Small business

FILE - In this April 9, 2018, file photo a cashier rings up a purchase at a store in Salem, N.H. The new year brings new overtime rules for employers including small businesses and in turn, a pay raise for an estimated 1.3 million workers. The Labor Department rules that go into effect Jan. 1 raise to $684 per week, or $35,568 a year, the threshold at which employees are exempt from being paid overtime.(AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
December 23, 2019 - 12:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The new year brings new overtime rules for employers including small businesses and in turn, a pay raise for an estimated 1.3 million workers. The Labor Department rules that go into effect Jan. 1 raise to $684 per week, or $35,568 a year, the threshold at which employees are exempt...
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December 09, 2019 - 9:26 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Two reports last week show that small business hiring still lags behind the strong job growth reported at larger companies, and that owners are unlikely to increase their staffs significantly in 2020. Payroll processor ADP said its customers with up to 49 employees added 11,000 jobs...
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People walk by a SoftBank shop in Tokyo, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp. has seen its fiscal first quarter profit nearly quadruple to 1.122 trillion yen ($10.6 billion) as its fund investments boosted income. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
August 07, 2019 - 2:53 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp. reported Wednesday its fiscal first quarter profit nearly quadrupled to 1.122 trillion yen ($10.6 billion) as its fund investments boosted income. Tokyo-based SoftBank's April-June profit the previous year had totaled 313.7 billion yen...
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Ivanka Trump, center, daughter of President Donald Trump, speaks at a roundtable discussion to announce the first batch of grants that are part of a White House initiative to help women in developing countries advance economically, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in Washington. Seated with Trump are State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus, left, and U.S. Agency for International Development administrator Mark Green. The Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative launched in February with an initial investment of $50 million from USAID. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
July 10, 2019 - 2:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House initiative spearheaded by Ivanka Trump to help women in developing countries get ahead economically announced its first batch of grants on Wednesday: $27 million for 14 projects in 22 countries, mostly in Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia. The Women's Global...
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June 26, 2019 - 10:52 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom wants state government to start acting more like a business when it comes to providing services for California's nearly 40 million residents. The new Office of Digital Innovation will employ 50 people at a cost of $26 million in the first year. Lawmakers...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2019 file photo, Bridgewater Associates Chairman Ray Dalio speaks during the Economic Summit held for the China Development Forum in Beijing, China. On Friday, April 5, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announced that Dalio and his wife Barbara, of Greenwich, Conn., are donating $100 million to support public education and new businesses in some of Connecticut's most disadvantaged communities. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
April 05, 2019 - 11:05 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — One of the world's wealthiest couples announced Friday they are donating $100 million to support public education and new businesses in some of Connecticut's most disadvantaged communities. The contribution from hedge fund billionaire Ray Dalio and his wife, Barbara, is...
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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2018, file photo, Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon speaks during a briefing at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
March 29, 2019 - 3:56 pm
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The head of the Small Business Administration, Linda McMahon, is stepping down from the role and will help President Donald Trump's re-election effort, he said Friday. Trump announced McMahon's plans from his Palm Beach estate. Sitting next to the former wrestling executive...
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President Donald Trump talks with reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Trump has been dealt a second setback in a week for his administration's health care initiatives. A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Thursday struck down a small-business health insurance plan widely touted by Trump after another judge on Wednesday blocked Medicaid work requirements for low-income people. Trump has hailed the small-business plan as a big success, but its impact is difficult to measure. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 29, 2019 - 11:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has struck down a small-business health insurance plan widely touted by President Donald Trump, the second setback in a week for the administration's health care initiatives. U.S. District Judge John D. Bates wrote in his opinion late Thursday that so-called "...
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January 14, 2019 - 10:39 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Senior Chinese economic officials say they will slash taxes, step up spending and help resolve financing problems of private and small enterprise to help counter the country's worst slowdown since the global financial crisis. The officials said Tuesday that Beijing will keep its...
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In this Sept. 26, 2018 photo, independent candidate for governor, economic consultant Alan Caron talks to voters at a farmers market in Portland, Maine. Caron will face Democrat Janet Mills, Republican Shawn Moody and independent candidate Terry Hayes in the November general election. (AP Photo/Marina Villeneuve)
October 04, 2018 - 8:43 am
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's outgoing firebrand Republican governor has railed against his perceived opponents with fury and gusto over an eight-year term marked by profanity-laced controversy and a failed impeachment attempt. The four candidates running to succeed the governor who calls himself "...
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