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NEW YORK (AP) - Expect more talk about small business issues such as taxes and regulations as the post-convention presidential campaigns intensify, with Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton trying to woo entrepreneurs and show they … more
DALLAS - Airlines used to give discounts to passengers who were traveling to a relative's funeral, but those days are just about gone. Now buying a ticket to attend a funeral or visit a relative in the hospital is no different than last-minute … more
When Keith Charpentier saw an opportunity to expand his Charpy's Pool business, he didn't swat away the idea. After all, serving a strong customer base of more than 4,000 pool owners who already trust his employees to visit their backyards … more
NEW YORK - The lenders who advance poor people money on their paychecks charge exorbitant interest rates that often snare the most vulnerable customers in a cycle of debt, the industry's critics have long said. Yet even consumer advocates who … more
NEW YORK - The idea that grew out of the Great Recession was promising: Let small businesses raise money from individual investors online without all the paperwork that usually accompanies the process of going public. But investment crowdfunding … more
Coldwell Banker Commercial has named local broker Jay Davis of Coldwell Banker Commercial Cornerstone of Sumter to its Circle of Distinction for 2015, the company announced recently. The Circle of Distinction honors the top-ranking producers … more
Lions Gate to buy Starz in $4.4 billion deal NEW YORK - Film and TV studio Lions Gate is buying cable channel operator Starz in a deal worth $4.4 billion. Lions Gate is the company behind "The Hunger Games" movies and the "Orange Is The New … more
NEW YORK (AP) - Farmers, lumberjacks and fishermen have the highest suicide rate in the U.S., while librarians and educators have the lowest, according to a large study that found enormous differences across occupations. The study didn't explore … more
NEW YORK - They're not household names such as McDonald's or The UPS Store, but small franchises beyond the usual restaurant groups and retailers are attracting buyers who want something new or different and see greater challenges and opportunities … more
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