- US small businesses feel mixed impact from China's economy Updated: Sep-03-15 3:52 pm
NEW YORK - China's economic problems have been a windfall for some U.S. small businesses - and pose a threat to others.
- Small business borrowing was steady in July, report says Updated: Sep-03-15 10:43 am
LITTLE CHANGE IN BORROWING: Small businesses borrowed at a steady pace in July, according to Thomson Reuters and PayNet. The two companies' Small Business Lending Index registered at 145.2, down slightly from an upwardly revised 146.4 in June. The reading was up 13 percent from a year earlier and at its second-highest level since the index was launched in 2005. The index is compiled from PayNet's database; the company issues credit ratings on small businesses.
- Grant to help Kentucky businesses make overseas sales Updated: Sep-03-15 4:05 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky has received a $400,000 federal grant aimed at helping businesses market their products around the world.
- Fells Point bar owner files to run for Baltimore mayor Updated: Sep-02-15 3:11 pm
BALTIMORE - A bar owner and local business advocate is running for mayor of Baltimore.
- Finalists chosen in contest for small-business Super Bowl ad Updated: Sep-02-15 10:58 am
NEW YORK - Cookie and clothing makers, a fitness studio and an old-fashioned five-and-dime retailer have made the cut in a competition to win a Super Bowl ad.
- Sacramento improves small-business friendliness ranking Updated: Sep-02-15 8:49 am
SACRAMENTO, California - Sacramento gets a D-plus for small-business friendliness, improving from three past years of F grades.
- Get Started: NLRB ruling can hurt small business, groups say Updated: Aug-31-15 12:28 pm
A National Labor Relations Board ruling that modified the definition of an employer could hurt small businesses including franchises and subcontractors, according to industry groups that advocate for those companies.
- Ohio receives over $18M in funding to help small businesses Updated: Aug-31-15 8:02 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - More than $18.7 million in federal funding to help small businesses has been awarded to Ohio.
- Deadline looms for drought loss loans in 2 W.Va. counties Updated: Aug-31-15 2:09 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A deadline is looming for small businesses and other organizations in two counties to seek federal disaster loans for drought-related losses.
- New boss of Frisch's Big Boy restaurants plans expansion Updated: Aug-30-15 2:49 pm
CINCINNATI - The new leader of the Frisch's Restaurants chain wants to flex Big Boy's brand muscle with franchise expansion, new restaurant shapes and sizes, menu and beverage additions, and doing more to court younger customers.
- Jury wants life sentence for man who killed 5 in Denver bar Updated: Aug-27-15 9:10 pm
DENVER - A man convicted of stabbing five people to death at a Denver bar and setting the business on fire will not be executed and instead will serve a lifelong prison sentence, a jury decided Thursday.
- Contact lens makers take fight over price law to court Updated: Aug-27-15 7:31 pm
DENVER - Contact lens makers struggled Thursday to defend their pricing policies in a federal appeals case that could have wide-ranging effects on the $4 billion industry.
- Arizona severs ties with prison operator over July riots Updated: Aug-26-15 9:19 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona severed ties Wednesday with a private prison operator over what the state says was a string of troubling security and training lapses that led to violent riots in July.
- Wine train issues apology to black women booted from train Updated: Aug-25-15 11:46 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - The Napa Valley Wine Train issued an apology Tuesday to a book club that includes mostly black women who said they were booted from a tasting tour because of their race.
- Ashley Madison users in US sue cheating website over breach Updated: Aug-25-15 5:34 pm
LOS ANGELES - Eight people across the U.S. who registered to use Ashley Madison are suing the website for cheaters after hackers released personal and detailed information of millions of users, including financial data and sexual proclivities.
- Utah liquor board pushes off decision on mini-bottle sales Updated: Aug-25-15 4:43 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - State liquor regulators have pushed off a decision about granting special permission for a distillery to sell its brandy in sample sizes, arguing the move is too drastic for them to make without having lawmakers weigh in first.
- Illinois man denies cancer drug smuggling conspiracy charge Updated: Aug-25-15 4:43 pm
HELENA, Montana - An Illinois man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to conspiring with an online Canadian pharmacy to smuggle mislabeled, unapproved and, in two cases, counterfeit prescription drugs into the U.S. to sell to doctors.
- China struggles to keep economy on track to 'new normal' Updated: Aug-25-15 4:38 pm
BEIJING - China's slump is shaking the world economy, turning a country long seen as a growth engine into a possible threat.
- W.Va. receives $200K to assist small business exporters Updated: Aug-25-15 3:02 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia has received a $200,000 federal grant to help small businesses export goods to international markets.
- New Orleans woman among White House fellows Updated: Aug-24-15 6:32 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans woman is among the 2015-2016 class of White House Fellows.
- World's largest outdoor retail show stays in Salt Lake City Updated: Aug-24-15 3:38 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The world's largest outdoor retail show considered moving to other cities with more lodging and convention space but chose to stay in Utah after attendees revealed an overwhelming desire to keep the expo at the foot of the mountains in Salt Lake City, officials said Monday.
- Connecticut receives $350,000 grant to boost exports Updated: Aug-24-15 2:29 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut is receiving $350,000 from the federal Small Business Administration to help boost state exports.
- Anti-abortion group releases video snippet after court win Updated: Aug-21-15 9:28 pm
LOS ANGELES - An anti-abortion group released a snippet of video on Friday showing a California company executive discussing fetal tissue for research after a judge ruled the group could show the footage even if it was illegally recorded.
- Thousands expected at Native American art show in New Mexico Updated: Aug-21-15 5:42 pm
Tens of thousands of people are expected to descend upon downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico, for what organizers say has become the world's largest juried show of indigenous artwork.
- Seed bugs swarm California communities, invade homes, cars Updated: Aug-21-15 5:22 pm
LONE PINE, California - The gas station's ground was covered with the small winged bugs. Piles of carcasses, inches deep, sat swept to the sides.