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Small business owners' advice for expanding in a downturn

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NEW YORK (AP) — Many small business owners decide to expand their companies even as they see the economy starting to slow, but some are proceeding with caution. Here are tips from owners and consultants about how to expand in a downturn: — Keep a lot of ca


Vaping companies sue to delay US e-cigarette review

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A vaping industry group is suing the U.S. government to delay a review of electronic cigarettes. The Vapor Technology Association said in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that the Food and Drug Administration's deadline of next May could wipe ou


Feds: Capital One suspect may have hacked 30-plus companies

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SEATTLE (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a woman charged in a massive data breach at Capital One may have hacked more than 30 other organizations. Paige Thompson, of Seattle, was arrested last month after the FBI said she obtained personal information from m


PrimeEnergy: 2Q Earnings Snapshot

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HOUSTON (AP) _ PrimeEnergy Corp. (PNRG) on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $5.8 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Houston-based company said it had profit of $2.85. The investor in


Security National Financial: 2Q Earnings Snapshot

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) _ Security National Financial Corp. (SNFCA) on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $3.5 million. The Salt Lake City-based company said it had net income of 20 cents per share. The mortgage and life insurance company posted r


FDA approves TB pill that cures more hard-to treat patients

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved a new tuberculosis medicine that shortens and improves treatment for the hardest-to-treat cases, a worsening problem in many poor countries. It's the first TB drug developed by a nonprofit group, the TB Al


Poll: Nearly 70% of Americans skipped fun in past year due to cost

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Budget constraints were the main reason why more than 40 percent of Americans did not take a vacation in the last year, a survey said Wednesday. The study by Bankrate and market research firm YouGov asked Americans which recreational activities they opted


Markets in downward spiral as fears of German recession grow

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The prospect of Germany sliding into recession and sharper than expected slowdowns in China and the US sent jittery financial markets spiralling downwards across the world to lows last seen in May. Investors dumped shares and bought safer government bonds,


Planned Parenthood sets exit from family planning program

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Raising the stakes in a standoff over women's health, Planned Parenthood said Wednesday it will leave the federal family planning program within days unless a court puts a hold on Trump administration rules that bar clinics from referring


26 candidates to run in Tunisia's early presidential vote

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TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's independent electoral body says 26 candidates have qualified to run in the country's early presidential election on Sept. 15, out of 96 who were seeking the job. The number of candidates could increase when the final list is


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