Small Business

Authentically handmade? How to know amid mass production

Jan 24, 2018

Skilled artisans make unexpected inroads into the U.S. retail market but how do you know if something is authentically handmade?

Freelance writers win new $100,000 journalism prize

Jan 24, 2018

Two freelance writers have won a new journalism prize that's one of the richest in the industry for their reports on the struggles of U.S. immigrants and others.

Changing plans: Tax law makes small businesses rethink ideas

Jan 24, 2018

Some small business owners are rethinking their 2018 plans because of tax law changes

Get Started: Shutdown puts brakes on small business activity

Jan 23, 2018

Short government shutdown gives small companies a taste of how much a longer disruption could affect them

Judge rules for McClatchy officials accused of mismanagement

Jan 17, 2018

A California judge is siding with a former chief executive of the McClatchy newspaper chain and other company officials in a lawsuit alleging they mismanaged funds by buying a rival newspaper publisher and failing to diversify investments

Group pushes lawsuit saying book infringes on artist's work

Jan 17, 2018

A group that preserves and promotes the work of a deaf, self-taught Idaho artist whose creations appear in museums around the world is fighting an attempt to dismiss its copyright infringement lawsuit against an Oregon children's book author

Schools, groups plan for ways to help young immigrants

Jan 17, 2018

Amid uncertainty over protections for young immigrants in the U.S. illegally, a scholarship group that recently got its biggest donation yet from Amazon chief Jeff Bezos says it's exploring ways to help students if they're deported

Business owners help employees deal with emotional problems

Jan 17, 2018

Employers juggle competing concerns when they're dealing with employees' mental health issues

US gives $2B to help homeless amid plans to cut housing aid

Jan 11, 2018

The Trump administration has announced more than $2 billion in grants for local agencies trying to help the homeless

Las Vegas hotels bet on technology to attract, dazzle guests

Jan 10, 2018

In the hypercompetitive world of Las Vegas tourism, the staples of hotel-room technology _ a phone on a nightstand and a flat-screen TV _ don't cut it anymore

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