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Clinton proposes debt forgiveness to young entrepreneurs

Hillary Clinton on Tuesday proposed letting entrepreneurs defer making student loan payments in order to create jobs and stimulate growth. Read more »

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New Mexico is first to sue EPA, mine owners over 2015 spill

New Mexico became the first state to sue the federal government and the owners of two mines over the release of 3 million gallons of wastewater from a southern Colorado mine, seeking tens of... Read more »

May 23, 2016

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Advocates: High court signals it won't stop $15 minimum wage

The U.S. Supreme Court weighed in for the first time Monday on a $15-an-hour minimum wage, signaling it does not plan to stop the movement that is spreading across the nation, worker advocates say. Read more »

May 2, 2016

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New vistas open up at small businesses that use drones

That drone flying around a suburban house might not belong to a wannabe pilot — it may be a tool that's become indispensable for a small business. Read more »

April 24, 2016

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As minimum wage marches toward $15, small businesses adapt

In the aftermath of California and New York becoming the first states to raise the statewide minimum wage to $15, some small businesses with hourly workers are rethinking how they can absorb the... Read more »

April 17, 2016

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Pay taxes, buy a Slurpee: IRS now accepts taxes at 7-Eleven

The Internal Revenue Service announced this week that taxpayers who need to make a payment in cash can now do so at 7-Eleven convenience stores. Read more »

April 10, 2016

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California, New York poised to raise minimum wage to $15

California and New York are poised to become the highest-paid minimum-wage states in the nation after their governors each reached deals with lawmakers to raise the lowest amount a worker can be... Read more »

April 1, 2016

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Volkswagen gets a month for plan on diesel emissions fix

Volkswagen and government regulators must present a detailed plan within a month on getting nearly 600,000 diesel cars to comply with clean air laws or risk the possibility of a trial this summer... Read more »

March 24, 2016

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Americans pony up record $60B keeping pets healthy, happy

Americans spent just over $60 billion on their pets last year, a record fueled by a big jump in what owners shelled out for services like grooming, boarding and training. Read more »

March 17, 2016

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Trump faces obstacles in bid to shake up corporate America

Donald Trump's railing about what's wrong in corporate America goes further than the typical political populism: He vows to rewrite trade deals, tax imports and punish U.S. companies. And he's... Read more »

March 17, 2016

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Ride the sky on a 70-story glass slide coming to Los Angeles

Thrill seekers looking to take their fear of heights to a new level can come to downtown Los Angeles this summer and careen down a clear glass slide atop the tallest building west of the Mississippi. Read more »

March 2, 2016

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Government passes goal for contracts with women-owned firms

The government has for the first time reached its goal of giving 5 percent of federal contracting dollars to small businesses owned by women. Read more »

March 2, 2016

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Apple co-founder is bringing us an even nerdier 'Comic Con'

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak had a front row seat as the personal computer began to reshape society. So it made perfect sense to him to bring a convention meshing technology with pop culture to... Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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