Small Business

Businesses seek to expand opportunities for disabled workers

May 30, 2018

Some business owners who hire workers with disabilities want to expand opportunities

California, US team up on an issue that divides them: pot

May 29, 2018

An alarming increase in the use of a highly toxic and banned pesticide at illegal marijuana farms in California is leading U.S. and state officials to team up on pot

Loan demand down as company owners turn to personal funds

May 29, 2018

Fewer small employers sought loans and other financing toward the end of last year as many companies dealt with fiscal challenges

Experts: Starbucks training a first step in confronting bias

May 28, 2018

Starbucks training day after black men's arrests spotlights use of "unconscious bias training"

San Francisco to decide whether to ban flavored tobacco

May 28, 2018

A major tobacco company is pumping millions of dollars into a campaign to persuade San Francisco voters to reject a ban on selling flavored tobacco products.

Shortage of key Hawaii crop expected after rains swamp farms

May 28, 2018

Kauai farmers predict a shortage of the traditional Hawaii crop taro after record-breaking rains flooded their fields

Turks feel pinch from currency slide ahead of polls

May 26, 2018

Many in Turkey are feeling the pinch as the Turkish lira lost more than 20 percent of its value against the dollar since the start of the year.

Court: Montana minimizes impact of mining near Yellowstone

May 25, 2018

A gold exploration proposal near Yellowstone National Park has faced a significant setback as a judge blamed Montana officials for understating the potential for mining to harm land, water and wildlife

Problem with container spurs evacuation at nuke waste dump

May 25, 2018

The U.S. government's only underground nuclear waste repository was evacuated after a drum of waste was found to be misaligned inside its packaging

Famed chef Mario Batali's Vegas Strip restaurants will close

May 25, 2018

Mario Batali's three Las Vegas Strip restaurants will close July 27 as the celebrity chef faces sexual misconduct allegations

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