EPA chief to reconsider paying claims over mine waste spill

The Environmental Protection Agency will reconsider whether to pay farmers, business owners and others in three states for economic losses caused by a mine waste spill that government crews accidentally triggered in 2015, ...

Despondent Guatemalan coffee growers dream of US return

Many Guatemalans who spent years working in the United States to come home and set up a small coffee-growing business have seen their savings drained and their hopes dashed due to low coffee prices.

Ready to clean up with a green business

There's figurative sweating, as in the fretting that goes on in the lives of small-business owners, a worry-filled club of risk-takers.

Small businesses get personal with social media

Small business owners usually have their hands full just handling day-to-day operations. But Jeff Cooper can find time to send an email wishing a client good luck on his daughter's wedding.

Amazon debuts mobile payment app and card reader (Update)

Amazon is taking direct aim at mobile payment systems such as Square by introducing the Amazon Local Register, a credit-card processing device and mobile app designed to help small business owners accept payments through ...

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