Wal-Mart goes small with pilot convenience stores

Quick-service sites open in Texas and Arkansas BY MARIA HALKIAS DALLAS MORNING NEWS/TNS CROWLEY, Texas – In a parking lot on Main Street in this nondescript town...

Tampa organization to help nearly 45 business owners thrive

The Tampa Hillsborough Action Plan (THAP) has launched a new initiative titled PITCH (Push, Improve, Teach, Challenge and Help). In its initial phase, the East...

Late payments driving rise in fixed-loan delinquencies

BY TIM GRANT PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE/TNS The prices of new and used cars keep rising every year, which means consumers are borrowing more to make the purchases...

Venmo now used for more than paying friends

BY JAMES RUFUS KOREN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Mobile payment apps are easy ways for people to send money to each other — digital replacements for the...

Small businesses sold twice as many items during Amazon’s Prime Day

BY ANGEL GONZALEZ SEATTLE TIMES/TNS SEATTLE – Amazon.com said small independent merchants operating on its website sold 40 million items during its recent Prime Day discount...

Trump’s Small Business Administration starts to take form

One of the most important transition teams in a new presidential administration is that of the Small Business Administration (SBA). Since we started...

Fox cancels ‘American Idol’

Season 15 will be last of singing competition show BY STEPHEN BATTAGLIO LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS The next season of “American Idol” will be its last. Dana Walden and...

Gap being bridged between medical and mental health care

Partnerships improving patients’ overall health, reducing costs BY ANNA GORMAN KAISER HEALTH NEWS TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Even on her worst days, Tracy Young goes to her appointments at...

Amazon looks at dropping packages from as high as 25 feet

BY ETHAN BARON MERCURY NEWS/TNS It’s not that drones get tired, it’s just that if they’re delivering your box of cat food and low-rise socks, dropping...

Push continues to hire more veterans

High jobless numbers have dropped due to hiring promises by corporations BY ALAN ZAREMBO LOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS) Wal-Mart says it met its goal of hiring 100,000...

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