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Plan includes tax credit for small businesses

April 22, 2013 NEW YORK— Tax relief for small businesses that hired or gave raises to their workers last year is among the proposals that President Barack Obama revealed in his $3.8 trillion budget plan April 15. more »»

Senate committee head looks out for small biz

April 15, 2013 NEW YORK — When a witness at a March Senate hearing on small business accused state and local governments of not doing enough to prepare for disasters, he got a sharp retort from the committee chai. more »»

Want a business that lasts?

April 8, 2013 MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — If you want to go into business during tough economic times, you might want to do it with family. more »»

Small business squabbles over paid sick time laws

April 1, 2013 NEW YORK — Two months after a severe flu season forced millions of workers to stay home, paid sick time is becoming an issue for many small business owners. City councils in Portland, Ore. more »»

Small biz finds ways to beat skills shortage

March 25, 2013 NEW YORK — There are three jobs open at Rodon Group, a plastic parts manufacturer near Philadelphia. more »»

Samsung amps up iPhone challenge with new Galaxy

March 18, 2013 NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung Electronics is ratcheting up its rivalry with Apple with its new Galaxy S 4 smartphone, which has a larger, sharper screen than its predecessor, the best-selling S III. more »»

Small business owners ready to let the good times roll

March 11, 2013 NEW YORK — If you're looking for relief from surveys and reports that say small business owners are feeling bleak: Stop. The data is everywhere. more »»

‘We liked their products so much, we bought the business’

March 4, 2013 Munising — Norway Springs has been the leader for 10 years delivering locally bottled water throughout the central Upper Peninsula. more »»

Small biz leader: Women owners must take charge

February 25, 2013 NEW YORK — Barbara Kasoff has a message for women business owners: If you don't like the way government regulations affect your business, stop whining and get involve. more »»

'04 Westwood grad returns to practice law

February 18, 2013 ISHPEMING — When deciding where to practice law, it was a no brainer for Dominic F. Andriacchi Jr. to pick his hometown of Ishpeming and to join the family practice. more »»

What’s the future of work?

February 11, 2013 WASHINGTON (AP) — They seem right out of a Hollywood fantasy, and they are: Cars that drive themselves have appeared in movies like "I, Robot" and the television show "Knight Rider. more »»

Part 2: Can smart machines do your job?

February 4, 2013 EDITOR’S NOTE: Second in a series on the loss of middle-class jobs in the wake of the Great Recession, and the role of technology. more »»

Recession, tech kill middle-class jobs

January 28, 2013 NEW YORK — Five years after the start of the Great Recession, the toll is terrifyingly clear: Millions of middle-class jobs have been lost in developed countries the world over. more »»

Smokehouse Glenn and Spicy Jo’s

January 21, 2013 ISHPEMING – Whether you are looking to get something for the family or plan a party for all of your friends, Smokehouse Glenn and Spicy Jo’s are the places to go for your custom cut meat choices and... more »»

Small businesses mixed on fiscal compromise

January 14, 2013 NEW YORK — Congress stopped the country from going over the so-called "fiscal cliff" — and that's great news for some small business owners. more »»

With a new year comes new resolutions

January 7, 2013 MARQUETTE — We all know what the New Year brings- refreshed goals, newfound motivation, and usually the silent oath to give up sweets for good. more »»

5 issues small business owners will face in 2013

December 31, 2012 NEW YORK — In 2013, small business owners will contend with many of the same issues that made it hard to run their companies over the last 12 months. more »»

Small business expert delves into taxes, fiscal cliff

December 24, 2012 NEW YORK — Dane Stangler has never owned a small business, and doesn't expect to ever own one. But he's in a position to understand the challenges facing people who own small companies. more »»

Obama tax plan no small deal to small businessmen

December 17, 2012 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's plan to increase taxes on top earners would have only a small impact on the nation's economy, according to congressional budget expert. more »»

Apple plans to produce line of Macs in the US next year

December 10, 2012 NEW YORK — Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company will move production of one of its existing lines of Mac computers from China to the United States next yea. more »»

 
 
 

 

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