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  • Urban League plans business workshops

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Urban League of Greater New Orleans plans a series of entrepreneurship workshops in October as part of its Women's Business Resource Center program. Nola.comThe Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/1qNLvMI) the sessions will focus on staring businesses, writing business...

  • Sales tax collections drop in Philadelphia

    PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — Sales tax collections dipped 1.5 percent in June but city officials remain optimistic about prospects for the new fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. The Neshoba Democrat reported (http://bit.ly/1rB7qVa) Philadelphia recorded $332,701 in sales tax collections in June,...

  • Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple wants the plastic credit card to become as rare as the paper check. On Tuesday, the company announced Apple Pay, a digital payment system that lets people pay for retail store purchases using their phones rather than cash or credit cards. The service, which will work both...

  • Alabama's Motus motorcycle: Not another cruiser

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama entrepreneurs Lee Conn and Brian Case are out to prove that American-made motorcycles shouldn't all have to look like the laid-back cruisers made by Harley-Davidson. The founders of Motus Motorcycles are building a sport-touring machine, designed both for...

  • Parishes to pay for college business adviser

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes have agreed to split the salary cost for an adviser in the Small Business Development Center at Nicholls State University. The position was necessary after federal budget cuts hindered the center's ability to hire a new employee to handle...

  • Chemical tech center planned at college

    GEISMAR, La. (AP) — Chemical-maker BASF has donated $100,000 to support construction of an advanced technology center on the new Burnside campus of River Parishes Community College. BASF and college officials say they will work together to design the facility and develop training programs for...

  • Healthy harvest expected for soybeans

    LAKE ARTHUR, La. (AP) — LSU AgCenter scientists say good moisture and light pest pressure could make this year's soybean crop a record-breaker. AgCenter soybean specialist Ron Levy told The News-Star (http://tnsne.ws/1oYBFUn) he has been surprised that excess rainfall has not ruined many...

  • Horse boarding and training business opens

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Jaclyn Sicoli brings years of experience with horses to her new enterprise — Peace of Mind Dressage — a new horse boarding and training business she opened Sept. 1. Peace of Mind Dressage is located at Woodvale Farms, a long-established equestrian facility in Frederick....

  • Chemical reform bill faces uphill battle in Senate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Efforts to come up with a new chemical regulation bill face an uphill battle in the Senate. Over the summer, Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and David Vitter of Louisiana, the top Republican on the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee, provided a revised draft of their...

  • France bristles as Netflix advances in Europe

    PARIS (AP) — Netflix is tapping into six new markets Monday hoping to gain a big subscriber base around Europe, but is facing a frosty welcome in France. Well-established French competitors are trying to head off a Netflix wave, the government wants oversight and the cinema industry wants...

  • China's industrial output slows to 6.9 percent

    BEIJING (AP) — China says its factory output in August slowed to 6.9 percent from a year earlier amid waning export demand and a slump in real estate development that has undermined steel and cement production. The growth rate for industrial production in August was down sharply from 9.0...

  • US, EU levy sanctions on Russia despite cease-fire

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Unsatisfied with a fragile cease-fire in Ukraine, the United States and the European Union levied new sanctions Friday against major Russian banks and defense companies, as well as penalties aimed at curtailing Russia's ability to develop oil and gas projects. But the...

  • Recalls this week: smoke alarms, generators

    More than 1 million smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are being recalled because a power outage could render them useless. Inflatable rubber tubes that can irritate skin and boys jackets posing an entanglement hazard are also among this week's recalled consumer products. Here's a more detailed...

  • Pia Zadora badly hurt after Vegas golf cart fall

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Entertainer Pia Zadora has been hospitalized with serious head and leg injuries after a fall from a motorized golf cart driven by her teenage son near their northwest Las Vegas home. Zadora's husband, Mike Jeffries, tells the Las Vegas Sun (http://bit.ly/1uLVwuB ) the...

  • Official: Moda won't extend some Alaska policies

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — One of the two health insurers that are part of the federally run online marketplace in Alaska won't allow people to keep policies past this year that are out of compliance with President Barack Obama's signature health care law, a state official said. Lori Wing-Heier,...



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