Small business

Mannequin heads with beanies are placed on a table as a young girl looks at goods for sale on a sidewalk Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, in Los Angeles. They seem to be everywhere on the streets of Los Angeles - pushcarts and tables filled with everything from hot dogs and tamales to toys and tools. Such sales are illegal, although the law is rarely enforced. Now, after a decade of debate and compromise, the Los Angeles City Council will consider an ordinance Wednesday that would grant permits to sidewalk vendors. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
November 28, 2018 - 12:15 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — They seem to be everywhere on the streets of Los Angeles — pushcarts and tables filled with everything from hot dogs and tamales to toys and tools. You're a tourist in Hollywood with a phone that's about to die and no charger? No problem. There should be someone nearby selling...
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2018 file photo, Pacific Gas & Electric crews work to restore power lines in Paradise, Calif. PG&E said in a new filing with the state that it determined weather conditions were no longer dangerous enough to warrant a massive power shut off on Nov. 8 - a decision that came as a massive fire was tearing through a Northern California town. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
November 27, 2018 - 5:07 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge overseeing a criminal case against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. asked the utility Tuesday to explain any role it may have played in a massive wildfire that destroyed a Northern California town and killed nearly 90 people. Judge William Alsup in San Francisco...
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November 26, 2018 - 10:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The holiday season can be a motivation and productivity killer at some small businesses. Staffers may spend time chatting or shopping online, ask to leave early for children's holiday events or just not be in the mood to work. The companies with the most holiday problems are likely...
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FILE- In this Sept. 19, 2018, men walk across an outdoor bridge between office buildings in downtown Los Angeles. Whether a small business wants to buy or rent, it may have leverage with landlords or local governments to get breaks on rent or taxes. It’s especially doable if a company can be a drawing card that helps boost local commerce or has significant job creation plans. The key is often to look for real estate in an area that needs an economic boost. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
November 19, 2018 - 2:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A company doesn't need to be as big as Amazon to get a good deal on real estate. Whether a small business wants to buy or rent, it may have leverage with landlords or local governments to get breaks on rent or taxes. It's especially doable if a company can be a drawing card that...
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The Gold Nugget Museum, which was totally demolished by the Camp Fire, is shown in Paradise, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. A lawsuit was filed Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, over a wildfire in Northern California, where at least 48 people were confirmed dead in the Camp Fire that obliterated the town of Paradise. The suit on behalf of some victims accuses Pacific Gas & Electric Co. of causing the massive blaze.(AP Photo/Martha Mendoza)
November 14, 2018 - 8:09 pm
CHICO, California (AP) — A utility accused in a lawsuit of igniting California's deadliest and most destructive wildfire said it contacted a customer about a power line on her property but that sparks were not part of the discussion. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said it had been in touch with...
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November 12, 2018 - 1:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Many small and independent retailers who are holding Small Business Saturday shopping events Thanksgiving weekend are banding together with others, believing that there's strength in numbers. Small Business Saturday, started in 2010 to encourage consumers to shop in their small...
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FILE - In this June 28, 2011, file photo, bottles of Roundup herbicide, a product of Monsanto, are displayed on a store shelf in St. Louis. German drug and chemicals company Bayer AG announced Monday, May 23, 2016, that it has made a $62 billion offer to buy U.S.-based crops and seeds specialist Monsanto. A Northern California judge has upheld a jury's verdict finding Monsanto's weed killer caused a groundskeeper's cancer, but slashed his $287 million award to $78 million. San Francisco Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bolanos ruled Monday, Oct. 22. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
October 23, 2018 - 6:32 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With its stock dropping and more lawsuits expected, Monsanto vowed Tuesday to press on with a nationwide legal defense of its best-selling weed killer Roundup after a San Francisco judge upheld a verdict alleging it causes cancer. Legal experts said the decision will have...
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Traffic backs up on Fremont Street and is diverted around the closed Salesforce Transit Center Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in San Francisco. A second beam in San Francisco's celebrated new $2 billion transit terminal shows signs of cracking, an official said Wednesday, a day after a crack in a nearby support beam shut down the building that opened just last month. The first crack found by workers installing roof tiles Tuesday spans a beam holding up a park over the three-block-long facility and runs over a downtown street, Salesforce Transit Center executive director Mark Zabaneh said. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
September 26, 2018 - 9:50 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco officials struggled Wednesday to find the source of unusual cracking in support beams that shut down a just-opened, $2 billion transit center meant to serve as a bold architectural statement from a wealthy, high-tech city. The Salesforce Transit Center opened to...
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Paul Gipe protests before the first of three public hearings on the Trump administration's proposal to roll back car-mileage standards in a region with some of the nation's worst air pollution Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 in Fresno, Calif. The day-long session by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is a means to gather public comment concerning the mileage plan, which would freeze U.S. mileage standards at levels mandated by the Obama administration for 2020, instead of letting them rise to 36 miles per gallon by 2025. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)
September 24, 2018 - 6:45 pm
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California officials demanded Monday that the Trump administration back off a plan to weaken national fuel economy standards aimed at reducing car emissions and saving people money at the pump, saying the proposed rollback would damage people's health and exacerbate climate...
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This image released by Universal Pictures shows Cate Blanchette, from left, Owen Vaccaro and Jack Black in a scene from "The House With A Clock in Its Walls." (Quantrell D. Colbert/Universal Pictures via AP)
September 23, 2018 - 2:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The gothic family fantasy "The House With a Clock in Its Walls" exceeded expectations to debut with an estimated $26.9 million in ticket sales at the weekend box office, while audiences showed considerably less interest in Michael Moore's Donald Trump-themed documentary, "Fahrenheit...
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