Small business

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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Greg Pence addresses supporters during the Bartholomew County Republican Party election results watch party at the Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena in Columbus, Ind., Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Pence won the Republican nomination for the 6th Congressional District. (Mike Wolanin/The Republic via AP)
May 08, 2018 - 11:39 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The brother of Vice President Mike Pence capitalized on his famous name and backing from other top Republicans to win an Indiana congressional primary Tuesday against an entrepreneur who mostly self-funded his campaign. Columbus businessman Greg Pence has never held a public...
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In this March 5, 2018 photo, the East Front of the U.S. Capitol at sunset in Washington. The Senate passed bipartisan legislation Wednesday designed to ease bank rules that were enacted to prevent a relapse of the 2008 financial crisis that caused millions of Americans to lose their jobs and homes. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
March 14, 2018 - 7:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed bipartisan legislation Wednesday designed to ease bank rules that were enacted to prevent a relapse of the 2008 financial crisis that caused millions of Americans to lose their jobs and homes. The Senate voted 67-31 for a bill from Republican Senator Mike Crapo...
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F1 Force India team boss Vijay Mallya arrives at Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. Mallya, the United Breweries Group chairman and co-owner of the Force India F1 team is wanted in India to face fraud allegations. He was arrested in April by the Metropolitan Police's extradition unit on behalf of authorities in India. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
December 14, 2017 - 11:55 am
LONDON (AP) — The extradition hearing for Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya will be extended until January when a hearing on what evidence meets legal guidelines will be held. Testimony Thursday at Westminster Magistrates Court in London was expected to be the final testimony as the Indian government's...
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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, foreground, who also sits on the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee, heads to the Senate floor for votes on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans are scrambling to change a Republican tax bill in an effort to win over holdout GOP senators and pass a tax package by the end of the year. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 04, 2017 - 11:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Republican senator said Monday his comments were misinterpreted when he defended GOP efforts to scale back the federal estate taxes because it helps those who invest rather than people who spend their money on "booze or women or movies." "My point regarding the estate tax,...
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Senate Finance Committee member Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., front, with, from left, Sens. Patrick Toomey, R-Pa., John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, speaks to reporters following a meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
November 27, 2017 - 11:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican tax overhaul (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Senate Republicans are indicating they still have a way to go to secure the votes for their tax overhaul. A second GOP senator, Steve Daines of Montana, announced Monday that he opposes the tax bill in its...
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November 17, 2017 - 12:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House Friday sent Congress a $44 billion disaster aid request that's already under attack from lawmakers from hurricane-hit regions as way too small. The request, President Donald Trump's third since hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria slammed the Gulf Coast and Caribbean...
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White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump speaks at the forum Taking Women-Owned Business to the Next Level, on the sidelines of the World Bank/IMF annual meetings in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
October 14, 2017 - 1:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on global financial meetings in Washington (all times local): 12:55 p.m. White House adviser Ivanka Trump is offering herself as a global mentor to women in the business world. President Donald Trump's daughter is speaking at a conference in Washington that's rolling...
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