Small Business

Oregon's rare loss from US tax law sets off political fight

Mar 30, 2018

Republicans in liberal Oregon are making a campaign issue out of a Democratic plan to resolve a multimillion-dollar loss that the state faces from President Donald Trump's tax overhaul

California regulators target web ads for illegal pot shops

Mar 29, 2018

California regulators have warned a website that helps people find marijuana shops to take down ads from illegal sellers or face possible penalties.

Small business dilemma: Raise prices or absorb inflation?

Mar 28, 2018

While inflation overall has been tame the past few years, many small businesses nonetheless have seen their costs rise, especially for labor and energy

Correction: Hawaii-Fishing Boat Sinks story

Mar 27, 2018

Correction: Hawaii-Fishing Boat Sinks story

Judge: US illegally quarantined some Idaho potato fields

Mar 27, 2018

A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. government illegally quarantined some Idaho potato fields infested with a microscopic pest that could threaten the state's $1.2 billion potato industry

Cash-strapped Alaska eyes earnings from oil wealth fund

Mar 26, 2018

The annual payout Alaskans receive from the state's oil wealth fund could undergo a massive change as Alaska struggles with a budget deficit amid years of low oil prices.

Get Started: IRS warns against phone and phishing scams

Mar 26, 2018

Income tax filing season brings an increase in activity by thieves using phone calls and email to try to get money from taxpayers

Court as class: Judge gets climate change lesson in oil suit

Mar 21, 2018

Researchers have taught a U.S. judge the basic science of climate change at an unusual court hearing tied to lawsuits accusing big oil companies of lying about the role of fossil fuels in global warming

Magic, expertise and service help independent toy retailers

Mar 21, 2018

Magic, expertise and service help some independent toy retailers stand against online competition

Get Started: 5 tips for last-minute business tax filers

Mar 19, 2018

As the tax deadline nears, business owners should be careful of last-minute mistakes as they prepare their returns

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