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US small businesses feel mixed impact from China’s economy

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NEW YORK — China’s economic problems have been a windfall for some U.S. small businesses — and pose a threat to others. A nearly 40 percent plunge in the Shanghai stock market since mid-June, a response to the country’s weakening ...

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NLRB ruling can hurt small business, groups say

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. The NLRB decision Thursday came in a case involving waste ...

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US small business adds 59,000 jobs

Employment at U.S. small businesses increased by about 59,000 jobs in July, according to the latest report from ADP. The smallest businesses, those with one to 19 employees added 26,000 jobs last month, while those with 20 to 49 employees ...

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SMALL BIZ: Overtime proposal may force hard choices

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NEW YORK — A proposal to give millions of U.S. workers a raise is forcing restaurant owner Michelle Shriver to make some hard choices. The Obama administration’s proposed change in overtime regulations could lead Shriver to put salaried managers on ...

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Capital One banker upbeat on small business

In this Aug. 19 photo, Keri Gohman of Capital One Financial speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in New York. Gohman said small business owners are reporting better earnings and are reinvesting in their businesses and that’s translating into a rebound in loan demand. AP Images

NEW YORK — Based on what she’s seeing among the bank’s more than three million small business customers, Capital One’s Keri Gohman is upbeat. Business owners are reporting better earnings and reinvesting in their businesses and that’s translating into a ...

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5 things small businesses need to know this fall

  NEW YORK — What do small business owners need to pay attention to this fall? Heath care, Internet security and new technology make the list. Here are five things that small businesses need to be on top of over ...

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Report: Women business owners face gender gap

NEW YORK — Women who own small business are still far behind their male counterparts when it comes to getting loans and government contracts, a congressional report said Wednesday. The report by Democratic staffers of the Senate Small Business & ...

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Unlikely partnerships help small biz thrive

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NEW YORK — When Psyche Terry’s lingerie business needed a lift, she got it from a retailing giant. Terry started Urban Intimates, a lingerie line for curvy women, in 2009. At first, its lacy bras and panties were sold only ...

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Gay business owners still face challenges

NEW YORK — It happens a few times a year: A customer refuses to work with Dave Greenbaum because he’s gay. Greenbaum, who owns a computer repair business in Lawrence, Kan., often needs to go into customers’ homes. Some people ...

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