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President Barack Obama pauses while speaking about the Affordable Care Act, Sept. 26, 2013, at Prince George's Community College in Largo, Md. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Health law online sign-up delayed for small firms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Days before the debut of new online insurance markets, a couple of last-minute technical glitches with President Barack Obama’s health care law are making supporters anxious and giving opponents a new line […]

09/26/2013

Americorps volunteer John Harris III, who is helping to coordinate a jobs fair program, works on some documents for job seekers in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Signs emerge that US job market may be picking up

WASHINGTON (AP) — The job market is sending signs that it may be strengthening. The number of people seeking unemployment benefits has sunk to its lowest point in six years because few companies are laying […]

09/26/2013

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Bill would give Calif. among highest minimum wages

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s minimum wage would rise to $10 an hour within three years under a bill passed Thursday by the state Legislature, making it one of the highest rates in the nation. […]

09/12/2013

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US chief executives more optimistic about hiring

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief executives for the largest U.S. companies are more optimistic about sales over the next six months and plan to add more workers. The Business Roundtable said Wednesday that its April-June quarterly […]

06/12/2013

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Stock market rises back into record territory

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market marched back into record territory as investors seized on the latest encouraging news about the economy. On Tuesday, it was a report on the health of small businesses. […]

05/14/2013

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Court orders new look at health care challenge

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court has revived a Christian college’s challenge to President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul, with the acquiescence of the Obama administration. The court on Monday ordered the federal appeals court in […]

11/26/2012

Survey: Taxes on consumers big issue for small business

NEW YORK (AP) – Small business owners who are worried about the so-called fiscal cliff are concerned beyond their own finances – they’re also uneasy about higher taxes on consumers. That’s the finding of a […]

11/14/2012

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