy that the founder of this Orange County city picked the name Garden Grove in 1874 for what was little more than an open plain under the Southern California sun. Read more »

May 7, 2015


Historic Salt Lake building now home to socially and environmentally aware businesses

Impact Hub Salt Lake — a member-based organization that provides networking for socially and environmentally conscientious businesses — officially opened its doors this week on the... Read more »

May 1, 2015

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Crowdfunding: Where social media meets innovation

A decade ago, launching a startup venture was a “pipe dream” for most people, even in the “land of opportunity” that is the United States. Today, more small businesses are... Read more »

April 30, 2015


New Mexico auditor says ex-police chief got perks from Taser

Albuquerque's former police chief accepted perks and consulting work from Taser International before and after he helped the company land a lucrative no-bid contract to supply officers with body... Read more »

April 30, 2015


For 100 years, celebrities have helped urge animal kindness

These days, people pay piles of cash to pamper their pets, but problems remain on the farm and in the slaughterhouse, on movie sets and at animal shelters — even in the wild. Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Worried sick over canine flu? Tips to help protect your pup

An outbreak of canine flu has sickened more than 1,000 dogs in the Midwest, killing a handful and stirring concern among animal lovers nationwide that the highly contagious virus will sideline... Read more »

April 22, 2015


Group wants to bring back Native Hawaiian burial traditions

A group of Native Hawaiians wants to bring back a centuries-old island burial practice that it says is more environmentally friendly than some modern interment methods. Read more »

April 17, 2015


Volunteer pilots help doomed dogs land new chance at life

For some dogs, a chance at the good life takes off when the pilots do. Read more »

April 8, 2015


California sets water use targets amid record low savings

California cities face mandatory targets to slash water use as much as 35 percent while regulators warn voluntary conservation hasn't been enough in the face of a devastating drought. Read more »

April 7, 2015


Robert Schuller turned drive-in movie ministry to megachurch

The Rev. Robert H. Schuller didn't wait for the faithful to flock to his upstart church in Southern California — he took his message to them. Read more »

April 3, 2015


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