- AP: Intruders breach US airport fences about every 10 days Updated: May-26-16 9:48 am
Under pressure to prevent people from sneaking onto runways and planes at major U.S. airports, authorities are cracking down - not on the intruders who slip through perimeter gates or jump over fences, but on the release of information about the breaches.
- 'It's the fear of the unknown' - UK small biz key to EU vote Updated: May-26-16 7:59 am
LONDON - With sparks flying from a welder at work behind him, Simon Boyd's voice rises as he explains why he believes the United Kingdom should leave the European Union even though his company, REIDsteel, has put up buildings across the 28-nation bloc, from the Netherlands to Poland and Italy.
- Agents say real estate market isn't as fun as it used to be Updated: May-25-16 11:51 am
NEW YORK - Real estate agents are flummoxed by a housing market that's still trying to recover a decade after its historic collapse.
- Audit finds Missouri small business advocacy board failing Updated: May-24-16 6:31 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway says a state board created to advocate for small businesses against government regulations isn't doing its job.
- California oil line fixed after thousands of gallons spill Updated: May-24-16 6:05 pm
TRACY, California - Crews have repaired an oil pipeline that broke days ago and spilled up to 21,000 gallons of crude underground in rural Northern California, a spokesman for Shell Oil Co. said Tuesday.
- IBM denies fault in voter guide delay for special election Updated: May-24-16 5:31 pm
PHOENIX - A tech company that provided software services for Arizona's voter registration system says the state's top elections official is wrong to blame it for delays in sending publicity pamphlets to hundreds of thousands of voters before the special election last week.
- Lawsuit accuses Domino's Pizza of 'rampant wage violations' Updated: May-24-16 2:34 pm
ALBANY, New York - The state's attorney general has sued Domino's Pizza Inc., affiliates and three franchisees alleging they underpaid workers based on payroll reports generated by the parent company's computer system.
- How Arizona's new laws punishing divergent cities came about Updated: May-23-16 7:53 pm
PHOENIX - One clear message Arizona lawmakers sent to mayors and other local officials during this year's legislative session: The state is the boss.
- 'Gigantic' corporate tax hike likely headed to Oregon voters Updated: May-23-16 7:33 pm
SALEM, Oregon - A massive $2.8 billion annual corporate tax hike is likely headed to Oregon voters in November, a move that could create the most aggressive tax climate for big business of any state in the nation.
- New Mexico is first to sue EPA, mine owners over toxic spill Updated: May-23-16 6:21 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico on Monday became the first state to sue the federal government and the owners of two mines over the release of 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater from a closed Colorado gold mine, seeking tens of millions of dollars for environmental and economic damage caused by the spill.
- Utility told to stop cleaning LA homes near massive gas leak Updated: May-23-16 1:56 pm
LOS ANGELES - Public health officials in Los Angeles County ordered a utility company to stop cleaning the homes of thousands of residents uprooted by a massive gas leak over concerns that protocols were not being followed.
- Get Started: House OKs small business contract legislation Updated: May-23-16 1:34 pm
- Businesses, farms getting $6.8M in financing Updated: May-23-16 9:35 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont Economic Development Authority has approved financing of about $6.8 million to help businesses and farms with their startup and expansion plans.
- Utah defends busting theater for serving booze at 'Deadpool' Updated: May-19-16 5:41 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah liquor authorities did not violate a movie theater's right to free speech when they filed a complaint against the business for serving drinks while showing "Deadpool," a film with nudity and simulated sex scenes, according to the state attorney general's office.
- Virginia health care: Pay by the month, get unlimited visits Updated: May-19-16 4:41 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - In January, Dr. Maura McLaughlin started a new type of primary care practice in central Virginia. Instead of getting payments from insurance companies for each appointment, her patients pay her directly, and get unlimited visits for a fixed monthly fee.
- China's high-tech future emerges in factory town Shenzhen Updated: May-19-16 11:04 am
SHENZHEN, China - Forget Beijing and Shanghai. China's economic future is emerging in Shenzhen.
- Edible worms, pingpong bots: Startups find mecca in Shenzhen Updated: May-19-16 4:32 am
SHENZHEN, China - Shenzhen is the world's electronics manufacturing capital, so what better place to be for entrepreneurs with ideas they want to turn into actual devices?
- New OT rules force small businesses to make hard choices Updated: May-18-16 9:20 am
NEW YORK - The government's new rules requiring overtime pay for millions of workers have small business owners facing some hard choices.
- Franklin mayor considering shared area for business owners Updated: May-17-16 5:03 am
FRANKLIN, Indiana - The mayor of Franklin wants more entrepreneurs and small, local business owners operating their business out of the downtown area near coffee shops and restaurants within walking distance of their office.
- City small-business owner lobbies for e-commerce Updated: May-14-16 10:14 am
TIMBERVILLE, Virginia - When Chad White started Class-Tech-Cars, a business that supplies reproduced parts for classic vehicles, in 2004, he didn't expect lobbying Congress would be one of his tasks as an Internet entrepreneur.
- Phoenix airport mulling use of contractor instead of TSA Updated: May-13-16 8:15 pm
PHOENIX - Phoenix's busiest airport could cut ties with the TSA in the wake of a baggage-screening system breakdown that caused travelers a massive luggage delay, city officials said Friday.
- Online neighbors forum alters rules to stop racial profiling Updated: May-12-16 6:04 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Nextdoor.com., a forum meant to let neighbors share recommendations on plumbers or ask for help finding missing dogs, is struggling with claims that people are using it to racially profile those they find suspicious.
- Business owners: We need policy specifics from candidates Updated: May-12-16 4:20 pm
NEW YORK - Small business owners say it's time the presidential candidates provide concrete details on how they'll tackle key issues including taxes, health care costs and government regulations.
- Company agrees to buy Las Vegas resort for $313 million Updated: May-11-16 5:29 pm
LAS VEGAS - Station Casinos parent company Red Rock Resorts Inc. has agreed to buy the off-Strip Palms resort for $312.5 million.
- Legislature passes tax incentives for small businesses Updated: May-11-16 1:39 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri Legislature has passed a bill reviving a tax break for small businesses that add employees.