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4 hrs ago |

Govt meets goal for small business contracts

Small companies received 23.39 percent of federal contracts in the fiscal year that ended Sept.


Related Topix: Small Business, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Republican, Sam Graves

5 hrs ago |

FairPoint contract expires this weekend

Union workers are unhappy with proposed changes to health and retirement benefits, as well as changes aimed at allowing greater use of nonunion workers.


Related Topix: FairPoint Communications, Telecom, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (Electricians, Wiremen, and Linemen), Pension

9 hrs ago |

Citi says SEC has closed probe of mortgage bonds

Citigroup Inc. says it's been told by the Securities and Exchange Commission that the agency has completed its investigation of the bank's conduct regarding mortgage bonds and won't bring further enforcement action.


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law, Banking, Financial Services, Citigroup, Financial Markets

9 hrs ago | SooToday

GM Canada restores some retirement benefits

General Motors of Canada Ltd. has agreed to pay $9 million and restore most retirement benefits to nearly 3,300 salaried and executive retirees.


Related Topix: Retirement, Automakers, General Motors of Canada

10 hrs ago | Daily Reporter

Got a beef with television? Why not sue somebody?

How does this suit you? Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives say they want to sue President Barack Obama.


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, The Colbert Report, Comedy, Entertainment, Television

11 hrs ago | WIBW-TV Topeka

Kansas Banks Warn Of Credit Card Scam

Atchison Police Chief Mike Wilson tells radio station KAIR the scam has hit numerous times recently in that city and in neighboring Brown County.


Related Topix: Kansas, Social Security

15 hrs ago | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

UN: Iraq deaths drop to 1,700 in July

At Seacrest Wolf Preserve in northern Florida, billed as the largest such facility in the Southeast, owners Cynthia and Wayne Watkins say they raise their wolves to become accustomed to humans - and for a $25 fee,... At Seacrest Wolf Preserve in northern Florida, billed as the largest such facility in the Southeast, owners Cynthia and Wayne Watkins ... (more)


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Mortgage

Thu Jul 31, 2014

KING-TV Seattle

Why investors prefer petit stocks over small ones

Stocks of smaller U.S. companies have dropped this year following a spate of warnings that they've become too expensive.


Related Topix: Financial Markets, Mutual Funds, Seattle, WA

Oxford Times

Entrepreneur with vision for developing enterprise

Buy this photo Stuart Miller uses one of his ByBox electronic parcel collection drop boxes in Didcot Picture: OX68936 Simon Williams One of six entrepreneurs on the Small Business Charter management board, he is part of a Government initiative to strengthen links between business schools and small businesses.


Related Topix: Small Business

$100 million for firm without offices, 1 agent?

Companies overseeing millions of mortgage loans appear to be skirting new federal regulations and legal settlements intended to stop them profiteering at the expense of troubled homeowners.


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Foreclosures

Northwich Guardian

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service fire engine

FIREFIGHTERS have this week issued a further eight day period of strike action for next month after revealing the government had not improved their pension proposals.


Related Topix: Pension

As US job market strengthens, many don't feel it

And the July jobs report being released Friday will likely show a sixth straight month of healthy 200,000-plus gains.


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Healthcare Law, Law

Small businesses hiring again after long hiatus

Owners who resisted hiring after the recession are taking on workers to keep up with rising demand for products and services.


Related Topix: Small Business, Sales, Public Relations

Wed Jul 30, 2014

News Times

The Bridgeport metropolitan area, which encompasses most of Fairfield County, is among the top five most-unfriendly areas in the nation for small businesses, and the state as a whole doesn't fare much better.


Related Topix: Bridgeport, CT, Fairfield County, CT, Small Business, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation


Stocks end mixed after pops and drops

Despite strong economic growth and no major surprises from the Federal Reserve, the bulls couldn't quite get it together Wednesday.


Related Topix: Financial Markets, Home, Mortgage

Business Journal

Bank of America ordered to pay $1.3B fine in mortgage 'Hustle' case

Bank of America Corp. has been fined $1.3 billion after being found guilty of a Countrywide scheme to sell suspect mortgages to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Banking, Bank of America, Financial Services


Federal Reserve stays on cruise control

The central bank has been gradually reducing, or tapering, its monthly bond purchases since January.


Related Topix: Financial Markets, Mortgage, Home

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Correction: Debt Study story

In a story July 29 about consumer debt reported to collection agencies, The Associated Press erroneously indicated that 80 percent of Americans have no debt on file.


Related Topix: Urban Institute, Technical Services, Home, Mortgage, Credit Card Debt, Texas

The Washington Post

Text of the Federal Reserve's statement Wednesday

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in June indicates that growth in economic activity rebounded in the second quarter.


Related Topix: Financial Markets, Home, Mortgage, US Politics, US News

WTOC-TV Savannah

Adoptive parents of Erica Parsons arrested, face 76 charges

The adoptive parents of Erica Parsons have been arrested exactly one year after the missing Rowan County teenager was reported missing.


Related Topix: Rowan County, NC, Social Security