Small business

FILE - In this July 18, 2019, file photo speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., joins fellow Democrats and activists seeking better pay as the House approved legislation to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade _ to $15 an hour, at the Capitol in Washington. As of Jan. 1, 2020, there are higher minimum wages in a quarter of the states, and new federal overtime rules. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
January 02, 2020 - 12:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Small business owners have plenty of changes to deal with as 2020 begins — higher labor costs for many companies, and some owners will discover that they have to comply with new laws that aren’t on the books in their own states. As of Jan. 1, there are higher minimum wages in a...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2019, file photo Uber and Lyft drivers carry signs during a demonstration outside of Uber headquarters in San Francisco. A California law that makes it harder for companies to treat workers as independent contractors takes effect next week, forcing small businesses in and outside the state to rethink their staffing. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
December 26, 2019 - 7:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A California law that makes it harder for companies to treat workers as independent contractors takes effect next week, forcing small businesses in and outside the state to rethink their staffing. The law puts tough restrictions on who can be independent contractors or freelancers...
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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 - 1:00 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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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2019, file photo a job posting is displayed near the entrance outside a restaurant in Orlando, Fla. Although many small businesses struggle to find staffers to fill their open positions, many entrepreneurs with recently launched companies intend to create jobs within a few years. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
December 16, 2019 - 11:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Although many small businesses struggle to find staffers to fill their open positions, many entrepreneurs with recently launched companies intend to create jobs within a few years. That's one of the findings of a study by researchers at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts...
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In this Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, photo Pete Mulvihill poses for a photo in his Browser Books store that he recently opened in San Francisco. Mulvihill has felt optimistic enough about being an independent bookseller that he bought a third store within the past two months. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
December 11, 2019 - 11:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Mulvihill has felt optimistic enough about selling books that he bought a third bookstore within the past two months. “The industry is much better than it was — the last four to five years have been pretty healthy,” says Mulvihill, who owns three Green Apple Books and Browser...
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December 09, 2019 - 10:26 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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Emily Gill
November 13, 2019 - 9:55 am
Cover Story: Small Businesses
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August 25, 2019 - 4:07 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper will let a bipartisan health insurance measure become law without his signature. Cooper, a Democrat, had until midnight Sunday to sign the bill, veto it or let it become law without his signature. It was pushed through the legislature with help from several of...
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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 - 3:53 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 - 3:58 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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