Small Business

Unpleasant surprises: Buying a company can bring challenges

Mar 27, 2019

Small business owners can face unexpected challenges after buying a company, whether they're impossible-to-foresee events or problems that weren't apparent or that prospective owners didn't fully investigate

More aging Americans are using pot to soothe what ails them

Mar 25, 2019

More Americans in their 70s and 80s are using marijuana to ease age-related maladies such as arthritis and sleeplessness

Death toll rises to 62 in China chemical plant blast

Mar 23, 2019

An explosion at a chemical plant that killed at least 62 people and injured hundreds of others is one of China's worst industrial accidents in recent years

Breach of trust: Business owners deal with worker thefts

Mar 20, 2019

Employees can steal from companies of any size, but small and mid-sized businesses can be more vulnerable because they may not have practices and systems designed to prevent wrongdoing

San Francisco floats ban on e-cigarettes pending US review

Mar 20, 2019

San Francisco is trying to crack down on electronic cigarettes that some say aggressively target kids

Jury: Roundup weed killer is major factor in man's cancer

Mar 19, 2019

A jury in federal court in San Francisco has concluded that Roundup weed killer was a substantial factor in a California man's cancer

Hawaii bills push 1st state ban on plastics in restaurants

Mar 19, 2019

Dozens of cities nationwide have banned plastic foam containers, but Hawaii is considering being the first state to outlaw them

Oregon Blockbuster outlasts others to become last on Earth

Mar 18, 2019

Visitors are flocking to a Blockbuster Video in Oregon that soon will be the last one on Earth after a store in Australia announced it's closing its doors

AP PHOTOS: World's last Blockbuster a tribute to Gen X past

Mar 18, 2019

AP PHOTOS: Every day is TBT at world's last Blockbuster, where popcorn ceilings are still very much in vogue

APNewsBreak: Greyhound won't let US drop migrants in depots

Mar 16, 2019

Greyhound has told U.S. officials to drop off immigrant families outside bus stations instead of busing them in

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