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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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