Small Business

Research marine mammal's move to tourist park causes stir

Aug 8, 2017

A marine mammal used in groundbreaking research on whale hearing and military sonar is again drawing attention - this time with her latest move to a Hawaii amusement park.

Get Started: Who has big profits? CPAs, real estate, lawyers

Aug 7, 2017

Accounting, real estate and legal services businesses were the most profitable private companies during the past 12 months

Woman saves piglet from traffic, raises cash for its surgery

Aug 5, 2017

A Pennsylvania woman who rescued a piglet that was darting in and out of morning rush hour traffic is getting help from local businesses to fund a surgery the animal needs to survive

EPA chief to reconsider paying claims over mine waste spill

Aug 4, 2017

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says he will consider paying for economic damages from a 2015 mine waste spill triggered by agency crews

Arizona high court rules for rancher in cattle brand fight

Aug 3, 2017

An Arizona rancher who fought for years to retain sole use of his cattle brand won big in the Arizona Supreme Court Thursday when the court ruled the state didn't have the legal right to issue it to another cattle company

South Dakota governor launches initiative on workforce

Aug 3, 2017

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says difficulty finding qualified employees is a major constraint on business growth nationwide

No cops, no problem: Alaska town loses police, but not order

Aug 3, 2017

A small, isolated town at the edge of Alaska's Aleutian Islands had no police oversight for several days after its three officers quit in quick succession and its police chief resigned

AP Exclusive: Inside a nerve-rattling trip to pay pot taxes

Aug 3, 2017

Billions of dollars are expected to flow through California's legitimate marijuana industry next year when recreational pot becomes legal, but most of those businesses won't be able to use banks.

AP PHOTOS: Fear comes with the job for marijuana store owner

Aug 3, 2017

AP PHOTOS: People in the cash-based legal marijuana business worry constantly about getting robbed

Get Started: Agencies start process to rescind water rule

Jul 31, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers have started a process aimed at rescinding a federal regulation that sought to expand government jurisdiction over bodies of water, including some on private lands