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 - 11:28 am
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 - 6:02 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 - 12:00 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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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 - 2:53 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 - 2:58 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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July 10, 2019 - 5:45 am
The personal-finance website WalletHub on Monday released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst States to Start a Business. “Kansas ranked 16th overall,” said analyst Jill Gonzalez. “Definitely above average here. It did really well in terms of its overall business environment, but it could...
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June 26, 2019 - 10:52 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom wants state government to start acting more like a business when it comes to providing services for California's nearly 40 million residents. The new Office of Digital Innovation will employ 50 people at a cost of $26 million in the first year. Lawmakers...
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June 03, 2019 - 1:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The boom market in small businesses appears to have reached its peak and is now waning. That's the finding of a quarterly survey of brokers and advisers who help owners and buyers complete sales of small and mid-size businesses. The survey was conducted by researchers at Pepperdine...
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May 08, 2019 - 2:29 am
In support of National Small Business Week, May 5-11, the Internal Revenue Service is emphasizing the many IRS online resources available to help small business owners and self-employed individuals handle the tax aspects of their business. “The IRS knows that running your own business or even being...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2019 file photo, Bridgewater Associates Chairman Ray Dalio speaks during the Economic Summit held for the China Development Forum in Beijing, China. On Friday, April 5, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announced that Dalio and his wife Barbara, of Greenwich, Conn., are donating $100 million to support public education and new businesses in some of Connecticut's most disadvantaged communities. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
April 05, 2019 - 11:05 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — One of the world's wealthiest couples announced Friday they are donating $100 million to support public education and new businesses in some of Connecticut's most disadvantaged communities. The contribution from hedge fund billionaire Ray Dalio and his wife, Barbara, is...
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