Small Business

Washington man gets prison for overharvesting sea cucumbers

Sep 29, 2018

The owner of a Washington seafood company has been sentenced to prison for overharvesting and underreporting his harvest of sea cucumbers

Latest hurdle in grueling US daycare hunt: waitlist fees

Sep 29, 2018

When it comes to coveted child care services in America's most expensive cities, blame the high demand for high-quality preschools and starkly limited supply for a new pay-to-play phenomenon: the waiting list fee.

Crews prep to shore up cracked San Francisco terminal beams

Sep 27, 2018

San Francisco officials said Thursday that crews have started work to shore up two cracked beams that shuttered a celebrated and newly opened $2 billion transit center

Utah told to pay $475,000 in legal fees in 'Deadpool' case

Sep 27, 2018

A judge is ordering the state of Utah to pay $475,000 in legal fees after it lost a court fight over a law that banned serving alcohol during the superhero film "Deadpool"

Engineers search for cause in cracked beam at transit hub

Sep 27, 2018

San Francisco officials are struggling to find the source of unusual cracking in support beams that shut down a $2 billion transit center

Startups shook up the sleepy razor market. What's next?

Sep 26, 2018

What do you hate shopping for? The guys who founded Harry's shaving club want to know

Small retailers upbeat about 4Q but tariffs make some uneasy

Sep 26, 2018

Many small retailers are upbeat about the fourth quarter because customers are more confident and spending freely, especially on non-essentials stores struggled to sell during the recession and its aftermath

Judge restores energy lease on Montana land sacred to tribes

Sep 25, 2018

A federal judge has reinstated an oil and gas lease on land in northwestern Montana that's considered sacred to some Native American tribes in the U.S. and Canada

California urges Trump to drop plan for weaker fuel standard

Sep 25, 2018

California officials have demanded 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

Arizona licenses for nonprofit housing migrant kids at risk

Sep 21, 2018

Arizona officials have moved to revoke the licenses for a nonprofit that houses immigrant children in part because it missed a deadline to show that all its employees passed background checks

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