Small business

In this photo taken on Jan. 4, 2019, women pass by a new year decor outside a shopping mall in Beijing, China, China will slash taxes, step up spending and provide ample financing to private and small enterprises to help counter the country's worst slowdown since the global financial crisis amid a bruising trade war with the U.S., officials said Tuesday at a briefing on plans for 2019 that were set at an annual meeting in December. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
January 15, 2019 - 1:57 am
BEIJING (AP) — China plans to slash taxes, step up spending and provide ample financing to private and small enterprises to help counter the country's worst slowdown since the global financial crisis and the impact of a bruising trade war with the U.S. The People's Bank of China is confident it can...
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December 13, 2018 - 4:36 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Home and business owners suffering damages from Hurricane Florence are running out of time to request federal government aid. The deadline is Thursday night to apply for grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency or low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business...
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Evan Smith
December 07, 2018 - 3:46 pm
Small businesses, farmers’ co-ops and some nonprofits affected by Hurricane Michael in October may be eligible for low-interest loans from the federal government. The U.S. Small Business Administration says that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available in 25 eligible counties in South Carolina...
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Democratic Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Janet Mills speaks with people following a gubernatorial forum, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in Waterville, Maine. Mills will face Republican Shawn Moody, and independent candidates Alan Caron and Terry Hayes in the November general election. (AP Photo/Marina Villeneuve)
October 04, 2018 - 11:06 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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September 28, 2018 - 4:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have sped legislation through the House to expand their massive new tax law, capping their session for the year as they rush out of town to face voters in the November elections. The new bill would make permanent the individual and small-business tax cuts in the law...
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September 10, 2018 - 7:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders have unveiled their proposal to expand the massive tax law they hustled through Congress last year. They're aiming to make permanent the individual tax cuts and small-business income deductions now set to expire in 2026. With midterm elections barely two...
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FILE- In this Dec. 22, 2017, file photo President Donald Trump signs into law a $1.5 trillion tax overhaul package in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. New rules floated by the Trump administration lay out what kinds of businesses can take a 20 percent deduction against income taxes under the new tax law. With the proposed rules issued Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, the Treasury Department and the IRS had worked for six months to bring clarity to Congress' blueprint. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
August 08, 2018 - 5:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Architects and engineers are still in. Accountants, doctors and lawyers remain out — mostly. New rules floated by the Trump administration lay out what kinds of businesses can take a 20 percent deduction against income taxes under the new tax law. With the proposed rules issued...
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International Beer Day shines a light on local brewers
Evan Smith
August 02, 2018 - 6:01 pm
Ben Pierson, owner of the Swamp Rabbit Brewery and Taproom in Travelers Rest, plans to celebrate international beer day by doing the exact same thing he’s always done. “Well, I mean every day that we’re open, we’re celebrating beer,” Pierson said. “So every day is a pretty good day. But for...
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June 24, 2018 - 10:25 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China says it will cut the amount of money most banks are required to keep on hand to free up funding for small businesses, amid a brewing trade war with the United States The central bank said the cut of 50 basis points, or half a percentage point, in the reserve requirement ratios...
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June 18, 2018 - 9:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is close to finalizing a health insurance option for small firms and self-employed people that would cost less but could cover fewer benefits than current plans, congressional officials and business groups said Monday. They spoke on condition of anonymity...
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