Small Business

Company owners need to step in when staffers can't get along

Oct 17, 2018

When employees of a small business can't get along, the discord can threaten a company's productivity and existence

California agency, gas tax backers worked closely together

Oct 17, 2018

AP Exclusive: Emails show California's transportation agency coordinated with gas tax supporters as the political effort to repeal the law intensified

Facing bias as a female business owner? Here's what to do

Oct 12, 2018

5 things women business owners can do when facing discrimination

California train agency fined $650,000 for 2 worker deaths

Oct 11, 2018

Regulators fined the San Francisco Bay Area's transit agency $650,000 for safety failures that led a commuter train to strike and kill two workers inspecting track five years ago during a union strike

3 strategies for companies concerned about Amazon wage hike

Oct 11, 2018

Amazon's plans to pay its U.S. employees at least $15 an hour is putting pressure on small business owners, even those that aren't retailers who directly compete with the huge company

More than 100 pot shops set to open as Canada legalizes weed

Oct 10, 2018

More than 100 licensed pot shops are expected to open next week when Canada becomes the second and largest nation to legalize the adult use of marijuana.

Women business owners find ways to deal with gender bias

Oct 10, 2018

Many women business owners say they've encountered gender bias, and developed strategies to deal with it

Marijuana backers look for Midwest breakthrough in November

Oct 9, 2018

Backers of broad marijuana legalization are looking to break through a geographic barrier in November and get their first foothold in the Midwest after a string of election victories in Northeastern and Western states

US bans new mining claims on public land near Yellowstone

Oct 8, 2018

The Trump administration says companies can't launch new efforts to mine for gold, silver and other minerals in a picturesque area near Yellowstone National Park

California homeowners: Wildfire cleanup made matters worse

Oct 8, 2018

One year after wildfires devastated Northern California's wine country and destroyed thousands of homes, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' first experience cleaning up after a wildfire has turned into an expensive bureaucratic mess.

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